Sophos extends its spending spree with Refactr buy

Refactr was founded in 2017 and offers an automation platform that helps cybersecurity and DevOps teams to collaboratively operate. The platform, which is used by the nonprofit Center for Internet Security and the U.S. Air Force’s Platform One, features a drag-and-drop low-code pipeline builder and DevOps-friendly features that encourage disparate teams to collaborate on the same agile workflow process, according to the company.
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Google Cloud Security joins Exabeam-led cybersecurity alliance

Exabeam and seven other cybersecurity companies announced the creation of the XDR Alliance on Tuesday, touting the effort as a way to help downstream SecOps teams. Google Cloud Security, Mimecast, Netskope, SentinelOne, Armis, Expel and ExtraHop joined Exabeam in founding the alliance centered on XDR -- short for extended detection and response framework and architecture.
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Daily Deals: Save 31% Off the Bowflex SelectTech 2080 Adjustable Barbell with Curl Bar, New Crucial P5 Plus M.2 SSD for PS5

Today for a very limited time you can save 31% off the Bowflex SelectTech 2080 adjustable barbell with curl bar. This is the first time we've ever seen a discount for this weight set, and it's a big one. In fact, the last time we even saw this in stock at retail price from a 3rd party vendor (not Bowflex) was back in February. Other deals today include 21% off the highly recommended Sony WH1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones, 50% off Razer Hammerhead wireless earbuds, newly released Crucial P5 Plus M.2 SSD for your PS5 storage upgrade starting at only $108, free $300 JBL gaming headset when you preorder Samsung's flagship Odyssey Neo G9 48" gaming monitor, and more.
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International Space Station actually spun one-and-a-half times by errant Russian module's thrusters

The International Space Station actually spun one and a half times last week after the just-docked Russian Nauka module unexpectedly fired its thrusters. NASA earlier said the sudden and inadvertent rocket burn nudged the ISS 45 degrees out of attitude. Zebulon Scoville, a flight director working at the US space agency’s mission control in Texas at the time of the accident, today said the effects of Nauka’s engines randomly firing were greater than previously reported.
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Optiv Security Launches Next-Gen Managed XDR to Stop Threats Earlier in Attack Lifecycle, Minimize Business Impact

Optiv's Automated Detection and Response Offering Uniquely Extends Across Tech Stacks to Reveal Hidden Threats and Help Clients Build Resilience. LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2021 /CNW/ -- Optiv Security, the leading end-to-end cybersecurity solutions partner, launched its Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) offering at Black Hat USA 2021. The technology-independent offering enables clients to take rapid and decisive action against today's most critical cyberattacks and strengthen their security posture.
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The Best Tablets for Taking Notes at School and Work

While shorthand and cursive are handy skills when it comes to hastily jotting ideas, there’s no denying that the technology can offer the best of both digital and analog worlds when it comes to note-taking. More than just a glorified smartphone, the best tablets for taking notes also work with a stylus so you can quickly write things down, keep everything organized on a hard drive or cloud, and search through everything later — which is why they’re perfect for high schoolers, college students and professionals. If you’re debating which note-taking tablet with stylus compatibility is right for you, consider whether...

Integrating Threat Detection with XDR in Google Cloud

The recently announced Google Cloud IDS is a next-generation and cloud native intrusion detection service (IDS) that provides threat detection for intrusions, malware, spyware and command-and-control attacks. The native Google Cloud service – built with Palo Alto Networks threat detection technology – catches signature-based threats at the network level, gains complete Layer 7 visibility into intra- and inter-VPC application traffic, and helps you to meet compliance requirements with ease.

Mimecast Joins XDR Alliance as a Founding Member to Drive Open Standards and a Stronger Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Alliance to help organizations everywhere build state of the art Security Operations Center’s to defeat cyber threats. Mimecast Limited a leading email security and cyber resilience company, announced it has joined Exabeam’s XDR Alliance™ as a founding member. The alliance is a partnership of leading cybersecurity industry innovators committed to an inclusive and collaborative extended detection and response (XDR) framework and architecture. The goal of the XDR Alliance is to foster an open approach to XDR which is essential to enable organizations everywhere to protect themselves against the growing number of cyberattacks, breaches, and intrusions.

Trend Micro Demonstrates Threat Expertise at Virtual Black Hat USA 2021

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced its participation at virtual Black Hat USA 2021, July 31st – August 5th. Attendees can visit the virtual booth to test their skills in the Exploit Elimination Challenge, as well as see how threat intelligence fuels Trend Micro’s platform security and attend sessions with Trend Micro’s industry experts.

Sophos Acquires Refactr to Boost Managed Threat Response, EDR

Sophos is buying Refactr, a Bellevue, Washington-based company that develops and markets a DevSecOps automation platform. The platform aims to bridge the gap between DevOps and cybersecurity. DevOps and security teams across the board are adopting “IT-as-code” approaches to manage their environments. DevSecOps is a modern process methodology typically applied...

Duxbury technology partners excel in GigaOm Radar survey

The recent Radar report “Evaluating Secure Service Access” published by GigaOm highlighted two of Duxbury Networking’s partners as excellent, with Versa Networks being named as the market leader. Versa Networks and Ananda Networks ranked well in the top ten suppliers in a number of categories covered by the survey. GigaOm...

Sophos Acquires Refactr: XDR, MDR Security Gain SOAR Capabilities

Sophos, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has acquired Refactr, a development and security and operations (DevSecOps) automation platform provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is M&A deal number 480 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered thus far in 2021. See all technology M&A...

What’s new in Elastic Security 7.14: Protect your company with Limitless XDR

Elastic Security 7.14 introduces the industry’s first free and open Limitless XDR solution, unifying the capabilities of SIEM and endpoint security. It is made possible by the general availability of Elastic Agent, which helps equip it to prevent, detect, and respond to threats before adversaries can steal sensitive information or sabotage operations. Let’s dig into the best of what it brings.

Elastic 7.14.0 introduces the industry’s first free and open Limitless XDR

We are pleased to announce the general availability (GA) of Elastic 7.14, including our Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions, which are built into the Elastic Stack — Elasticsearch and Kibana. Elastic 7.14 empowers organizations with the first free and open Limitless XDR, which delivers unified SIEM and endpoint...

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 August 2021

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem. The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.

Daily Deals: Get Free $300 JBL Gaming Headset When You Preorder Samsung's First Ever Mini LED Gaming Monitor

Today you can preorder Samsung's best 49" gaming monitor and get a free pair of $300 JBL headphones. There's also a slight discount today on the most popular SSD storage upgrade option for the PS5. The LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet was released over the weekend and Amazon currently has it in stock. Find more deals on the recently released Scarlet Nexus game, the excellent Logitech G502 Hero wired gaming mouse, a Netgear Nighthawk AX5 WiFi 6 router, preowned games at Gamestop, and more below.
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The best unlocked SIM-free iPhone 12 mini deals in August 2021

SIM-free unlocked iPhone 12 mini deals are an excellent opportunity to get your hands on this small handset, without having to commit to a long and expensive phone contract. However, to do that you'll need £699/$699/£1199 at your disposal to buy this handset out right. And, while that sounds like a hefty investment, it not only comes out as the cheapest of the iPhone 12 handsets, but one of the cheapest phones of this calibre in general.