Cybersecurity

Rackspace Launches New Privacy and Data Protection Offering

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Rackspace today announced the launch of Privacy and Data Protection (PDP), a new cybersecurity offering designed to help identify and protect sensitive data in a customer's environment such as intellectual property, customer payment information and personally identifiable information, while meeting strict compliance requirements around securing data at rest. The new PDP offering represents a key part of a unified security operation approach that businesses need to help ensure their organization is protected.

According to a recent Forrester Research report, an alarming 49 percent of global network security decision-makers report that they experienced at least one breach during the past 12 months. The continued increase in security related incidents is forcing Chief Risk and Chief Compliance officers in particular to reevaluate the way their organization handles sensitive customer data to ensure that it is both secure and accessible only by authorized users. The new offering provides businesses with a fully managed data protection service, including data classification, data access policies, encryption and activity reporting, which can be easily integrated with existing applications without requiring code changes.

Trend Micro Deep Security Launches in AWS GovCloud Marketplace

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Reinforcing continued innovation and understanding of government compliance requirements, Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced the availability of Deep Security in the recently launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud Marketplace. As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner for more than eight years, Trend Micro enables customers with the tools needed to secure highly compliant workloads in the cloud, while increasing operational efficiency and helping customers to maximize the benefits of moving to the cloud all while remaining compliant.

Trend Micro is a chosen cyber security partner for many government agencies. NASA worked with MindPoint Group to solve business challenges for the NASA WESTPrime project. "While working on the NASA WESTPrime project, it's been truly evident that Trend Micro's Deep Security on AWS GovCloud Marketplace is a game changer for government AWS users," said Keith Rhea, Senior Security Engineer for MindPoint Group, LLC. "The product is certified and credible, reinforcing Trend Micro's understanding of government compliance and ensuring protection across all cloud environments. Additionally, this innovative solution offers multiple capabilities in a single product, minimizing our operational costs for security tools."

Can the Cloud Protect Your Data?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

For most people, the cloud is this otherworldly thing that they don't completely understand. Yes, your data is there, and yes, occasionally other people can access it, but is it safe? Can you guarantee who is able to access your data, or is it a free-for-all? 

Well, the answer to that is more complicated than you think. On one hand, some severe cyberattacks could have been avoided if the victims had been using cloud services instead. On the other, there is always the risk that someone unauthorized will be able to access your data. This might seem like a double-edged sword, but one end is clearly sharper than other upon closer inspection.

Cavirin's Continuous Security for Hybrid Workloads Adds Monitoring and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Support

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Cavirin Systems, Inc., offering continuous security assessment and remediation for hybrid clouds, containers, and data centers through correlated risk scoring and simple deployment, announced today additional continuous monitoring capabilities as well as GDPR support, critical for organizations doing business in or with the European Union (EU). Other new benchmarks supported include the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as well as guidelines issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).  

Cavirin's microservices-based assessment and remediation platform is agentless, permitting multiple deployment options across private/on-premise environments as well as public clouds. The platform's new capabilities offer event-driven security monitoring with a real-time view of any and all changes to the organization's on-premise and/or cloud infrastructure and assesses the impact on the security posture. These capabilities eliminate the need for an agent, which can introduce performance and maintenance issues and add management overhead to already stretched IT operations teams. The security monitoring of AWS cloud workloads is greatly simplified by the integration of Cavirin's platform with CloudTrail, which provides flexibility for configuring and creating alerts for specific security events and the automated remediation that might follow.

Rivetz Introduces Decentralized Cybersecurity Token to Secure Devices

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Rivetz Intl., a newly formed subsidiary of Rivetz Corp., today announced the RvT cyber security token, created to combine trusted computing with blockchain technology that can offer comprehensive privacy protection. Rivetz believes the RvT token will enable multi-factor authentication across devices, to achieve provable security at the transaction and authentication level.

Furthermore, Rivetz believes the solution will enable peer-to-peer transactions to have provable cyber controls that become a permanent part of the blockchain record, providing cryptographic proof that the measured protections were in place before a transaction can execute. The Rivetz solution is built on technology that has already been delivered on over a billion devices containing ARM-compatible processors...

Druva Releases Annual Enterprise Ransomware Report

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced the results of its Annual Ransomware Report. The report reveals ransomware as the great equalizer, a ubiquitous global threat affecting enterprises large and small and devices of all types. With over 800 companies participating, the report uncovered that over 80 percent of respondents reported ransomware attacks are on the rise and that  half of businesses hit by ransomware were attacked multiple times. To combat the increase in these attacks, eight out of ten organizations turn to modern backup solutions as the most effective strategy to minimize costly downtime and crucial data loss.    

Ransomware has quadrupled over the past year, reaching an estimated $1 billion in 2016 with 4,000 attacks occurring per day. As further proven by the recent, widespread attack known as WannaCry, protecting against ransomware is paramount for companies of all sizes and industries. With an increased technological sophistication among attackers, today's IT organizations are becoming more vigilant and proactive to mitigate data damage caused by attacks and fully prepare to swiftly and seamlessly recover from them.

How to approach cloud computing and cyber security in 2017

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The adoption of cloud computing has been on the up since as far back as 2008, when a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute found that cloud services were used by nearly 69% of Americans. Since then, the industry has experienced hyper-growth and exceeded the already vast predictions of how big it would become.

IDC predicts that the cloud computing market in 2017 will be worth $107 billion and, according to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as unusual as a ‘no-internet’ policy would be today. Indeed, it would be difficult to imagine an organisation in 2017 that did not use webmail, file sharing and storage, and data backup...

BeyondTrust Announces Support for Microsoft Azure

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BeyondTrust, a leading cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorized access, announced support for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, providing privileged access management (PAM) and vulnerability management (VM) solutions that can now be hosted in and manage Azure instances.

According to the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services Worldwide, 80 percent of cloud breaches through 2020 will occur due to customer misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft. As the cloud ecosystem evolves it is increasingly critical to ensure visibility and security. However, many traditional security tools that are architected for on-premises environments and extended to the cloud present critical blind spots that put an organization at risk.

Information Security Basics Your Small Business Needs Today

We have covered a number of security-related topics in past articles here at CloudCow, but that doesn't change the fact that security awareness is still very low, especially among business users. Recent ransomware attacks crippling the NHS in the UK and several banks in Spain have illustrated just how vulnerable these large companies are.

The outlook is grim for small businesses, despite the fact that they are targeted more frequently. Budget remains a big obstacle and real solutions are still not being implemented properly. Taking basic steps today can help save your business from future security issues. Here are the first steps to take for better information security.

Get a Vulnerability Assessment

The minimum you should do is get your systems checked. A network and application vulnerability assessment is a standard procedure that will help you identify risks and potential security problems. At the very least, you will know the kind of risks you're facing when you don't have proper security measures in place.

RapidFire Tools Inc. Launches Unlimited-Use Internal Cyber Security Service Delivery System For MSPs

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RapidFire Tools Inc. has bundled together a powerful new set of tools that, for the first time, allows MSPs to roll-out a high-value, automated and branded internal IT security service that can be offered to all of their clients. The new product, called Detector SDS (Service Delivery System), includes an unlimited-use license for its unique Detector™ cyber security alerting appliance, plus additional new tools that the MSP can use to define the level of service, dynamically build marketing materials to help sell the services they create, and built-in workflow automation to easily manage the cyber security alerts through a common interface. Everything in the system, including the unlimited-use Detector appliance license, is covered by a low monthly subscription.

The Detector SDS solution comes pre-configured with a set of three "white-labeled" cyber security service plans -- "Silver," "Gold" and "Platinum." MSPs can deliver these as-is, "out-of-the-box," or modify them to meet the needs of individual clients using the built-in, menu-driven "Service Plan Creator." The pre-configured services, as well as the customized ones, can all be renamed and branded by the MSP. Once the plans are created, the MSP can quickly and easily select one or more plans to present to a client or prospect, and the system will automatically generate a professionally-formatted and branded "Plan Matrix" sales sheet. The Plan Matrix has a column for each service plan, in addition to neatly organized check-boxes that allow the client to easily see the differences in the individual plan features and deliverables. In addition, the system can automatically generate a branded Service Catalog for each Plan Matrix, providing more details about each of the deliverables included with each different level of service.