The Centripetal Blog

Retail’s Cyber Security Challenges During the Holiday Season

November 25, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Retail is one of the most vulnerable and targeted industries when it comes to cyber attacks, with half of U.S. retailers experiencing a data breach in 2019, up 19% from the year before. Marking the start of the busy holiday shopping period, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the most import...
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Centripetal Proactively Blocks Potential Exploit Attempts

November 24, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Centripetal Networks observed 472,584 potential exploitation attempts from Iraq targeting a SonicWall VPN host only hours after SonicWall published advisory SNWLID-2020-0010[1]. Centripetal’s CleanINTERNET service was able to block all of these inbound attempts targeting the vulnerable inf...
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Mitigating Healthcare Data Breaches with CleanINTERNET

November 3, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Last week, the US government warned hospitals and healthcare providers of an increased and imminent ransomware threat, linked directly to Eastern European hackers. The FBI, the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (H...
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Bridging the Security Skills Gap with Cyber Threat Intelligence

October 22, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Security breaches have increased by 67% since 2014, and (ISC)2 have reported that the global security workforce has to increase by 145% to cope with a surge in demand for cyber security professionals.  This rise in demand has resulted in a cyber security skills gap that is consistently gro...
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Maintaining Compliance In a Complex Regulatory Environment

October 8, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Businesses have to maintain compliance with multiple different regulations and keep data classification and governance up to par; something which is difficult given the sheer amount of data organizations hold. 53% of companies keep over 1,000 sensitive files accessible to every employee an...
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Improving Cyber Resilience Without Disrupting Business Operations

September 23, 2020 | Byron Rashed
Within an organization, cyber security activities and business operations have traditionally been in a seesaw balance of increasing security measures to mitigate against ever-increasing and complex threats, without the disruption of business operations. Organizations that implement a cyber...
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Implementing and Maintaining Cyber Threat Intelligence in a Changing Landscape

September 8, 2020 | Byron Rashed
With annual cyber security spending projected to eclipse $43 billion by the end of 2020, organizations are increasingly willing to invest far more into cyber threat intelligence capabilities. However, with vendors charging up to $100,000 for their security tools and support, and the growin...
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An Interview with Centripetal's CEO, Steven Rogers

August 21, 2020 | Byron Rashed
As the CEO and Founder of Centripetal, Steven Rogers is a pioneer of intelligence based cyber defense. We sat down with Steven to find out more about his career in security, his role as CEO, and how he sees Centripetal growing in the future.   How did your career lead you to founding Centr...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence Challenges Faced by Mid-market Organizations

August 4, 2020 | Byron Rashed
The evolution of the cyber security landscape has initiated a chess game between security teams and hackers. As cyber security teams take a toughened stance on cyber threats and continuously invest in improving their cyber security posture, hackers aim to exploit their vulnerabilities with...
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"Trust, but Verify..."

July 28, 2020 | Byron Rashed
  In 1987 at the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty), President Ronald Reagan used an old Russian phrase that Premier Vladimir Lenin originated, ‘doveryai, no proveryai,’ which translated  ‘trust, but verify.’ Frequently used by President Reagan when he discussed the relations b...
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