Michael Novinson

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F5 to buy Threat Stack for US$68M

F5 to buy Threat Stack for US$68M

To enhance visibility across application infrastructure and workloads.
Michael Novinson Sep 21 2021, 6:48AM Security
Tenable to buy cloud security startup Accurics for US$160M

Tenable to buy cloud security startup Accurics for US$160M

To fix policy violations, breach paths before infrastructure is provisioned.
Michael Novinson Sep 14 2021, 6:55AM Security
Attackers' fumble gave out Kaseya decryptor key

Attackers' fumble gave out Kaseya decryptor key

A 'misclick' released the universal decoder for the Kaseya attack.
Michael Novinson Sep 13 2021, 6:46AM Security
Okta buys startup atSpoke

Okta buys startup atSpoke

For its upcoming identity governance and administration (IGA) offering.
Michael Novinson Sep 3 2021, 6:57AM Security
Ransomware gang claims it exploited Accenture data: report

Ransomware gang claims it exploited Accenture data: report

Says it compromised an airport's systems, which Accenture denies.
Michael Novinson Sep 2 2021, 6:44AM Security
Check Point to acquire email security vendor Avanan

Check Point to acquire email security vendor Avanan

To expand security to SaaS collaboration suites.
Michael Novinson Aug 31 2021, 6:53AM Finance
LockFile ransomware hits via Exchange hack

LockFile ransomware hits via Exchange hack

A new ransomware operator is taking over Windows domains.
Michael Novinson Aug 24 2021, 6:45AM Security
Mandiant forges bond with Microsoft as FireEye sale nears

Mandiant forges bond with Microsoft as FireEye sale nears

Wrapping managed detection and response around Microsoft’s endpoint security.
Michael Novinson Aug 6 2021, 10:17AM Security
Proofpoint alleges ex-exec took trade secrets to Abnormal Security

Proofpoint alleges ex-exec took trade secrets to Abnormal Security

Sued a former channel exec. to prevent him from working for rival.
Michael Novinson Aug 2 2021, 6:41AM Software
Sophos buys UK NDR MSSP Braintrace

Sophos buys UK NDR MSSP Braintrace

To enable visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns.
Michael Novinson Jul 23 2021, 6:58AM Security
Kaseya obtains decryptor key to help REvil victims

Kaseya obtains decryptor key to help REvil victims

Helping customers unlock ransomed files after obtaining a universal decryptor key.
Michael Novinson Jul 23 2021, 6:53AM Security
Microsoft buys privileged access startup CloudKnox Security

Microsoft buys privileged access startup CloudKnox Security

Microsoft’s third security acquisition since the start of June.
Michael Novinson Jul 22 2021, 6:46AM Security
US blames China for Microsoft Exchange hack

US blames China for Microsoft Exchange hack

Accused hackers affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).
Michael Novinson Jul 20 2021, 6:48AM Finance
Netskope raises US$300M to fuel SASE

Netskope raises US$300M to fuel SASE

Becoming second most valuable venture-backed cybersecurity company
Michael Novinson Jul 12 2021, 7:20AM Security
Kaseya was warned of vulnerability in April

Kaseya was warned of vulnerability in April

By researchers from Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure.
Michael Novinson Jul 9 2021, 11:51AM Security
Record US$70m demanded in Kaseya attack

Record US$70m demanded in Kaseya attack

REvil is offering a universal decryptor in exchange for a lump sum.
Michael Novinson Jul 6 2021, 6:49AM Security
Kaseya cyberattack: MSPs spared from ransoms

Kaseya cyberattack: MSPs spared from ransoms

Payments were demanded from end user organisations.
Michael Novinson Jul 5 2021, 11:34AM Security
Kaseya VSA ransomware attack hits nearly 40 MSPs

Kaseya VSA ransomware attack hits nearly 40 MSPs

Said only some on-premises MSP customers affected.
Michael Novinson Jul 5 2021, 6:35AM Security
Barracuda plans acquisition of Skout Cybersecurity

Barracuda plans acquisition of Skout Cybersecurity

To respond more effectively to cyberthreats.
Michael Novinson Jul 2 2021, 6:51AM Security
Ping Identity acquires SecuredTouch

Ping Identity acquires SecuredTouch

SecuredTouch provides early visibility into potential malicious activity.
Michael Novinson Jun 22 2021, 12:00PM Software

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