Google | September 18, 2023
Google reveals its pioneering approach to applying generative AI in cybersecurity at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai's keynote emphasizes Google's AI-first approach and the transformative impact of AI across industries.
Google introduces innovative security updates and trends, highlighting its commitment to enhancing cybersecurity capabilities.
Google Cloud extends Duet AI to three key products in preview mode, empowering security teams to address complex cybersecurity challenges more efficiently.
Google unveiled its pioneering approach to applying generative AI in cybersecurity at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. This significant revelation follows the broader accessibility of generative AI, made possible earlier this year by technologies like ChatGPT. Google's strategic endeavor aims to harness the potential of AI to combat cybersecurity challenges. Additionally, the event featured a keynote address by Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who underscored the transformative influence of AI across sectors and emphasized Google's extensive history of adopting an AI-first approach.
During the conference, Google seized the opportunity to introduce innovative security updates and trends, signifying its commitment to enhancing cybersecurity capabilities for its customers. These developments come at a time when the integration of AI technologies in addressing cybersecurity concerns has gained substantial attention and recognition. Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, a prominent figure in the technology industry, initiated the conference, reiterating the profound influence of AI across various sectors, industries, and business functions. His emphasis on Google's decade-long dedication to an AI-first approach solidified the company's leadership position in this transformative era.
Furthermore, Google unveiled significant developments in the conference, including expanding Vertex AI with over 100 foundation models and introducing enhancements like PaLM 2, supercomputing capabilities, and the fifth-gen Tensor Processing Units. However, their commitment to democratizing AI was highlighted, demonstrated through customer stories and live demos. Google Cloud's developer advocate, Priyanka Vergadia, showcased Duet AI, an intelligent chatbot assistant that streamlines developers' tasks, saving time and enhancing security. Duet AI automates deployments, configures applications correctly, aids in debugging, and strengthens security. Its preview release marks a step towards achieving shift-left and DevSecOps goals, empowering developers to secure their code effectively and allowing security teams to scale their efforts.
The research conducted by ESG and ISSA highlights the challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals. A significant majority (63%) have found their roles increasingly complex over the past two years. A closer look reveals that the surge in complexity (81%), rising workloads, and growing cyberthreats (59%), as well as understaffing issues (46%), are the primary factors contributing to this challenge. In response to these evolving demands, Google Cloud has taken a proactive step by extending the application of Duet AI to three key products, now available in preview mode. These applications empower security teams with Mandiant Threat Intelligence for threat analysis, Google Chronicle for accelerated SecOps processes, and Google Security Command Center for risk mitigation. A live demonstration showcased how Duet AI streamlines security analysts' workflows, making threat detection and response more efficient and enhancing overall security posture management.
Google Cloud announced Mandiant Hunt for Chronicle Security Ops in preview, boosting threat hunting with expert Mandiant insights. Agentless vulnerability scanning (powered by Tenable) in preview detects OS, software, and network vulnerabilities on Google Compute Engine VMs. Custom posture findings and threat detectors are now available in the Security Command Center. Cloud Firewall Plus, in preview, enhances firewall service with advanced threat protection (Palo Alto Networks). These updates, utilizing Duet AI in preview, demonstrate Google Cloud's dedication to cybersecurity innovation, with specific availability details to come. The conference also highlighted partner offerings in the ever-evolving cloud security landscape.
Salt Security | September 20, 2023
Salt Security, a prominent API security company, has announced the expansion of its partnership with CrowdStrike, a leading cybersecurity technology company providing cloud workload and endpoint security, cyberattack response, and threat intelligence services. This expansion involves the integration of the Salt Security API Protection Platform with the widely recognized CrowdStrike Falcon Platform.
Roey Eliyahu, Co-founder and CEO of Salt Security, stated,
Protecting against API threats requires deep visibility and robust runtime protection. We’re excited to bring our unique strengths in API security to the CrowdStrike customer base with this new integration. Together with CrowdStrike, Salt can provide organizations with extended runtime protections and posture management across the cloud and application landscapes.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Through this integration, customers gain access to a comprehensive 360-degree view of API security risks, particularly focusing on the application-layer attack surface. This integration is accessible via the CrowdStrike Marketplace and provides valuable API threat intelligence. It also enhances cross-organization API security capabilities by streamlining and enhancing the workflows related to API auditing, monitoring, and enforcement.
The partnership between Salt Security, offering top-notch API runtime monitoring and AI-driven insights, and CrowdStrike, renowned for its award-winning AI-powered protection, provides organizations with complete visibility into their API attack surface. This integration also offers valuable context regarding the severity of threats in relation to business-critical aspects.
With this partnership, customers benefit from:
API vulnerability and threat context
API threat mitigation
API threat management automation
The patented Salt API security platform stands out for its utilization of cloud-scale big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). These technologies work in tandem to automate the process of discovering and cataloging an organization's entire set of APIs. Salt plays a crucial role in pinpointing areas where APIs might expose sensitive data. This proactive approach aids enterprises in recognizing and mitigating potential API threats while also reinforcing their overall API security.
Gur Talpaz, Head of Falcon Fund and Vice President of Corporate Development at CrowdStrike, said,
With APIs now a prime target for malicious actors, securing them requires a comprehensive and diligent approach. Through this joint integration, we can harness the mature AI-driven intelligence of the Salt API security platform with our widely deployed Falcon platform, giving organizations complete visibility into their application-layer attack surface and a detailed understanding of their application threat landscape.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
About Salt Security
Salt Security is a leading API security company that safeguards the APIs at the core of all modern applications. Its API Protection Platform is the sole API security solution that integrates the power of cloud-scale big data with time-tested machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent API attacks. Salt provides extensive context, real-time analysis, and continuous insights for API discovery, hardening APIs, and attack prevention by correlating the activities of millions of APIs and users over time.
SentinelOne | September 18, 2023
SentinelOne, a global leader in autonomous cybersecurity, is addressing the pressing need for rapid and effective responses to the escalating wave of cyber breaches. Today, the company announced the launch of Singularity RemoteOps Forensics, a pioneering digital forensics product designed to streamline and accelerate incident response readiness. This innovative solution promises to empower organizations of all sizes, ushering in a new era of efficient and scalable investigation and response capabilities in the face of evolving cybersecurity challenges.
Integrated seamlessly with the SentinelOne Singularity Platform and as an add-on to Sentinel One's Endpoint and Cloud Workload Security solutions, RemoteOps Forensics offers a rapid, adaptable digital forensics and incident response solution. Security teams can leverage this tool to enhance efficiency by optimizing resources and accelerating Mean Time to Resolution. With the capability for targeted investigations on various assets, including endpoints and server workloads, it enables conditional trigger-based evidence collection. This automation efficiently gathers evidence, such as process data, ports, service listings, MFT, Amcache, JumpLists, and memory dumps, orchestrating them in under a minute. Consolidating evidence into the Singularity Security DataLake allows for the correlation of SentinelOne and partner data with forensics data in a unified search, facilitating a comprehensive view of attacks, rapid root cause identification, and risk mitigation.
Furthermore, it provides the ability to analyze collected evidence alongside Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) data within a single console, empowering proactive defense against future threats. The integration and analysis of this combined data unveil concealed indicators of compromise, detect advanced attack patterns, and offer insights into threat actors' tactics, techniques, and procedures.
RemoteOps Forensics is a cost-effective and resource-efficient solution that seamlessly integrates with the SentinelOne agent. This integration alleviates the necessity of deploying and provisioning multiple tools throughout the investigative process, resulting in significant time and resource savings for organizations. In addition, this innovative solution prioritizes the maintenance of forensic integrity by minimizing changes made to the disk, and it leverages SentinelOne's anti-tampering and metadata collection capabilities to safeguard data integrity. In doing so, it streamlines investigations and upholds the highest standards of forensic rigor, reinforcing organizations' cybersecurity defenses with a comprehensive and efficient approach.
Jane Wong, Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy at SentinelOne, said,
As timelines for reporting and responding to breaches shrink, it is imperative that the security teams have advanced forensics capabilities that can make investigations faster and more efficient, and with Singularity RemoteOps Forensics, the team is delivering them.
[Source – Business Wire]
SentinelOne's new forensic capabilities help develop incident response by enabling security teams to conduct thorough investigations more quickly, Jane also mentioned eliminating the requirement for specialized expertise or additional tools.
SentinelOne is a leading provider of autonomous cybersecurity solutions. With its identified Singularity Platform, the company excels at detecting, preventing, and responding swiftly to cyber threats. SentinelOne enables businesses to protect their endpoints, cloud workloads, containers, and identities, as well as their mobile and network-connected devices, with unparalleled speed, accuracy, and ease of use. With a formidable clientele comprising over 11,000 customers, SentinelOne has proven itself as the trusted guardian of a secure digital future.