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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
Would you consider giving up personal data in exchange for a third-party app to show you what your ninety-year-old self will look like? The rise of social media brought lots of joy to consumers’ lives, allowing users to get glimpses of their future selves, to find out their horoscopes, and to communicate with others across the globe.Read more
The demand for connected devices is growing exponentially, but the technology to secure these devices is lagging creating cyber security vulnerabilities at a massive scale.
The Current State of Cyber Security
Every day we hear about breaches, hacks, and cyber-attacks affecting banks, hospitals, transportation, and even entire cities. In some instances, the impact can mean life or death. Our most trusted institutions – like the US election process – are not the pillars of security they once were. And yet the demand for “connected everything” continues to grow in all sectors and across the globe.Read more
By Utilizing Fornetix VaultCore™, Ruckus Networks’ Customers Are Now Empowered to Maximize Security Controls Across All Ethernet-Based NetworksRead more