DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
ThreatX | November 17, 2022
ThreatX, the leading API protection platform, today announced the launch of the ThreatX Academy, an online portal hosting an extensive library of cybersecurity training modules. These courses provide an accessible and approachable opportunity for those looking to begin, or advance, their cybersecurity careers.
ThreatX is providing all foundational 100-level content at no charge. Training content spans many areas of cybersecurity, including Application Security, Data Protection and Privacy, Networking, Secure DevOps and Wireless Security, among others.
The need for cybersecurity professionals has been growing at a rapid pace, and that demand is expected to continue. The number of unfilled cybersecurity positions worldwide grew 350% between 2013 and 2021 (from 1 million to 3.5 million). Further, it is predicted that the same number of jobs will still be open in 2025.
This cybersecurity skills gap, along with the accelerated pace at which both technology and cyberattackers’ tactics are evolving, has made protecting digital assets increasingly difficult for businesses. In fact, 80% of organizations suffered one or more breaches due to a lack of cybersecurity skills and/or awareness within the last 12 months, underscoring the need for solid and robust training content.
Alongside Massachusetts-based training company, Security Innovation, ThreatX developed more than 140 hours of online security training videos beginning at an introductory level and progressing to more advanced subjects, such as Blockchain Security and Automating Security Updates. All 100-level content will be available free of charge, while 200 and 300-level content will be accessible via subscription. Through the integrated learning management platform, users will be able to consume the content in sequential fashion and earn certifications. The ThreatX Academy experience is powered by Raven360, a Massachusetts-based digital Academy business.
ThreatX will share all content, free of charge, with select nonprofit organizations, including participants of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s (MRC) Networking Technology Program.
In addition, ThreatX Academy has partnered with (ISC)2 and is now an approved (ISC)2 CPE Submitter Partner. ThreatX content may count toward (ISC)2 CPE credits. (ISC)², is an international nonprofit cybersecurity professional organization. Through (ISC)², members can earn several well-established security certifications, including:
Certified in Cybersecurity
SSCP - Security Administration
CCSP - Cloud Security
CSSLP - Software Security
In order to maintain these certifications, members must earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits. Through ThreatX’s partnership with (ISC)², security practitioners will now be able to earn CPE Credits for consuming ThreatX Academy content.
“Cybersecurity is a continuous learning experience, and the need for training resources in the industry is only growing stronger. “We are excited to announce the launch of ThreatX Academy, and we look forward to advancing the program in the future as part of our broader effort to close cybersecurity’s ongoing talent gap.”
Gene Fay, CEO of ThreatX
ThreatX’s API protection platform and complete managed services make the world safer by protecting APIs from all threats, including DDoS attempts, complex botnets, zero-day and multi-mode attacks. ThreatX applies artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and respond to even the slightest indicators of suspicious activity in real-time. Today, ThreatX protects APIs for companies in every industry across the globe.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
ISG | September 20, 2022
Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, said today it is has formed a partnership with cyberconIQ, a cybersecurity platform and advisory company, to address the human side of cybersecurity.
Under the new partnership, ISG Cybersecurity will be able to offer its clients the capabilities of cyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform, a SaaS-based solution that helps mitigate the human factors that create cyber risk, while cyberconIQ will be able to offer its customers access to the full range of ISG Cybersecurity services.
“People are one of the biggest risks to enterprise cybersecurity,” said Doug Saylors, partner and co-leader of ISG Cybersecurity. “Some 85 percent of breaches today involve human error, with breaches caused by phishing attempts up 25 percent in the last year alone. To combat this problem, enterprises need to strengthen their cybersecurity culture and help people become their own—and their employers’—best protection against cyber threats.”
Saylors said the partnership with cyberconIQ will enable ISG Cybersecurity to offer its clients a platform-based approach to identify individual risk styles among employees, increase overall security awareness, and actively monitor, measure, model and manage people-related cyber risk.
“The solution set of cyberconIQ is a welcome addition to ISG Cybersecurity’s market-leading portfolio of advisory, benchmarking, sourcing, organizational change management and third-party risk management capabilities,” Saylors said.
CyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform is proven to reduce people-related cyber risk by up to 95 percent, said the company’s CEO and Founder Dr. James Norrie.
“We are able to substantially reduce cyber risk by leveraging our CYBERology™ approach – the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology,” said Norrie. “We embed behavioral science methods targeting changes in on-the-job behavior into all of our cybersecurity solutions.”
The cyberconIQ offering includes the patented myQ Risk-Style Questionnaire, unIQue Security Awareness Education modules, cybermetrIQs Cyber Risk Dashboard, phishFixIQ Phishing Simulation and Remediation solution, and leaderIQ adaptive learning approach to creating a risk-aware and compliant culture.
“We are excited to be working with ISG and its blue-chip client roster to bring the benefits of our human-centered approach to cybersecurity to more organizations,” Norrie said. “Working together, our combination of technology and people-based approaches will help companies significantly improve their cyber defenses and risk awareness.”
ISG Cybersecurity is a unit of ISG that helps enterprise clients increase their cybersecurity maturity in line with their overall digital transformations. The unit helps clients assess and benchmark their cybersecurity programs, develop a cybersecurity strategy, design and implement their cybersecurity operating model, design overall solutions and select appropriate vendors, manage third-party risk and create and execute cybersecurity awareness and training programs.
Headquartered in York, Penn., cyberconIQ was founded with the knowledge that technical approaches to cybersecurity alone do not address the prevalent issues we face today. With years of research and development with financial industry leaders, Dr. James Norrie discovered that our foundational CYBERology™ approach – the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology – would improve security outcomes and would advance the risk and compliance culture within organizations world-wide. With proven results that are 8 - 10x more effective than generic training alternatives, cyberconIQ's platform measurably reduces the risk of a human-factors cybersecurity breach or data leak.
ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Red Sift | October 14, 2022
Red Sift today announced that it has acquired global Attack Surface Management (ASM) innovator, Hardenize. The strategic move enables Red Sift to enrich, extend, and improve its existing security solutions to also protect customers’ internet assets and infrastructure, offering a complete, best-in-class digital resilience solution. The integration of Hardenize’s unique ASM capabilities enables the Red Sift platform to gain a comprehensive view of an organization’s digital footprint, allowing customers to better understand and protect their entire critical attack surface area in the face of an ever-evolving threat environment.
While email security remains one of the greatest attack vectors for businesses on the internet, organizations understand that it is only one of many that hackers will look to exploit. From email and domains to web applications and the network perimeter, attackers will take advantage of any and all vulnerabilities across the ever-expanding attack surface. Rather than treating key email security risks individually, organizations must have a comprehensive understanding of and visibility into any and all assets, as well as the ability to secure these using best-in-class remediation based on globally recognized standards and protocols.
Recognizing that organizations often are left to fend for themselves once vulnerabilities have been identified, today’s acquisition goes beyond enhanced discovery to provide customers with the necessary tools to shut down phishing and ensure ongoing compliance with email and web security protocols. Hardenize’s deep and continuous knowledge of key security and network standards, protocols and configurations, paired with Red Sift’s sophisticated remediation capabilities, enables customers to gain complete control of their entire attack surface for the first time.
With today’s acquisition, Red Sift and Hardenize make this vision a reality for joint customers. Hardenize’s discovery capabilities will act as a magnifying glass into customers’ infrastructure, continuously identifying new and often unknown vulnerable assets across the attack surface. By enriching Red Sift’s discovery phase, customers can now uncover threats beyond email security, to discover lookalike domain abuse, and spot vulnerabilities across their network perimeter.
“This move gives us the purview to do more for cybersecurity than we ever have before, elevating the breed of solution available to enterprise businesses for full Attack Surface Management and resilience. “By acquiring Hardenize, an innovator in Attack Surface Management (ASM), we extend our leading security products beyond protecting email; enabling enterprise customers to see their full attack surface, solve the issues at hand, and secure their valuable assets in an ever-evolving threat continuum. Bringing Hardenize and Red Sift together presents an opportunity to redefine how we approach ASM, and in turn revolutionize how enterprises protect themselves comprehensively and effectively in the face of an ever-evolving attack landscape.”
Rahul Powar, CEO of Red Sift
“We’re excited to join Red Sift in bringing this best-in-class security solution to the market,” said Hardenize CEO and SSL Labs creator Ivan Ristic. “Hardenize’s ability to align organizations’ digital assets to recognized security frameworks and standards complements Red Sift’s advanced email security capabilities to provide a single solution that protects organizations from being vulnerable to attackers.”
“This is a significant moment in the fight against digital pollutants on the Internet. Modern cyber resilience is built on a foundation of good cyber hygiene. Hardenize adds best-in-class security to allow organisations to work out what they’re doing well and need to improve in some really critical areas of core protections. This adds to Red Sift's suite of gold-standard solutions,” said Ciaran Martin, NCSC founder and former Chief Executive, and Red Sift Special Advisor. “I’m excited to see how this improves the offerings available for enterprises looking to secure their infrastructure and digital ecosystem.”
“The combination of Red Sift and Hardenize makes a great deal of sense, given that organizations increasingly demand proactive approaches to security like Attack Surface Management,” said Rik Turner, Senior Principal Analyst at Omdia. “These proactive platforms seek to reduce an organization’s overall attack surface before threat actors discover issues like vulnerabilities or misconfigurations and launch an attack exploiting them. With Hardenize, Red Sift is approaching ASM holistically, to include external assets together with an organization’s infrastructure and the third-party landscape.”
“Having enjoyed a strong strategic partnership with Red Sift for some time now, it’s exciting to see them make the move towards greater attack surface protection,” said Chris Bailey, VP of Strategy and Business Development at Entrust. “The ways in which attackers look to infiltrate organizations are always multiplying, but the vectors they use remain largely the same. This solution offers enterprises a way to fight back, by detecting their most vulnerable assets in a widening threat landscape.”
About Red Sift
Red Sift's Digital Resilience Platform solves for the greatest vulnerabilities across the complete attack surface. By providing comprehensive coverage of an organization’s digital footprint through best-in-class discovery and monitoring, Red Sift enables users to proactively uncover threats within email, domains, brand, and the network perimeter. Paired with sophisticated remediation capabilities, Red Sift provides organizations with the tools to shut down phishing and ensure ongoing compliance with email and web security protocols.