Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Israeli Dealmakers Summit in Silicon Valley. With over a thousand of the world’s top corporations, investors and entrepreneurs, it’s known as the largest and most prestigious Israel-focused business event. While it was exciting to participate, the real privilege was to be able to help showcase the innovative ideas and technology coming out of Israel.
Today, a few hackers may be ideologically motivated, but the majority of attacks are financially-driven crimes. This is seen most clearly in the rise of ransomware; no mystery, just pure and simple extortion. And consider the latest victim of choice, the healthcare industry, sacrosanct in most people’s eyes but merely a lucrative, vulnerable target to cybercriminals. As such, cybercrime follows the economic rules of any business – reward must outweigh costs – and should be confronted on those terms.
Last week’s Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit crammed several months’ worth of information, analyses, workshops and networking into 3 ½ short days. As expected, everything related to cyber security was particularly hot. Though many messages were familiar, a shift could be detected, a recognition that the landscape is transforming and innovation is called for.
Of course we know that Morphisec is a cool company, with a terrific team of people, working on the coolest security product. Well now our coolness is official: Gartner, the leading tech analyst group, selected Morphisec as a Cool Vendor for 2016.
The pain of patching - how to achieve a strategic balance between security, compliance and business goals
Modern cyber attacks are targeted, stealthy and evasive. Cybercriminals commonly attempt to penetrate enterprise networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in applications, web browsers and operating systems. The best defense available to enterprises is to rapidly patch these vulnerabilities -- or is it?
While we have been sharing bits and pieces of Morphisec’s cyber security model over the past few weeks, I am happy to announce that we have officially come out of stealth mode.