Marlin Equity Partners to Acquire Fidelis Cybersecurity from General DynamicsRead more
Top Microsegmentation Software for 2021
It seems that no matter how many security technologies, network perimeters, and intrusion prevention safeguards are erected, the bad guys somehow find a means of entry.Read more
Mitre’s new deception framework: one part strategy, one part conversation
Mitre unveiled the “beta version” of Engage, the new framework for implementing deception into defense earlier this month. The concept, say its makers, is to deliver not just a better information source, but a way to “engage” with the philosophy of an underutilized concept.Read more
Gartner report: Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms
Today’s enterprises distribute workloads across complex hybrid- and multi-cloud environments and leverage multiple cloud service providers. Coupled with the increasing granularity of workloads and the ephemeral nature of cloud assets, workload security is one of the top challenges faced by enterprises.Read more
Letting Businesses ‘Hack Back’ Against Hackers Is a Terrible Idea, Cyber Veterans Say
“So many things could go wrong, and very little can actually go right,” said Anup Ghosh, a former program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, part of the Defense Department.
Mr. Ghosh, now the chief executive of cybersecurity firm Fidelis Cybersecurity Inc., said that for a company, even deciding whom to counterattack is fraught with risks, given the difficulties of attributing attacks to individuals, gangs or nation-states. Introducing the private sector into the cyberwarfare arena also has national-security implications, he said, such as disrupting intelligence operations that companies might not know about.Read more
‘A uniquely bad idea’? Senators propose hack back study, but most experts’ minds are made up
The more aggressive hacking victims are allowed to be, the higher the risk for collateral damage.
“I could certainly see hack back (or at least the threat of hack back) being a deterrent, and it would bring additional resources and expertise into the fight. I could also see this quickly spiraling out of control and causing collateral damage and further cyber escalation if it is not well regulated and coordinated,” said Chris Kubic, current CISO of Fidelis Cybersecurity and former CISO of the NSA.Read more
Why it’s so difficult to bring ransomware attackers to justice
The private companies that are most often victims of these ransomware attacks can be blindsided about “who actually attacked them” because of the sophisticated nature of the attackers, according to Anup Ghosh, CEO of Fidelis Cybersecurity and a former researcher at the Department of Defense.
“Unlike a physical attack where you can do identification, in cyberspace it’s very difficult to do attribution with certainty,” he said.
About Fidelis Cybersecurity
Fidelis Cybersecurity helps customers emerge stronger and more secure. We combat the full spectrum of cyber-crime, data theft and espionage. As the leading innovator of Active XDR solutions, Fidelis Cybersecurity makes it more difficult and expensive for adversaries to successfully infiltrate an organization. Fidelis Elevate XDR Platform integrates deception technologies with detection and response across endpoint (EDR), network (NDR) and cloud. By unifying these solutions, Fidelis helps organizations detect, respond and neutralize threats earlier, and to deploy deception technologies to create traps and lures that stop adversaries before advance across the IT environment. Fidelis is trusted by Global 1000s and Governments as their last line of defense.
For more information go to www.fidelissecurity.com. Fidelis Cybersecurity is a portfolio company of Skyview Capital.