ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Absolute Software | March 14, 2023
Absolute SoftwareTM, the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, recently announced the continued addition to the Absolute Application Resilience ecosystem with the introduction of the latest product.
Joint clients can now utilize Absolute's proprietary Persistence® technology and unbreakable device connection to improve the resiliency and health of over 70 mission-critical security and business solutions, such as eClinicalWorks, HCL BigFix, IMTLazarus, UNOWHY, Forescout® SecureConnector, Pixart® MDM, Plurilock CloudCodes, and XM Cyber HaXy.
In today's work-from-anywhere scenarios, the need for resilient security policies able to secure remote devices and sensitive data has never been more critical. Absolute's analysis reveals that non-resilient applications may function effectively on lesser than 80% of the devices on which they have been installed, and in some cases as low as 35%, whereas over 95% of devices with Application Resilience functionalities facilitated reported healthy security applications.
As a result of increasing demand, Absolute has witnessed a 26% year-over-year rise in the number of customer devices utilizing Application Resilience to monitor app behavior and health, as well as a 42% increase in the number of devices monitoring application health and autonomously reinstalling and repairing them when required.
John Herrema, EVP of Product and Strategy at Absolute Software, said, "It is abundantly clear that in order to deliver both maximum protection and returns on security investments, critical controls must be constantly monitored and maintained." He added, "Our unique intelligence repeatedly shows that complex device environments have put endpoint agents at constant risk of collision, decay, or being disabled by malicious or negligent users. By making the investments to continuously grow our Application Resilience ecosystem, we are enabling our customers to harden their defenses against malicious attackers and strengthen overall security posture."
About Absolute Software
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Absolute Software is the exclusive provider of intelligent, self-healing security systems. Integrated into over 600 million devices, Absolute is the only platform that provides a permanent digital connection that dynamically and intelligently applies visibility, control, and self-healing capabilities to applications, endpoints, and network connections - enabling companies to improve cyber resilience against the rising danger of ransomware and malicious assaults.
DATA SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, WEB SECURITY TOOLS
Interos Inc | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, Interos, one of the leading operational resilience companies creating the world's strongest, safest, and most secure supply chains, announced the introduction of its upgraded cyber risk factor, a part of its i-ScoreTM measurement of operational resilience.
The Interos i-Score is the first of its kind resilience score that assesses the health of extended supply chains against multiple risk factors, such as restriction, financial, geopolitical, operations/catastrophe, ESG, and cyber.
The i-Score update includes an innovative cyber behavior model to detect potentially harmful cyber activity irrespective of public disclosure, commercial cyber ratings, threat assessment (Mitre ATT&CK®), vulnerability information (CVEs), regulatory compliance, cyber events, and operating country issues into a single score.
This advancement directs cyber risk and procurement managers to their multi-tiered vendors most exposed to ransomware, breaches, data leakage, and other cyber-attacks carried out by malicious attackers who target suppliers concealed in the extended global supply chain. Interos's 2022 Resilience study of 1,500 cybersecurity and procurement leaders found that cyber incidents cause supply chain disruptions that cost businesses $37M each year.
Andrea Little Limbago, SVP, Research & Analysis, Interos, said, "This is another crucial step forward in helping organizations achieve operational resilience." She further mentioned, "We've added new, proprietary models that integrate and assess data on cloud-based risk exposure, evaluate anomalous cyber behavior, measure regulatory compliance risks and more. It's designed to deliver better and faster information to CPOs partnering with CISOs — who are increasingly being held accountable for collective cyber resilience — to respond to more frequent and severe supply chain cyberattacks, with enhanced monitoring of vendors and third-party service providers."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Interos Inc
Founded in 2005, Interos is one of the leading operational resilience companies. The company's first-of-its-kind scoring and relationship discovery technologies automate evaluation, detection, and response to risks. As the only operational resilience platform in the world, it protects customers from unethical labor, regulatory violations, cyberattacks, disasters, bankruptcy, and other supplier vulnerabilities. Interos is based in Washington, DC, and has clients all over the world, including NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and a number of Global Fortune 500 companies.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
ReliaQuest | March 08, 2023
On March 7, 2023, ReliaQuest, a leading firm specializing in security operations, announced the addition of Phishing Analyzer to its GreyMatter platform, which is now available globally. This capability automates the entire abuse-mailbox management process, reducing the risk of phishing attacks by analyzing suspicious emails, taking remedial action, and sending follow-up notifications to users.
Phishing attacks are a persistent and time-consuming issue, and although many organizations have Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) to combat email-based threats, malicious emails still manage to get through. Most phishing emails trick users into sharing valuable information, leading to costly Business Email Compromise (BEC) incidents that have cost organizations over $43 billion since 2016. In response, organizations are increasing their phishing awareness programs to empower contractors, employees and partners to help the security team battle against email phishing.
However, the constant need for vigilance and alertness can lead to alert fatigue and burnout among employees. Even when users spot phishing emails, they need a way to notify security teams to prevent email-based attacks. GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer automates this process, allowing security teams to evaluate email-based threats in order to determine how they are gaining access and who has been affected, potentially saving thousands of hours and reducing employee dissatisfaction.
GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer removes the burden of the abuse-mailbox by automatically analyzing reported emails to determine whether they are malicious or benign. If malicious, the reported email is removed from the user's inbox, as well as other matching emails from across the organization. Additionally, the tool enables security teams to see the full scope of the phishing attack without leaving the platform, and ReliaQuest's machine-learning capabilities speed up the analysis process, identifying phishing campaigns targeting the organization by matching against duplicate and similar emails across the organization.
Once thoroughly analyzed, the tool automatically sends an analysis report to the security team and an analysis decision (benign or malicious) to the reporter, enabling security teams to add security controls for stronger protection. Overall, GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer can help organizations reduce the risk of phishing attacks and allow their employees to protect their organization better.
ReliaQuest is a leading firm that boosts security operations. Its platform, GreyMatter, automates detecting, investigating, and responding to security threats across different tools and applications, including cloud, endpoint, and on-premise environments. The company has established a global presence, serving more than 700 customers, with 1,200 professionals spread across six operating centers worldwide. Its primary objective is to enable businesses to achieve their security goals. Trusted by numerous Fortune 1000 organizations, ReliaQuest supports risk management and initiative acceleration. It maintains a significant international footprint as a privately held entity headquartered in Tampa, Florida.