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Network Security: Keys to Adopting Zero-Trust, Micro-Segmentation

Adoption of zero-trust and micro-segmentation as core design principles can help improve the security posture of your network and the attached systems. However, it is important to understand how we got to our current state to understand how these principles can help us. Chris Yates, Senior Security Architect at CRITICALSTART, discusses the keys to adoption […]

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Decoding CRITICALSTART‘s Rapidly Expanding MSSP Business

CRITICALSTART and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration that will see the Texas-based MSSP offer a managed detection and response service for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). In addition to that deal, CRITICALSTART accepted a $40 million minority investment from Sagemount, a growth equity firm. The money will help fuel CRITICALSTART’s U.S. expansion – new field offices in […]

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What a Plano Cybersecurity Firm’s $40M Capital Raise Tells Us About the Region’s Ecosystem

A Plano cybersecurity firm will open offices in Los Angeles and New York in a national expansion fueled by its first outside investment. CRITICALSTART said it’s raised $40 million from New York private equity firm Sagemount to accelerate its expansion. The company’s software detects and investigates computer security alerts. It’s the latest Dallas-Fort Worth technology […]

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Data Breach Threats in the Real World: How MSSPs Can Help Mitigate Them

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said this week that travelers’ images and personal data such as driver’s license info were compromised in a breach. While the threat of identity theft is very real, the real-world implications of one or more data breaches like this one will likely far exceed this expectation. “It does no good to […]

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Managed Detection and Response: CRITICALSTART Raises $40M

CRITICALSTART, a Top 100 MSSP with managed detection and response (MDR) cybersecurity services, has raised $40 million to expand nationwide across the United States. The funding involves a minority investment from Sagemount, a growth equity firm. Among the Plano, Texas-based company’s latest moves: Opening field service offices in New York City and Los Angeles, California to support […]

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Equifax Breach, Two Years Later: Lessons for the Financial Services Industry

Nearly two years after the Equifax breach, the fallout is far from over. As detailed in the 96-page Senate Committee on Investigations report, serious flaws in the financial systems’ consumer data security framework were exposed. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a vocal critic of Wall Street and its many entities, echoes the Reuters report, stating that Equifax […]

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AI and Machine Learning Make Data the New Source Code

The role of data in today’s business world cannot be overstated. Competitive intelligence is inextricably linked to the speed at which valuable data can be consumed and analyzed to yield important business insights. While the artificial intelligence and machine learning industry are on an upward trajectory, limiting factors such as data storage and networking bottlenecks […]

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Next-Gen Firewalls: Key Considerations to Make the Most of Your Investment

You’ve purchased a next-generation firewall. You understand the why, but how do you make the most of your investment? What’s next? When it comes to next-generation firewall technology, determining the best implementation methodology can be a bit daunting, from trying to determine which features to enable first or how to enable new capabilities without impacting […]

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Cisco Warns of Critical Remotely Exploitable Vulnerabilities

Cisco has issued security alerts for 30 vulnerabilities across a range of its products and services, with three being ranked as critical and remotely exploitable. Some 20 different Cisco products contain a vulnerable version of the Apache Struts 2 framework that is currently under active exploitation by miscreants dropping cryptocurrency miner malware on exposed systems.   READ MORE Featured in iTnews […]

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Cisco Releases 16 Security Alerts Rated Critical and High

Cisco published on Wednesday 30 security advisories on vulnerabilities identified in its products. Half of them are for high and critical severity bugs. Only three alerts refer to security problems with critical impact; among them is the recently disclosed remote code execution vulnerability in Apache Struts, for which several proof-of-concept exploits exist. Cisco notes that not all of its products that […]

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High-Severity Flaws in Cisco Secure Internet Gateway Service Patched

Two high-severity vulnerabilities have been disclosed in Cisco’s security platform that could allow an attacker to gain administrative privileges – and take full control of the impacted machine. The glitches, disclosed Wednesday, affect two parts of Cisco Umbrella, a secure internet gateway that acts as a cloud-delivered security service for corporate networks. Specifically, the Cisco […]

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Cisco Warns Customers of Critical Security Flaws, Advisory Includes Apache Struts

Cisco has issued a security advisory to customers detailing a swathe of critical and highly-rated vulnerabilities which have been resolved. The security advisory documents three critical vulnerabilities, 19 bugs rated “important,” and a number of medium-severity security flaws. One of the most serious bugs is a vulnerability impacting Apache Struts 2, which was publicly disclosed in August together with […]

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New Tech: CRITICALSTART Applies ‘Zero-Trust’ Security Model to Managed Security Services

  All companies today are exposed to intense cyber-attacks. And yet the vast majority simply do not have the capability to effectively defend their networks. That’s where managed security services providers, or MSSPs, come in. MSSPs monitor and manage cybersecurity systems as a contracted service. This can include spam filtering, malware detection, firewalls upkeep, vulnerability […]

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