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Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

Survey Finds Cloud Security, IoT Security Potentially Lacking

März 22, 2017

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition found that 93 percent of respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology (i.e cloud, IoT, Software-as-a-Service). However, 63 percent reported that their organization is deploying such technologies ahead of having the necessary security solutions in place.

How governments around the globe are tackling data security

How governments around the globe are tackling data security

März 21, 2017

As Congress pushes through a new cybersecurity bill while awaiting President Trump’s cybersecurity executive order, why not take this time to look at how other governments around the world address the issue? Every country has secrets. Every government has data or information that it cannot afford to lose or have stolen.

63 Percent of Enteprises Use Advanced Tech Without Securing Sensitive Data

63 Percent of Enteprises Use Advanced Tech Without Securing Sensitive Data

März 20, 2017

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technologies Edition, issued in conjunction with 451 Research, also found that 59 percent of respondents expressed concern about security breaches due to attacks hitting cloud service providers, a drop from 70 percent of respondents last year.

4 Best Practices for Data Security in 2017

4 Best Practices for Data Security in 2017

März 20, 2017

Data security and cybersecurity solutions supplier Thales last week announced these results and more in its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research.

Secret Service Laptop Theft Should Serve as Security Wake-Up Call

Secret Service Laptop Theft Should Serve as Security Wake-Up Call

März 20, 2017

Fair enough…except, how well is that cloud secured? According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, nearly two-thirds of security professionals admit that they are using technology like cloud computing without security solutions.

63% of Enterprises Lack Proper Big Data Security for IoT and Cloud

63% of Enterprises Lack Proper Big Data Security for IoT and Cloud

März 18, 2017

Data protection and security company Thales has released the results of their 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. The study polled over 1,100 security professionals across the globe and discovered that IoT and cloud adoption continue to rise despite growing security concerns.

IoT Evolution World Week in Review: Jameson, Thales, Dyn

IoT Evolution World Week in Review: Jameson, Thales, Dyn

März 18, 2017

In a recent announcement, Thales, a security provider for critical information systems, cybersecurity and data, has released the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, which was issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research.

Daily Briefing 3.17.17

Daily Briefing 3.17.17

März 17, 2017

Thales: 63% of enterprises using cloud, big data, IoT and container environments without securing sensitive data (Thales) Adoption of advanced technology continues apace despite security gaps…

Thales Study Says Two-Thirds of Enterprises Don't Secure Sensitive Data

Thales Study Says Two-Thirds of Enterprises Don't Secure Sensitive Data

März 17, 2017

In a recent announcement, Thales, a security provider for critical information systems, cybersecurity and data, has released the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, which was issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research.

Report: Majority of businesses deploy sensitive data without proper security in place

Report: Majority of businesses deploy sensitive data without proper security in place

März 17, 2017

Thales e-Security Inc. has just published its 2017 Data Threat Report, revealing that an overwhelming number of enterprises are using sensitive data in advanced computing solutions without adequate safeguards in place.

63% of Orgs Use Cloud, IoT Without Proper Security

63% of Orgs Use Cloud, IoT Without Proper Security

März 17, 2017

According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, 93% of respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology (defined as cloud, software as a service or SaaS, big data, IoT and container) environments this year—and a majority of those respondents (63%) believe their organizations are deploying these technologies ahead of having appropriate data security solutions in place.

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Businesses deploy sensitive data to new environments without adequate security

März 16, 2017

According to a new report, 93 percent of enterprises will use sensitive data in advanced technology environments (such as cloud, SaaS, big data, IoT and container) this year. But 63 percent of those respondents also believe their organizations are deploying these technologies ahead of having appropriate data security solutions in place. These are the findings of the latest Data Threat Report from Thales e-Security and 451 Research.

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Today is budget day, kind of

März 16, 2017

More than 60 percent of organizations that place sensitive data in advanced technology environments, like the cloud, don’t have appropriate security measures in place, according to a new report out today from Thales and 451 Research.

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Report: Hybrid cloud dominates in Europe, adoption driven by security concerns

März 16, 2017

As cloud deployments continue to grow, data security becomes a critical concern for the enterprise. Especially given that some 63% of enterprises are using cloud, big data, IoT, and container environments without properly securing sensitive data, according to a Thales report also released Thursday.

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Two-thirds of enterprises use advanced tech without securing data: report

März 16, 2017

The revelation from a new report released Thursday by data protection company Thales e-Security and IT research firm 451 Research demonstrates the willingness of enterprises to deploy advanced technologies before verifying their security.

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Cyber thieves steal 7 years worth of unencrypted data from Denton Health Group hard drive

März 15, 2017

The breach underscores the need for encryption. Just 65% of U.S. healthcare organizations encrypt data in the cloud, and only 59% use encryption to secure sensitive internet of things data, according to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition.

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Google Cloud adds new customer-supplied encryption key partners

März 15, 2017

For customers who want to supply their own keys without managing them, Google is now working with a group of partners who can generate customer-supplied encryption keys: Gemalto, Ionic, KeyNexus, Thales and Virtru.

Unencrypted drive with 7 years of patient data stolen from Denton Heart Group

März 14, 2017

The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of encryption. A 2017 Thales Data Threat Report for the Healthcare Industry released in February found that only 65 percent of healthcare organizations encrypt cloud data, while a 2016 Sophos report found 20 percent of organizations aren't using encryption at all.

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Thales Offers Transparent Encryption with BT

März 13, 2017

Thales, a provider of cybersecurity and data security, will partner with BT, a provider of communications services and solutions, to provide Vormetric Transparent Encryption to its users. Vormetric Transparent Encryption helps customers encrypt data-at-rest, control privileged user access, and manage a collection of security intelligence logs without re-engineering applications, databases or infrastructure.

Thales And BT Sign New International Agreement To Offer Vormetric Transparent Encryption

Thales And BT Sign New International Agreement To Offer Vormetric Transparent Encryption

März 13, 2017

Thales and BT made a new international agreement wherein BT will offer Thales’ Vormetric Transparent Encryption, a cyber defense tool, to its existing customers in 180 countries, France's Thales said Thursday.

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Bitcoin Wallet Maker CoolBitX Raises $500k for Healthcare Solution

März 10, 2017

But the investment is also part of a larger push in the blockchain industry by a number of companies looking to secure blockchain systems with hardware. Last month, consultancy giant Accenture partnered with security firm Thales to reveal a hardware security module designed to give enterprises more confidence in securing access to their blockchain solutions.

Bitcoin Wallet Maker CoolBitX Raises $500k for Healthcare Solution

März 10, 2017

But the investment is also part of a larger push in the blockchain industry by a number of companies looking to secure blockchain systems with hardware. Last month, consultancy giant Accenture partnered with security firm Thales to reveal a hardware security module designed to give enterprises more confidence in securing access to their blockchain solutions.

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Today's channel rundown - 10 March 2017

März 10, 2017

Security vendor Thales has announced a new global agreement with BT that will see the communications vendor offer Vormetric Transparent Encryption to its existing worldwide customers. The solution features encryption services for data-at-rest, as well as control privileged user access and the ability to manage a collection of security intelligence logs without re-engineering applications, databases or infrastructure, Thales said.

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Report predicts healthcare facilities to increase IT security spending

März 10, 2017

Eighty-one percent of U.S. healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017, according to an article on the Security Sales and Integration website. The market forecast is part of the “2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition.” The numbers indicate the industry is undergoing rapid technological and social change, the study said.

Pittsburgh hospitals to spend more on cybersecurity in 2017

Pittsburgh hospitals to spend more on cybersecurity in 2017

März 9, 2017

According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report-Healthcare Edition, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations intend to invest more in cybersecurity and information security spending this year.

Securing Data in the Cloud

Securing Data in the Cloud

März 8, 2017

Vormetric also has some products worthy of note. At the core is Vormetric Data Security Manager, which is essentially a key manager. It has a REST-based API and robust user and privilege controls. Perfect for even the most convoluted of next-gen hybrid cloud DevOps environments. Vormetric Transparent Encryption offers an operating system agent that runs on top of the file system.

Daily Briefing 3.7.17

Daily Briefing 3.7.17

März 7, 2017

Thales Announces Test Drive of Vormetric Transparent Encryption for Google Cloud Platform (Thales) Powered by Orbitera, Test Drive enables prospects to try security solution before purchasing.

Consumers Not Deterred By Hacking And Security Concerns

Consumers Not Deterred By Hacking And Security Concerns

März 6, 2017

The results support findings from surveys by KPMG and Thales Group in the last year that suggested widely reported incidents of online retailers being hacked did not cause consumers to change their online shopping habits.

Ethics And Hacking: What You Need To Know

Ethics And Hacking: What You Need To Know

März 6, 2017

Curiosity should not be condemned and knowledge has no morality. If a security hole exists then it exists, and better to know it that than not — then you can prepare yourself for trouble or fix the problem. Think about a parallel case: doctors. If you go to the doctor and they find out that you’re sick, you wouldn't accuse the doctor of causing the illness. - Jon Geater, Thales e-Security

New products of the week 3.6.17

New products of the week 3.6.17

März 6, 2017

Thales nShield HSM Customer Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK) support for Google Cloud Platform. Key features: Google Cloud Platform customers can generate, protect and securely export encryption keys to the cloud using on-premises, FIPS-certified nShield HSM; nShield generates keys based on nShield’s high-entropy random number generator.

New products of the week 3.6.17

New products of the week 3.6.17

März 6, 2017

Thales nShield HSM Customer Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK) support for Google Cloud Platform. Key features: Google Cloud Platform customers can generate, protect and securely export encryption keys to the cloud using on-premises, FIPS-certified nShield HSM; nShield generates keys based on nShield’s high-entropy random number generator.

New products of the week 3.6.17

New products of the week 3.6.17

März 6, 2017

Thales nShield HSM Customer Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK) support for Google Cloud Platform. Key features: Google Cloud Platform customers can generate, protect and securely export encryption keys to the cloud using on-premises, FIPS-certified nShield HSM; nShield generates keys based on nShield’s high-entropy random number generator.

Accenture Partners with Thales on Blockchain Security

Accenture Partners with Thales on Blockchain Security

März 3, 2017

To facilitate that transition, Accenture has partnered with Thales to apply blockchain to help better secure IT environments. Blockchain transactions occur across what is a distributed database that will run on top of the hardware that Thales developed to process cryptography algorithms.

Insider hacks imperil already bruised IT security teams

Insider hacks imperil already bruised IT security teams

März 1, 2017

It's not only government where insiders can wreak havoc. As data security provider Thales points out in its 2017 Data Threat Report, nearly 60 percent of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide believe privileged users are the most dangerous insiders.

More healthcare organizations adopting IoT technologies

More healthcare organizations adopting IoT technologies

März 1, 2017

At the same time, the healthcare industry is struggling to secure an increasing array of connected devices. Concerns about health data security risks from IoT devices and other technologies are prompting organizations to step up security. According to a new study by Thales, 80% of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76% globally plan to increase security spending this year.

Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

März 1, 2017

A survey released in November by Scrypt found that 83 percent of healthcare professionals have sent or received PHI via mobile message, and of those, 70 percent said they had done so using a non-secure application, such as iMessage or WhatsApp. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. healthcare respondents to a recent survey by Thales said that they have used SaaS apps at work.

Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

März 1, 2017

A survey released in November by Scrypt found that 83 percent of healthcare professionals have sent or received PHI via mobile message, and of those, 70 percent said they had done so using a non-secure application, such as iMessage or WhatsApp. Sixty-nine percent of U.S. healthcare respondents to a recent survey by Thales said that they have used SaaS apps at work.

A delay in 2015-edition EHR could harm bipartisan health IT principles

A delay in 2015-edition EHR could harm bipartisan health IT principles

März 1, 2017

Nearly three-quarters of health care organizations anticipate spending more on security in the next 12 months, according to a new survey. That’s up from 58 percent last year, according to the report by Thales and 451 Research.

Fully 84 Percent of Hackers Leverage Social Engineering in Cyber Attacks

Fully 84 Percent of Hackers Leverage Social Engineering in Cyber Attacks

Februar 28, 2017

According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, 30 percent of senior IT security executives at large enterprises admit that their organizations are very or extremely vulnerable to attack.

#HIMSS17 roundup: machine learning, Proteus, Soon-Shiong/NantWorks’ cancer vax, Uniphy Health, more

#HIMSS17 roundup: machine learning, Proteus, Soon-Shiong/NantWorks’ cancer vax, Uniphy Health, more

Februar 28, 2017

Info security spending is rising, according to the Thales Data Threat Report. This year, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76 percent of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending.

Security skills gap grows, raising fears of cyberattacks

Security skills gap grows, raising fears of cyberattacks

Februar 27, 2017

That study’s findings mirror results of a study released this week by Thales, a security services vendor, and 451 Research, which found that 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76 percent of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017.

Healthcare End Users to Boost IT Security Spending, Report Says

Healthcare End Users to Boost IT Security Spending, Report Says

Februar 27, 2017

Thales e-Security, a provider of data protection solutions, projects 81% of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76% of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017. The market forecast is part of the firm’s newly released “2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition,” which was produced in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research.

81% of healthcare organizations will increase cybersecurity spending this year

81% of healthcare organizations will increase cybersecurity spending this year

Februar 24, 2017

The majority — 81 percent — of healthcare organizations in the United States said they plan to increase cybersecurity spending in 2017, according to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition. The report is based on phone and online responses of 1,105 senior executives — many of whom have a major role in IT — in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

HIMSS Wrap-up: Digital health news and views from the annual conference

HIMSS Wrap-up: Digital health news and views from the annual conference

Februar 24, 2017

According to a new study, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76 percent of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017. The “2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition” was released by cybersecurity technology and services vendor Thales and analyst firm 451 Research.

Painful diagnosis: Many Americans have had health care information stolen

Painful diagnosis: Many Americans have had health care information stolen

Februar 24, 2017

Health care organizations are boosting cybersecurity budgets, according to a study from Thales e-Security, which finds 81 percent of those in the United States and 76 percent of those globally will increase information security spending this year.

Healthcare organizations stepping up security spending in 2017

Healthcare organizations stepping up security spending in 2017

Februar 24, 2017

About 80% of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76% globally plan to increase data security spending in 2017, according to the 2017 Thales Data Threat, Healthcare Edition. Many healthcare organizations said they are deploying such technologies on a broad scale, 69% adopting software-as-a-service, 59% big data, 46% mobile technologies and 35% internet of things.

Thales Issues Healthcare Data Threat Report: Digitization Creates Security Risk

Thales Issues Healthcare Data Threat Report: Digitization Creates Security Risk

Februar 23, 2017

Thales, a deployment house of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition, which was issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. According to the report, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76 percent of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017.

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Februar 23, 2017

According to a survey released this Tuesday, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare companies plan to increase security spending this year, compared to an overall industry average of 73 percent. The higher interest in improving security is likely due to a combination of increased awareness of both data breaches and risks of ransomware, as well as increased regulatory oversight, said Jim DeLorenzo, solutions marketing manager at Thales e-Security, which produced the report.

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Februar 23, 2017

According to a survey released this Tuesday, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare companies plan to increase security spending this year, compared to an overall industry average of 73 percent. The higher interest in improving security is likely due to a combination of increased awareness of both data breaches and risks of ransomware, as well as increased regulatory oversight, said Jim DeLorenzo, solutions marketing manager at Thales e-Security, which produced the report.

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

Februar 23, 2017

According to a survey released this Tuesday, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare companies plan to increase security spending this year, compared to an overall industry average of 73 percent. The higher interest in improving security is likely due to a combination of increased awareness of both data breaches and risks of ransomware, as well as increased regulatory oversight, said Jim DeLorenzo, solutions marketing manager at Thales e-Security, which produced the report.

Report: 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations are increasing security spending this year

Report: 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations are increasing security spending this year

Februar 23, 2017

According to a new study, 81 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations and 76 percent of global healthcare organizations will increase information security spending in 2017. The “2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition” from cybersecurity technology and services vendor Thales and analyst firm 451 Research released the survey results at HIMSS17.

Medical Data Theft Rising Because of Its Value

Medical Data Theft Rising Because of Its Value

Februar 23, 2017

It appears, however, that the medical industry is better recognizing the risk to patient data and is stepping up its cybersecurity efforts. The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report found that three-quarters of health care organizations plan to increase security spending in the coming year.

New York State cybersecurity regulations: Who wins?

New York State cybersecurity regulations: Who wins?

Februar 23, 2017

There’s a little wiggle room here, but in general, NY DFS 23 NYCRR 500 calls for greater use of encryption for data at rest and data in flight. Vendors such as Gemalto, Vormetric (Thales), and SafeNet, as well as network security players such as Blue Coat (Symantec), Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks should benefit.

76 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Plan to Increase Security Spending in 2017

76 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Plan to Increase Security Spending in 2017

Februar 22, 2017

At the same time, the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition also found that 60 percent of U.S. healthcare respondents are deploying to cloud, big data, and IoT or container environments without adequate data security controls.

Research: Healthcare Security Risks and Spending Are Both on the Rise

Research: Healthcare Security Risks and Spending Are Both on the Rise

Februar 22, 2017

With the healthcare IT world’s biggest event of the year—the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition—currently underway in Orlando, vendors are publishing new data on risks and trends in healthcare security this week. Here are some highlights from two especially insightful studies by Trend Micro Inc. and Thales Group.

2017 Security Predictions and Directions

2017 Security Predictions and Directions

Februar 22, 2017

Sol Cates is the Vice President of Technology Strategy for Thales e-Security and formerly Vormetric’s Chief Security Officer. As VP of Technology Strategy, Sol and his team focus on bringing new innovations to market focused on the “underlying problems” of the industry, to bring security solutions to the security professional to help them become successful in today’s challenging environment which they often have very little control over.

Health Organizations Spending Big on Cybersecurity

Health Organizations Spending Big on Cybersecurity

Februar 22, 2017

The spending comes with the recognition that digitization is a double-edged sword. According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research, government regulations such as the HITECH Act’s Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) requirements in the US are driving healthcare organizations to digitize their data in a bid for greater efficiency.

It’s No Secret: What You Should Know About Secure Messaging

It’s No Secret: What You Should Know About Secure Messaging

Februar 21, 2017

The Thales 2016 Global Encryption Trends Study reports that in 2015, 37 percent of respondents had an encryption strategy that stretched across the enterprise—a jump of more than 20 percent from 2005. The uptake differed significantly based on country (Germany and the U.S. were the most likely to use encryption) and industry (financial services and healthcare led the way, though the public sector and retail each saw significant surges last year).

Healthcare organizations boost spending on cyber security

Healthcare organizations boost spending on cyber security

Februar 21, 2017

Faced with increased requirements to digitize their records, healthcare organizations around the world are boosting their cyber security budgets according to a new report. The study from Thales e-Security finds 81 percent of US healthcare organizations and 76 percent of those globally will increase information security spending in 2017.

Stolen Health Record Databases Sell For $500,000 In The Deep Web

Stolen Health Record Databases Sell For $500,000 In The Deep Web

Februar 21, 2017

Attackers are practically printing money when it comes to this new line of stolen goods, considering how poorly healthcare organizations are protecting their key assets. According to a separate report out today featuring a survey conducted by 451 Research on behalf of Thales, 69% of US healthcare organizations report their biggest spend is on perimeter defenses.

Thales Partners With 4 Cloud Service Providers to Support Customer Encryption Key Mgmt

Thales Partners With 4 Cloud Service Providers to Support Customer Encryption Key Mgmt

Februar 16, 2017

Thales has integrated its data security technology with cloud technology platforms from Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce as part of efforts to help customers manage their encryption keys. Microsoft collaborated with Thales to provide key management services for Azure and Office 365, which will support users’ efforts to control their data on premise or in the cloud, Thales said Monday.

Thales Announces Plan to Deliver Trust for IoT Devices and Data

Thales Announces Plan to Deliver Trust for IoT Devices and Data

Februar 16, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced a series of solutions that are designed to deliver security and trust for the Internet of Things (IoT). Designed to authenticate IoT devices and protect IoT data from the point of collection to aggregated data repositories, Thales’s digital birth certificate, code signing and transparent encryption solutions will allow organizations to manage device security and protect data efficiently.

Accenture and Thales combine blockchain technology and hardware security modules

Accenture and Thales combine blockchain technology and hardware security modules

Februar 16, 2017

Global professional services firm Accenture PLC and Thales e-security recently announced the launch of a patent-pending security system for enterprise use that, “creates a simple path to large-scale commercial use of blockchain technology,” according to Accenture.

Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

Hardware Over Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End Blockchain's Security Debate

Februar 14, 2017

Most recently, the $75bn consulting firm Accenture unveiled a patent-pending security layer integrated with a hardware security module (HSM) made by Thales – a global security firm already protecting the passwords and encrypted data of some of the most high-value assets around the world.

Thales Now Supporting Encryption Key Services for Google and Microsoft

Thales Now Supporting Encryption Key Services for Google and Microsoft

Februar 14, 2017

Thales, a provider of cyber security and data protection, is now supporting Google Cloud Platform’s Customer-Supplied Encryption Key (CSEK) functionality and will provide key management services for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365.

Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate

Hardware Not Hard Forks: How Accenture Plans to End the Business Blockchain Security Debate

Februar 14, 2017

Most recently, the $75bn consulting firm Accenture unveiled a patent-pending security layer integrated with a hardware security module (HSM) made by Thales – a global security firm already protecting the passwords and encrypted data of some of the most high-value assets around the world.

Easily use blockchain with industrial-grade security systems

Easily use blockchain with industrial-grade security systems

Februar 13, 2017

Accenture cooperated with Thales - whose hardware is currently used by most major banks globally to secure records and assets from cybertheft - to develop the solution. Hardware security modules (HSMs) are crypto-processors that securely generate, protect and store digital keys. Keys stored in the Thales HSM architecture cannot be extracted or used except under a highly controlled protocol.

Thales Introduces Enterprise Encryption Key Governance for Microsoft Azure

Thales Introduces Enterprise Encryption Key Governance for Microsoft Azure

Februar 13, 2017

Thales, a critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security vendor, has recently announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to provide key management services for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 in order to allow organizations to maximize the control of their data and provide the highest level of assurance, regardless of whether the data is on-premise or in the cloud.

Accenture looks to drive FSI blockchain adoption

Accenture looks to drive FSI blockchain adoption

Februar 10, 2017

Now, consultancy Accenture has partnered with Thales, a cybersecurity solution provider, to develop what it claims is a more secure way to keep data on a blockchain, Reuters reports. The solution is built on the Hyperledger fabric, and uses Thales's technology to store digital keys more securely, via encryption and physical isolation from IT networks.

Accenture Integrates Blockchain Technology With Thales Hardware Security Module

Accenture Integrates Blockchain Technology With Thales Hardware Security Module

Februar 10, 2017

In cooperation with Thales, whose hardware is known for currently being used by many major banks on the global scale to secure records and assets from cybertheft, Accenture had the solution developed thoroughly. HSMs are known within the industry as crypto-processors that securely generate, protect, and store digital keys.

Accenture Offers to Increase Blockchain Security

Accenture Offers to Increase Blockchain Security

Februar 9, 2017

Accenture is going to work with all types of blockchain protocols and HSMs while now the company deals with HSMs from security company Thales and blockchain applications using code developed by the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger group.

Accenture Unveils Blockchain Platform Based on Thales Hardware Security Module

Accenture Unveils Blockchain Platform Based on Thales Hardware Security Module

Februar 9, 2017

Accenture has partnered with Thales’ e-Security business, formerly Vormetric, to develop a blockchain technology-based platform designed to protect government, healthcare and financial records from potential cyber attacks. Thales integrated with Accenture’s security tool its nShield hardware security module that works to generate, store and protect digital keys designed to validate and secure transactions and messages, Thales e-Security said Tuesday.

Accenture Just Made It Far Easier For Businesses to Say ‘Yes’ to Blockchain

Accenture Just Made It Far Easier For Businesses to Say ‘Yes’ to Blockchain

Februar 9, 2017

Accenture has designed a library of code, currently patent-pending, to connect implementations of the “Fabric” blockchain maintained by the Hyperledger project, a unit within the Linux Foundation, with HSMs from security company Thales e-Security. The company has plans to extend the compatibility to other blockchains and HSM types in time to come.

Accenture Launches Blockchain Security Hardware

Accenture Launches Blockchain Security Hardware

Februar 9, 2017

This week, Accenture launched its new blockchain security hardware solution. In partnership with Thales and its hardware security modules (HSMs), Accenture has developed a patent-pending solution to help blockchain technology seamlessly integrate with industrial-grade security systems. This new solution will help support industries including financial services, health care and government.

Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Private Keys

Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Private Keys

Februar 8, 2017

Accenture has debuted a new blockchain-focused hardware solution for storing private keys. The professional services firm partnered with Thales, a French company that works in the fields of cyber security, aerospace and defense, to develop the solution.

Accenture beefs up blockchain security

Accenture beefs up blockchain security

Februar 8, 2017

It currently works with HSMs from security company Thales and blockchain applications using code developed by the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger group. But the company plans to extend use to all types of blockchain protocols and HSMs.

Will the “Good Guys” Ever Catch Up to the “Bad Guys” When It Comes to Cybercrime in Healthcare?

Will the “Good Guys” Ever Catch Up to the “Bad Guys” When It Comes to Cybercrime in Healthcare?

Februar 7, 2017

As Assistant Editor Heather Landi reported in an article last week, “Eighty-one percent of senior IT security executives at healthcare organizations anticipate IT security spending increases in the next 12 months, yet, at the same time, successful data breaches are also up significantly. These were the findings of a recent survey conducted by Thales, a data security and information systems solutions provider, and in conjunction with 451 Research, which point to an ongoing disconnect between the security solutions organizations spend money on and the ability of those solutions to protect sensitive data.”

Report: Healthcare IT Security Spending is Up, But So Are Data Breaches

Report: Healthcare IT Security Spending is Up, But So Are Data Breaches

Februar 3, 2017

Eighty-one percent of senior IT security executives at healthcare organizations anticipate IT security spending increases in the next 12 months, yet, at the same time, successful data breaches are also up significantly. These were the findings of a recent survey conducted by Thales, a data security and information systems solutions provider, which point to an ongoing disconnect between the security solutions organizations spend money on and the ability of those solutions to protect sensitive data.

30 Percent of IT Pros Admit Their Organizations Are Very or Extremely Vulnerable to Attack

30 Percent of IT Pros Admit Their Organizations Are Very or Extremely Vulnerable to Attack

Januar 31, 2017

A recent survey of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide found that 26 percent of respondents experienced a breach in the past year, and 30 percent classified their organizations as “very vulnerable” or “extremely vulnerable” to cyber attacks.

Executive Viewpoint 2017 Predictions: Thales e-Security – Facing the Data Security Challenges of Tomorrow

Executive Viewpoint 2017 Predictions: Thales e-Security – Facing the Data Security Challenges of Tomorrow

Januar 30, 2017

Ransomware was on the rise in 2016 as well and seems to be well on the way to record numbers of attacks. Hackers were even named as runners up in TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 shortlist, for goodness’ sake! Finally, and perhaps most importantly, for the first time in U.S. history, cybersecurity played a significant role in global politics.

Are You Spending Your Security Budget Wisely?

Are You Spending Your Security Budget Wisely?

Januar 30, 2017

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, conducted in conjunction with 451 Research, found that 73 percent of organizations increased their cybersecurity spending this year. Perhaps that’s not too surprising, since 68 percent said they experienced a breach. So it seems that while they are spending money on security, organizations continue to struggle with stopping incidents.

Survey: Organizations deploying emerging tech without ensuring data security first

Survey: Organizations deploying emerging tech without ensuring data security first

Januar 30, 2017

In a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, too many organizations are deploying emerging technologies before they can shore up appropriate levels of data security, according to a new report from Thales e-Security and 451 Research.

Trump’s U.S. Travel Ban, U.S. Reaches Out to World Leaders, Cybercrime Spending, and More

Trump’s U.S. Travel Ban, U.S. Reaches Out to World Leaders, Cybercrime Spending, and More

Januar 30, 2017

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report notes that companies are still spending money deploying network and endpoint solutions rather than encrypting the data that is at risk. All industries reported that cybercrime was the top threat, followed by hacktivists, and cyber terrorists.

73% of organizations increase cybersecurity spending in 2017: 4 things to know

73% of organizations increase cybersecurity spending in 2017: 4 things to know

Januar 30, 2017

At the start of 2016, 58 percent of organizations anticipated their IT security spending would increase by the end of the year, according to a Thales report. In 2017, this number has grown to 73 percent. Here's what you need to know. The top two spending priorities are network (62 percent) and endpoint (56 percent) protection.

Thales Announces Data Threat Report

Thales Announces Data Threat Report

Januar 30, 2017

Thales announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. Sixty-eight percent of respondents have experienced a breach with 26 percent experiencing a breach in the last year – both numbers that rose from last year.

Network, Endpoint Security Take Priority in 2017

Network, Endpoint Security Take Priority in 2017

Januar 30, 2017

Thales e-Security, a leading provider of advanced data security solutions and services, in its “2017 Thales Data Threat Report” states that compliance was one of the major drivers influencing worldwide security spending decisions, with 59% strongly believing that compliance helped prevent data breaches.

Security report: security-spending to leave sensitive data vulnerable

Security report: security-spending to leave sensitive data vulnerable

Januar 30, 2017

Thales, a data security specialist, has revealed that both breaches and security spending were up in 2016. Still, despite rise in breaches, companies still prioritizing network and endpoint solutions over encryption. The report was issued in conjunction with analyst company 451 Research, and it revealed that 68% percent of respondents have experienced a breach in 2016 and that in 2017 73% of organizations increased IT security spending – a marked jump from 2016 (58%).

Reports: Data Security Suffers in Efforts to Fight Threats

Reports: Data Security Suffers in Efforts to Fight Threats

Januar 27, 2017

Meanwhile, the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report suggests that the sheer amount of data being created and the number of people who need to access it pose complex problems. “The list of people with legitimate access to our data has grown—no longer just employees, but as we have embraced the modern extended enterprise, our resources must now be made available to partners, suppliers and contractors, and potentially our customers,” the report states.

Enterprises have the wrong priorities on security spending

Enterprises have the wrong priorities on security spending

Januar 26, 2017

The study from security solutions company Thales e-Security and 451 Research finds that while 30 percent of respondents classify their organizations as ‘very vulnerable’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ to data attacks the two top spending priorities are network (62 percent) and endpoint (56 percent) protection solutions.

Thales Data Threat Report: Security spending up, but so are breaches

Thales Data Threat Report: Security spending up, but so are breaches

Januar 26, 2017

A good case in point is Thales’ new Data Threat Report. Thales is a huge vendor that employs over 60,000 people across 56 countries. With multibillion euro revenue, it makes sense for the company to increase the perception that it is a thought leader in its field. And Thales’ field is a big one. It is a systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider in the aerospace, transport, defense and security markets.

Why Healthcare Must Invest in Data Security Measures

Why Healthcare Must Invest in Data Security Measures

Januar 26, 2017

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report found that 73 percent of organizations in numerous industries increased IT security spending for 2017. This is an increase from the reported 58 percent doing so in 2016. The survey interviewed 1,100 senior IT security executives in several industries, including but not limited to education, engineering, healthcare, and the federal government.

Spending More On Security Doesn't Stop Data Breaches

Spending More On Security Doesn't Stop Data Breaches

Januar 26, 2017

Data breaches are on the rise despite the fact that organizations now are spending more on IT security. That's according to a new report by Thales e-Security and 451 Research. The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, in its fifth year, polled 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises around the world.

2017 Thales Data Threat Report: Security Spending Decisions Leave Sensitive Data Vulnerable

2017 Thales Data Threat Report: Security Spending Decisions Leave Sensitive Data Vulnerable

Januar 26, 2017

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. Sixty-eight percent of respondents have experienced a breach with 26 percent experiencing a breach in the last year - both numbers that rose from last year.

Breaches hit record, but financial companies fare better than others

Breaches hit record, but financial companies fare better than others

Januar 20, 2017

“With the world's money at stake, financial services firms have always invested more heavily in the tools needed to protect their data, and that shows in the numbers,” said Andy Kicklighter, director of product security for Thales e-security. “Versus other industries, they also have a larger number of industry standards and government regulations to comply with, which improves their baseline for data security.”

New products of the week 1.16.17

New products of the week 1.16.17

Januar 16, 2017

Vormetric Key Management for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption. Pricing: For new Vormetric customers $1,375/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. For Vormetric customers already using Vormetric Data Security Manager $850/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. Key features: New offerings enable organizations to separate key management from usage locations; separate duties for encryption key management based upon organization and locale; and audit encryption key management, usage and access.

New products of the week 1.16.17

New products of the week 1.16.17

Januar 16, 2017

Vormetric Key Management for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption. Pricing: For new Vormetric customers $1,375/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. For Vormetric customers already using Vormetric Data Security Manager $850/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. Key features: New offerings enable organizations to separate key management from usage locations; separate duties for encryption key management based upon organization and locale; and audit encryption key management, usage and access.

New products of the week 1.16.17

New products of the week 1.16.17

Januar 16, 2017

Vormetric Key Management for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption. Pricing: For new Vormetric customers $1,375/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. For Vormetric customers already using Vormetric Data Security Manager $850/month per Salesforce Organization ID for unlimited users. Key features: New offerings enable organizations to separate key management from usage locations; separate duties for encryption key management based upon organization and locale; and audit encryption key management, usage and access.

WhatsApp again dogged by privacy questions, but there's a fix

WhatsApp again dogged by privacy questions, but there's a fix

Januar 13, 2017

If you see that your contact has a new encryption key and you're worried someone might have forced the change to intercept your message, you can ask your contact if he switched devices, said John Geater, chief technology officer at Thales e-Security, a firm that helps companies manage their encryption keys. “These claims aren't nearly as concerning as they first appear,” Geater said in an email. “Indeed, there is almost no hack here.”

WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages

WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages

Januar 13, 2017

Jon Geater, chief technology officer of Thales e-Security said the concerns raised by Boelter are not as serious as they might appear. “Indeed, there is almost no hack here. One might argue that WhatsApp has elected to provide an insecure default configuration,” Geater said in a statement. “Users who care about the authorities intercepting their messages are quite likely to turn on security notifications, and then the problem is almost entirely diminished,” he said.

55 Percent of Consumers Would Respond to a Retailer Breach by Switching to Cash

55 Percent of Consumers Would Respond to a Retailer Breach by Switching to Cash

Dezember 23, 2016

According to the results of a recent survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S. and the U.K., 55 percent of respondents would switch to using only cash at a retailer if they learned that its systems had been hacked and credit card data stolen. The survey, sponsored by Thales e-Security and conducted by Wakefield Research, also found that 20 percent of respondents would simply stop shopping at that retailer, while 25 percent said their purchasing behavior would be unaffected.

Data Breaches Exact Heavy Toll: Thales Surve

Data Breaches Exact Heavy Toll: Thales Surve

Dezember 22, 2016

The consequences to retailers falling victim to a data breach are severe, results of a survey conducted by information systems, cybersecurity and data protection provider Thales suggest. Conducted by Wakefield Research, the survey of 1,000 nationally representative adults in the United States and United Kingdom was conducted between Nov. 30-Dec. 6 via email invitation and online survey.

Consumers More Likely To Change Shopping Habits After Retail Data Breach, Survey Finds

Consumers More Likely To Change Shopping Habits After Retail Data Breach, Survey Finds

Dezember 21, 2016

In a new survey, 75 percent of consumers said they would consider changing their shopping habits if they found out a retailer had been hacked and their credit card information had been stolen at some point. The survey, conducted by cybersecurity and data protection firm Thales, focused specifically on American’s holiday shopping behavior and their reactions to a retailer data breach.

Cool APIs: Top Tips To Secure Valuable APIs Against Growing Security Threats

Cool APIs: Top Tips To Secure Valuable APIs Against Growing Security Threats

Dezember 21, 2016

Partnerships: Beyond CA’s holistic portfolio approach, API Security, CA also works with Thales (to ensure secure integration between Thales’ nShield Network Attached HSM and the CA API Gateway). This provides the highest levels of protection for vital key material and addressing PCI-DSS compliance requirements.

Current Issue – 12.20.16

Current Issue – 12.20.16

Dezember 20, 2016

Retailers Beware: More Than Half of Consumers Would Return to Using Cash Payments at Checkout If Merchant Data Breach Reported (PRNewswire) 1 in 5 U.S. consumers say they would stop shopping at the hacked store…

Consumers See Cash As Defense Against Holiday Hackers

Consumers See Cash As Defense Against Holiday Hackers

Dezember 20, 2016

Thales, an IT and cybersecurity firm, reports most consumers would change their shopping behavior in some ways if they knew a particular retailer had suffered a system hack. While 20% of consumers in a Thales survey said they would avoid shopping at the store, the majority – 55% – said they would continue shopping at the retailer but would pay using cash.

Tis The Season To Secure Your Devices (And Things)

Tis The Season To Secure Your Devices (And Things)

Dezember 20, 2016

Cybercrimes and attacks are often targeted at this sensitive and valuable data. According to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report and 451 Research Group, significant amount of sensitive data is in use by enterprises in the cloud.

Shoppers Willing To Punish Hacked Retailers, Survey

Shoppers Willing To Punish Hacked Retailers, Survey

Dezember 20, 2016

A survey commissioned by Thales e-Security found that 20 percent of shoppers would simply stop shopping at any retailer that reported a breach. Peter Galvin, VP of strategy at Thales e-Security, said that while the company cannot compare this year's figure with 2015, he personally thought the number of people who would stop frequenting a breached retailer.

Comparing The Leading Public Cloud Service Providers

Comparing The Leading Public Cloud Service Providers

Dezember 19, 2016

Google Cloud Storage provides encryption by default and enables customers to use their own encryption keys. Amazon does this, too, but it uses private data security company Vormetric Inc. to assist with key management. This gives Amazon impunity when it comes to the customer's encryption key, leaving the customer completely out of the process. Microsoft provides BitLocker for full disk encryption of data and uses a service called StorSimple to provide encryption for hybrid cloud implementations.

20% of consumers would stop shopping data-breached store

20% of consumers would stop shopping data-breached store

Dezember 19, 2016

In a recent survey of U.S. consumers' holiday shopping behavior, one in five customers would stop shopping at a store where they knew a system had been hacked. Also, 55% would change their purchasing behavior, switching to cash instead of credit, debit or mobile, according to research conducted by cybersecurity and data protection leader Thales.

The Brighter Side Of Digital Payment Cyber Security Risks

The Brighter Side Of Digital Payment Cyber Security Risks

Dezember 14, 2016

Digital payments face cyber security risks that, according to research, may have an impact on consumer's use of the technology. For channel partners, however, it seems publicized breaches can help the cyber security market, which, interestingly enough, may not be where some early adopters may have expected it to be by now. According to research critical information systems cyber security vendor Thales e-Security released in October, 88 percent of the over 1,000 U.S. adults (60 percent of which use a digital payment service) surveyed said they would stop using digital payments if they became victim of criminal activities via a data breach. The biggest deterrent from the technology was seeing money stolen from their bank account (70 percent).

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers

Dezember 13, 2016

A recent press release states, “Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, today announced the release of new capabilities for its leading Vormetric Data Security Platform. These advances extend data-at-rest security capabilities with deeply integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and re-key data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption.”

Safety Apps for Teens

Safety Apps for Teens

Dezember 11, 2016

TeenSafe employs industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer and Vormetric data encryption to secure the child’s data until delivered to the parent. Neither TeenSafe employees nor outside parties can access the data. The product doesn’t alter a phone in any way or violate its warranty.

Thales Unveils Container Encryption Tools To Boost Security, Reduce Downtime

Thales Unveils Container Encryption Tools To Boost Security, Reduce Downtime

Dezember 11, 2016

To date, most container security efforts have focused on the isolation of individual containers from one another and through other access control approaches. Now, one data security firm is proposing an entirely new approach. Thales e-Security Inc. recently added an encryption scheme to its Vormetric Data Security Platform that extends data-at-rest security to Docker’s encryption and its access controls. Thales’ new encryption package is designed to achieve three things.

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Docker Containers

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Docker Containers

Dezember 9, 2016

Thales, a provider of cybersecurity and data security solutions, has added new capabilities for its Vormetric Data Security Platform. The new capabilities extend data-at-rest security with integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and rekey data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption.

5 Channel Partner Updates

5 Channel Partner Updates

Dezember 9, 2016

Thales’ Vormetric Data Security Platform now supports Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and rekey data without having to take applications offline, and more. It’s the latest sign that partners can potentially wrap managed security services around Docker for customers.

Container Encryption Targets Security, Downtime

Container Encryption Targets Security, Downtime

Dezember 9, 2016

Securing the contents of application containers based on Docker and other platforms has relied heavily on isolating individual containers from one another along with other access control approaches. Now, a data security vendor is proposing an encryption scheme that, for example, extends "data-at-rest" security capabilities to Docker encryption and those access controls.

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers, Simplified Deployment and Zero Downtime

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers, Simplified Deployment and Zero Downtime

Dezember 8, 2016

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, today announced the release of new capabilities for its leading Vormetric Data Security Platform. These advances extend data-at-rest security capabilities with deeply integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and re-key data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption.

Did Trump Run the Best PR Campaign of 2016?

Dezember 8, 2016

“Trump has taught us that hyperbole and controversy will continue to drive PR practices into 2017,” added Peter Galvin, vice president, global strategy & marketing, of Thales e-Security. “Ongoing accessibility and outlandish statements are cannon fodder for today’s news media. Even mainstream publications want click bait.”

The CyberWire Daily Brief

The CyberWire Daily Brief

Dezember 8, 2016

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers, Simplified Deployment and Zero Downtime (PRNewswire) Vormetric Data Security Platform expansion includes patented, non-disruptive encryption deployment and advanced Docker encryption.

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers

Thales Releases Advanced Encryption Solutions for Secure Docker Containers

Dezember 8, 2016

Thales announced the release of new capabilities for its leading Vormetric Data Security Platform, extending data-at-rest security capabilities with deeply integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and re-key data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption.

Wayne Lewandowski: Vormetric Explores Data Transformation, Cloud After Acquisition

Wayne Lewandowski: Vormetric Explores Data Transformation, Cloud After Acquisition

Dezember 8, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, has said data transformation and cloud are two areas that the data protection technology provider is exploring following its acquisition by Thales Group. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Wednesday that Thales, in turn, is looking into the applications of enterprise-wide data security in the U.S. public sector market.

Wayne Lewandowski on Vormetric’s Integration Into Thales, Bookings Growth & Data Encryption Trends at Agencies

Wayne Lewandowski on Vormetric’s Integration Into Thales, Bookings Growth & Data Encryption Trends at Agencies

Dezember 7, 2016

Defense and industrial conglomerate Thales Group completed its estimated $424 million acquisition of data security technology maker Vormetric in March to add new product and service offerings into the Thales e-Security business portfolio. Based in Silicon Valley, Vormetric designed its platform to help enterprises and public sector agencies defend their information and applications in either physical or cloud computing environments.

Trend-Setting Products for 2017

Trend-Setting Products for 2017

Dezember 7, 2016

Vormetric Transparent Encryption—enables data-at-rest encryption, privileged user access control, and the collection of security intelligence logs without reengineering applications, databases, or infrastructure.

The Top 10 Blockchain Takeaways From Europe's Trustech Conference

The Top 10 Blockchain Takeaways From Europe's Trustech Conference

Dezember 5, 2016

In one panel, John Geater, chief technology officer of Plantation, Florida-based Thales e-Security, an enterprise data protection company, made the point that the difficulty of putting a mistake in the ledger for identities is that it’s not like recording $100 too much in one ledger entry and then later entering a $100 subtraction.

Cyber Security Budgets Continue Growing, Survey Finds

Cyber Security Budgets Continue Growing, Survey Finds

November 30, 2016

In view of these variety of threats, companies can expect to take on a similar spread of protection mechanisms, as outlined by the Vormetric Global Insider Threat Report. The top mechanism should be to secure the network itself. A good 51% of respondents pointed out its use in the future. Endpoint and mobile device protection (50%), data in motion defense (47%), data at rest defense (47%) and Analysis and correlation tools (46%) will emerge as the other prominent tools.

How One F1 Team Uses Cybersecurity To Keep The Crown Jewels Under Lock And Key

How One F1 Team Uses Cybersecurity To Keep The Crown Jewels Under Lock And Key

November 23, 2016

Obviously every team wants to make the best use of its own data. What each team doesn't want is for that data to leak to any of its rivals, something that is not unheard of in the sport. (McLaren was found guilty of possessing stolen Ferrari IP in 2007, and allegations have been made about similarities between Ferrari's 2003 and Toyota's 2004 F1 cars.) A number of companies—including Symantec and Thales—have been working with Williams to safeguard its crown jewels.

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Cloud Encryption Gateway to Drive Gov’t Cloud Adoption

Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Cloud Encryption Gateway to Drive Gov’t Cloud Adoption

November 21, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, believes the combined functionalities of public and private clouds in cloud encryption gateways will work to help government agencies address security concerns regarding the use of third-party cloud service providers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

Corporate Security and the Privileged Users Conundrum

Corporate Security and the Privileged Users Conundrum

November 16, 2016

Research from Vormetric has found that 55 percent of respondents see privileged users as the greatest risk to the organization, and 89 percent believe their organizations are at risk from users with high levels of access rights to sensitive information.

SC Awards Finalists 2017

SC Awards Finalists 2017

November 15, 2016

Best Database Security Solution: Protecting its critical information is the number one priority for many organizations. FINALISTS: HexaTier for Unified Database Security and Compliance Solution, Imperva for SecureSphere, Netwrix Corporation for Netwrix Auditor, Protegrity for Database Protector and Vormetric for Data Security Platform.

Wayne Lewandowski: Cloud Encryption Gateways Can Help Agencies Address Cloud Security Issues

Wayne Lewandowski: Cloud Encryption Gateways Can Help Agencies Address Cloud Security Issues

November 15, 2016

Wayne Lewandowski, area vice president of Vormetric‘s federal business, said that cloud encryption gateways can help address security concerns on the delivery of data to third-party cloud service providers. Lewandowksi wrote in a post published Monday on the GCN website that cloud encryption gateways can help government agencies boost deployment and utilize the scalability and capacity that cloud technology offers.

 SC Awards Finalists 2017 Round Five

SC Awards Finalists 2017 Round Five

November 14, 2016

Best Database Security Solution: Protecting its critical information is the number one priority for many organizations. FINALISTS: HexaTier for Unified Database Security and Compliance Solution, Imperva for SecureSphere, Netwrix Corporation for Netwrix Auditor, Protegrity for Database Protector and Vormetric for Data Security Platform.

Finding FedRAMP’s Missing Piece

Finding FedRAMP’s Missing Piece

November 14, 2016

Earlier this year, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, better known as FedRAMP, underwent some restructuring. One effort was aimed at speeding up the accreditation process for cloud service providers. Called FedRAMP Accelerated, this fast lane to cloud accreditation was a direct response to both agency buyers and CSPs that wanted a shorter and more streamlined process for approval.

The Risks and Costs of Cyber Security in Business Today

The Risks and Costs of Cyber Security in Business Today

November 13, 2016

But if companies and enterprises want to invest more in cybersecurity, where should they be directing their resources? The Vormetric Global Insider Threat Report indicates that these five areas are where organizations are spending or plan to spend their money.

Microsoft Azure in the Coming Years

Microsoft Azure in the Coming Years

November 11, 2016

Understand that your employees, partners and customers are changing the way software is purchased and consumed. Public and private cloud marketplaces bring conveniences and flexibility. Do not ignore the trends. Invest in research and user groups to understand the delicate balances between business flexibility and risk.

Digital Era Drives Mind Shift for Financial Security Leaders

Digital Era Drives Mind Shift for Financial Security Leaders

November 1, 2016

The financial services industry experienced more than 1,300 breach incidents in 2015, according to Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report. That's the most of any market, apart from the public sector and the entertainment industry. Also, in the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report - Financial Services Edition, 90 percent of financial services IT executives surveyed said that they felt vulnerable to data threats - and 44 percent had already experienced a data breach.

Apple Pay's tenuous role in a cashless society

Apple Pay's tenuous role in a cashless society

Oktober 21, 2016

A recent survey from Thales revealed that 88 percent of respondents said they would discontinue using digital payments if they personally fell victim to cybercriminal activities due to a data breach.

Most would stop using digital payments if breached

Most would stop using digital payments if breached

Oktober 20, 2016

"It's easy to see why mobile payments continue to grow in popularity - they are fast and convenient," said Jose Diaz, director of payment strategy at Thales e-Security.

Survey: PKI apps growing, best practices need improvement

Survey: PKI apps growing, best practices need improvement

Oktober 20, 2016

Enterprises are using PKI for more applications with cloud computing and Internet of Things driving use of the technology, according to the PKI Global Trends Study from Thales and the Ponemon Institute.

America's digital payment loyalties tenuous: study

America's digital payment loyalties tenuous: study

Oktober 19, 2016

Security concerns must be addressed if the industry is to maximize its potential, Thales payment strategy director Jose Diaz said. "The mobile payments industry needs to take note that their future success is based on trust, and that trust can easily fail if they do not provide the strong protection of their infrastructure, transactions and data that customers expect."

Report: 240,000 healthcare records were breached last month

Report: 240,000 healthcare records were breached last month

Oktober 19, 2016

Ninety-two percent of healthcare IT decision-makers reported that their organizations were either "somewhat or more vulnerable" to insider threats and another 49 percent felt "very or extremely vulnerable," according to a 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report.

Organizations Need To Future-Proof Their PKI Driven By Cloud Adoption And IoT

Organizations Need To Future-Proof Their PKI Driven By Cloud Adoption And IoT

Oktober 17, 2016

The biggest PKI challenge for organizations is the inability of existing infrastructure to support new applications, according to the results of the 2016 PKI Global Trends Study sponsored by critical information systems, cyber security, and data protection provider Thales.

Cloud IT Week in Review: SmartFile, IoT, Market Growth

Cloud IT Week in Review: SmartFile, IoT, Market Growth

Oktober 15, 2016

Many companies are eager to get started, but the new Thales' "2016 PKI Global Trends Study" suggests that, before bringing in cloud and IoT systems, public key infrastructure (PKI) systems need to be enhanced. You can find insights from this report HERE.

Crypto Is A Mess Inside Enterprises

Crypto Is A Mess Inside Enterprises

Oktober 14, 2016

"These PKI systems just were not designed to bear the loads they are now bearing," explained John Grimm, senior director of security strategy at Thales e-Security, which sponsored the research.

Enterprises Move to Public Key Infrastructures

Enterprises Move to Public Key Infrastructures

Oktober 12, 2016

There is an increased reliance on public key infrastructures in today's enterprise environment, driven largely by the growing use of cloud-based services and applications and the internet of things, according to a report from the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales.

Want to Step Up Cloud and IoT Adoption? Bolster PKI First

Want to Step Up Cloud and IoT Adoption? Bolster PKI First

Oktober 11, 2016

The word came from Thales' "2016 PKI Global Trends Study," which examined the opinions and stances of over 5,000 business and IT managers operating in 11 different countries worldwide, from Japan to India to Mexico. This particular study was especially noteworthy as it brought in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, marking the first time the Middle East was represented in this study.

Encryption's role in Burr's reelection

Encryption's role in Burr's reelection

Oktober 11, 2016

A Thales/Ponemon Institute study found that 62 percent of businesses consider cloud-based services the top trend driving the deployment of applications relying on public key infrastructure. PKIs are also on the rise in support of more applications, according to the report, out today.

Enterprises increase reliance on public key infrastructures

Enterprises increase reliance on public key infrastructures

Oktober 11, 2016

A new report released by data protection company Thales and the Ponemon Institute shows that the use of cloud services and the IoT has led to greater dependence on public key infrastructures (PKIs) in today's businesses.

Cloud Security Alliance Issues IoT Security Guide

Cloud Security Alliance Issues IoT Security Guide

Oktober 11, 2016

"We're in this huge rush to connect right now," said John Grimm, from Thales e-Security, an encryption vendor. "There are going to be consequences, especially when so many of these devices are built without any thought for security."

Vormetric Reveals New Security and Analytics Platform

Vormetric Reveals New Security and Analytics Platform

Oktober 6, 2016

Vormetric, a Thales company, is releasing a new platform called Thales Orchestrator, to help reduce the cost of protecting data at rest across organizations.

8 challenges that keep financial services CTOs and CIOs up at night

8 challenges that keep financial services CTOs and CIOs up at night

Oktober 6, 2016

According to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report -- Financial Services Edition, 90 percent of financial services IT executives surveyed said that they felt vulnerable to data threats - and 44 percent had already experienced a data breach.

Speaking Opportunities at @WebRTCSummit | #RTC #IoT #WebRTC #UCaaS

Speaking Opportunities at @WebRTCSummit | #RTC #IoT #WebRTC #UCaaS

Oktober 1, 2016

In 2014 roughly 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated in the world's largest 2nd wave Cloud and 'Internet of Things' event. Conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading Cloud and 'Internet of Things' technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including: Vormetric (bronze).

Speaking Opportunities at @WebRTCSummit | #RTC #IoT #WebRTC #UCaaS

Speaking Opportunities at @WebRTCSummit | #RTC #IoT #WebRTC #UCaaS

Oktober 1, 2016

In 2014 roughly 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated in the world's largest 2nd wave Cloud and 'Internet of Things' event. Conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading Cloud and 'Internet of Things' technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including: Vormetric (bronze).

What Does the Yahoo Breach Mean for Data Security?

What Does the Yahoo Breach Mean for Data Security?

September 26, 2016

As the details of the Yahoo data breach have come to light, the hack itself seems eerily similar to other such cyber-attacks...Knowing that their data may have been exposed on the dark web, millions of Yahoo users now have to take steps to protect themselves. "Once this data falls into the hands of these would-be criminals, users may worryingly find themselves as the victims of identity fraud or threats of ransom," said Peter Galvin, VP of Strategy at Thales e-Security.

"Above the Trend Line" - Your Industry Rumor Central for

"Above the Trend Line" - Your Industry Rumor Central for

September 26, 2016

Vormetric, a Thales company, and a leader in enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data, and cloud environments, announced Thales Orchestrator. Thales Orchestrator reduces the costs of protecting data-at-rest across organizations, enabling enterprises and cloud service providers to easily scale their use of encryption within their data center, public, private and hybrid cloud environments with orchestration for the Vormetric Data Security platform of products.

Vormetric Launches Thales Orchestration Tool to Manage Encryption

Vormetric Launches Thales Orchestration Tool to Manage Encryption

September 23, 2016

Thales' Vormetric company has unveiled a tool that works to provide security orchestration for the Vormetric Data Security Platform of products with encryption across data centers and cloud environments. Vormetric said Thursday the Thales Orchestrator is comprised of a patented system that helps deploy encryption and rotate encryption keys without taking applications offline as well as a cloud-based service to manage Salesforce Platform Encryption key life cycles.

Global Cloud Security Market 2016- Vormetric, Voltage Security, VeraCode, Symantec, SyferLock.

Global Cloud Security Market 2016- Vormetric, Voltage Security, VeraCode, Symantec, SyferLock.

September 19, 2016

Market.Biz has recently launched new Market Research Report on "Cloud Security Market" is an in-depth and professional survey on Cloud Security Market. The research study Global Cloud Security Industry offers strategic assessment of the Global Cloud Security market. The industry report focuses on the growth opportunities, which will help the Global Cloud Security industry to expand operations in the existing markets.

Protecting Enterprise Data With User and Entity Behavior

Protecting Enterprise Data With User and Entity Behavior Analytics

September 12, 2016

"Cyber" is defined as the all-inclusive space where connected devices and data reside. It is the whole Internet, IoT, vast corporate and private connected networks, data stores and complex IT systems...The 2015 Vormetric Incident Threat Report states that 89 percent of global respondents feel more at risk from insider threats than ever before. Still, Vormetric reports that 40 percent of respondents have no formal insider threat program in place.

Selecting the Right Encryption Solution in the Big Breach

Selecting the Right Encryption Solution in the Big Breach Era

September 9, 2016

When it comes to data protection, there seems to be an endless array of products and solutions. After all, the Identify Theft Research Center reports almost 400 breaches have occurred in 2016 alone, making data breach protection big business. However, one tried and true data security solution has seen tremendous growth, particularly in the cloud - encryption.

Interview: Ravi Mayuram, SVP Products & Engineering at Couchbase

Interview: Ravi Mayuram, SVP Products & Engineering at Couchbase

September 1, 2016

[At Couchbase,] we’ve also partnered with industry leading technology providers like Centrify, Gemalto, and Vormetric to provide application, user and field authentication and access control, data masking, and encryption.

The Future Of Insider Threats

The Future Of Insider Threats

August 30, 2016

A 2015 survey by Vormetric Data Security, indicates that companies’ leading technical security increases in 2016 would be network defenses (52%), endpoint and mobile device protection (50%), data defenses (47%), and analysis and correlation tools (46%).

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

August 25, 2016

In that same article, MSPmentor quoted 451 research analyst Liam Eagle who has been following Vormetric, a developer of encryption technology used by some of the biggest companies in the world. “Two years after launching its cloud partner program,” Liam wrote in a note in January, “Vormetric says it has become the fastest-growing source of revenue at the company, and now represents a broad set of service provider partners, including some of the largest in the managed infrastructure space.”

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

August 24, 2016

In that same article, MSPmentor quoted 451 research analyst Liam Eagle who has been following Vormetric, a developer of encryption technology used by some of the biggest companies in the world. “Two years after launching its cloud partner program,” Liam wrote in a note in January, “Vormetric says it has become the fastest-growing source of revenue at the company, and now represents a broad set of service provider partners, including some of the largest in the managed infrastructure space.”

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

August 24, 2016

In that same article, MSPmentor quoted 451 research analyst Liam Eagle who has been following Vormetric, a developer of encryption technology used by some of the biggest companies in the world. “Two years after launching its cloud partner program,” Liam wrote in a note in January, “Vormetric says it has become the fastest-growing source of revenue at the company, and now represents a broad set of service provider partners, including some of the largest in the managed infrastructure space.”

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

Special Report: The SaaS Effect

August 24, 2016

In that same article, MSPmentor quoted 451 research analyst Liam Eagle who has been following Vormetric, a developer of encryption technology used by some of the biggest companies in the world. “Two years after launching its cloud partner program,” Liam wrote in a note in January, “Vormetric says it has become the fastest-growing source of revenue at the company, and now represents a broad set of service provider partners, including some of the largest in the managed infrastructure space.”

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

August 24, 2016

As devices become more connected thanks to the IoT, security and privacy have become the primary concern among consumers and businesses. In fact, the protection of sensitive data ranked as the top concern (at 36% of those polled) among enterprises, according to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

August 24, 2016

As devices become more connected thanks to the IoT, security and privacy have become the primary concern among consumers and businesses. In fact, the protection of sensitive data ranked as the top concern (at 36% of those polled) among enterprises, according to the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report.

61% of Americans Fear Their Home Security Cameras Will Be Hacked

61% of Americans Fear Their Home Security Cameras Will Be Hacked

August 16, 2016

Both home security cameras and cars were listed as the top fears in a survey conducted by Vormetric and Wakefield Research. The survey found 61% of respondents were concerned with the two Internet-connected devices.

Consumers Embrace IoT but Harbor Security Worries

Consumers Embrace IoT but Harbor Security Worries

August 15, 2016

Although still considered an emerging area, internet of things is steadily becoming more popular as a technology, according to a Vormetric survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers. Almost half of the respondents polled are using internet-connected devices, with millennials (56 percent) outnumbering boomers (46 percent).

Editor's Voice: The Week's Channel Chatter - 12 August 2016

Editor's Voice: The Week's Channel Chatter - 12 August 2016

August 12, 2016

Monday's Vendor Q&A with Vormetric's VP of worldwide channel operations, Mike Coffield, saw the channel chief tell us that one of the biggest challenges partners face today is finding the 'right' solution for their customer base. With so many vendors to choose from, getting it right can be tough for channel players.

Channelnomics' Top Five Stories Of The Week - 12 August 2016

Channelnomics' Top Five Stories Of The Week - 12 August 2016

August 12, 2016

Last on our list is Channelnomics' weekly Vendor Q&A Series. This time around, Mike Coffield, VP of worldwide channel operations at Vormetric, got in the hot seat. The exec detailed how the enterprise data protection vendor's channel works, the importance of having an executive-level sponsor, the continuation of customers' mix and match approach to security solutions and much more.

Vendor Q&A Series: Mike Coffield, Vormetric

Vendor Q&A Series: Mike Coffield, Vormetric

August 8, 2016

The latest channel exec to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is Vormetric's VP of worldwide channel operations. The Vormetric partner ecosystem is a network of value-added resellers, value-added distributors, cloud and managed serviced providers, OEM partners and technology companies.

 Report: US Financial Services Sector Facing 'Significant Security Vulnerabilities'

Report: US Financial Services Sector Facing 'Significant Security Vulnerabilities'

August 3, 2016

The report comes at a time of heightened cybersecurity concerns at financial institutions worldwide. 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.

4 Signs of Cloud Security Hacks—and How Safe Networks Respond

4 Signs of Cloud Security Hacks—and How Safe Networks Respond

August 3, 2016

Senior security executives in the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report see privileged users and their extended network access as the biggest threat to sensitive data. National-security leaker Edward Snowden serves as a reminder of the threat posed by internal hackers.

HR Heads to the Front Line as Cybercrime Combatants

HR Heads to the Front Line as Cybercrime Combatants

August 3, 2016

In a recent worldwide survey of 1,100 senior IT security executives by Vormetric, 85 percent revealed they keep sensitive data in the cloud and 70 percent admitted they are very concerned about the security of the data in this environment.

Americans are worried about the security of connected devices

Americans are worried about the security of connected devices

Juli 29, 2016

As more and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, so their susceptibility to hacking increases too. New research from enterprise data protection company Vormetric in conjunction with Wakefield Research shows that this is a concern for many people.

On whether to worry about the nominees’ intelligence briefings

On whether to worry about the nominees’ intelligence briefings

Juli 29, 2016

People are most worried about cars and home security cameras being hacked, among Internet of Things choices, according to a survey out Thursday from Vormetric.

61 percent of Americans fear having their cars or home security cameras hacked

61 percent of Americans fear having their cars or home security cameras hacked

Juli 28, 2016

As more and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, so their susceptibility to hacking increases too. New research from enterprise data protection company Vormetric in conjunction with Wakefield Research shows that this is a concern for many people. Most feared is the hacking of cars and home security cameras, both cited by 61 percent. In addition 52 percent thought a virtual personal assistant such as Amazon Echo would be vulnerable to hacking, and 45 percent were concerned about the potential to hack smartwatches.

Fear of hacking: Internet-connected cars and home security video top survey

Fear of hacking: Internet-connected cars and home security video top survey

Juli 28, 2016

What internet-connected device do most people fear getting hacked? The majority of respondents to a just released survey from Vormetric answered: Their car and home security camera. In the survey that gauged Americans' use of internet-connected devices – the so-called Internet of Things, or IoT – above all else, 61 percent said they fear intrusions into their car's integrated Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technology, or their home security camera or video doorbell.

Products that Are Good for the Channel – Week of July 18, 2016

Products that Are Good for the Channel – Week of July 18, 2016

Juli 22, 2016

Data protection provider Vormetric is participating in a new pilot program to offer Key Management-as-a-Service for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption. The partnership allows admins to meet compliance requirements for Salesforce by storing, managing and maintaining tenant secrets used to derive encryption keys within a secure Vormetric-hosted environment.

Plantation-based Thales e-Security adding jobs

Plantation-based Thales e-Security adding jobs

Juli 19, 2016

Provin said the growth doesn't even include Thales e-Security's acquisition earlier this year of Vormetric, a data protection company based in San Jose that will further add to the work force, she said. Thales e-Security also has operations in San Jose.

Vormetric Works with Salesforce on Key Management Program for Enriched Security

Vormetric Works with Salesforce on Key Management Program for Enriched Security

Juli 14, 2016

Vormetric, a provider of data security solutions spanning physical, virtual and cloud environments, is partnering with Salesforce on a pilot program to offer Key Management-as-a-Service (KMaaS) for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption.

Vormetric Pilots Key Management as-a-Service for Salesforce

Vormetric Pilots Key Management as-a-Service for Salesforce

Juli 12, 2016

Vormetric is participating in a pilot program to offer key management-as-a-service (KMaaS) for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption.

FARNBOROUGH: Thales to expand IFE business in Florida

FARNBOROUGH: Thales to expand IFE business in Florida

Juli 12, 2016

Earlier this year, Thales' cyber-security business, also based in Florida, acquired California-based data encryption company Vormetric Solutions.

SWIFT makes big cybersecurity push following criticism over record-breaking cyber heist

SWIFT makes big cybersecurity push following criticism over record-breaking cyber heist

Juli 12, 2016

Given growing cybersecurity concerns in the finance industry globally (a May survey from Vormetric found 90% of IT security pros in financial services feel vulnerable to a data breach), SWIFT is making a large and visible cybersecurity improvement effort, including both internal efforts and external assistance from other companies.

Salesforce Enhances Shield Security With BYOK for Regulated Industries

Salesforce Enhances Shield Security With BYOK for Regulated Industries

Juli 12, 2016

One of the partners working with Salesforce on the new offering is enterprise data protection company Vormetric. The company is testing what it calls Key Management-as-a-Service (KMaaS) for Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption that it says will enable companies to natively encrypt data at rest across their Salesforce apps.

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce.com is stepping up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services…Salesforce has also partnered with key-brokering companies including Vormetric and Skyhigh as another administration option.

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce.com is stepping up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services…Salesforce has also partnered with key-brokering companies including Vormetric and Skyhigh as another administration option.

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce.com is stepping up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services…Salesforce has also partnered with key-brokering companies including Vormetric and Skyhigh as another administration option.

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce.com is stepping up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services…Salesforce has also partnered with key-brokering companies including Vormetric and Skyhigh as another administration option.

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce.com is stepping up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield cloud services…Salesforce has also partnered with key-brokering companies including Vormetric and Skyhigh as another administration option.

Salesforce Adds 'Bring Your Own Key' to Its Platform Encryption Service

Salesforce Adds 'Bring Your Own Key' to Its Platform Encryption Service

Juli 12, 2016

Salesforce has also partnered with two key brokering companies, Vormetric and ​Skyhigh Networks, for companies that want to outsource the administration and governance efforts.

The Doyle Report: HR Tech Provider Jazz Joins List of SaaS Companies to Launch Partner Program

The Doyle Report: HR Tech Provider Jazz Joins List of SaaS Companies to Launch Partner Program

Juli 6, 2016

In January, for example, 451 Research analyst Liam Eagle noted in a report that, “Two years after launching its cloud partner program, Vormetric says it has become the fastest-growing source of revenue at the company, and now represents a broad set of service provider partners, including some of the largest in the managed infrastructure space.”

Vormetric Integrates Security Tech With FireEye as Part of Cyber Coalition

Vormetric Integrates Security Tech With FireEye as Part of Cyber Coalition

Juni 29, 2016

Vormetric has integrated its Data Security Platform for security intelligence with the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform to detect and monitor cyber attack threats. The technology integration is part of Vormetric’s support for the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition, Vormetric said Tuesday.

Threat Intel Watch: Vormetric Joins FireEye Coalition

Threat Intel Watch: Vormetric Joins FireEye Coalition

Juni 29, 2016

Information-sharing is a widely recognized key to helping stave off the cyber-scourge that's cresting out there—but it doesn't always happen in practice. Striking one for the good, Vormetric has joined the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition. Vormetric has integrated detailed security intelligence information on file-level access to sensitive data with the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform (TAP).

As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?

As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?

Juni 27, 2016

And while defense contractors have a checkered history in security, they recently have gotten hot for the sector including Raytheon (via Websense/Forcepoint), Thales (acquired Vormetric for $400 million) and BAE Systems (acquired SilverSky for $233 million) to build up their security offerings.

Survey Roundup: Technology Issues Hamper Compliance

Survey Roundup: Technology Issues Hamper Compliance

Juni 24, 2016

Integrity-Sensitive: A survey of 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises worldwide by data protection firm Vormetric found 55% said protecting reputation and brand integrity is the top reason for securing sensitive information.

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.

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.

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%).

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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. federal government organizations.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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