Michael Novinson

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US pipeline operator halts operations following cyberattack

US pipeline operator halts operations following cyberattack

Shut down all operations on its 5,500-mile pipeline.
Michael Novinson May 11 2021, 6:55AM Security
Hackers accessed SolarWinds' Office 365 since early 2019

Hackers accessed SolarWinds' Office 365 since early 2019

Hackers persistently accessed internal systems months before cyberattack.
Michael Novinson May 10 2021, 6:37AM Security
Forcepoint buys Cyberinc

Forcepoint buys Cyberinc

For granular controls to minimise risk without impeding productivity.
Michael Novinson May 7 2021, 6:56AM Security
ForgeRock IPO expected in 2021

ForgeRock IPO expected in 2021

With valuation of over US$3B, Bloomberg reported.
Michael Novinson May 6 2021, 6:55AM Finance
McAfee eyeing more M&A after offloading enterprise biz

McAfee eyeing more M&A after offloading enterprise biz

Transitioning into pure-play consumer cybersecurity vendor.
Michael Novinson May 5 2021, 10:53AM Security
Acronis raises US$250M to double down on channel

Acronis raises US$250M to double down on channel

On a US$2.5 billion valuation to increase recruitment and support.
Michael Novinson May 5 2021, 6:56AM Security
Fortinet non-firewall sales surge as customers opt for fabric

Fortinet non-firewall sales surge as customers opt for fabric

Said customers are consolidating their security footprint to just a few vendors.
Michael Novinson Apr 30 2021, 9:50AM Security
SolarWinds clocks 87 percent customer renewal rate

SolarWinds clocks 87 percent customer renewal rate

Despite cyberattack that compromised many high-profile customers.
Michael Novinson Apr 30 2021, 6:37AM Software
FireEye CEO: ‘We’ve never been more relevant or more needed’

FireEye CEO: ‘We’ve never been more relevant or more needed’

Increased weaponization of zero-day vulnerabilities spurs demand.
Michael Novinson Apr 29 2021, 9:51AM Security
Proofpoint to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for US$12.3B

Proofpoint to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for US$12.3B

Private equity giant has agreed to purchase the email security company.
Michael Novinson Apr 27 2021, 6:25AM Security
Hackers exploit SolarWinds, Pulse Secure for credential theft: Feds

Hackers exploit SolarWinds, Pulse Secure for credential theft: Feds

Took advantage of Pulse Secure and a second SolarWinds Orion vulnerability.
Michael Novinson Apr 23 2021, 6:53AM Security
Zscaler buys startup Trustdome

Zscaler buys startup Trustdome

To control cloud permissions.
Michael Novinson Apr 19 2021, 8:52AM Security
SolarWinds execs earned US$65M in 2020 despite hack

SolarWinds execs earned US$65M in 2020 despite hack

Didn’t make adjustments to performance-based compensation after hack.
Michael Novinson Apr 19 2021, 7:00AM Security
US names 6 Russian tech firms aiding govt hackers

US names 6 Russian tech firms aiding govt hackers

Issued sanctions against six Russian technology companies.
Michael Novinson Apr 16 2021, 6:52AM Security
Cybersecurity vendor Darktrace eyes IPO

Cybersecurity vendor Darktrace eyes IPO

Revealing growing revenue and a significant channel sales motion.
Michael Novinson Apr 14 2021, 9:27AM Security
US feds discover additional Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities

US feds discover additional Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities

That could allow hackers to persistently access and control enterprise networks.
Michael Novinson Apr 14 2021, 8:35AM Security
IBM services business unveils new post-split name: Kyndryl

IBM services business unveils new post-split name: Kyndryl

To take effect once it’s spun out from Big Blue later this year.
Michael Novinson Apr 13 2021, 6:59AM Services
Hackers use old Fortinet flaws to hit govt, tech networks

Hackers use old Fortinet flaws to hit govt, tech networks

US federal officials warned on Friday.
Michael Novinson Apr 6 2021, 6:17AM Security
5 cybersecurity offerings at Cisco Live Digital 2021

5 cybersecurity offerings at Cisco Live Digital 2021

Company has advanced its efforts to connect security and networking.
Michael Novinson Mar 31 2021, 6:45AM Security
Synnex, Tech Data merge to create US$57B distribution titan

Synnex, Tech Data merge to create US$57B distribution titan

Two of the world’s largest IT distributors will join forces.
Michael Novinson Mar 23 2021, 6:41AM Distribution

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