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Vormetric: U.S. Retailers Spending Security Funds on Wrong Solutions

Vormetric: U.S. Retailers Spending Security Funds on Wrong Solutions

Juni 17, 2016

U.S. retailers are spending more money than ever on data protection, but a general lack of understanding as to which areas require the most attention is still a major issue, according to a new report from Vormetric and 452 Research. The statistics were culled from the 4th annual Retail Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report.

Retailers Aren’t Spending On The Right Areas Of Data Protection (syndication of Beta News piece)

Retailers Aren’t Spending On The Right Areas Of Data Protection (syndication of Beta News piece)

Juni 16, 2016

A new survey from enterprise data protection specialist Vormetric in conjunction with 451 Research focuses on retail companies, detailing IT security spending plans, perceptions of threats to data, rates of data breach failures and data security stances.

Today's Channel Rundown – 15 June 2016

Today's Channel Rundown – 15 June 2016

Juni 15, 2016

Enterprise IT security spending is directed more at network defenses, endpoints and mobile devices rather than on technology to counteract multi-stage attacks, according to a new study sponsored by Vormetric and conducted by 451 Research.

Retailers Aren't Spending On The Right Areas To Protect Data

Retailers Aren't Spending On The Right Areas To Protect Data

Juni 15, 2016

A new survey from enterprise data protection specialist Vormetric in conjunction with 451 Research focuses on retail companies, detailing IT security spending plans, perceptions of threats to data, rates of data breach failures and data security stances.

Orlando Might Put Encryption Back On Agenda

Orlando Might Put Encryption Back On Agenda

Juni 14, 2016

Nearly nine in 10 information technology security pros in retail feel vulnerable to cyber threats, but data-at-rest defenses and data-in-motion defenses are among the lower spending priorities, according to a new survey out today from Vormetric and 451 Research.

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Gov’t Should Focus on Encryption, Access Controls

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Gov’t Should Focus on Encryption, Access Controls

Juni 13, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, urges the federal government to focus on encryption and other access control measures as part of a “detailed discovery” approach to cybersecurity, Executive Gov reported Thursday.

Formerly Resistant, Big Banks Adopting The Public Cloud

Formerly Resistant, Big Banks Adopting The Public Cloud

Juni 9, 2016

A May survey from Vormetric found 90% of IT security pros in financial services feel vulnerable to a data breach, and 44% have already experienced one. The report also found there are concerns over cloud security. The main concerns included security breaches at the cloud provider level (75%), increased vulnerabilities from shared infrastructure (72%) and lack of a data privacy policy or privacy service level agreements (71%).

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt’s Cyber Strategy Should Prioritize Encryption, Access Controls

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt’s Cyber Strategy Should Prioritize Encryption, Access Controls

Juni 9, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, has said the federal government should develop a cybersecurity strategy that focuses on the adoption of encryption and access controls for privileged users in order to safeguard critical data from cyberattacks.

Will the White House’s cyber plan give data the respect it deserves?

Will the White House’s cyber plan give data the respect it deserves?

Juni 8, 2016

In February, President Barack Obama proposed a budget increase of 35 percent for cybersecurity spending in the overall fiscal 2017 budget. Alongside the $19 billion ask, he also unveiled a new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP).

4 ways benefits administrations can stop cyberattacks

4 ways benefits administrations can stop cyberattacks

Juni 6, 2016

While public perception is that these attacks result solely from the actions of malicious hackers outside of an organization, insider threats are a growing and serious concern. Vormetric’s 2015 Insider Threat Report reveals that over 90 percent of U.S. organizations believe they are vulnerable to insider threats such as stolen passwords or email spam.

Big Data Is a Big Cybersecurity Problem for Banks

Big Data Is a Big Cybersecurity Problem for Banks

Juni 2, 2016

The report, put together by data security company Vormetric and issued in partnership with analyst firm 451 Research, shows that a whopping 90 percent of the IT security professionals surveyed in the financial services industry believe that their companies are vulnerable to a possible data breach.

Vormetric's Wayne Lewandowski on cloud security

Vormetric's Wayne Lewandowski on cloud security

Mai 26, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, area vice president for federal at Vormetric, joins FedScoop TV to discuss security concerns in moving to the cloud.

SWIFT Acknowledges Major Malware Attack on Second Bank

SWIFT Acknowledges Major Malware Attack on Second Bank

Mai 16, 2016

According to the results of the Financial Services Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, 90 percent of IT security professionals in the financial services industry feel vulnerable to a data breach, and 44 percent have already experienced one. The report, based on responses from 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises, including more than 100 at U.S. financial services organizations, also found that the leading barriers to adoption of better data security include complexity (68 percent) and lack of staff (35 percent).

Today's channel rundown – 13 May 2016

Today's channel rundown – 13 May 2016

Mai 13, 2016

Some 90 percent of financial services IT security pros believe they're vulnerable to a data breach, with 44 percent already victimized by an intrusion, according to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report. The study, conducted jointly with 451 Research, spanned 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide, including about 100 in U.S. financial services organizations.

Financial services feel the heat from cyber criminals

Financial services feel the heat from cyber criminals

Mai 13, 2016

A new survey of IT security professionals working in the financial services sector reveals that 90 per cent feel vulnerable to security breaches and 44 per cent have actually experienced one – 19 per cent in the last year. These findings come from enterprise data protection company Vormetric which, in conjunction with 451 Research, has issued a financial services edition of its 2016 Data Threat Report.

Report: Data breach threats loom over financial services firms

Report: Data breach threats loom over financial services firms

Mai 12, 2016

The Financial Services Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, issued in conjunction with 451 Research, included responses from 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide, including over 100 in U.S. financial services organizations.

90 percent of financial services IT security pros fear security breaches

90 percent of financial services IT security pros fear security breaches

Mai 12, 2016

A new survey of IT security professionals working in the financial services sector reveals that 90 percent feel vulnerable to security breaches and 44 percent have actually experienced one -- 19 percent in the last year. These findings come from enterprise data protection specialist Vormetric which, in conjunction with 451 Research, has issued a financial services edition of its 2016 Data Threat Report.

‘Hack the Pentagon’ is a smash, Carter says

‘Hack the Pentagon’ is a smash, Carter says

Mai 12, 2016

Nine out of 10 information technology security pros feel vulnerable to data threats, and their top spending priority is meeting compliance requirements, according to a data threat report from the cybersecurity company Vormetric.

Protecting data wherever it lives

Protecting data wherever it lives

Mai 5, 2016

“There are lots of different challenges,” said Sol Cates, chief security officer at Vormetric. “How do I do this at scale? And how do I do it across multiple application stacks, architectures, cloud services and legacy applications?” According to a recent 451 Research survey, 51 percent of government respondents said complexity was the biggest barrier to securing data.

Healthcare Organizations Still Trust Slow-Moving Compliance Regulations Despite Risk

Healthcare Organizations Still Trust Slow-Moving Compliance Regulations Despite Risk

Mai 5, 2016

The regulatory environment in healthcare is becoming increasingly complex, but healthcare organizations are still managing to keep up. Unsurprisingly, this has created an environment where compliance with regulations frequently takes precedence over actual security. This fact is illustrated in a recent study, the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: Trends in Encryption And Data Security, Global Edition (available here).

Mitigating insider threats from a people perspective

Mitigating insider threats from a people perspective

Mai 5, 2016

According to a 2015 Vormetric report, 89 percent of global respondents (800 senior managers and IT professionals) believed that their companies were at risk from the insider threat.

National Cybersecurity Alliance CEO Shares Tips To Combat Security Talent Shortfall

National Cybersecurity Alliance CEO Shares Tips To Combat Security Talent Shortfall

Mai 4, 2016

Forty four percent of 1,100 senior executives at large companies around the world, including healthcare organizations, say a shortage of skilled workers is a major barrier to better data security. That’s according to the “2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report,” published by data security technology vendor Vormetric and IT research and consulting firm 451 Research.

Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending

Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending

Mai 4, 2016

The cybersecurity challenges facing federal agencies are major factors behind increased spending. In addition to higher levels of investment, however, government agencies need to do a better job of directing where those funds should be spent, according to a recent report from Vormetric.

Cyberattack Bullseye Is Squarely On Medical Industry

Cyberattack Bullseye Is Squarely On Medical Industry

Mai 2, 2016

In today’s digital word, the persistent threat of cyberattacks has become a business issue facing all industries, especially health care companies. Globally, two-thirds of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide have experienced a security breach, and 20% of them reported being hacked within the past year, according to a survey conducted by data protection company Vormetric.

IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel

IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel

April 28, 2016

Key components of the Obama administration's multipronged cybersecurity initiative keep falling into place… "A key goal of the bill is to upgrade legacy IT systems, which we applaud," said Tina Stewart, vice president of marketing at Vormetric.

Fighting A Security War With Yesterday’s Tech

Fighting A Security War With Yesterday’s Tech

April 27, 2016

Despite news stories highlighting nation-state hacks, the top external threat to enterprises is cyber-criminals, according to a new study. U.S. federal IT execs are the least likely to increase spending due to data breaches, however. The report, "2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report - U.S. Federal Government Edition," is the data protection firm's fourth annual report and was issued in conjunction with 451 Research, an IT technology research and advisory company. It polled 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide, including 100 U.S.

Healthcare Data Breaches Expose 23,000 Patients' Personal Information

Healthcare Data Breaches Expose 23,000 Patients' Personal Information

April 22, 2016

Recent data breaches affecting Florida's Palm Beach County Health Department, Wisconsin's Oneida Health Center, and Arkansas' Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) and Interventional Surgery Institute (ISI) have exposed more than 23,000 patients' personal information. According to the Healthcare Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, 96 percent of senior IT security executives at U.S. healthcare organizations feel vulnerable to data threats, and 63 percent have experienced a data breach.

Data Breaches Causing Anxiety Among Health Care IT Managers

Data Breaches Causing Anxiety Among Health Care IT Managers

April 21, 2016

Two-thirds of major global corporations have experienced a security breach, and 20 percent of those report having a breach within the past year. At least that’s the indication from a survey of more than 1,000 IT personnel from large companies, conducted by data protection firm Vormetric and analyst firm 451 Research.

Healthcare Execs Pour Money Into Cybersecurity After Rampant Breaches

Healthcare Execs Pour Money Into Cybersecurity After Rampant Breaches

April 20, 2016

While 96 percent of the 1,100 senior IT security executives polled by Vormetric, a data security company, said they felt vulnerable to data threats, and 63 percent have experienced a data breach in the past, 69 percent felt meeting compliance requirements is "very" or "extremely" effective in protecting data.

Data Breaches For Majority Of Healthcare IT Professionals

Data Breaches For Majority Of Healthcare IT Professionals

April 19, 2016

Vormetric, a Thales company and a provider of enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments, announced the results of the Healthcare Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report (DTR).

Healthcare Executives Increasing Security Budgets, Boosting IT Implementations In Light Of Evolving Cyberthreats

Healthcare Executives Increasing Security Budgets, Boosting IT Implementations In Light Of Evolving Cyberthreats

April 19, 2016

While 96 percent of the 1100 senior IT security executives polled by Vormetric, a data security company, said they felt vulnerable to data threats, and 63 percent have experienced a data breach in the past, 69 percent felt meeting compliance requirements is “very” or “extremely” effective in protecting data.

City of Baltimore Investigates Possible Data Breach

City of Baltimore Investigates Possible Data Breach

April 18, 2016

The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report found that government agencies' leading barriers to adoption of better data security include concerns about complexity (51 percent), skill shortages (44 percent), and budget limitations (43 percent).

Top Cyber News: Massive Election Hack, FDIC Data Breach, $100 Million Startups

Top Cyber News: Massive Election Hack, FDIC Data Breach, $100 Million Startups

April 15, 2016

A DarkReading story reports that while 63% of healthcare organizations have suffered a data breach at one point — only about 14% say the past hacks are a good reason to secure sensitive data.

Healthcare Data Security Performance Stagnates

Healthcare Data Security Performance Stagnates

April 14, 2016

Cybersecurity in healthcare organization has reached a plateau as protection strategies fail to keep up with the innovation of attackers who seek to steal patient data and intellectual property. According to a new report by 451 Research on behalf of Vormetric, a Thales company, IT risk management remains a 'business as usual' affair for most healthcare organizations.

Survey: 96% of Health IT Leaders Feel Vulnerable to Data Threats, Yet Focus Remains on Compliance

Survey: 96% of Health IT Leaders Feel Vulnerable to Data Threats, Yet Focus Remains on Compliance

April 14, 2016

These findings were released in the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: Trends in Encryption and Data Security, Healthcare Edition. Data protection vendor Vormetric issued the report, in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research, as the results of its survey of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide, including 100 in U.S. healthcare organizations.

Survey: Health Care Industry Most Targeted By Cyberattackers

Survey: Health Care Industry Most Targeted By Cyberattackers

April 13, 2016

According to a survey released this morning by 451 Research, 63 percent of health care industry respondents said they had experienced a breach, the highest of any industry vertical studied.

The Weekend Reader – April 8

The Weekend Reader – April 8

April 8, 2016

Ninety percent of IT professionals in the Federal government feel their organizations are vulnerable to a cybersecurity attack, according to a recent report by Vormetric.

Funding Puts Senate HIT Work In Limbo

Funding Puts Senate HIT Work In Limbo

April 7, 2016

A report from Vormetric, a data security company, has a pair of counterintuitive results on cybersecurity: 63 percent of respondents said they’d experienced a data breach, and yet only 14 percent said breaches were the most important reason to secure their sensitive data.

Cyber Threat Report Says Most Federal Agencies Have Suffered Data Breaches

Cyber Threat Report Says Most Federal Agencies Have Suffered Data Breaches

April 6, 2016

A new report released the week of March 21 said that more than 60 percent of federal agencies responding to a survey have experienced a data breach, with nearly 20 percent suffering a breach in the last year.

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

April 4, 2016

In private industry, 90 percent of senior security executives worldwide believe their firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, according to San Jose data security firm Vormetric's 2016 Data Threat Report. "Many of the most pernicious attacks we've seen in the recent past have come, not just from insiders, but from an assortment of external actors -- including cybercriminals, nation-states, hacktivists and cyberterrorists," the Vormetric report states.

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

April 4, 2016

In private industry, 90 percent of senior security executives worldwide believe their firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, according to San Jose data security firm Vormetric's 2016 Data Threat Report. "Many of the most pernicious attacks we've seen in the recent past have come, not just from insiders, but from an assortment of external actors -- including cybercriminals, nation-states, hacktivists and cyberterrorists," the Vormetric report states.

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

Moffett Field Eyed For NASA Cybersecurity Facility To Protect Spaceflights

April 4, 2016

In private industry, 90 percent of senior security executives worldwide believe their firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, according to San Jose data security firm Vormetric's 2016 Data Threat Report. "Many of the most pernicious attacks we've seen in the recent past have come, not just from insiders, but from an assortment of external actors -- including cybercriminals, nation-states, hacktivists and cyberterrorists," the Vormetric report states.

Data and Identity: Two New Security Perimeters

Data and Identity: Two New Security Perimeters

April 4, 2016

Implementing enterprise-class encryption key management. CISOs recognize the risk and operational overhead associated with tactical key management systems deployed all over the place. These point tools are being replaced with key management architectures from vendors like IBM, Microsoft, and Vormetric.

Datashield Adopts Swimlane's Technology to Detect and Defeat Advanced Security Threats

Datashield Adopts Swimlane's Technology to Detect and Defeat Advanced Security Threats

April 1, 2016

One of the biggest concerns for IT personnel around the world is security. The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report revealed more than nine in ten, or 91 percent of global organizations feel vulnerable to data threats.

What Is Preventing Companies from Adopting Better Data Security?

What Is Preventing Companies from Adopting Better Data Security?

März 31, 2016

The lack of skilled workers is the top “barrier” for their company to adopt better data security, some 44 percent of 1,110 surveyed senior IT executives said in a Vormetric survey. A close-second barrier – the lack of a budget – was selected by 43 percent of those questioned.

Report: 1 In 5 Federal IT Security Pros Experienced A Breach Within The Last Year

Report: 1 In 5 Federal IT Security Pros Experienced A Breach Within The Last Year

März 30, 2016

The study, which came from data security company Vormetric and analyst firm 451 Research, also delved into obstacles to better data security in the federal government, with 44 percent citing a skills shortage as the top challenge and 43 percent citing budget constraints.

Vormetric Study: Agencies Lack Talent, Budget to Strengthen Data Security

Vormetric Study: Agencies Lack Talent, Budget to Strengthen Data Security

März 29, 2016

Forty-four percent of federal information technology leaders surveyed by Vormetric said talent shortage prevents their agencies from adopting modern data protection tools and 43 percent cited budgetary issues as a data security barrier.

Data Threat Reports Highlight US Federal IT Security Challenges and Concerns

Data Threat Reports Highlight US Federal IT Security Challenges and Concerns

März 28, 2016

Let’s start with the Vormetric (recently acquired by security solutions giant Thales) report, which was done in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research who polled 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide, including over 100 in U.S. Federal Government organizations.

Data Encryption & Security Management

Data Encryption & Security Management

März 28, 2016

Today’s interview is with Wayne Lewandowski, vice president US Federal Sales, Vormetric. Recently, his company underwrote a survey of federal information security professionals. He sat for an interview to expand upon the findings of the study.

Most Federal Agencies Have Suffered A Data Breach

Most Federal Agencies Have Suffered A Data Breach

März 28, 2016

The majority of US federal agencies say they feel vulnerable to data threats, a new study has found. The new Vormetric study, conducted in collaboration with analyst firm 451 Research, is part of a bigger study of around 1,110 senior IT executives worldwide.

Survey Roundup: Passwords at a Price

Survey Roundup: Passwords at a Price

März 25, 2016

A survey of 1,110 senior IT executives worldwide by data security firm Vormetric found 44% said the lack of skilled workers is the top barrier to their organization adopting better data security, while 43% cited a lack of budget.

U.S. Federal Agencies Vulnerable to Data Threats: Survey

U.S. Federal Agencies Vulnerable to Data Threats: Survey

März 25, 2016

A survey conducted by data protection company Vormetric and analyst firm 451 Research shows that a majority of IT security professionals in United States federal agencies feel their organization is vulnerable to data threats. The survey is part of Vormetric’s 2016 Data Threat Report, which is based on information provided by 1,100 senior IT security executives from large enterprises around the world, including more than 100 who work in U.S. federal government organizations.

90 percent of US federal agencies are vulnerable to data threats

90 percent of US federal agencies are vulnerable to data threats

März 24, 2016

According to new research 90 percent of IT security leaders in US federal agencies say they feel vulnerable to data threats. In addition 61 percent have experienced a past data breach, with nearly one in five indicating a breach in the last year. This is among the findings of the US Federal Government Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report from enterprise data protection company Vormetric and 451 Research

Fed security spending in need of an update - research

Fed security spending in need of an update - research

März 24, 2016

According to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: U.S. Federal Government Edition, conducted in conjunction with 451 Research, 61 percent of the 100 senior security executive participants have experienced a data breach, with one-fifth of them experiencing one in the past year.

Survey: Agency Cyber Pros Prefer Perimeter Defense to Encryption

Survey: Agency Cyber Pros Prefer Perimeter Defense to Encryption

März 24, 2016

A new report from IT security company Vormetric and 451 Research, found most agencies are still overly reliant on perimeter defenses and are not paying enough attention to tools that protect data at rest, such as encryption.

Report: Federal agencies still fighting the last war

Report: Federal agencies still fighting the last war

März 24, 2016

"Only 37 percent are saying that they're increasing investment in protecting data-at-rest, which is most of the breaches are happening," said Sol Cates, CSO at Vormetric, which sponsored the report.

Federal Government Focuses on Increasing IT Security Spend

Federal Government Focuses on Increasing IT Security Spend

März 24, 2016

Network defenses tops the list of technologies the U.S. government plans to increase its spending on in the next 12 months, following by analysis and correlation tools, according to security vendor Vormetric’s 2016 Federal Data Threat Report.

IT execs face security vulnerabilities amid talent shortages and tight budgets

IT execs face security vulnerabilities amid talent shortages and tight budgets

März 24, 2016

Ninety percent of senior security executives around the world indicate their organization is vulnerable to data threats, according to a 451 Research report published on Thursday. What’s more, the report published in conjunction with security specialist Vormetric, found that 61 percent of participants have had a data breach in the past, with nearly one in five indicating that breach happened during the last year.

M&A roundup - week ending 3/19/16

M&A roundup - week ending 3/19/16

März 19, 2016

Thales, an e-security company, closed its acquisition of Vormetric, a provider of data protection solutions in physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, after approval by the regulatory authorities. The transaction price is approximately 375 million euros.

NorK fires missile from truck; Former ISIS recruit speaks; An insider’s painfully honest look at the space industry; The week’s biz roundup; and a bit more.

NorK fires missile from truck; Former ISIS recruit speaks; An insider’s painfully honest look at the space industry; The week’s biz roundup; and a bit more.

März 18, 2016

Thales buys cybersecurity firm. The French company announced Thursday it has closed a $424 million deal for Vormetric, a Silicon Valley data security company. “Vormetric will be progressively integrated into Thales’s cybersecurity business in order to create a global leader in data protection,” the company said in a statement.

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Impact on Cloud Computing

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Impact on Cloud Computing

März 18, 2016

To decrease the attack surface, these should be fairly comprehensive, encompassing who gets access to what services in the cloud. Consequently, CISOs should bolster network security controls using network proxies (i.e. Blue Coat) and/or NGFWs (i.e. Check Point, Cisco, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks), and identity and access management tools (Centrify, Okta, Ping Identity), while locking down cloud-based sensitive data (i.e. CipherCloud, Symantec, and Vormetric). Oh, and it also makes sense to manage privileged accounts with tools from BeyondTrust, CyberArk, Dell, or Thycotic.

IT security pros likened to ‘generals fighting the last war’

IT security pros likened to ‘generals fighting the last war’

März 17, 2016

“We know compliance is not the complete answer. But the level of security comes with a level of compliance,” argued the agency CISO, citing Target’s costly data breach in 2013 as a failure of compliance over technology. He made his remarks during a not-for-attribution roundtable on data security, hosted in Washington, D.C., this week by Vormetic, a San Jose, California-based data security provider.

Why security execs are living in denial about cybersecurity and how they can stop

Why security execs are living in denial about cybersecurity and how they can stop

März 15, 2016

TechRepublic recently chatted by email with Sol Cates, chief security officer at data security platform Vormetric, and asked him how IT pros could keep up with the pressures of the cyber arms race. "There is no substitute for ongoing learning," Cates said. To illustrate his point he quoted Sun Tzu's famous injunction: "If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles."

RSA catch-up: The video edition

RSA catch-up: The video edition

März 8, 2016

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Sol Cates, CSO of Vormetric, talks with CSO about why securing data at companies is getting more difficult. The company released its 2016 Data Threat Report at the show.

eWEEKchat March 9: Is Data-Centric Security the Future?

eWEEKchat March 9: Is Data-Centric Security the Future?

März 8, 2016

Some of the leading innovators in this space include Thales Security, which recently bought Vormetric for this purpose; IONU, whose data isolation platform creates a separate and secure zone where data is insulated from the outside world; Dataguise, which specializes in data-centric security for NoSQL server shops; and Vera, which does both file-centric and data-centric security.

Cloud shift, data security driving encryption use

Cloud shift, data security driving encryption use

März 4, 2016

An industry study co-sponsored by aerospace and cyber security specialist Thales found that widespread use of encryption is accelerating in response to high-profile cyber attacks, stricter privacy regulations and the steady transfer of sensitive data to the cloud.

Vormetric Introduces Security Professionals to This Docker Thing

Vormetric Introduces Security Professionals to This Docker Thing

März 4, 2016

So when word of a demonstration of container platform security from Vormetric spread among visitors to the RSA 2016 security conference in San Francisco floor Wednesday, the company’s little glass-covered demo theater jammed with spectators.

Booming RSA Pits Security Rivals IBM, CyberArk, Palo Alto Networks

Booming RSA Pits Security Rivals IBM, CyberArk, Palo Alto Networks

März 4, 2016

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t look like Haley Joel Osment in the 2001 Steven Spielberg flick. Rather, machine-learning will be bolstered by data-heavy Internet of Things devices, Sol Cates, chief security officer for encryption specialist Vormetric, told IBD.

"There is a moving needle as to what is perceived as a sensitive..."

"There is a moving needle as to what is perceived as a sensitive..."

März 2, 2016

With the RSA Security Conference in full swing, we sat down with Vormetric’s Vice President of Marketing, Tina Stewart, and their Director of Product Marketing, Andy Kicklighter. Vormetric recently released their 2016 Data Threat Report. Now in its fourth year, this report not surprisingly digs deep into IoT and what it means for clouds, big data, and personal information.

3 Tools to Safeguard Your Big Data in the Cloud

3 Tools to Safeguard Your Big Data in the Cloud

März 1, 2016

In a survey released February 24, conducted by 451 Research and sponsored by Vormetric, it was discovered that a large majority of information technology executives (85 percent) use the cloud to store sensitive data; this is up from just a slight majority (54 percent) last year.

RSA Conference Provides Window into the Latest Security Solutions and Trends

RSA Conference Provides Window into the Latest Security Solutions and Trends

März 1, 2016

The use of encryption continues to grow in response to cyber-attacks, privacy compliance regulations and consumer concerns according to the 2016 Global Encryption Trends Study from the Ponemon Institute (sponsored by security providers Thales and Vormetric).

CEO Alan Pellegrini: Thales USA to Target Digital Tech, Security Markets in 2016 With Silicon Valley Focus

CEO Alan Pellegrini: Thales USA to Target Digital Tech, Security Markets in 2016 With Silicon Valley Focus

März 1, 2016

Vormetric will combine with Thales’ cybersecurity business — Thales e-Security — upon the deal’s closure and together contribute close to $175 million in revenue during 2016, Pellegrini said. Thales USA recorded $2.1 billion in overall revenue during 2015 to register 11.8-percent growth from the prior year period and represented close to 10 percent of the Group’s overall sales last year.

Organizations moving data to cloud need encryption plan, study

Organizations moving data to cloud need encryption plan, study

Februar 29, 2016

More than half, or 56 percent, of those surveyed by the Ponemon Institute for the "2016 Global Encryption and Key Management Trends Study," sponsored by Thales and Vormetric Data Security, claimed to be sending that information to the cloud, with that figure expected to rise to 84 percent in two years. Respondents said supporting cloud and on-premise deployment was the most important motivation for deploying an encryption solution.

Report: Compliance biggest driver of encryption

Report: Compliance biggest driver of encryption

Februar 29, 2016

This is the 11th year that the survey has been conducted, and the researchers were also able to identify some trends. For example, IT operations, while still the biggest influence on a company's encryption strategy, has been making a smaller impact. "The lines of business are starting to be much more influential in laying in encryption as a security strategy," said Peter Galvin, vice president of strategy and marketing at Thales e-Security, which, together with Vormetric Data Security, sponsored the report.

Encryption Adoption On The Rise

Encryption Adoption On The Rise

Februar 29, 2016

There's been a big jump in the number of organizations using encryption across the enterprise rather than just as a point solution: 41% say they encryption is adopted extensively in their organizations, an increase from 16% in 2005. The catch, though, is encryption budgets have dropped in the past three years, according to the Ponemon Institute's 2016 Global Encryption Trends Study, commissioned by Thales e-Security and Vormetric Data Security.

Re-Defining Security

Re-Defining Security

Februar 29, 2016

Sixty-four percent of IT executives feel confident that compliance will protect their company against breaches, according to Vormetric’s 2016 Data Threat Report. Couple this assumption with Trustwave’s finding that 77 percent of IT professionals are pressured to take IT projects public without “sufficient security protections,” and you see the beginnings of a broken system.

2016 Thales e-Security Study Finds Encryption Growing Along with Challenges

2016 Thales e-Security Study Finds Encryption Growing Along with Challenges

Februar 29, 2016

Based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales and Vormetric Data Security, the study reveals the extent that the use of encryption is growing in response to cyber-attacks, privacy compliance regulations and consumer concerns about their personal information being compromised.

Report: Enterprises quickly adopting new tech despite growing security concerns

Report: Enterprises quickly adopting new tech despite growing security concerns

Februar 29, 2016

A new survey from 451 Research, commissioned by Vormetric, a security vendor, found that enterprise leaders are becoming more concerned about adopting cloud computing and other new functions of IT.

The RSA Conference has arrived

The RSA Conference has arrived

Februar 29, 2016

Roughly 37 percent of companies have an encryption strategy, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Global Encryption Trends Studyposting today. German, U.S. and British companies are more likely to have them than are Mexican and Australian firms, according to the study, which was sponsored by Thales e-Security and Vormetric Data Security.

Encryption adoption low for cloud users, but it’s growing

Encryption adoption low for cloud users, but it’s growing

Februar 29, 2016

The findings in Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Global Encryption and Key Management Trends Study, commissioned by Thales e-Security and Vormetric Data Security, indicate that for many companies, the benefits of cloud computing outweigh the risks associated with transferring sensitive data to the cloud, said Larry Ponemon, founder and chairman of the Ponemon Institute.

2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report – Cloud, Big Data and IoT Edition

2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report – Cloud, Big Data and IoT Edition

Februar 27, 2016

Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, big data, public, private and hybrid cloud environments, announced the results of its cloud, big data and IoT focused edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report (DTR) issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. Polling for the report features the responses of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide. This edition of the 4th annual report extends earlier findings in the global edition with a focus on the risks to data in emerging cloud, big data and Internet of Things (IoT) usage by enterprises.

Business leaders struggle with cloud, big data and IoT security

Business leaders struggle with cloud, big data and IoT security

Februar 26, 2016

A new survey of more than 1,000 enterprise leaders conducted by 451 Research on behalf of the security vendor Vormetric helps quantify the situation. Eighty-five percent of respondents say that they have placed sensitive information in some type of cloud environment or intend to do so, up from 54 percent from last year's survey. Of those, 70 percent say that they are "very" or "extremely" concerned about a security breach at their cloud provider.

Editor's voice: The week's channel chatter - 26 February 2016

Editor's voice: The week's channel chatter - 26 February 2016

Februar 26, 2016

And there was plenty of security news on Channelnomics this week. We heard from Vormetric survey results that encryption is a strong play for cloud channel players. Meanwhile, research from Absolute Software into the state of security confidence within enterprises found that IT players are in fear of losing their jobs over security breaches within their firm.

Research: Encryption a top draw for cloud services security

Research: Encryption a top draw for cloud services security

Februar 25, 2016

The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, released in conjunction with 451 Research and which questioned 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises, found 85 percent of respondents using sensitive data in the cloud in 2015, compared to 54 percent from 2015's report. In fact, SaaS (53 percent) was the top response, with databases (54 percent) and file servers (41 percent) seen as the most at risk for losing sensitive data.

85 percent of enterprises keep sensitive data in the cloud

85 percent of enterprises keep sensitive data in the cloud

Februar 25, 2016

According to a new report by enterprise security specialist Vormetric, 85 percent of senior IT security executives worldwide say they are using sensitive data in the cloud, up from 54 percent last year. But even as they move to adopt cloud services, and in some cases believe that cloud environments are more secure than their local IT infrastructure, enterprises remain concerned about the security of their information.

5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 26

5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Feb. 26

Februar 25, 2016

The "2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report" of 1,100 senior IT security executives revealed 85 percent of respondents are using sensitive data in the cloud, up from 54 percent last year. Also, the report showed enterprises ranked "security breaches/attacks at the service provider" as their top data security concern for cloud services.

Security, New Analytics Tools Top IoT To-Do List

Security, New Analytics Tools Top IoT To-Do List

Februar 25, 2016

Other observers note that IoT and database security are also emerging as issues as more sensitive data moves to the cloud. Another survey released earlier this week by enterprise data security vendor Vormetric and 451 Research found that one-third of respondents are accessing sensitive data via IoT deployments.

Security Concerns Grow As Big Data Moves to Cloud

Security Concerns Grow As Big Data Moves to Cloud

Februar 24, 2016

A cloud security survey released Wednesday (Feb. 24) by enterprise data security vendor Vormetric and 451 Research found that 85 percent of respondents use sensitive data stored in the cloud, up from 54 percent last year. Meanwhile, half of those surveyed said they are using sensitive data within big data deployments, up from 31 percent last year. One-third of respondents said they are accessing sensitive data via IoT deployments.

Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption

Security Concerns Continue Amid Cloud Adoption

Februar 24, 2016

The survey, sponsored by data and cloud security vendor Vormetric, polled 1,114 senior IT executives, representing companies ranging from $50 million to more than $2 billion in annual sales. More than 80% of respondents said they plan to store data in "new technology environments," defined as cloud, big data, or IoT. Of those, the vast majority (85%) said they were "concerned" or "very concerned" about security in the cloud.

Vormetric Streamlines Encryption Deployment

Vormetric Streamlines Encryption Deployment

Februar 23, 2016

Vormetric, a provider of data security solutions, has introduced new security solutions for the Vormetric Data Security Platform that expand the supported data-at-rest security use cases and simplify the operations of deploying encryption.

Why Being Compliant Does Not Mean Being Secure

Why Being Compliant Does Not Mean Being Secure

Februar 18, 2016

Vormetric, an enterprise data security firm, issued the survey, "2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report," with think-tank 451 Research. The annual report polled 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide. It details rates of data breach and compliance failures, perceptions of threats to data, data security postures and IT security spending plans.

Majority of Global Organizations Feel Vulnerable to Data Threats

Majority of Global Organizations Feel Vulnerable to Data Threats

Februar 16, 2016

Concerns over data security continue to haunt organizations, with the vast majority of global companies indicating they feel vulnerable to data threats. The worry is justified, according to a new study, as too many organizations focus on compliance ahead of breach prevention; and invest in technologies that do not prevent data breaches. Those are among the findings of a study by 451 Research and Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments.

Why It Seems Like Cybersecurity Is a Losing Battle

Why It Seems Like Cybersecurity Is a Losing Battle

Februar 1, 2016

This news comes on the heels of a survey from 451 Research on behalf of Vormetric that revealed nearly everyone in IT (91 percent) is worried that their sensitive data is vulnerable to attack. Garrett Bekker, 451 Research senior analyst and report author, was quoted by eSecurity Planet.

91 Percent of IT Security Execs Say Their Company's Sensitive Data Is Vulnerable

91 Percent of IT Security Execs Say Their Company's Sensitive Data Is Vulnerable

Januar 26, 2016

A recent survey of 1,114 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide has found that fully 91 percent of respondents feel their company's sensitive data is either somewhat, very, or extremely vulnerable to both internal and external threats. The survey, conducted in October and November of 2015 by 451 Research on behalf of Vormetric, also found that while 61 percent of respondents said their organization had suffered a data breach in the past, only 21 percent referred to that breach as a reason for securing sensitive data.

Vormetric: Compliance Does Not Equal Safety, New Study Says

Vormetric: Compliance Does Not Equal Safety, New Study Says

Januar 26, 2016

Compliance with HIPAA and other federal government mandates is not a surefire way to guarantee information safety, according to a new study from Vormetric. In fact, organizations’ blind desire to remain compliant may actually be a factor that leads to additional breaches.

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Januar 26, 2016

Most organizations equate IT security compliance with actual strong defense, and are thus have a false sense of security, leaving their data at risk for cyber incidents. That is the conclusion of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, released this week by analyst firm 451 Research and Vormetric, a firm that offers data security services.

IT Security Stories to Watch: Comodo Identifies Facebook Malware

IT Security Stories to Watch: Comodo Identifies Facebook Malware

Januar 25, 2016

Vormetric's fourth annual "Data Threat Report" indicated 61 percent of senior IT security leaders said their organizations have experienced a data breach in the past year, up 22 percent on a year-over-year basis. In addition, the report showed tools organizations spent more on tools that have been less effective at preventing data breaches, such as network defenses and endpoint or mobile, over the past year.

Survey Roundup: The Legal Ties That Bind Compliance

Survey Roundup: The Legal Ties That Bind Compliance

Januar 22, 2016

Compliance Defense: A survey of 1,110 senior IT people at large companies worldwide by data security firm Vormetric found 64% said compliance is very or extremely effective at preventing data breaches—up from the 58% who said that in the 2015 version of the survey.

Research: Data Breaches Up, Security Spending Priorities Out of Whack

Research: Data Breaches Up, Security Spending Priorities Out of Whack

Januar 22, 2016

Most companies around the globe feel vulnerable to data threats, and widely so: The rate of data breaches are up, with 61% experiencing a breach in the past (22% within the last year, and 39% in a previous year). The 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report found that 91% of organizations are concerned with data security, especially when it comes to its impact on reputation and brand.

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Januar 22, 2016

A majority of organizations equate IT security compliance with actual strong defense, and are thereby leaving their data at risk to cyber incidents through a false sense of security. That is the conclusion of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, released today by analyst firm 451 Research and Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security.

Survey: 64 percent of IT execs think achieving basic compliance will stop most breaches

Survey: 64 percent of IT execs think achieving basic compliance will stop most breaches

Januar 22, 2016

In a survey of large enterprises, 64 percent of more than 1,100 senior IT executives believe that simply meeting cybersecurity compliance requirements, as opposed to striving for best practices, is “very” or “extremely” effective at preventing data breaches. This contradicts many security experts' warnings that compliance standards do not constitute acceptable levels of cyberthreat prevention. Additional stats from the survey, detailed in a 2016 “Data Threat Report” issued yesterday by 451 Research and Vormetric, appear to bear out these experts' concerns.

Mobility, cloud, big data adding to security talent shortage, services demand

Mobility, cloud, big data adding to security talent shortage, services demand

Januar 21, 2016

Security's talent shortage is getting worse thanks to the emerging technologies of mobility, cloud and big data, the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report released today has revealed. And although this is a problem set to plague channel partners this year, there is a silver lining where managed services are concerned.

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

Januar 21, 2016

Even as an overwhelming majority of large global enterprises feel vulnerable to data breaches and other security threats, too many organizations continue to approach cybersecurity as a compliance exercise, according to a new survey from the security vendor Vormetric.

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

Januar 21, 2016

Even as an overwhelming majority of large global enterprises feel vulnerable to data breaches and other security threats, too many organizations continue to approach cybersecurity as a compliance exercise, according to a new survey from the security vendor Vormetric.

Power supply worries, real or nah

Power supply worries, real or nah

Januar 21, 2016

The percentage of global security executives who said their companies have suffered data breaches in the past year held steady compared to the previous year, according to an annual survey out today from Vormetric, a data security company. Despite a steady rate of reported attacks -- 39 percent, same as the prior year — the executives who said they expected to increase security spending rose slightly to 58 percent. The report on the survey, conducted by 451 Research in October and November.

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Majority of Organizations Have False Sense of Data Security

Januar 21, 2016

A majority of organizations equate IT security compliance with actual strong defense, and are thereby leaving their data at risk to cyber incidents through a false sense of security. That is the conclusion of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report, released today by analyst firm 451 Research and Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security.

Missing Laptops, Drives Expose Thousands of Patients' Medical Data

Missing Laptops, Drives Expose Thousands of Patients' Medical Data

Januar 14, 2016

Last year, an IANS survey of 100 information security influencers and decision makers, sponsored by Vormetric, found that fully 84 percent of respondents had considered a security strategy of encrypted all data. Their reasons for doing so included preventing data breaches (66 percent), fulfilling compliance or audit mandates (54 percent), and protecting financial and other assets (53 percent).

What's Ahead for the FAA’s Drone Registry?

What's Ahead for the FAA’s Drone Registry?

Januar 6, 2016

When constructing databases such as the new UAS registry, segmentation of data is important, said Sol Cates, chief security officer at Vormetric. Cates said that a data repository should not be kept where someone could also interact with other datasets.

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