Honeywell | September 11, 2023
Honeywell has announced that it's the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, protecting end-user data from advanced cybersecurity threats.
Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness.
Honeywell's new Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products powered with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers.
Honeywell recently made a groundbreaking announcement that it is the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, a move that provides advanced protection for end-user data against cyber threats. To achieve this, Honeywell will leverage Quantinuum's Quantum Origin technology to not only enhance data security but also contribute to building greater reliability and trust in the evolving utility sector.
The enhanced security utility meters establish a new standard for safeguarding against data breaches and ensuring the uninterrupted operation of water, gas, and electricity utility infrastructure for both commercial and residential applications.
Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness, thereby rendering them truly unpredictable and substantially enhancing the data security of utilities' end users.
No other organizations in the smart meter market presently offer quantum-hardened encryption protection. The incorporation of this technology into Honeywell's Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions' products will assist in addressing the industry's expanding data security requirements, especially as they pertain to critical infrastructure.
President of Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions at Honeywell, Hamed Heyhat, said,
By integrating Quantinuum's quantum-computing-hardened encryption technology into our smart meters, we are advancing data security for our customers and helping to shape the dialogue on how the utility industries should approach cybersecurity in the quantum era.
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Hamed Heyhat emphasized the significance of continuous innovation in enabling customers to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape. It was noted that such a level of protection is crucial in our progressively digital and interconnected world.
Tony Uttley, President and COO of Quantinuum, mentioned,
Our work with Honeywell demonstrates the importance of using the power of today's quantum computers to create a more resilient cyber infrastructure to better protect customers.
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Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products from Honeywell with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers. The collaboration will strengthen Honeywell's position as an industry-leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for the utilities industry.
Web Security Tools
Businesswire | July 13, 2023
Laminar, the leading agile data security platform provider, today announced new data access governance (DAG) and data detection and response (DDR) functions to its Laminar Data Security Platform, making it the first solution on the market to deliver complete identify, protect, detect, and respond capabilities for multi-cloud and SaaS data security. Laminar is now the only data security provider to integrate all critical data security functions – data landscape intelligence, data security posture management (DSPM), DAG, DDR, and privacy and compliance – in a single, integrated platform.
Data security and governance professionals need agile data security solutions that automatically scale with the business to combat the growing divergence between the dynamic and ever-growing activities that contribute to innovation while also fighting the lagging data security efforts intended to protect the business — that are becoming increasingly insufficient.
The foundation of agile data security begins with cloud-native data discovery and classification which detects all known and unknown, or “shadow,” data to help organizations understand what data resides where, how sensitive the data is, and who or what has access to it. With this context, security posture can be assessed and appropriately enforced. From there, it's critical to have the ability to continually monitor and protect against emerging threats.
The addition of DAG and DDR to the Laminar Data Security Platform provides the following benefits to organizations:
Data Access Governance (DAG) reduces exposure and minimizes the blast radius from data leaks by controlling user and machine access to sensitive data and ensuring least privilege.
Data Detection and Response (DDR) alerts on data breaches and other anomalies as they occur to quickly contain any active threats and minimize the potential damage for businesses. The new DAG and DDR services complement the following capabilities already existing in the Laminar Data Security Platform:
Data Landscape Intelligence: Provides a holistic view of asset and data inventory with contextual intelligence from autonomous discovery and classification of all known and unknown cloud data.
Data Security Posture Management (DSPM): Enforces policies and safeguards sensitive data with risk-based prioritization, enabling organizations to focus on what matters most.
Privacy & Compliance: Ensures data security practices align with regulations and standards to streamline audits, avoid fines and reduce audit costs. Laminar is the only data security provider to now integrate all five elements of an agile platform architecture for a complete data security solution. This integrated design provides more accurate detection, comprehensively protects data, and streamlines remediation.
“Security-in-depth best practices have historically needed the ability to identify, protect, detect, and respond to threats. Cloud data security is no different,” said Amit Shaked, CEO and co-founder, Laminar. “Our new DAG and DDR features make our platform the reference model for achieving agile data security in the cloud. All five components work in conjunction to deliver a unified, streamlined experience.”
“Protecting data in the cloud requires different tools than are used to protect on-premises data, and organizations need a purpose-built cloud data security solution. Enterprise Strategy Group recommends organizations explore solutions like Laminar that provide a holistic approach to the entire process of securing data in the cloud and provide unified and integrated data security across multiple clouds,” said Jack Poller, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.
Laminar is the leading agile data security platform and provides organizations with the visibility and control they need to achieve data security, governance, and privacy in the cloud. Our cloud-native data security solution continuously discovers and classifies all cloud data, structured and unstructured, across managed and self-hosted data stores, including unknown shadow data, without the data ever leaving your environment. It analyzes access, usage patterns, and security posture, and provides actionable, guided remediation for data security risk. Laminar connects to your multi-cloud environment including AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake, BigQuery and SaaS applications via APIs and is agentless, asynchronous, and completely autonomous.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Prnewswire | July 18, 2023
SecPod Technologies, a global leader in the cyberattack prevention industry, has released SanerNow 6.0, a new update to its flagship cyberattack prevention platform SanerNow. With a brand-new unified dashboard and an innovative Cyber Hygiene Score, SanerNow transforms how CISOs and security administrators combat cyberattacks and simplifies the process of vulnerability lifecycle automation.
Chandrashekhar Basavanna, the CEO of SecPod, said, "We are very excited to launch a major upgrade to our SanerNow platform. Risk quantification has always been an intriguing concept industry-wide. We are taking a real shot at it with an innovative hygiene score. This will facilitate our Customers to quantify the risks their IT infrastructure is exposed to and implement vulnerability mitigation strategies. With an all-new dashboard, we are representing end-to-end vulnerability management with Visibility, Detection, Prioritization, and Mitigation coming together in a unified console."
With Cyber Hygiene Score, based on SecPod's in-house security intelligence and proprietary algorithm, SanerNow quantifies an organization's cyber hygiene and provides insight into your IT infrastructure. Further, in combination with a unified dashboard, SanerNow provides a holistic view of your organization's risk exposure to take effective laser-focused actions.
The new update, SanerNow 6.0, with the new dashboard and Cyber Hygiene Score, is now available for the general public. SecPod SanerNow Advanced Vulnerability Management is a comprehensive cyberattack prevention platform providing visibility and control over IT infrastructure, detection and prioritization of vulnerabilities, and vulnerability remediation in a single unified console.
SecPod is a SaaS-based cybersecurity technology company created with a singular, unwavering goal of preventing cyberattacks. Founded in 2008, the company provides a top-of-the-line advanced vulnerability management solution that strengthens organizations' cybersecurity posture worldwide.