Cyber-related ransomware and business interruption top concerns of risk managers

prnewswire | October 19, 2020

Zurich North America Insurance and Advisen Ltd. has released the tenth annual Advisen cyber survey of corporate risk managers and insurance buyers revealing current views about information security and cyber risk management. This year's survey features the highest percentage of cyber insurance buyers ever – nearly 80 percent carry some level of cyber insurance (55 percent of respondents with cyber coverage have a stand-alone policy). This take-up rate for cyber insurance has steadily climbed since 2011, the first year of the survey, when just 34 percent of respondents bought some type of cyber coverage.

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In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild sits down with Sanjay Raja from Lumeta, a network and performance monitoring company. The two discuss how CSOs and CISOs can get a handle on the explosion of new devices entering the network and how to make sure those devices are secured.

Spotlight

In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild sits down with Sanjay Raja from Lumeta, a network and performance monitoring company. The two discuss how CSOs and CISOs can get a handle on the explosion of new devices entering the network and how to make sure those devices are secured.

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NETSCOUT Introduces forensic cybersecurity for AWS Cloud Workloads

businesswire | December 16, 2020

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC a main supplier of administration affirmation, security, and business examination, today reported the expansion of its Smart Perimeter Protection to AWS. The blend of NETSCOUT's Cyber Investigator (NCI) and CyberStream programming with new AWS parcel access administrations contains costs and accomplish better efficiencies in moderating novel security dangers as undertakings move applications to the cloud. As the danger surface extends, the arrangement utilizes parcel information and incredible digital examination to get to the main driver of network protection issues rapidly. NETSCOUT has teamed up with AWS on bundle access arrangements by acquainting numerous imaginative ways with access parcel traffic for network safety and end-client experience use cases. This incorporates the as of late declared Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), which gives commonsense, reasonable, and adaptable admittance to parcel traffic for security and execution the board. Utilizing GWLB, clients can coordinate traffic from any Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to CyberStream and Cyber Investigator without leaving the cloud. The new Smart Perimeter Protection arrangement consistently coordinates with AWS. “NETSCOUT is committed to providing the most cost-effective and consistent visibility and control regardless of where an application runs,” said Paul Barrett, CTO, Enterprise, NETSCOUT. “NCI and CyberStream extend security forensics capabilities into the cloud, unlike any other solution. Armed with NETSCOUT’s smart data, security, and IT operations teams benefit from a shared perspective and a cost-effective solution that scales to the needs of the cloud.” About NETSCOUT NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) helps assure digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. Our market and technology leadership stems from combining our patented smart data technology with smart analytics. We provide real-time, pervasive visibility and insights customers need to accelerate and secure their digital transformation. Our approach transforms the way organizations plan, deliver, integrate, test, and deploy services and applications. Our nGenius™ service assurance solutions provide real-time, contextual analysis of service, network, and application performance. Arbor Smart DDoS Protection by NETSCOUT products help protect against attacks that threaten availability and advanced threats that infiltrate networks to steal critical business assets. To learn more about improving service, network, and application performance in physical or virtual data centers, or in the cloud, and how NETSCOUT’s performance and security solutions powered by service intelligence can help you move forward with confidence.

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ActZero to Partner with Zeguro to Give Holistic Cyber Risk Management and Response for all Businesses

ActZero | June 10, 2021

ActZero, a cybersecurity startup, has decided to partner with Zeguro, a cyber-insurance provider, to create a complete cyber risk management solution for mid-size and small-size businesses. As ransomware is becoming the norm and bad actors come against SMBs that are less-well-resourced, businesses seek far better solutions for security and insurance. To keep business premiums low and business secure, cyber insurance providers have long been advocated for clients to leverage response and detection capabilities that will reduce various risks of cyber threats in operations. This relationship will enable multiple organizations to know about management strategies of risks across both paths. The intelligent managed detection and response (MDR) service of ActZero provides protection, response, and monitoring 24/7 support. Earlier times, advanced cybersecurity technologies were accessed by corporates only as it was considered a luxury. SMBs can effectively prevent intrusions and manage threats with ActZero. Innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence and a novel combination of threat-hunting expertise of the platform will assist SMBs for it. ActZero has the capabilities that strengthen its clients to elucidate and toughen their security, strengthen their defense competencies, and significantly decrease risk over time. The mission of Zeguro is to simplify cyber insurance through effortlessly achievable and comprehensible cyber quotes that can obtain in a few minutes. Customers of ActZero can take benefit of its relationship with Zeguro to inexpensively accomplish coverage for loss of revenue from payment fraud, breaches, regulatory fines, ransomware, and more. About ActZero ActZero enables companies to become secure utilizing fewer internal resources. They combine threat hunting expertise with emerging AI and ML technology to identify more vulnerability more quickly, proactively recommend and prioritize actions to seal gaps, rapidly contain and remediate threats and ultimately harden their customers' cybersecurity posture. They illuminate a different path forward for IT and security professionals that don't involve building one's own SOC. About Zeguro Zeguro provides holistic risk management to organizations of all sizes through its integrated cybersecurity and cyber insurance solutions. These solutions include insurance premiums tailored to the sector, size, and profile of a company and a suite of Cyber Safety tools for risk mitigation and compliance.

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By Launching Threat Protection, NordVPN Entered the Antivirus Market

NordVPN | February 11, 2022

With the launching of Threat Protection, which is integrated into the NordVPN app, NordVPN, the world's largest VPN service provider, takes another step toward cementing its position as a market leader in cybersecurity. By preventing trackers, phishing attempts, invasive adverts, harmful websites, and corrupted files, this new function provides a complete defense against cyber threats. "At Nord Security, we know that cybersecurity evolves rapidly, and cybersecurity tools must evolve too. And as part of a broader effort to shift into a more encompassing cybersecurity company, introducing Threat Protection brings us one step closer," says Vykintas Maknickas, product strategist at NordVPN. "With the introduction of Threat Protection, we will be able to offer more services and more comprehensive protection that doesn't depend merely on your VPN connection." Threat Protection protects against three types of threats. Web trackers and malicious adverts, as well as hazardous websites and corrupted files, are among them. Web trackers and malicious ads Defending against trackers is often outside the scope of a VPN, which is where Threat Protection comes in. Threat Protection improves the overall web privacy experience by ultimately preventing trackers. In real-time, you can monitor and manage the blacklisted trackers. Harmful websites To avoid harmful websites, utilize Threat Protection while browsing the web. Before the page loading, Threat Protection displays a warning popup. This allows you to escape rather than proceed to a potentially hazardous site where you could be phished or have your info harvested. Infected files Threat Protection can also be the first line of security while downloading a file from the internet. It will scan the file for malware and, if none are found, it will be designated as safe without any interruptions. However, if malware is discovered, the file will be removed before it can cause any harm. You'll also get access to a log of scanned files that you may look at at any time. "Threat Protection takes what was once the task of antivirus software and merges it with NordVPN,Regardless of how long you have been using the internet, you can end up falling victim to some precarious website or download. This is exactly why Threat Protection was introduced — to add a layer of security to make your online browsing safer, cleaner, and more private." Vykintas Maknickas, product strategist at NordVPN Users must download the newest OpenVPN version of the NordVPN app from the official website to use Threat Protection. Users will be protected without connecting to a VPN server once the feature is enabled. Threat Protection is currently available for all macOS users, and Windows users will receive it gradually. NordVPN is a service provided by Nord Security. Nord Security is steadily progressing toward its goal of being an all-in-one cybersecurity solution. Three more market-leading products join NordVPN: NordLocker, an encrypted cloud storage solution; NordPass, a next-generation password manager; and NordLayer, an advanced network access security solution.

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