December 7, 2017 – Morning Cyber Coffee Headlines – “VMware + Carbon Black” Edition

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Good morning! Sit with Carbon Black this morning over a cup of coffee (or tea) and browse a few industry headlines to get the day started. We’ve got just enough information below to get you through that first cup…enjoy!

December 7, 2017 – Headlines

Carbon Black in the News: VMware and Carbon Black Fundamentally Transform Current Approaches to Data Center and Cloud Security

Carbon Black in the News: Ho Ho Oh No: How Malware Hijacks Holiday Shopping – CBS Local

Carbon Black in the News: Next Generation Malware Protection Catch Attacker’s Activities – Carbon Black CTO – ZDNet

Australian businesses need to up their game in cyber security – Computer Weekly

New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense – Tech Crunch

Cybersecurity in the Age of the Internet of Things – National Law Review

2018 Cybersecurity prediction: Extortion attempts, ransomware will proliferate – Healthcare IT News

Layered security: Making it harder for the bad guys to win – Security Brief Asia

NIST 1.1 tackles cybersecurity metrics, supply chain – SC Magazine

5 computer security facts that surprise most people – CSO Online

Did You Know?

VMware and Carbon Black announced the next step in their partnership, announcing a jointly developed, cloud-based security solution that combines AppDefense with Cb Defense

Quote of the Day

“Cloud and virtualization provides enterprises with new security opportunities that go beyond traditional approaches. Carbon Black and VMware are uniquely capable of moving beyond point security solutions to give enterprises a more robust and holistic approach to securing mission critical applications running in the data center. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help businesses around the world running more than 60 million VMs achieve the highest levels of security.” – Patrick Morley – CEO, Carbon Black

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Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, Cb Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, “Streaming Prevention,” to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. Cb Defense uniquely combines breakthrough prevention with market-leading detection and response into a single, lightweight agent delivered through the cloud. With more than 7 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 2,500 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.

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