Smart Connectivity/Digital Security: When Networking And Cybersecurity Converge

As illustrated by Google’s recent acquisition of Mandiant and Cisco’s increasing focus on security, a convergence between tech hardware and cybersecurity software has been taking place, a move that should intensify over coming years. For networking hardware specialists such as Cisco and Juniper, implementing firewalling and threat detection software in their routers and switches is…

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Digital Security: Resilient Growth Amid A Tough Environment

Many cybersecurity companies, including Fortinet, Cloudflare or Rapid7, reported their quarterly earnings in recent days. While revenue and earnings were overall solid, most companies hinted at increasing deal scrutiny from their corporate customers, lengthening sales cycles and softening growth trends going forward as customers navigate a complex environment and are closely watching their spending amidst…

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Smart Connectivity/Digital Security: VMware, Another Software Blockbuster M&A Deal?

According to various media reports, semiconductor giant Broadcom is in talks to acquire cloud software infrastructure company VMware. Having started with server virtualization, a software solution that morphs a single and physical server into several virtual ones, VMware gradually added storage and networking virtualization in order to offer a complete infrastructure software stack that allows…

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Digital Security: Detection & Response In The Spotlight Again As Russia – Ukraine Tensions Mount

Before a potential invasion, Russia has reportedly sought to destabilize Ukraine on the cyber front in recent weeks as hackers attacked and placed destructive malware inside tens of Ukrainian government agencies. This prompted the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to warn critical infrastructure operators against possible cyber threats to US assets, reminding that two major cyberattacks…

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Digital Security: Log4Shell Vulnerability To Sustain Demand For Detection And Response Solutions

Many cyber-attacks and security breaches made the headlines last year (SolarWinds, Kaseya…). But that was almost nothing compared to the Log4Shell vulnerability present in the Java open-source Apache logging library Log4J that was revealed in early December and sparked a coordinated response from several US agencies (NSA, FBI, CISA…). This dismay is not disproportionate as…

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