Tag: Cybersecurity

‘We did send these to our teammates and partners who have been helping customers through this situation,’ according to a CrowdStrike spokesperson. CrowdStrike has confirmed to CRN that it sent partners Uber gift cards that stopped working – a gesture of appreciation mocked online as the cybersecurity vendor and solution providers deal with the fallout…

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Unless there’s a concerted effort by a lot more tech industry vendors than just CrowdStrike, it’s unlikely to be the last incident of this kind. Within the software industry, it has long been a cliche´ to point out the inevitability of bugs. As the thinking goes, the world of software is insanely complex, and the…

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The email security vendor will add 175 employees with the acquisition of 23-year-old Code42, the company says. Email security vendor Mimecast will add 175 employees with the acquisition of longtime cybersecurity vendor Code42, the company announced Wednesday. Mimecast did not disclose the terms of the acquisition. Joe Payne (pictured), Code42’s president and CEO since 2015,…

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If customers opt to forgo automatic security updates going forward to ensure greater testing, the ‘whole IT environment is exposed’ during that testing period, a CrowdStrike partner tells CRN. The massively disruptive CrowdStrike-Microsoft outage will undoubtedly lead more customers to forgo automatic updates to reduce the chances of a similar event occurring again. But this…

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The HashiCorp acquisition, GenAI and Red Hat taking on VMware are likely to come up. Updates on the HashiCorp acquisition. Details on IBM’s approach to the artificial intelligence gold rush. And IBM subsidiary Red Hat taking on VMware and legacy virtualization vendors. These are just some of the topics analysts will likely bring up Wednesday…

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A bug in CrowdStrike’s content approval system ‘passed validation despite containing problematic content data,’ leading to the outage that caused global disruptions. A bug in CrowdStrike’s validation process for security configuration updates resulted in the Microsoft Windows outage that led to global disruptions starting Friday, the company said Wednesday. The widely felt snafu involved what…

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VC investor Nadav Zafrir will replace Gil Shwed as Check Point CEO in December. Check Point Software Technologies said Wednesday that venture capitalist Nadav Zafrir will replace Gil Shwed as CEO of the cybersecurity vendor in December, in a major transition following Shwed’s three decades at the helm of the company. Shwed played a chief…

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Many questions remain about the ultimate cause of the outage and the impact it will have on CrowdStrike going forward. While progress continued to be made on the recovery from the CrowdStrike-caused global IT outage Tuesday, many questions remain. The cybersecurity giant’s defective configuration update led to the “blue screen of death” for Microsoft Windows…

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‘It reinforced that [Desktop-as-a-Service] technology has its benefits to quickly recover from situations like this,’ says Nerdio co-founder and CEO Vadim Vladimirskiy. The recent faulty CrowdStrike update that downed about 8.5 million Microsoft Windows machines helped show the power of virtualization when it comes to recovering from cybersecurity incidents and outages, said Nerdio co-founder and…

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The company has a rare opportunity ahead: To become the next cybersecurity giant. Yes, $23 billion is a lot of money to turn down. But in spurning Google’s acquisition offer, I believe Wiz is positioning itself for something even bigger—and even rarer to achieve—in the cybersecurity industry. Given the stunning growth of the cloud security…

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