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steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsBlackBerry on Friday announced that it has agreed to acquire next-generation endpoint security firm Cylance for US $1.4 billion in cash. In addition to the cash payment, BlackBerry will assume unvested Cylance employee incentive awards. The deal is expected to close before the end of BlackBerry’s current fiscal year (February 2019), and Cylance will operate as a separate business unit within BlackBerry. Cylance, which has raised nearly $300 million in funding, currently has more than 4,000 customers, including more than 20% of the Fortune 500. T
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsDell on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with its subsidiary Secureworks and CrowdStrike for a new endpoint security offering that includes threat prevention, detection and response services. The new Dell SafeGuard and Response offering coimbines unified endpoint protection, managed security, incident response expertise, and threat behavioral analytics. Specifically, SafeGuard and Response includes the CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent next-generation antivirus (NGAV), which relies on AI and machine learning to neutralize malware and other attacks.
duddy posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsRansomware Uses Vulnerable, Signed Driver To Disable Endpoint Security Ransomware-wielding attackers have devised a novel tactic for disabling security protections that might get in their way: they are using a deprecated, vulnerable but signed driver to deliver a malicious, unsigned one that allows them to kill processes and files belonging to Windows endpoint security products. Disabling security solutions The tactic, as described by Sophos researchers, is used by attackers to deliver the RobbinHood ransomware – infamous for hitting the City of