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  • Sophos acquires Linux-focused security firm Capsule8

    Global cybersecurity firm Sophos has acquired Capsule8, a provider of runtime visibility, detection and response solutions for Linux production servers and containers covering on-premise and cloud workloads.

  • Why Linux’s biggest strength is also its biggest weakness [Ed: Qualys is not journalism, it is shameless self-promotion and marketing; TechRader is PR, not news]

    Unpatched vulnerabilities are one of the main points of entry for cyberattacks. Attacks on infrastructure are increasing, and IT teams are struggling to keep up with the swathe of new issues that are discovered. Patch management should therefore be a key focus for IT and security teams in the race to keep ahead of attackers.

  • Security warning deluge from 'npm audit' is driving developers to distraction [Ed: Pentagon tentacle and NSA back doors peddler Microsoft remains the biggest supply chain risk; NPN is not trustworthy at all.]

    Dan Abramov, a software engineer at Facebook, this week published a plea to silence a particularly vocal JavaScript security tool – and its creators more or less agreed there's room for improvement.

    "As of today, npm audit is a stain on the entire npm ecosystem," Abramov declared in a blog post. "The best time to fix it was before rolling it out as a default. The next best time to fix it is now."

    According to Abramov, 99 per cent of the vulnerabilities flagged by the command are false alarms in common usage scenarios. And this appears to be a fairly widespread sentiment among npm users.

Sophos buys Capsule8 to boost adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem

  • Sophos buys Capsule8 to boost adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem

    Sophos, a key player in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced that it has acquired Capsule8, a pioneer in runtime visibility, detection and response for Linux production servers and containers covering on-premise and cloud workloads.

    Founded in 2016, Capsule8 is privately held and headquartered in New York.

    As per the deal, Sophos will be integrating Capsule8 technology into its recently launched Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE), providing powerful and lightweight Linux server and cloud container security within this open platform.

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