Get an Insider View into the Methods and Exploits of Kevin Mitnick, the World’s Most Famous Hacker

Many of the world’s most reputable organizations rely on Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, to uncover their most dangerous security flaws. Kevin’s experience as a security consultant and his vast knowledge of social engineering are part of what help you train your users to stay a step ahead of the bad guys.

In this on-demand webinar, Kevin and Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4’s Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, give you an inside look into Kevin’s mind. You will learn more about the world of penetration testing and social engineering with first-hand experiences and some disconcerting discoveries.

In this webinar you will:

1) See exclusive demos of the latest bad guy attack strategies
2) Find out how these vulnerabilities may affect your organization
3) Watch an exclusive demo of a shocking Outlook Exchange exploit

Watch Webinar on the Insider View into the Methods and Exploits of Kevin Mitnick

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4 is the world’s most largest and popular integrated Security Awareness Training combined with Simulated Phishing attack platform, utilizing social engineering methods and strategies to conduct training. Founded in 2010, a US company located in Tama Bay, Florida with over 19,000 customers base across different sectors globally. Managing by CEO & employees of ex-antivirus experts and IT security Pros. KnowBe4 has been a winner of two consecutives Inc. 500 awards.

Important Network Visibility Use Cases for the Financial Industry

The financial industry is experiencing a massive wave of change and disruption over the last several years. This includes cybercrime and operational activities. For instance, according to a joint 2017 Ponemon Institute and Accenture study (Cost of Cybercrime Study: Insights on Security Investments That Make a Difference), the financial services industry suffers the most loss of any industry due to cybercrime with an annual loss of $18.28 billion.

$18 billion. That’s how much the financial services industry loses each year to cybercrime. Learn how network visibility can help.

Whether you are in banking, credit card services, insurance, or financial trading services, your clients demand the best online user experience. This requires you to optimise the performance and the security of your network.

Visibility is key to your success. Read this whitepaper to see how Network visibility components and techniques can be used to overcome these challenges for the following business types:

  • Banking
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit card companies
  • Financial trading companies

Learn how Network visibility components and techniques can be used to overcome these challenges

ABOUT KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

 

 

KnowBe4 Named Gold Winner for Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company Category

Security awareness training and simulated phishing organization recognized for hypergrowth

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has been named as the gold winner in the fastest growing cybersecurity company for between 500 to 999 employees category by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Winners are based on the strength of their nomination and the popular vote by members of the information security community

“We’re honored to win another award for fastest growing cybersecurity company,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “It solidifies the fact that we continue to experience a period of hypergrowth. The bad guys are not slowing down, and it’s our goal to equip as many organizations as possible with a new-school approach to help them manage the ongoing problem of social engineering.”

For more information on the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, visit https://cybersecurity-excellence-awards.com/2019-cybersecurity-company-awards-winners-and-finalists

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4 is the world’s most largest and popular integrated Security Awareness Training combined with Simulated Phishing attack platform, utilizing social engineering methods and strategies to conduct training. Founded in 2010, a US company located in Tama Bay, Florida with over 19,000 customers base across different sectors globally. Managing by CEO & employees of ex-antivirus experts and IT security Pros. KnowBe4 has been a winner of two consecutives Inc. 500 awards.

 

Microchip and Acacia Communications Collaborate to Enable First Flexible Rate Optical Transmission Up to 600G

FlexE and OTUCn Ecosystem Designed to Enable Market Transition to Flexible Optical Networks

CHANDLER, Ariz. and MAYNARD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As optical networks are transitioning from 100G to flexible transmission rates that scale up to 600G to support hyper-connected architectures, new flexible multi-rate optical transmission devices and software are needed. Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microsemi Corporation, and Acacia Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACIA) are supporting this critical transition with the demonstrated interoperability between Microchip’s DIGI-G5 Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor and Acacia’s AC1200 Coherent Module. The objective of the companies’ collaboration is to enable the industry’s first flexible rate system architectures with an established ecosystem to support the market’s transition to 200G, 400G, 600G and flexible rate OTN networks built with new Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) and OTUCn protocols.

By helping enable the market’s transition from 100G to flexible transmission system architectures, service providers could deploy higher bandwidth Ethernet connectivity at a faster rate and at a lower cost with Optical Internetworking Forum’s (OIF) FlexE protocol. FlexE was designed to provide up to 30 percent greater bandwidth efficiency compared to traditional Ethernet link aggregation (LAG) with fewer limitations. Combining it with OTUCn and tunable fractional dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission brings service providers the potential to improve their OTN network capacity by up to 70 percent.

As the first OTN processor to support FlexE and OTUCn protocols, Microchip’s DIGI-G5 delivers the silicon and software required to launch new terabit scale line cards with flexible rate optical interfaces for packet optical transport platforms. By combining the DIGI-G5 and AC1200, next generation architectures will help to support the market’s growing demand for metro and data center interconnect networks requiring 100G+ connectivity that can be rate adjusted to maximize bandwidth.

“DIGI-G5 allows our optical transport system partners to deliver terabit-class OTN switching line cards at 50 percent less power per port while enabling flexible rate ports and protocols up to 600G,” said Babak Samimi, vice president for Microchip’s Communications business unit. “Demonstrating interworking of the DIGI-G5 with Acacia’s AC1200 coherent module highlights that the ecosystem is ready to support the market transition to these new protocols, rates and multi-terabit architectures.”

While the DIGI-G5 processes client traffic into OTN, the 1.2T AC1200—powered by Acacia’s Pico digital signal processor (DSP) ASIC—on the line card will enable the OTN connections over two 600G tunable DWDM wavelengths with flexible transmission three-dimensional (3D) shaping features. These features, which include fractional quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and adaptive baud rate optimize transmission reach and capacity, approaching theoretical limits on a wide range of network configurations, in a power efficient manner.

“In addition to high capacity and density, our AC1200 module introduces several key features designed to enable network operators to optimize capacity, reach and spectral efficiency —making flexible transmission solutions up to 600G a reality,” said Benny Mikkelsen, Chief Technology Officer of Acacia Communications. “With Microchip’s DIGI-G5 scaling up capacity and reducing power at the same time, and the optical performance provided by our AC1200, we believe that Acacia and Microchip are helping to enable the market to scale network capacity with improved efficiency.”

Find out more about Microchip's DIGI-G5 Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor

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About Microsemi, a company of Microchip
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi, the Microsemi logo and TimePictra are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Bluesky is a trademark/service mark of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Wendy’s to pay $50M in data breach settlement

Wendy’s has agreed to pay $50 million to settle negligence claims following its 2015-2016 data breach that affected more than 1,000 of the burger chain’s locations.

Payment card data was stolen from victims who purchased food at these locations then used fraudulently at other merchants after malware was installed through a third-party vendor.

The settlement includes attorneys fees and costs. Wendy’s said it would end up paying roughly $27.5 million of its own funds after exhausting insurance, according to the press release.

“With this settlement, we have now reached agreements in principle to resolve all of the outstanding legal matters related to these criminal cyberattacks,” Wendy’s President and CEOTodd Penegor said in the release. “We look forward to putting this behind us so that we can continue to focus on growing the Wendy’s brand.”

Last September, Wendy’s settled a class action lawsuit from customers affected by the breach.

“Point of sale systems are lucrative targets for bad actors,” The Media Trust Digital Security and Operations Manager Mike Bittner told SC Media. “These systems are often outsourced to third parties with weak security postures, and give access to millions of payment card information. When malicious campaigns succeed, bad actors are able to either sell the information on the dark web or commit identity theft themselves.”

Bittner added the fact that Wendy’s has had to settle with financial institutions and consumers shows the growing importance of securing identity and financial information. He explained that consumer privacy laws, both those that have already been enacted as well as those over the horizon, will force business to improve their data protection and privacy capabilities.

Almost always, the bad guys are getting into these large networks with a phishing email as their initial attack vector. Stepping users through new-school security awareness training is a must today.

Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach.

When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.

Download this whitepaper below to learn how to best combat these threats including 5 recommended actions you can take to fortify your organization’s last layer of security – your employees.

Click here to learn How to Fortify Your Organization's Last Layer of Security

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4 is the world’s largest integrated platform for awareness training combined with simulated phishing attack. It was founded in 2010, based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Currently, they have 19,000 customers across the world. The Chief Executive Officer and employees are ex-antivirus, IT security pros. Kevin Mitnick, the man behind and the most famous hacker in America are the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4. KnowBe4 has helped thousands of organizations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. KnowBe4 has been a winner for two consecutive Inc 500 awards.

Learn more at https://www.knowbe4.com/.

Ixia, a Keysight Business, Spotlights Solutions that Offer Networks an Advantage Against Security Threats at RSA 2019

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 4, 2019 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, highlight solutions that offer networks advantage against security threats at RSA 2019 in San Francisco on March 4-7, 2019.

At this year’s event, Ixia highlighted the company’s solutions which provide enterprise security teams with an unfair advantage against bad actors and malware. The topics covered :-
• Optimize breach defenses – to improve threat prevention and reduce costs
• Test IT Security – to validate security and performance of networks and applications
• Obtain packet-level data anywhere including the cloud – to secure hybrid networks, even at the edge
• Decrypt malicious traffic – by seeing hidden malware with SSL decryption
• Maximize effectiveness of inline security tools – with external bypass switches which increase reliability
Ixia spotlighted several new products at RSA including Ixia Vision Edge 1S and 100G iBypass as well.

ABOUT KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

 

 

RAD and KORE’s ASPIDER-NGI unit Launch Joint Solution for Secure, Edge Computing-Enabled Industrial IoT with Advanced Global eSIM/USIM Connectivity

Deployment-Ready Platform Provides Comprehensive, Scalable Management and Monitoring of IIoT Systems

RAD, the leader in secure communications solutions for critical infrastructure, and ASPIDER-NGI, a leading IoT mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) which is now part of KORE Wireless, today announced the introduction of a joint solution that combines RAD’s recently released SecFlow-1v secure industrial IoT (IIoT) gateway with Edge Computing capabilities and ASPIDER-NGI’s advanced eSIM. The SecFlow-1v is part of RAD’s Service Assured Networking (SAN) solution for critical infrastructure.

The joint solution allows immediate deployment of large-scale automated systems, such as RTUs, smart meter aggregation devices, load breakers, traffic control sensors, CCTV cameras, point of sale devices, and more, with advanced visibility, control and cyber defense – anywhere in the world.

“By bringing together secure Edge Computing that is specifically designed for mission-critical environments and operator-independent global managed connectivity, we offer an innovative approach to effectively address IIoT’s big three challenges: Security, automated operational processes and actionable data usability,” says Ophir Fux, VP Critical Infrastructure Division at RAD.

“Not only do we secure all remote connections and allow remote visibility into all devices on the network with unified management and smart threat response, but we also enable on-demand availability and real-time, automated life cycle management. Essentially, we provide everything that today’s IIoT environments require.”

“As a specialised IoT Provider, our collaboration with RAD is an ideal fit,” says Jan Mooijman, Managing Director at ASPIDER-NGI, a KORE Wireless Group business unit. “Our universal eSIM is integrated in RAD’s next generation secure IIoT gateway to provide a flexible, ruggedized and cost-effective joint solution that deals with growing IIoT connectivity and security challenges. The on-board SIM cards are pre-provisioned, so that the secure IIoT gateway is ready to go right out of the box, making for truly fast deployments.”

Part of RAD’s Service Assured Networking (SAN) solution for critical infrastructure, the SecFlow-1v spokes are deployed at the network’s edge, working with RAD’s SecurityGateway hub and VPN aggregator. They share threat intelligence and security event logs across all protected IIoT devices with the RADview security and event management suite.

KORE/ASPIDER-NGI’s remote SIM management allows for deployments in hard-to-reach or hazardous environments, while remote profile management enables constant optimisation of the available cellular provider’s network service. With its global ecosystem of local operators, ASPIDER-NGI provides unparalleled service reach, as billing issues are handled via the eConnect system. In addition, location-based profile selection increases device production efficiency.

RAD and ASPIDER-NGI’s joint solution is available now to industrial IoT system integrators around the world.

Learn more about SecFlow-1v product and solution

About ASPIDER-NGI, a KORE Wireless Company
ASPIDER-NGI is a leading provider of advanced connectivity, core network, and eSIM solutions. We provide ‘as-a Service’ infrastructure for mobile access, applications, and connectivity services, leveraging core network and value-added offerings across voice, data, and messaging. We provision advanced connectivity services to leading companies and carriers across geographies with our own network.

The acquisition of ASPIDER-NGI by KORE in 2018 resulted in an expanded portfolio of advanced connectivity capabilities, delivering managed connectivity services and solutions that enable customers to maximise returns on IoT investments. About KORE.

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience. In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

 

Ixia, a Keysight Business, Delivers Network Performance Monitoring and Visibility at Remote Sites

Ixia Vision Edge 1S offers network packet collection and performance monitoring in one affordable device

SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 26, 2019 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, released the Vision Edge 1S (E1S) visibility solution. This new, cost-effective solution combines network packet broker functionality with application and synthetic monitoring in a single appliance, delivering network visibility at remote sites.

Processing of data is rapidly moving to the edge. According to Gartner, by 2022, more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the data center or cloud.[1] Computing assets at the edge of an enterprise need to be monitored for performance as well as security vulnerabilities.

“The growth of edge computing places a new burden on enterprises to understand what is happening at remote sites,” said Recep Ozdag, vice president, product management in Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “While edge computing puts resources where they are needed, gaps can emerge in a company’s monitoring and security infrastructure. Vision Edge 1S fills those gaps with an impressively cost-effective, yet powerful combination of a network packet broker and application performance monitoring solution.”

The Ixia Vision Edge 1S offers:

Two Major European Service Providers Deploy RAD in First 5G Rollouts

Future-proof Cell Site Gateway Allows Flexibility in Adapting to Evolving xHaul Needs

RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access, today (Feb 11, 2019) announced that its ETX-2i-10G cell site gateway has been selected for two 5G rollouts by tier-1 service providers in Europe. The ETX-2i-10G is primarily used for high-rate enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services, and will allow the operators to support highly distributed content and applications with multiple classes of service for various end-to-end 5G slices.

“We are thrilled to help leading service providers unleash the power of disruptive 5G technologies,” says Ilan Tevet, RAD’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “As 5G is essentially a moving target and operators are still formalizing their deployment plans, they face an immense pressure to make an early market impact. Early adopters are focusing on the much needed capacity increase in their transport networks as well as on cell site densification. RAD allows them to make that leap forward.”

An SDN-ready xHaul cell site gateway, RAD’s ETX-2i-10G also provides maximum flexibility by offering an open firmware that can be easily modified – post-deployment – to meet unique 5G requirements as they are being defined and standardized. This allows service providers to gain a competitive edge, while avoiding future costly forklift upgrades.

Learn more about ETX-2i-10G product and solution

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience. In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

 

RAD’s vCPE Portfolio Offering, Use Cases and Recent Wins

Please join Jonny Gilgon Gilgon, Product Line Manager as he reviews RAD’s vCPE Portfolio Offering, Use Cases and Recent Wins

The session will include:

1) vCPE solution components
2) vCPE-OS and RADview – Life Cycle Management
3) vCPE-OS evolution
4) vCPE Use Cases
5) Summary

Learn more about RAD’s vCPE Portfolio Offering, Use Cases and Recent Wins

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience. In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.