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Michael Assraf

CEO @ Vicarius

Vicarius Offers Free Assistance to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe

With the weight of the world on its shoulders, the Internet, like Atlas, has kept the sky from falling. As a pandemic moves the global workplace online, we brace for the challenges that lie ahead. Now cyber threats around the world are on the rise, targeting health, governmental and financial institutions.

In Italy alone there's been a reported staggering 30 percent increase in cyberattacks since the outbreak of the coronavirus. With our institutions more vulnerable than ever, a quarantined workforce must take proper steps and precautions to safeguard organizational apps and assets from exploitation.


Vicarius, the Israeli cyberfirm behind TOPIA, announced Friday its plans to offer remote workers free software protection and assistance for all third-party apps.

"Our expertise is identifying and blocking software vulnerabilities," said Michael Assraf, Vicarius's CEO. "This is what most remote workers need most urgently as they work from home off vulnerable networks. What we're offering remote workers isn't just nice-to-have –– it's unfortunately necessary today.

The World Health Organization issued a report Monday warning the public of WHO imposters on a vicious phishing spree. Worldometers, an international statistics tracker, said it was the target of a DDoS attack and "malicious act.” Earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services suffered a severe attack. The reported damage is still unclear.

Vicarius's TOPIA identifies vulnerabilities, prioritizes threats and patchless security patching, helping security team fast-track security cycles.

Since the outbreak, the hardest hit countries have reported a 30 percent increase in cyberattacks. Vicarius provides the perfect solution by inoculating programs with a cloud-based service that is ideal for remote access.

Vicarius Raises $5M to Protect Apps & Assets Against Vulnerabilities

Today, the Vicarius team is proud to announce the close of our $5M funding round led by JVP (Jerusalem Ventures Partners), with the participation of Innogy Ventures and Goldbell Investments. This seed investment gives our team the capital injection needed to continue the design and development of many great Vicarius products like TOPIA.

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To Patch, Or Not To Patch? -- That Is The Question!

So you’re at that warm, fuzzy place CISOs and IT professionals know all-too-well: There are countless vulnerabilities your organization is “theoretically” vulnerable to, for which you’d like to start implementing patches immediately to increase security, but on the other hand, you’re concerned about patches and new version releases breaking users’ functionality.

In: #patching

How To Secure Your Computer for #ComputerSecurityDay?

Vicarius’ TOPIA is the best-in-class enterprise software to prioritize, reduce and act against cyber risks and vulnerabilities. However, it’s main use is with corporate organizations and large-scale networks. For everyone else and for #ComputerSecurityDay, we came up with simple and easy actions you can take to reduce risk immediately, mitigate vulnerabilities, and protect your privacy and anonymity online.

In: #protect

The Linux 'sudo' Flaw is the Real Deal

In October of 2019, a flaw was found in sudo, a core command utility that is an integral part of all Linux distributions. This vulnerability allows Linux users to gain access as a root (admin) user and run commands that would otherwise be restricted to them. With a low level of difficulty for exploitation and a CVSS score of 7.8, this sudo flaw is the real deal.

In: #patching

Vicarius Named 2020 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor

New York, NY – Sept. 24, 2019 – Vicarius, a leading provider of software to protect against exploitation, announces today its selection by TAG Cyber as a Distinguished Vendor in this year’s 2020 Security Annual.

9.8 CVSS on an App Downloaded 3B+ Times?

In July 2019, a severe vulnerability was found in VLC, an extremely popular media player, used to playback different types of videos on computers and mobile phones. VLC boasts impressive total downloads of over 3 billion, and the vulnerability has a highly critical CVE score of 9.8, making this one of the most dangerous and substantial cyber threats to date.

What Is An Attack Surface?

In 2017, there were over 130 large-scale, targeted breaches in the U.S., and the numbers are growing every year by 27%. Professionals are always saying there is no such thing as perfect security. If this is true, then why aren’t all cyber vulnerabilities being exploited? It all has to do with what it's worth for the attacker. But to make sure the cost to exploit your organization outweighs the benefits, you need to understand the concept of an “attack surface.”

In: #attack

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