DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Bitdefender | November 03, 2022
Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, today unveiled the first real-time chat protection capabilities for mobile-based instant messaging applications. Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world’s most popular chat applications including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Discord. A true industry innovation, the new capabilities help protect users from increased cybercriminal activities targeting mobile devices.
Chat Protection is incorporated into Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android through Bitdefender Scam Alert technology, used by consumers worldwide for monitoring, detecting and stopping link-based attacks delivered via messaging applications, notifications, and SMS text messages. Chat Protection continuously monitors chat sessions alerting users of suspicious links that might attempt to steal financial data, credentials and other sensitive information.
When malicious links are detected during chat sessions, the user receives a warning along with information about associated risks and a suggested course of action. If warnings are ignored, built-in web protection technologies prevents the user from navigating to the malicious webpage.
More than two billion people use WhatsApp and more than one billion use Facebook Messenger globally. At the same time, malware and scams sent via instant messaging apps and SMS text message remain one of the top threats to mobile users in 2022. According to the 2021 Bitdefender Consumer Threat Landscape Report, spam and untrusted domains account for a combined 85% of detected malicious URLs.
“Mobile threats continue to increase, and cybercriminals have evolved beyond email-based phishing attacks to include SMS text messages (smishing) and popular instant messaging applications. “With the new capabilities in Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, users can rest easy and chat safely knowing they have strong, real-time protection against malware, malicious links and scams across their Android devices.”
Ciprian Istrate, senior vice president of operations, Consumer Solutions Group at Bitdefender
Key Features and Benefits
Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android with Chat Protection customers benefit from:
Preemptive alerting for financial and data loss risks -- When users receive a suspicious link in messaging applications, notifications or text messages they are notified to prevent accessing or sharing the link.
Enhanced protection for friends and family -- If a potentially dangerous link is inadvertently shared, users have the options to recall or delete the message.
Detection of sophisticated social engineering -- Phishing attempts that rely on human curiosity, urgency, and impersonation are recognized and flagged by Bitdefender offering users an additional layer of protection.
Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions with leading security efficacy, performance, and ease of use to enterprise organizations and consumers. Guided by a vision to be the world’s most trusted cybersecurity solutions provider, Bitdefender is committed to defending organizations and individuals around the globe against cyberattacks to transform and improve their digital experience.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
GuidePoint Security | September 21, 2022
GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, announced today that Deepwatch, the leader in advanced managed detection and response (MDR) security, has joined the Emerging Cyber Vendor Program. This GuidePoint Security Program is specifically designed to help emerging cybersecurity vendors expand their federal footprint. As part of this program, the Deepwatch MDR solution is now available under GuidePoint’s GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract #GS-35F-508CA.
Through this partnership, Deepwatch’s MDR solution will be brought to the public sector through GuidePoint Security, which has 40+ years of collective federal expertise across sales and marketing, operations, engineering and procurement.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Deepwatch to support its expansion into the public sector market. “Through its advanced security operations platform and dedicated squads of security experts, Deepwatch will help government agencies better detect and respond to threats.”
Jim Quarantillo, Federal Partner, GuidePoint Security
"This important partnership ultimately provides federal agencies with enhanced on-going situational awareness of their attack surface and the ability to rapidly detect and contain threats,'' said Carl Helle, chief revenue officer at Deepwatch. “We are proud to partner with GuidePoint Security, leveraging their deep cybersecurity consulting and federal expertise, to help government agencies protect against cyber threats."
Deepwatch delivers the industry’s most advanced managed detection and response security, protecting organizations from cyber threats 24/7/365. With Deepwatch, customers get a team of always-on cybersecurity experts who work with them as an extension of their team, powered by an advanced security operations platform that delivers high-fidelity alerting and automated response capabilities for rapidly containing threats.
About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions, and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk.
Deepwatch is the leader in managed security services, protecting organizations from ever-increasing cyber threats 24/7/365. Powered by Deepwatch’s cloud security operations platform, Deepwatch provides the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive detection and automated response to cyber threats together with tailored guidance from dedicated experts to mitigate risk and measurably improve security posture. Hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 100 to mid-sized enterprises, trust Deepwatch to protect their business.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY
Privacera | October 11, 2022
Privacera, the only open-standards based data security governance leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger™, today announced native support for Dataproc. This integration allows users to define and enforce fine-grained level access control to Dataproc with Apache Hive, Apache Spark, and Presto. Privacera already natively integrates and supports a number of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services such as BigQuery and Google Cloud Storage. Privacera helps enterprise data teams protect sensitive data and enable privacy across all on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud data sources while reducing time to insights by automating outdated, manual governance processes.
With the availability of Privacera's native integration to Dataproc, organizations will be able to accelerate their migration to GCP by securely managing data access policies across diverse on-premise and GCP data sources. This will significantly reduce the efforts around data migrations to the cloud through increased automation and consistent policy management, and the ability to ensure compliance through an open, consistent and proven standard.
For users of Apache Ranger who are looking to build new secure data applications in the cloud, with Privacera, they can now leverage the same security and governance capabilities that they are familiar with to more sources, at enterprise scale, and greater functionality, since Privacera is based on Apache Ranger open standards.
"Expanding the sources that we support and contributing to the Apache Ranger community increases the ability for our customers to leverage their existing investments in secure and consistent data access policies. "Our customers, including a large consumer credit reporting agency that uses GCP and Privacera as part of their modern data stack, can now extend their capabilities to discover and secure sensitive data sets across numerous GCP data services while migrating safely to the cloud."
Privacera CEO Balaji Ganesan
Privacera offers Dataproc users the following extended privacy and governance capabilities:
Centralized management and enforcement of tag-based data access control policies across GCP and other cloud data services
Policies for fine-grained access controls for Apache Hive, Apache Spark,and Presto
Customizable, out-of-the-box compliance, audit, and governance reports for CCPA, GDPR, LGPD, HIPAA, RTBF, and more
Dynamic encryption, decryption, and masking (column masking and row filtering)
Broad integrations with identity management systems like corporate AD/LDAP, Okta, and SCIM
SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, enterprise-grade SaaS data access governance solution that can be configured in minutes
Hardened deployment of Apache Ranger with high-availability
Founded in 2016 by the creators of Apache Ranger™, Privacera's SaaS-based data security and access governance platform enables data and security teams to simplify data access, security, and privacy for data applications and analytical workloads. The Privacera platform supports compliance with regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, and HIPAA. Privacera provides a unified view and control for securing sensitive data across multiple cloud services such as AWS, Azure, Databricks, GCP, Snowflake, and Starburst. The Privacera platform is utilized by Fortune 500 customers across finance, insurance, life sciences, retail, media, and consumer industries, as well as government agencies to automate sensitive data discovery, mask sensitive data, and manage high-fidelity policies at petabyte scale on-premises and in the cloud.