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Is Microsoft Going to Eliminate Israel’s Cybersecurity Companies?

The pitch is: If you're buying from Microsoft anyway, why not try their security offers. Go on, you know you want to...: [...] Three pillars  Aorato’s security product has also been a success for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. A few months ago, Microsoft unveiled a new product, Sentinel, designed to handle cybersecurity incidents, known as Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM. Microsoft’s cybersecurity strategy rests on three pillars. The first is the pref

Broadcom flips Symantec to Accenture Security

This represents a shift in strategy for Accenture away from a pure services company to one that has 'products'...: Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business has been purchased by Accenture Security from Broadcom, almost five months to the day from when the latter firm paid $11 billion for the unit. Accenture announced the acquisition on January 7 which includes Symantec’s enterprise level business unit that operates six security operations centers located in the United

Windows 10 update alert as millions warned by Microsoft that they may need to buy a new PC

The mainstream press in the UK has started to cover the end of life for Windows 7 story. The positioning here is "It's the reason to buy a new PC". I find it intresting that this wasn't pushed more on the run-up to Christmas. Perhaps Microsoft are wary of being seen as money-grabbing gits?... [...] "After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it's important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such

Dell puts RSA on the block

It didn't really fit well within the Dell stable of companies. Let's see how it does outside... Dell Technologies has hired Morgan Stanley to sell its RSA security business, according to PE Hub. Dell inherited RSA when it bought EMC for $67bn ...

NBlog Dec 18 – c. 32,000 ISO/IEC 27001 certificates

Given that the UK has at least 5m registered businesses, there are surprisingly few that have 27k registration. One of the reasons may be the adoption of cloud computing. After all, if AWS is already certified (they are) why should your 20 person business also need certification?...: The latest ISO Survey gives the certification figures for 2018 on ISO's management systems standards. Yes, evidently it takes that long to compile and publish the data. No, I don't know

Investors are so scared of this global risk they poured $70m into one firm to fight it

Tackling the cause of insecure apps at source...: An Australian cyber-security start-up has raised a record-breaking $70 million as cyber-security becomes recognised as a major risk. Founded by two cyber-security experts, the Sydney-based firm Secure Code Warrior is an online coding platform that helps software developers factor in security into code-writing. The $70 million raised in a Series B funding round marks the largest US investment of its kind into an Australi

Risk Analysis Of Cyber Security Stocks

If you're looking to add cybersecurity to your portfolio, this is a good place to start. Note: I work mostly with startups, where the investment metrics are a lot more difficult to calculate/predict...: When picking securities from a fast-growing sector like the cybersecurity (HACK) sector, after performing fundamental analysis to examine stocks that should be added to your portfolio, it is equally imperative that you perform a risk analysis. When performing a risk analysi...

Cyber-security M&A – a victim of nationalism and macroeconomics?

Is this just protectionism, or is something else going on? Given that cyber risks are global, it makes sense to continue to encourage multinational M&A activity...: [...] There are a number of reasons for this but, most crucially, the shift largely reflects the changing geopolitical landscape.These days, global geostrategic alliances are fragile and often in flux, resulting in the balkanisation of national security regimes. Governments working to close the shutters on po

Cyber name recognition keeps BlackBerry in the game

I'll admit it, I was one of those two-thumb commuters you used to see mashing their BB handsets on the train and tube. Then BBN became the teenager's messaging platform of choice, then...crash! Now they are back and trading on the security features that got them into banks and government in the first place...: Blackberry was once a household name in the smartphone space, but that dissipated when the company's handset sales were eclipsed by more dominant players, such as Noki

BT, O2 and Vodafone ‘exploit’ delays in security review to use Huawei in Britain

It looks like we'll have Huawei at the core no matter what the government eventually decides...: British telecoms companies have been accused of exploiting delays in a Whitehall review of 5G networks to install Chinese kit that could pose a security risk. Critics have raised concerns about equipment from Huawei, the Chinese technology company, amid fears that it poses espionage and sabotage threats. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is leading a revi

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