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MORPHISEC JOINS CITRIX READY PARTNER PROGRAM

Posted by Shelley Leveson on April 17, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Morphisec Moving Target Defense verified as Citrix Ready to enhance protection with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

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Topics: Company News, Moving Target Defense, Industry News, Endpoint Security, Cyber Security

ESG Whitepaper Reviews Morphisec for Advanced Prevention Defense

Posted by Shelley Leveson on April 13, 2018 at 12:11 AM

CISOs face an escalating battle on two fronts: externally from ever-more sophisticated attackers and internally in managing all the threat protection and additional security layers they put in to stop them. And they are losing. Despite added technology complexity and operational overhead, cyber criminals still manage to get past defenses.

According to a a new whitepaper from analyst firm ESG, 72% of organizations believe that security operations are more difficult today than they were two years ago yet 54% still suffered at least one security incident.

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Topics: Company News, Moving Target Defense, Industry News, Endpoint Security, Cyber Security

Hospitality Industry Needs Shelter From Cyber Threats

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Two weeks ago, Morphisec Lab, led by VP R&D Michael Gorelik, warned of a new attack by the FIN7 cybercrime group against restaurants across the US. Earlier this year, the financially motivated FIN7 group, one of the leading threat actor groups operating today, targeted restaurant chains Chipotle, Baja Fresh and Ruby Tuesday, among others. And you certainly remember the massive 2016 attack on the Wendy’s fast food chain, which resulted in over 1000 Wendy’s locations hit by a credit card breach. Numbers were also big in the Arby’s data breach discovered in January 2017: according to the credit union service PSCU, 350,000 credit and debit card accounts might have been impacted by the hack on Arby’s point-of-sale (PoS) systems.

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Topics: Cyber Attacks, Advanced Persistent Threats, Endpoint Security, Fileless Attacks

Surprise, Surprise, Angler EK Has a New Angle

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 8, 2016 at 4:23 PM

The recent FireEye discovery of an Angler Exploit Kit variant that bypasses Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has taken the cyber security world by surprise – but it shouldn’t have. New variants of the Angler EK crop up constantly (see Javascript in IE Overtakes Flash as Number One Target for Angler Exploit Kit) and EMET was never meant to be infallible, just make it more difficult for hackers. EMET, which uses a set of predefined rules to prevent specific malware, is often relied upon to stop zero-day attacks on Windows systems until a patch is developed for the vulnerability. Although researchers have previously discovered vulnerabilities that allowed them to bypass EMET defenses, this is the first time an exploit in the wild has been successful.

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Topics: Exploits, 0-day exploits, Angler Kit, Ransomware

Outsmarting Smart Malware

Posted by Shelley Leveson on June 1, 2016 at 8:40 AM

In an article published by Tech Crunch last week, tech reporter Ben Dickson investigates the new generation of smart malware. He manages to sum up the crux of the problem in two sentences: “Virus definition databases don’t seem to account for the growing number of new malware species and variants, especially when they’re smart enough to evade discovery. More devious genus of malware are succeeding at even duping advanced security tools that discover threats based on behavior analysis.”

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Topics: Moving Target Defense, Zero-day, Cyber Security

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Morphisec Named a Cool Vendor 2016

Morphisec is a Gartner Cool Vendor 2016

Each year Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors it considers innovative or transformative. Morphisec is honored be to named a Cool Vendor 2016. Here's more....

 

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