Media coverage

  • 11 technologies developers should explore now

    CIO, 24 April 2017

    “As deep learning and machine learning tools improve, and more senior engineers are brought up to speed in data science, the division between data science and engineering will disappear," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. "The fusion of skillsets and the ability to wield both hammers will be mandatory going forward.”

  • H-1B: A visa largely misunderstood

    The San Francisco Chronicle, 21 April 2017

    A lottery is a heck of a thing to hang your corporate planning on. Yet we’re doing just that. My 120-person cybersecurity company badly needs data scientists, so we’ve entered the immigration lottery for H-1B visas. If we win, we might be able to hire a smart individual who is a foreign national attending a top American university.

  • Mobile, security tools among education tech favorites

    Network World, 20 April 2017

    “With Vectra, we found seven incidents, but we found them quickly enough so I didn’t need to call an outside forensics team,” said Daniel Basile, executive director of the security operations center at the Texas A&M University System. Early detection has saved Texas A&M millions of dollars, he said.

  • Five must-have security tools

    CSO, 18 April 2017

    Vectra’s cybersecurity platform won over Daniel Basile, executive director of the security operations center at the Texas A&M University System. “We leverage student workers with an affinity for cybersecurity to act as our Tier-1 analysts. This turns our titled Tier-1 individuals effectively into Tier-2 analysts,” Basile says.

  • 31 tech pros share favorite IT products

    Network World, 18 April 2017

    “Few tools allow you to distil cybersecurity events so a Tier 1 analyst can make a meaningful decision within five minutes," says Dan Basile, executive director of the Texas A&M security operations center. "If a tool can do this without agents, signatures and logs, many would claim disbelief. With Vectra, we are able to obtain this.”

  • Gigamon visibility platform for AWS gains momentum

    PR Newswire, 18 April 2017

    Gigamon expanded its growing security ecosystem with new Vectra Networks, who provides visibility and automated detection of attacker behaviors in the network. Together, the companies offer network intelligence and threat detection that allows businesses to leverage cloud strategies within their public infrastructures.

  • Of machines and men: AI and the future of cybersecurity

    Help Net Security, 13 April 2017

    "While Ghost in the Shell takes place in 2029, we will likely arrive there sooner," says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. AI cyber threat hunters are already patrolling organizations. The melding of AI with human intelligence is happening now. In 12 years, a body-and-mind collaboration will no longer be science fiction."

  • How identity thieves are getting smarter

    U.S. News and World Report, 7 April 2017

    Gamers are vulnerable when it comes to online thieves. Hackers often create “cheat sites” where gamers can find ways to beat a game. Gamers must supply information like a phone number or download a toolbar, says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann. Of course, the toolbar allows the hacker to get access to the gamer's computer.

  • China-based hacking crew pokes holes in UK firms and drains data

    The Register, 4 April 2017

    "These criminals continue to play a long game, prepared to wait months – even years – to harvest valuable data without being noticed," says Matt Walmsley, Vectra EMEA director. "Malicious code or indeed a live connection to a bad actor can sit, unnoticed like a leech, harvesting useful data slowly and consistently."

  • Artificial intelligence can't replace human touch in cybersecurity

    Bloomberg BNA, 4 April 2017

    The ability of AI “to find the cyberattack-needle in the big-data-haystack outstrips the ability of programmers to manually create the code that performs this analysis,” says Vectra CTO Oliver Tavakoli. But "the question of what it all means still requires human analysis and judgment by employees of the company."

  • Chinese hacking group targeted firms though IT MSPs

    ComputerWeekly, 4 April 2017

    “This type of attack is not dissimilar from the Abta attack in March 2017 in that a supplier’s infrastructure was the target,” said Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra. “It highlights why companies need technology that can help them spot the subtle nuances of a long game attack before valuable data is disrupted or walked out the door."

  • Aprilscherz: Virtueller CISO zu vermieten

    LANline, 3 April 2017

    Der originellste Aprilscherz, der die LANline-Redaktion dieses Jahr erreichte, kam von Vectra. In einer Pressemitteilung, nun dank AI einen virtuellen CISO zu bieten, dessen Entscheidungen man auf Abruf buchen könne, zum Preis von fünf Bitcoins pro Entscheidung.

  • How new H-1B visa rules will negatively affect tech startups

    CNBC Worldwide, 3 April 2017

    Abuses by some companies trying to undercut qualified American workers by bringing in cheap labor has prompted tough new H-1B visa rules. However, these new rules will have negative affect on tech startups like Vectra, who must try to find and hire highly skilled cybersecurity professionals with unique and often rare qualifications.

  • Congress votes to block Obama-era internet privacy rules

    NBC Bay Area, 30 March 2017

    What you do on the web may soon be for sale. Data collected by your internet service provider, can be sold as both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules. But users will find alternative ways to use and browse the internet, says Kevin Moore, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Vectra.

  • AI will transform information security, but it won’t happen overnight

    CSO, 30 March 2017

    Artificial intelligence security is no panacea: Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann explains that buzzwords “have made it appear that security automation is the same as AI security” – meaning there’s a danger of CISOs buying solutions they don’t need, while there are further concerns over AI ethics, quality control and management.

  • Ghost in the Shell: A fantastical future of hacking minds and cyborgs that may already be a reality

    Computer Business Review, 30 March 2017

    “Just as Ghost in the Shell took its inspiration from Arthur Koestler’s Ghost in the Machine with his thoughts behind the mind-body relationship, recent advancements in security technology see AI taking over much of the ‘muscle-memory’ work of repetitive investigation and response processes,” says Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann.

  • What keeps cybersecurity experts up at night?

    Christian Science Monitor, 27 March 2017

    Vectra CSO Günter Ollmann says the shortage of appropriately trained and experienced cybersecurity staff is the biggest challenge and offers two ways to solve it: Use machine learning and AI technologies to reduce the technical load on expert staff and encourage more women to join the information security field.

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

    Share Radio, 23 March 2017

    While the Trump administration's controversial travel ban continues to be blocked by courts, there's one visa category might be successfully targeted – the tech industry-favored H-1B. Vectra CEO Hitesh Sheth talks to @ShareRadioUK about how scrapping the new H-1B visa program could hurt America's 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.