Synack | October 20, 2021
Synack, the premier crowdsourced platform for on-demand security expertise, today is giving customers the easiest, most flexible and most innovative approach for deploying critical cybersecurity solutions to defend against today's digital threats.
Synack Campaigns empowers organizations with on-demand access to a community of 1,500 skilled and trusted ethical hackers to perform a range of tasks, from targeted security checks to cloud configuration assessments. Customers can take advantage of Campaigns through the Synack Catalog, which provides customers with an app store-like experience, to deploy Security Operations activities.
These additions complement Synack's market-leading approach to crowdsourced cybersecurity with unparalleled abilities to integrate penetration testing — and other key security tasks — into organizations' security operations. This expansion lets customers extract more value from the Synack Platform and the Synack Red Team (SRT), Synack's network of the world's most skilled and trusted ethical hackers.
This is a game changer,Cybersecurity shouldn't ever be a one-size-fits-all solution. We're expanding our platform to make it truly customizable, on-demand and seamless. Some customers need vigorous penetration testing while others may want a hacker to perform an emergency assessment. Now, they can do all of that on one easy-to-use platform.
Jay Kaplan, Synack CEO
Synack Campaigns give customers on-demand access to the SRT to meet specific needs and solve unique security issues. Campaigns deliver actionable security intelligence for application security, compliance, vulnerability management and more. Each Campaign consists of a group of Missions, or security tasks, which researchers perform. These can range from checking for OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, to cloud configuration checks, to get a hacker's perspective on an asset.
The Synack Catalog allows customers to browse, launch and track Campaigns directly in the Synack Portal. It also enables organizations to take full advantage of SRT talent through the Synack Platform and gain critical security insights and knowledge to improve security across the entire enterprise.
With Synack Credits, customers will have more flexibility than ever to purchase Campaigns that best suit their testing needs and take advantage of new and existing offerings at any given time. The options built into this approach mean organizations can utilize Synack's integrated and controlled platform as needed to supplement their own teams and technologies.
"It's a simple, smarter, more agile and manageable approach to security," said Peter Blanks, Chief Product Officer at Synack. "We looked at what customers needed, and we delivered. This is a better approach to cybersecurity that's the most adaptable and accessible. We'll continuously innovate at the scale and speed our clients require to accommodate the dynamic threat landscape. Ultimately, this will make organizations more secure and, as a result, improve cybersecurity for everyone."
Synack is the premier crowdsourced platform for on-demand security expertise. The Synack Platform delivers 24/7 penetration testing, vulnerability management, and vulnerability assessment from a global network of trusted researchers, enabled by smart technology, to accelerate global organizations' critical cybersecurity missions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional teams around the world, Synack protects leading global banks, federal agencies, DoD classified assets, and more than $6 trillion in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 revenue. A 4-time CNBC Disruptor 50 company, Synack was founded in 2013 by former NSA security experts Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO.
ActZero | October 06, 2021
ActZero, the cybersecurity startup making best-in-class security accessible for businesses of all sizes, today announced the launch of its managed detection and response for cloud-based services.
I'm thrilled to debut our MDR for Cloud Services solution to deliver more comprehensive threat detection to our customers,The reality is most cybersecurity solutions haven't kept pace with the dynamic nature of how we live and work. Businesses are being impacted by attacks that not only shut down and compromise physical devices and networks, but also affect their cloud environments — cloud applications and infrastructures are often vulnerable due to low security maturity. Our MDR service offers the industry's most impactful set of detections and response actions for Cloud software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions, and plays to our particular strengths as a comprehensive, integrated data analysis and threat hunting solution. We believe this is the future of cybersecurity and the key to business continuity in the virtual era.
Chris Finan, Chief Operating Officer of ActZero
An estimated 90 percent of businesses use some type of cloud-based service, the strongest signal yet that the virtual era has officially arrived. At the same time, the very flexibility that makes cloud offerings appealing also makes them vulnerable to cyberthreats, such as unauthorized access and insecure APIs. Cloud-based services are often a blind spot in a company's security posture — especially because threat actors can easily take advantage of over-privileged accounts and misconfigured controls to access broad corporate data sets and critical business systems.
ActZero's data-driven MDR platform provides businesses with holistic, broad threat detection and comprehensive response across endpoints, network, and a wide range of cloud SaaS and IaaS solutions. ActZero's continuously-tuned machine learning models can unravel an entire attack more quickly than traditional detection and response solutions, precisely detecting threats earlier, wherever they may appear in a customer's environment. ActZero's out-of-the-box MDR offering includes support for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Workspace, with more coverage in development. The new offering not only detects threats and alerts customers, but also provides rapid response to contain and remediate immediate cloud threats at machine speed.
ActZero's MDR service is powered by both supervised and unsupervised machine-learning models and expert threat hunters. 'In-environment' models learn from all customers' data, unlocking powerful network effects, but are tailored for each customer. These models also take advantage of 'human-in-the-loop' feedback to learn continuously.
ActZero is a cybersecurity startup that makes small- and mid-size businesses more secure by empowering teams to cover more ground with fewer internal resources. Our intelligent managed detection and response service provides 24/7 monitoring, protection and response support that goes well beyond other third-party software solutions. Our teams of data scientists leverage cutting-edge technologies like AI and ML to scale resources, identify vulnerabilities and eliminate more threats in less time. We actively partner with our customers to drive security engineering, increase internal efficiencies and effectiveness and, ultimately, build a mature cybersecurity posture. Whether shoring up an existing security strategy or serving as the primary line of defense, ActZero enables business growth by empowering customers to cover more ground.
Honeywell | June 14, 2021
A global leader in industrial cybersecurity, Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON), has announced the introduction of the Honeywell Advanced Monitoring and Incident Response (AMIR) service. It provides rapid response for emerging and current cyber threats and 24/7 operational technology (OT) cybersecurity detection.
AMIR is a easy to deploy, cost-effective, scalable cybersecurity service that is customized to help OT and IT security teams that is struggling to cope up with the emerging cyber threats that mainly target industrial operational technology networks and control systems (ICS), which happens due to budget constraints and lack of expertise.
AMIR comes as part of Honeywell Forge Managed Security Services (MSS). MSS is an an end-to-end security as a service solution that helps protect control systems, operations, and OT environments. By "hunting" for various anomalous behaviors, including both emerging and known cybersecurity threats, AMIR constantly screens OT environments. It examines indicators of compromise and signals operators to possible problems before major damage can happen. Using proprietary technology, AMIR correlates, collects, prioritizes, and analyzes security proceedings and log data from numerous sources, giving a complete approach to better lessen cyber risk and maintain cybersecurity compliance.
The offerings of the AMIR are already being installed at many sites globally to help companies increase their maturity of cybersecurity. AMIR is combined with the bigger Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity portfolio intended to help further support cyber defenses for functioning surroundings.
A Fortune 100 technology company, Honeywell delivers industry specific solutions such as control technologies for buildings and industry, aerospace products and services, and performance materials globally. Technologies of Honeywell help buildings, aircraft, manufacturing plants, and supply chains.