Media coverage

  • Could scrapping the U.S. specialist worker visa scheme harm its competitiveness?

    Share Radio, 23 March 2017

    While Donald Trump's controversial travel ban continues to be blocked by courts, there's one visa category he might successfully target - the tech industry-favored H-1B. Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth talks to @ShareRadioUK about how scrapping the new H-1B visa program in the United States could hurt competitiveness.

  • Automate your SOC through intelligent metadata analysis

    LinkedIn, 20 March 2017

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with two experts in SOC-based metadata analysis, Hitesh Sheth and Kevin Moore from Vectra Networks. During our discussion, we focused on the question of how best to automate a SOC, and both men made it clear that three fundamental design issues must be addressed: Scale, accuracy, and richness.

  • Künstliche Intelligenz – Machine Learning und IT-Sicherheit

    Security Insider, 20 March 2017

    Die Zahl von Angriffsflächen innerhalb von IT-Netzwerken wächst ebenso rasant wie die technischen Fähigkeiten von Cyberkriminellen. So dauert es im Durschnitt 146 Tage bis ein erfolgreicher Hackerangriff entdeckt wird. Gérard Bauer, Vice President EMEA bei Vectra Networks, zeigt auf dem Fachportal Security Insider neue Perspektiven in der Netzwerksicherheit auf, mit der sich Unternehmen durch künstliche Intelligenz wirksam vor Hackerattacken schützen können.

  • Vectra named a finalist for SC Awards Europe 2017

    SC Magazine, 17 March 2017

    The editorial staff at SC Magazine named Vectra a finalist in two categories for SC Awards Europe 2017. Vectra is a finalist in the Best Behaviour Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection category as well as Best Newcomer Security Company of the Year. "It is important to encourage and praise innovation, recognize those who raise the bar," says Tony Morbin, editor in chief at SC Media.

  • Abta travel website hit by cyber attack feared to have affected 43,000 people

    Information Security Buzz, 16 March 2017

    "Businesses must be prepared to vet the security capabilities of their partners and take extra precautions when they have a duty of care over personal information," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra. "It's critical that, wherever a service is hosted, organisations retain the ability to rapidly and accurately detect attacks."

  • Yahoo hack shifting how companies look at cyber security

    ABC7 News, 15 March 2017

    "Had Yahoo taken the notion of breaches very seriously, then I think they would not be in this position," Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth tells ABC7 News. "And I think this is a signal to other enterprise customers of the same size, that breaches are an everyday event."

  • WikiLeaks claims MI5 and CIA spied through smart TVs

    Information Security Buzz, 15 March 2017

    "Since there are a substantial number of zero-day exploits – each of which may take weeks to investigate and provide fixes for – it is critical to have threat detection systems and threat hunting teams working diligently to stop new anomalies – with a perspective of zero-day exploits and false-flag malware attribution trails," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann.

  • The human behind the hack: Identifying individual hackers

    Engineering and Technology, 14 March 2017

    “While it may be tough to associate the methodology and tooling to an individual, it's possible to track by grouping to an entity," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. "The way malware variables are set, allocated and flushed in the code, as well as the language compiler, all provide hints to the education and experience of the developer.”

  • Security-Ansätze für das Rechenzentrum: Datenklau durch die Hintertür

    Funkschau, 13 March 2017

    Der BSI-Bericht zur Lage der IT-Sicherheit in Deutschland 2016 besagt, dass Hacker durch die zunehmende Digitalisierung immer neue Angriffsflächen finden. Auf berichtet Alex Waterman, Senior Director, Product Management bei Vectra Networks, welche neue Security-Ansätze Rechenzentren verfolgen sollte, um bestmöglich geschützt zu sein.

  • The journey of an immigrant CEO

    BBC, 12 March 2017

    Hitesh Sheth, CEO of Vectra Networks, talks to @BBCWorldBiz about his journey to the very top of the Silicon Valley tech firm and his fears that other immigrants will find coming to the United States more difficult in the future.

  • Smart machines vs. hackers: How cyber warfare is escalating

    BBC News, 10 March 2017

    Automation is nothing new, says Vectra CTO Oliver Tavakoli. Early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programs. But now machine learning is helping it go much further. "Machine learning is more understandable and more simplistic than artificial intelligence, but that doesn't mean it can only handle simple problems."

  • A reversed approach to tackling insider threats

    Infosecurity, 9 March 2017

    "For organizations to seize the day and successfully reverse the odds on an attacker, they need to look inward and instrument their networks for real-time threat visibility," Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann writes in Infosecurity magazine. "Luckily, ease of deployment has come along in leaps and bounds in recent years. It’s much easier than people think."

  • In the age of disruption, adopt and grow is Wipro's new strategy

    Forbes India, 8 March 2017

    Wipro has its own fast-growing cyber security software business, points out Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. “One can imagine how our automation technology will augment this vertical.” As for Vectra, the benefits come in the form of the deep ties its investor has with the world’s biggest corporations.

  • Changes to H-1B visa rules impact tech sector

    NBC Bay Area, 7 March 2017

    U.S. immigration authorities will no longer expedite visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community. The impact is being felt by startup firms that must hire specially trained, highly skilled professionals from a dwindling talent pool. NBC Bay Area talks with CEO Hitesh Sheth about the impact on Vectra.

  • 1.37 billion email addresses leaked after River City Media breach

    Information Security Buzz, 7 March 2017

    Spammers failed to password-protect their backups, exposing 1.37 billion people. “The UK is ranked sixth globally for exposed IPMI hosts, making it a tantalizing target for hackers," says Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra. "Attackers use unsecured servers and databases to gain access to a company’s sensitive information and assets."

  • The love-hate relationship with SIEMs

    LinkedIn, 6 March 2017

    To know SIEM is to love it. And hate it. It collects the logs from an enterprise infrastructure, provides context and correlates sources. The first SIEMs were a giant leap forward in the fight against cyber threats. Accent on the “were.” Today, if a SIEM is your most sophisticated cybersecurity technology, it’s like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

  • How's he doing so far?

    SC Magazine, 24 February 2017

    "In response to an executive order that leaked in February, this should still be a step in the right direction," says Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth. "We're long overdue for a revamp of the government's existing policies, such as the archaic Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, and it appears that the executive order should help to do this."

  • Cloudflare patches bug that dumped data, but...

    SC Magazine, 24 February 2017

    Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann commended Cloudflare for its rapid reaction to the vulnerability once they had been alerted to its existence – quickly removing the vulnerable process and effectively fixing it over the course of a few days. "Their detailed step-through of the vulnerability clearly underlines the severity of the issue."

  • Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.48 billion

    SC Magazine, 21 February 2017

    "There's an assumption that if breached organizations are sufficiently instrumented, they can detect breaches, track attackers' activities and enumerate precisely what data they had access to," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. Unfortunately, most organizations aren't sophisticated enough to identify this level of threat activity.

  • Cyber attacks could seriously affect M&A discussions

    Computer Weekly, 21 February 2017

    “The revised Verizon-Yahoo deal highlights that security is a strategic issue and needs to be included as part of any M&A due diligence," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. "Likewise, cyber attacks offer the opportunity for motivated external parties to damage M&A target organization’s reputation and thus market value.”