PRESS RELEASE: Fornetix and OutSecure Partner to Provide Comprehensive Security for Smart Cities

November 14, 2019 / by Fornetix

FREDERICK, MD - Fornetix, Inc., an industry pioneer and leader in enterprise encryption management technology, has partnered with OutSecure, a preeminent Cybersecurity & Privacy Strategy creation company, to provide a comprehensive and complete approach to cybersecurity to smart cities.

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PRESS RELEASE: Former NSA Executive Richard C. Schaeffer Joins Fornetix Board

October 18, 2019 / by Fornetix

FREDERICK, MARYLAND – Fornetix, Inc., an industry pioneer in enterprise encryption management technology, announces the appointment of Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr. to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Schaeffer is a former Senior Executive with the National Security Agency (NSA) and brings over 40 years of experience from roles throughout the defense and intelligence communities. His career includes extensive leadership, management, and technical expertise in the areas of information security and assurance, helping to safeguard many of the nation’s most critical and sensitive assets.

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The Benefits of nCipher's New Serviced-Based Hardware Security Module (HSM)

October 08, 2019 / by Chuck White

When considering the intersection of Roots of Trust and the accessibility of services provided by cloud architecture, reliable options quickly become scarce. That is why we at Fornetix are excited to see nCipher launch their "nShield as a Service" (nSaaS) offering. With the combination of Internet of Things (IoT) based technologies and the embracing of "as a Service" cloud capabilities, there is a growing need for HSM services that can be provisioned and integrated with cloud principles while not belonging to a specific cloud vendor. At Fornetix, we built our technology to play to the middle, enabling public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions. We are excited to see nCipher’s nSaaS solution parallel our own. We believe the joint approach will help customers embrace effective use of cryptography no matter how they use technology, whether it be cloud first/cloud native, hybrid cloud, or private cloud.

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PRESS RELEASE: Fornetix Eyes Rapid Growth After Welcoming New Chief Executive Officer

September 04, 2019 / by Fornetix

FREDERICK, MARYLAND – Fornetix, an industry pioneer in enterprise encryption management technology, is pleased to publicly announce Mark P. Gilroy as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gilroy joined the Fornetix team last October in an interim role, during which time he brought considerable experience, passion, and momentum to the unique encryption solutions being delivered by Fornetix.

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Ransomware vs Data Breach: What They Are and How You Can Protect Your Enterprise From Them

September 03, 2019 / by Ariel Mahlmann

'Ariel Mahlmann is the Channel Specialist for Fornetix. Ariel focuses on developing partner relationships and conducting cybersecurity market research to highlight Fornetix' industry leading products and strategic partnerships.

There are two popular types of malicious attacks: A data breach and a ransomware attack. You may have heard these two terms used interchangeably, however they're not quite the same.  A data breach occurs when a hacker gains access to information and steals the unencrypted data from the system. This is often used to steal financial, medical, and other personal information. A ransomware attack occurs when hackers gain access to a system and hold the data hostage in exchange for a ransom, regardless of whether the data is encrypted or unencrypted. A hacker may keep the data inside the enterprise's system but encrypt it so the right people can’t gain access to it. They may also remove the data from the system and return it in exchange for ransom. Both types of attacks have been around for a while, but recently, ransomware attacks have become more prevalent.

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How to Identify IoT Pitfalls and Adopt Technology with Confidence

April 10, 2019 / by Chuck White

When looking at technology adoption, I am frequently reminded of Pandora’s Box from Greek mythology. This metaphor rings true when considering the Internet of Things (IoT). Whereas Pandora released a host of evils into the world, with IoT we have released new concerns associated with multiple technologies, multiple standards, scale, and security (or as I like to say, resiliency). When considering the information that flows from the edge, through the cloud, and ultimately to the data center, the lowest common denominator for protecting information is trust created by cryptography (as noted by nCipher’s Juan Asenjo in the other half of this blog series). In this blog, we are going to start by acknowledging the pitfalls of our particular Pandora and then discuss how we find hope in the solution provided by nCipher and Fornetix.

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Guest Post: Before You Dive Into IoT, Do These Three Things

April 10, 2019 / by Juan Asenjo

Olympic high diving requires concentration and self-control. Before divers jump off a 10-meter platform, they pause at the edge and concentrate on their goal: elegantly perform the acrobatic maneuver and gracefully pierce the water causing minimum surface disturbance. This same disciplined approach is required when adopting new and revolutionary technologies, such as those now available through the Internet of Things (IoT). Decision makers must assess the risks and benefits, consider potential difficulties, and then take the jump.

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Top 4 Challenges When Managing Encryption

April 05, 2019 / by Ariel Mahlmann

Ariel Mahlmann is a sales and marketing intern with Fornetix. A recent University of Maryland graduate with a bachelor’s in economics, Ariel focuses on cyber security market research and social media marketing for Fornetix.

Implementing an encryption strategy comes with hefty baggage, but don't worry; we've got you covered. In this post, we'll cover the top four challenges of managing encryption and solutions to overcome them. 

Encryption key management is increasingly more important the more connected we become. With millions of devices and millions of users, there becomes an increasing need for effective cybersecurity tools that safeguard sensitive assets for individuals and organizations.

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Fornetix Announces Bill Regan as New Senior Vice President of Finance

February 27, 2019 / by Fornetix

Frederick, MD, Feb. 2019 – Fornetix, an Orchestration Equity company and industry pioneer in enterprise key management technology, is excited to welcome Bill Regan as Senior Vice President of Finance. Regan brings to Fornetix 35 years of finance and accounting experience, including 25 years at public companies. He has extensive transactional experience including two IPOs and numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. He comes to Fornetix from the specialty financing sector where he served as a corporate controller. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Rentech. Regan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration  Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Network Runners and Fornetix Partner to Exhibit  Mission-Critical Technology at AFCEA WEST

February 06, 2019 / by Fornetix

Sterling, VA and Frederick, MD – February 5th, 2019 – Network Runners, Inc, a top technology consulting services company that supports the commercial and federal government market spaces, and Fornetix, a leading provider of encryption key management solutions for cyber security, announced they will partner and showcase cutting-edge defense systems at the AFCEA WEST Conference in San Diego, CA, on February. 12-15, 2019.

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