Identity management and information security news for the week of July 28; Updates from Deep Instinct, One Identity, Datawiza, etc.


The editors of Solutions Review have compiled this list of the most notable identity management and information security news stories for the week of July 28. This list includes identity and information security providers such as Deep Instinct, One Identity, Datawiza, etc.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant identity management and information security news can be a daunting task. Accordingly, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the past month, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate news on vendor products, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other notable identity management and security news stories some information.

News of the week of July 28 on identity management and information security

Phishing attacks increased by 61% in 2022, new study finds

Cybercrime commonly known as “phishing” soared 61% last year to more than one million attacks and continues to pose a significant threat to most internet users, according to an annual study by Interisle Consulting Group, specialist commercial and technological strategy. and authors of a long series of reports on phishing activity. For its research, Interisle gathered and analyzed an extensive and reliable data set by collecting over three million phishing reports from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022. Interisle’s research found that the three million reports represented 1,122,579 unique phishing attacks during this period, with 853,987 domain names reported for phishing, a 72% increase from the previous year’s study.

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Citi Veteran Carl Froggett Joins Deep Instinct as Chief Information Officer

Deep Instinct, an endpoint security provider, announced the addition of Carl Froggett to its leadership team as Chief Information Officer to support accelerating growth and continued international expansion. Froggett was previously responsible for Global Infrastructure Defense, CISO Cybersecurity Services at Citi. In his previous role, Carl was responsible for delivering integrated risk mitigation capabilities and services aligned with architectural, business, and CISO priorities on Citi devices and networks in more than 100 countries. Since 1998, he has held various regional and global positions for Citi, covering all aspects of architecture, engineering and international operations, as well as managing critical enterprise cyber services for Citi’s cybersecurity functions.

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AppViewX Raises $20M in Series B Funding Amid Growing Number of Machine Identities.

AppViewX, a provider of automated machine identity management (MIM) and application infrastructure security, announced that the company has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round. Led by growth capital firm and existing investor, Brighton Park Capital, the additional investment will help maximize AppViewX’s go-to-market operations, product development and overall revenue growth strategies as part of its mission to help Global 2000 organizations reduce risk by securing and orchestrating enterprise identities and applications. Despite industry-wide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has nearly doubled its workforce since 2019, bolstering its customer success, engineering and go-to-market teams across the world.

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One Identity Appoints Mark Logan as Company’s First-Ever CEO

One Identity, a leader in unified identity security, today announced the appointment of Mark Logan as the first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Identity. Logan, a proven leader with nearly two decades of C-suite experience at companies such as Emptoris and Attunity, joins One Identity from LogRhythm, where he served as both CEO and board member. . As Chairman of Attunity, he was instrumental in increasing the company’s stock value by more than 200% and its enterprise value by more than 330% when it was sold to Thomas Bravo. Logan’s customer-centric vision and approach will enable One Identity to continue to capitalize on market demand for holistic identity security solutions.

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Employees most often fall for emails that appear to be from HR or IT

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and phishing simulation platform, has released the most frequently clicked phishing methods, including the top email topics tested against. phishing clicked. Half of those clicked had HR-related subject lines, including vacation policy updates, dress code changes and upcoming performance reviews. The other main category was IT requests, including password checks needed immediately.

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WithSecure detects new malware Infostealer DUCKTAIL

WithSecure has uncovered an ongoing operation dubbed “DUCKTAIL” that targets individuals and organizations operating on Facebook’s Ads and Business platform. Based on the analysis and data collected, WithSecure is convinced that the operation is being carried out by a Vietnamese threat actor. The chain of evidence suggests that the motivations of the threat actor are financial. DUCKTAIL’s operations use a malicious infostealer component that includes features specifically designed to hijack Facebook Business accounts. This is the first instance of such a feature that WithSecure is aware of, and it separates DUCKTAIL from previous Facebook-centric malware operations. The malware is designed to steal browser cookies and leverage authenticated Facebook sessions to steal victim’s Facebook account information and ultimately hijack any Facebook Business account the victim has sufficient access to.

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CoinLoan partners with Blaze Information Security

To enhance its stringent security measures, CoinLoan has partnered with Blaze Information Security, a financial cybersecurity solution provider that has gained wide recognition around the world. Blaze helps organizations improve their resilience against cyberattacks by analyzing and testing current security configurations, finding vulnerabilities, and proposing better settings to eliminate them. Besides CoinLoan, Blaze’s customers are major banking institutions, FinTech companies, and crypto projects. This cooperation aims to ensure the uncompromising security of CoinLoan customer funds and to make the crypto application safe from any kind of attacks.

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Datawiza Unveils Industry’s First Free Solution for Zero Trust Application Access

Datawiza, the first company to offer a no-code platform for implementing authentication and authorization for applications and APIs, has announced the free version of the Datawiza platform. Designed for teams that do not need implementation and support services, the new Datawiza free forever version license provides the complete Datawiza platform to protect up to 25 users and three applications. The Datawiza Business license continues to be available for organizations with larger teams and more complex needs.

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