NIBS (credit image/Pixabay/ Ryan McGuire)Cybersecurity vendors are recovering from RSA and building up to Infosecurity in London and Black Hat, USA. The focus on those two big conferences means that most news has been on new products, appointments and changes to partner programmes.

One of those new appointments is Ian Gallagher, who has been made regional sales director for LiveAction across Northern Europe. His appointment came at the same time as Guntram Alffen, Regional Sales Director for Central Europe, and Sebastien Texier, Regional Sales Director for France

Qualys CTO Dilip Bachwani talked with Enterprise Times about the cloud, product evolution and how Qualys uses AI. Unlike other vendors who seem to be shamelessly promoting AI as “the” solution for many issues, Bachwani was more circumspect, even pointing out where it wasn’t a good fit.


Egress and Smarttech247 have signed a strategic partnership to improve cybersecurity defences for organisations. Smarttech247 is adding Egress’ Intelligent Email Security suite to its security solutions for its customers. It will allow them to benefit from Egress’ unique adaptive security architecture.

Dan Hoy, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Egress, comments, “We are delighted to formally partner with Smarttech247 – we share the common vision of making cybersecurity transparent and manageable for our customers. Through this partnership, we’re excited to offer our cutting-edge email security to Smarttech247 customers for advanced inbound and outbound threats.”


California-based Zero Motorcycles has selected Eseye’s multi-IMSI AnyNet+ eSIMs for its ‘smart’ connected motorcycle, the SR/F. The SR/F uses the Helios system created by t42. It combines GPS technology and cellular GSM technology to monitor and protect the bikes. It also enables two-way communication between the bike, driver and Zero Motorcycles.

That two-way communication provides real-time data on location, speed, power consumption and battery status. It also delivers safety alerts. Using Eseye SIMs, the Zero Motorcycles have access to over 700 networks in over 190 countries. Eseye claims this results in greater than 99.5% connectivity uptime.

Maxim Perry, Account Manager at t42 for Zero Motorcycles, said, “Eseye has the edge with its connectivity offering, that enables it to scale outside of the US and it was the first provider to offer roaming over Verizon, as well as AT&T and T-Mobile. The most important aspect for Zero Motorcycles is that connectivity just works – and it does thanks to Eseye’s 99.5% connectivity uptime which supports the SR/F’s mission-critical features.”


An Indian national, Chirag Tomar, 30, pled guilty to federal charges of stealing more than $37 million through a spoofing scheme of the Coinbase website. Tomar and his co-conspirators engaged in a scheme to steal millions in cryptocurrency from hundreds of victims located worldwide and in the United States.

The fraud relied on them “spoofing” the Coinbase website by using a similar fake URL, CoinbasePro.Com. Unsuspecting users were fooled because the fraudulent website was crafted to mimic the authentic website. It captured the victims’ credentials through an authentication process that looked like the original one.

According to court documents, Tomar used the victims’ funds to pay for his lavish lifestyle, including purchasing a Rolex and other expensive watches, luxury vehicles like Lamborghinis and Porsches, and trips to Dubai, Thailand, and elsewhere.

Tomar pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not been set.


Forescout Technologies Inc. has announced new tiered support offerings to accelerate customer results. The three new levels are Premium, Gold, and Diamond. Each brings different levels of support from software upgrades all the way to maturity assessments and operational runbooks.

Ellen Sundra, Chief Customer Officer, Forescout., said, “Our new support offerings ensure that all customers have access to our technical experts’ depth of knowledge and experience to realize value from our platform as quickly as possible. Our certified engineers and architects are the best in the industry, and we’re making sure every customer can fully benefit from their product knowledge and experience with industry best practices.”


At its latest user conference in Turkey, ManageEngine announced that the country is now its third-largest market in Europe. It hosted over 800 customers and partners from the region in Istanbul. The company also announced growth in Turkey was 25% year-on-year for both revenue and customers. At the heart of this growth was ManageEngine’s primary partner, Vitel.

Rajesh Ganesan, president at ManageEngine, said, “Despite recent economic hardships, Türkiye has always led on technology adoption in the region. Businesses are seeking operational excellence to better serve their digital-first customers while not dropping their guard on security and compliance requirements.

“This User Conference is part of our commitment to increasing our presence and investment in the region, which is well-poised to leverage our technology management platform.”


Qualys has combined its Enterprise TruRisk Platform, EASM and patch management into a single FedRAMP platform. Its goal is accelerating support for zero-trust strategies through automation and risk management.

One of the goals is to help federal agencies meet Executive Order 14028. It requires that all agencies show progress toward zero-trust implementation. To help agencies, the OMB released FY24 FISMA Guidance (M-24-04) to focus on the visibility and security of the entire attack surface.

Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys, said, “The administration’s push for modernization with zero-trust principles shifts the focus from compliance to visibility of cyber assets and risk management.

“Qualys is committed to helping the public sector as it works to ensure a more secure environment through enhancing and operationalizing the capabilities of our Enterprise TruRisk Platform. This includes fast tracking the federal zero-trust journey by leveraging Qualys solutions to identify and secure high-value assets and automating risk management.”

Security news from the week beginning 13 May 2024


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