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Imperva acquires Distil Networks

Imperva announced yesterday it had acquired Distil Networks with plans to integrate that company’s automated attack mitigation capabilities to help round out Imperva’s product portfolio. Neither company made the merger’s financial details available nor is it currently known how Imperva will integrate Distil’s staff into its current operation. “Distil Networks gives us a comprehensive bot…
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Imperva acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $2.1B

Imperva has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the technology-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $2.1 billion. The deal, which will pay Imperva stockholders $55.75 per share, will take the company private, which Imperva said will allow it to operate with more flexibility. Imperva’s board of directors unanimously approved the agreement…
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Murphy given the reigns at Imperva

Pam Murphy has been named CEO of Imperva. Murphy, who replaces interim CEO Charles Goodman effective immediately with Goodman continuing to serve as chairman of the board. Previously, Murphy was COO of the enterprise software firm Infor. “We’re excited to have Pam join us on our mission to protect critical assets from cybercriminals’ ever-changing attack.…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Security News

Imperva CTO: Breach caused by mishandled database migration

The data breach that recently affected certain customers of Imperva’s Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) product was made possible by a series of missteps as the cybersecurity company migrated to a cloud-based database service, the firm’s chief technology officer disclosed yesterday in a blog post. Collectively, these errors allowed an unauthorized party to steal an…
Cloud Security, Data Breach, Security News

Breach exposes data associated with customers of Imperva’s Cloud WAF product

Cybersecurity company Imperva today disclosed a data breach that impacts certain customers of its Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) product who had accounts through Sept. 15, 2017. The breach exposed email addresses, hashed and salted passwords, and, for a subset of customers, API keys and customer-provided SSL certificates. In a company blog post, Imperva says…
Reboot Leadership Awards 2019

Ben Herzberg – Imperva

Why Nominated: Under Ben Herzberg’s leadership, Imperva’s threat research team has uncovered key vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google Photos, Drupal and other online services and platforms. Profile: Herzberg and his Imperva research team are charged with identifying and evaluating software flaws that undermine application and data security. In November 2018, Imperva disclosed a significant Facebook vulnerability that…
Retail, Security News

Bad bot, bad bot whatcha gonna do…damage e-commerce sites

Bad bots hitting an organization’s website are a very common occurrence, but a new report shows e-commerce sites are bearing the brunt of and being negatively impacted by this invasive activity. Bad bots comprise 17.7 percent of all e-commerce site traffic, compared to 13.1 percent for good bots and the 69.2 percent generated by human…

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards – Threat Seekers

Elisa Costante, Forescout Technologies Elisa Costante conducts research on critical infrastructure and industrial systems and then applies her findings toward the development of important technology solutions. Complete Profile… Erez Yalon, Checkmarx Erez Yalon’s he has put his talents and tools he had previously developed as an independent security researcher to work at Checkmarx to help…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Docker API vulnerability allows hackers to mine Monero

A newly discovered and heavily exploited Docker host vulnerability has allowed hundreds of websites to be illegally accessed and injected with a cryptocurrency miner. The flaw, CVE-2019-5736, allows an attacker to gain host root access from the Docker container through the remote Docker API. Normally, the Docker API allows admins to control a remote Docker…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Google Photos bug leaked location history

Imperva Researchers recently patched a vulnerability in Google Photos that could allow threat actors to track a user’s location history. By exploiting the flaw and using a little social engineering, malicious websites could have exposed when Google Photos were taken, according to the report. Imperva researcher Ron Masas used an HTML link tag to create…
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