Endpoint Security and Network Monitoring News for the Week of November 4; Cobalt, Akto, SafeBreach, and More

Endpoint Security and Network Monitoring News for the Week of November 4

The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news for the week of November 4. This curated list features endpoint security and network monitoring vendors such as Cobalt, Akto, SafeBreach, and more.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant endpoint security and network monitoring news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last month in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news items.

Endpoint Security and Network Monitoring News for the Week of November 4


Pentest Provider Cobalt and NTT DATA  Announce Partnership

Cobalt, a Pentest-as-a-Service (PtaaS) vendor, announced this week a partnership with NTT DATA, a digital business and IT services leader to offer deeper security services to its clients in the U.S. The collaboration expands Cobalt’s partner ecosystem and testifies to the growing understanding of PtaaS as a way to transform security programs and modernize traditional pentesting. NTT DATA will also be integrating PtaaS into Nucleus, NTT DATA’s platform of services to provide our customers with seamless, insights-driven workflow improvements for better outcomes.

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Intel 471 Acquires SpiderFoot

Intel 471, the premier provider of cyber threat intelligence for leading intelligence, security, and fraud teams across the globe, today announced the acquisition of SpiderFoot, a best-in-class provider of open-source intelligence, attack surface management and digital investigations. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Additionally, as part of the acquisition, SpiderFoot Founder, Steve Micallef, joins Intel 471 as Vice President of Attack Surface Technology.

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Palo Alto-Based Startup Akto Nets $4.5M

Akto, a California-based plug-n-play API security platform that helps security teams and developers secure their APIs in the development pipeline, has secured a $4.5M seed funding round. The company will use the funds to integrate with all CI/CD tools enabling developers to run checks before deploying APIs, provide comprehensive coverage of business logic tests, and improve the platform by building stronger AI/ML capabilities.

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Netskope Threat Research: Next Generation of Phishing Attacks Uses Unexpected Delivery Methods to Steal Data

Netskope, a leader in secure access service edge (SASE), this week unveiled new research that shows how the prevalence of cloud applications is changing the way threat actors are using phishing attack delivery methods to steal data. The Netskope Cloud and Threat Report: Phishing details trends in phishing delivery methods such as fake login pages and fake third-party cloud applications designed to mimic legitimate apps, the targets of phishing attacks, where the fraudulent content is hosted, and more.

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Mimecast Unveils Email Security, Cloud Integrated Platform

Mimecast Limited, an advanced email and collaboration security company, this week announced the launch and general availability of its Email Security, Cloud Integrated solution that will help enable organizations to Work Protected. This gateway-less solution is designed to optimize protection for Microsoft 365 environments with scalable, email and collaboration security. Mimecast’s Email Security, Cloud Integrated solution is designed to empower organizations of all sizes to address critical security challenges such as increasingly sophisticated attacks, an expanded hybrid attack surface, a growing skills gap and more.

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Tanium Launches Software Bill of Materials to Combat Supply-Chain Threats

Tanium, a converged endpoint management (XEM) platform, launched the Tanium Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) to help organizations protect digital assets against external threats stemming from open-source software including OpenSSL v3. SBOM is an entirely new approach to address supply-chain vulnerabilities. Tanium SBOM focuses first on the software residing on individual assets to detect libraries and software packages with known vulnerabilities. Tanium’s approach goes beyond basic scanning tools by examining the contents of individual files wherever they reside in IT environment. This essential information allows Tanium to take swift, appropriate action such as conducting application patching and software updates— up to and including killing a specific process or uninstalling affected applications.

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Fortress Adds ICS/OT Expert Jon Taylor to Frontline Cybersecurity Team

Fortress Information Security has added Jon Taylor to its team of cyber threat analysts as Vice President of Fortress Security Solutions. Taylor, an industry recognized expert in Operational Technology (OT), Industry Control Systems (ICS) security architecture, and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) device security, will help secure Fortress’s critical infrastructure clients. Fortress provides cybersecurity protection to companies operating 40 percent of the U.S. power grid. Taylor has worked on securing industrial technology for more than 15 years, with a focus in utilities for the past 6 years.

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New Threat Report from Deep Instinct Identifies Gang Changes, New Tactics, and New Victims in 2022

Deep Instinct, a cybersecurity vendor, released its 2022 Bi-Annual Cyber Threat Report earlier this week. The newest edition of the report focuses on the top malware and ransomware trends and tactics from the first half of 2022 and provides key takeaways and predictions for the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

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SafeBreach Announces SOC 2 Type II Security Certification

SafeBreach, a breach and attack simulation (BAS) platform, this week announced that the company has successfully completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit, performed by EY, the independent accounting and professional services firm. The rigorous and lengthy certification process validates SafeBreach’s security controls and the protection of customer data across every aspect of its business. A copy of the report is available under NDA on SafeBreach’s new Security Portal, which was created to communicate SafeBreach’s security posture and provide customers with full access to all security and certification documentation.

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Mike Costello