Cybersecurity

McAfee Expands Support for Amazon Web Services with New MVISION ePO on AWS

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced the availability of McAfee MVISION ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment gives organizations more time to dedicate their efforts on security concerns by eliminating the typical hardware, software and database maintenance tasks associated with on-premises management solutions.

McAfee MVISION ePO is a SaaS solution that offers a simplified, centralized point of view and comprehension. It removes the deployment and maintenance overhead of backend infrastructure and allows customers to easily migrate their existing McAfee ePO environment. Organizations can focus exclusively on reducing security risk with the agility of AWS and always run the latest security capabilities. With McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, McAfee manages the service and further leverages AWS to provide premier infrastructure.

"We're excited to see the launch of McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, giving enterprises the ability to continue their cloud journey with an additional layer of security," said Rohit Gupta, global segment leader, Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with McAfee in the future."

"With AWS, we can simplify the deployment of McAfee MVISION ePO to remove barriers for customers and allow them to take advantage of our security management platform from anywhere," said Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of Corporate Security Products, McAfee. "Offering McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, an open and integrated security management console, supports our customers' cloud transformation and allows their security technologies to work in tandem to create a strengthened defence."

Jungle Disk Announces New Software Version Including Google Cloud Platform Support

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Jungle Disk today announced version 3.30 of its encrypted cloud backup and storage software, which now includes Google Cloud Platform as the default storage choice. With the new version of the software, small businesses will be able to take advantage of multiple cloud platform choices, increased performance, and cross-platform HIPAA and PCI compliant collaboration with military-grade encryption to store and secure business critical data.

The addition of Google Cloud Platform in the new software version improves data recovery time for small businesses in the event of an accident or cyber attack. Also, customers who choose to store data on Google Cloud Platform through the Jungle Disk software gain the advantage of geo-replicated data protection without the complexity of integrating into cloud APIs themselves. This ensures that if there is an outage in a single data center it will not impact daily business operations of a customer's Jungle Disk powered cloud based file server.

Cavirin Delivers Breakthrough Resource Visibility and Security Posture Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures

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Cavirin Systems, Inc., the only company providing risk, cybersecurity and compliance posture for the enterprise hybrid cloud, today announced the general availability of its Summer 2018 CyberPosture Intelligence release. CyberPosture is a consolidated risk score for the hybrid infrastructure, based on configuration checks, vulnerabilities, and risk, security and compliance audit frameworks requirements, permitting the CISO's team to immediately compare the organization's current security posture against the desired ‘golden posture' and immediately take corrective action. CyberPosture Intelligence provides a set of visibility and control capabilities that allows organizations to automate security policy across their hybrid cloud data centers to reduce a growing attack surface and assure compliance with industry regulations.

"Cavirin for the first time is truly integrating continuous compliance and cloud security posture management into a single, actionable view for the CISO and their teams," said Nemi George, Senior Director of Information Security and Service Operations at Pacific Dental Services. "This innovation will help cut through the myriad of operational noise (event alerts and notifications), helping to identify the real risks across our hybrid infrastructure whilst providing actionable intelligence."

According to research conducted by ESG, businesses plan to increase the number of workloads they have deployed in a public cloud platform. However, as more organizations leverage the flexibility of both on-premise and public cloud platforms to gain agility in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for cybersecurity and mitigating risk becomes complicated by the resulting expansion of the intrusion surface. The new CyberPosture Intelligence capabilities from Cavirin close the loop for protection, monitoring, and remediation across cloud workloads and cloud security posture management, while permitting organizations to retain full control of their assessment data, important in many verticals such as those subject to FedRAMP. This approach differs from a SaaS-based solution where confidential data is sent outside of the user's environment.

Trend Micro Teams Up with Moxa to Secure and Accelerate Industrial Internet of Things Applications

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced a new partnership with Moxa Inc., a leader in industrial communication and networking, as part of its Technology Alliance Partner Program to jointly develop state-of-the-art solutions to protect Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments like smart manufacturing and smart energy.

IIoT projects offer organizations across a range of sectors the opportunity to become more agile, efficient and cost effective. In manufacturing, oil and gas, and transportation, adoption of solutions is estimated to have reached 86 percent. Surging interest in IIoT is also driving a rapidly growing smart city market predicted to be worth over $2.5 trillion by 2025.

However, IIoT cyber risk continues to grow and threaten the success of IIoT applications. Insecure devices and networks can be exploited to sabotage industrial equipment, leveraged to cause damaging ransomware outages, or used to reach sensitive stores of corporate data elsewhere on enterprise networks. Many organizations struggle with securing their IIoT devices because these devices are at the crossroads of IT and OT organizations. The responsibility for their security is often unclear.

Gartner Survey Says Cloud Computing Remains Top Emerging Business Risk

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Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner, Inc. While cloud computing presents organizations with novel opportunities, a number of new risks - including cybersecurity disclosure and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance - make cloud solutions susceptible to unexpected security threats.

In Gartner's latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report, 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance at large global organizations identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Additional information security risks, such as cybersecurity disclosure and GDPR compliance, ranked among the top five concerns of the executives surveyed.

The top two fast-moving, high-impact risks - those which have the ability to cripple an organization quickly - are also related to information security threats. Social engineering and GDPR compliance were cited as most likely to cause the greatest enterprise damage if not adequately addressed by risk management leaders, according to Gartner. However, only 18 percent of the cross-functional executives surveyed currently considered social engineering to be a significant enterprise risk.

McAfee Offers Free McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to Help Secure State Election Systems

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In an effort to help secure U.S. election systems, McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced it will offer state election officials in all 50 United States access to a free twelve-month license of McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud. The McAfee Cloud for Secure Elections Program will help ensure that the cloud-based storage services housing voter and citizen data are properly configured for maximum security and are continuously monitored for internal and external intrusion, and that no citizen or voter data is improperly uploaded to or shared from cloud services.

Rubrik Launches Radar, an Intelligent Application to Defend Against Ransomware

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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, announced the general availability of Polaris Radar, the latest data management application built on the Polaris SaaS platform. Polaris Radar leverages machine learning to model threat behavior, accelerating how enterprises mitigate data security incidents. In the event of an attack, such as ransomware, enterprises can now minimize business disruption and data loss by recovering in just a few clicks across their entire environment.

Ransomware attacks are intensifying in scale and sophistication, and the perpetrators are better at evading countermeasures. A recent NTT Security survey revealed that ransomware attacks rose 350 percent in 2017 over the previous year. According to a survey conducted by endpoint protection provider Barkly, 71 percent of organizations were infected by ransomware after it successfully bypassed their prevention controls. Enterprises must act quickly to contain the risks posed by ransomware in order to minimize cost, recovery time, and reputational damage. A holistic ransomware response strategy integrates accelerated detection and recovery alongside prevention measures, ensuring strong resiliency in the face of cyber threats.

Check Point Introduces Generation V Security Gateway for Enterprises and Data Centers

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced the launch of its new 23900 security gateway, setting a new standard of protection against the most advanced fifth generation of cyber-attacks targeting enterprise and data center networks. Combining comprehensive threat prevention with purpose-built hardware, this latest addition to the Check Point 23000 family delivers the power to inspect SSL-encrypted traffic without compromising on performance, uptime, or scalability. 

The 23900 security gateway offers maximum security performance with 128 Gbps of firewall throughput in a compact 2U chassis. It supports the fastest connectivity standards up to 100 GbE and features modular expansion options with up to 42 network interfaces. 

Bitdefender Talks Black Hat 2018, Mid-Year Threat Landscape, Cybersecurity Developments and Trends, and More

In this video interview, VMblog speaks with Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender

During the discussion, Bogdan does a great job of setting the stage explaining what Bitdefender has planned for the upcoming Black Hat 2018 event.  He also talks about the mid-year threat landscape, developments and trends, and takes a look back at his security predictions made in 2017 to see which came true.  Watch and find out what we can expect to see in the remainder of the year when it comes to cybersecurity and what Bitdefender Labs data is pointing to; and find out how your organization can better protect itself.

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Cylance Extends AI-Driven Security to Hybrid Environments and Private Networks With CylanceHYBRID and CylanceON-PREM

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Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized endpoint security by delivering AI-powered threat prevention, today announced the availability of CylanceHYBRID and CylanceON-PREM, two new deployment and management options for CylancePROTECT. Cylance's flagship endpoint security product now serves any environment: public cloud, private cloud and air-gapped networks. 

Nearly two-thirds of enterprise computing still occurs in on-premises data centers, and 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid strategies by 2020. Organizations with closed networks, private clouds or limited connectivity face the problem of protecting against both outside and inside threats without exposing their infrastructure to outside connections. In fact, over half of technology leaders cite security as the greatest challenge to both private and hybrid clouds. CylanceHYBRID and CylanceON-PREM close this gap by bringing AI-driven predictive threat analysis to restricted or completely isolated infrastructures.