ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | May 26, 2023
Blackpoint Cyber, the elite technology-focused cybersecurity company providing its streamlined security suite via managed service providers (MSPs), announced today the launch of its newest product, Managed Application Control, continuing Blackpoint's investment in building out the most comprehensive MSP security ecosystem available. The new solution goes beyond traditional approaches to application control, simplifying security management and improving productivity for MSPs and the businesses they serve.
Threat actors often evade endpoint protection systems by "living off the land," or misusing legitimate IT tools native to the target environment. Managed Application Control protects from these attacks with a uniquely curated, constantly updated block list of applications by Blackpoint's threat intelligence team. The approach stands in contrast to pure zero-trust or deny-all methods of application control, which produce operational bottlenecks. With Managed Application Control, organizations can still create custom rules and allow exceptions. But with Blackpoint's newest offering, IT administrators can reduce time spent on allowlists and endless verification requests.
"Our team knows the attacker tradecraft, so introducing another layer of security to our already robust ecosystem through Managed Application Control, at no additional cost, just makes sense," said Jon Murchison, CEO and founder of Blackpoint Cyber. "Protecting our partners and their customers is our primary goal, and we are committed to providing MSPs with an easily accessible bundle of solutions. It comes down to providing our partners with the most value on the market, including this new product, so they can protect their customers and focus on their margins and operations. It's extra productivity with no extra cost."
Blackpoint's team of top-tier experts and products focus on blocking risky and malicious applications. When an application is blocked, Blackpoint's security operations center (SOC) intervenes to investigate and stop any intrusion attempts, providing unparalleled protection and peace of mind for MSPs and their clients.
"At Blackpoint, we have always focused on threat actor mentality so we can stop threats as early in the attack cycle as possible," said David Rushmer, director of Blackpoint Cyber's Adversary Pursuit Group. "With Managed Application Control, the ability to dynamically respond to potential intrusions across the threat landscape means improved protection for our customers."
The offering is the latest addition to Blackpoint Response, a packaged bundle of integrated cybersecurity solutions that includes Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Defender for Endpoint, Vulnerability Management, and Cloud Response for a unified defense against cyber threats.
ABOUT BLACKPOINT CYBER
Blackpoint Cyber offers a world-class, nation-state-grade cybersecurity ecosystem serving the MSP community. Using its own software and Security Operations Center (SOC), Blackpoint's true 24/7 Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service not only detects breaches earlier than any other solution on the market, but also provides an actual response rather than just an alert to keep MSPs and their clients' networks safe from widespread damage.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 02, 2023
Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), today announced expanded support for Amazon Security Lake from Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to automatically centralize security data from cloud, on-premises, and custom sources into a purpose-built data lake. This offering is designed to enable simpler and faster delivery of Trellix XDR solutions along with increased data privacy for AWS customers.
Trellix’s expanded support for Amazon Security Lake allows AWS customers to integrate their security data lake into the Trellix XDR security operations platform while also using the Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF). Amazon Security Lake is a service that automatically centralizes an organization’s security data from cloud and on-premises sources into a purpose-built data lake in a customer’s AWS account so customers can act on security data faster. In addition, the OCSF schema enables Trellix customers to combine hundreds of data sources with Amazon Security Lake data. As a result, AWS and Trellix customers can seamlessly apply Trellix machine learning (ML), threat intelligence, and predictive analytics to gain important insights that allow for deeper detection and faster threat mitigation.
“The amount of data available to any enterprise today is staggering,” said Britt Norwood, Senior Vice President, Global Channels & Commercial at Trellix. “Without a way to centralize the management and storage of that data, it’s difficult for customers to glean the insights needed to keep data safe. Our integration with Amazon Security Lake provides customers with more centralized visibility and quick resolution of their security issues.”
“With security at the forefront, we are relentlessly focused on innovating to deliver new ways to help customers secure their cloud environments,” said Rod Wallace, General Manager for Amazon Security Lake at AWS. “Customers who leverage Amazon Security Lake and Trellix can collect a wide spectrum of security logs and findings in Amazon Security Lake and send them to Trellix for advanced analytics and incident response.”
Trellix for Amazon Security Lake: Through new combined capabilities, customers can share security events across Trellix XDR and their Amazon Security Lake, getting complete detection and response capabilities for their AWS environments. By consolidating their security alerts into Amazon Security Lake using OCSF, security teams can spend their time protecting environments instead of performing the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing their security data.
Trellix and OCSF: Trellix is proud to be a contributing member to the opensource OCSF community which has built a framework promoting interoperability and data normalization between security products. Joining OCSF promotes collaboration with other industry organizations, further benefiting customers and the broader cybersecurity community.
“Working with Trellix and AWS has made it so easy for us to manage analysis supporting our Hive-IQ platform,” said Laura Nolan, Executive Vice President, TeamWorx Security. “We are continuously impressed with how Trellix and AWS deliver new and innovative ways to help us stay secure within our cloud environments.”
Trellix is a global company redefining the future of cybersecurity and soulful work. The company’s open and native extended detection and response (XDR) platform helps organizations confronted by today’s most advanced threats gain confidence in the protection and resilience of their operations. Trellix, along with an extensive partner ecosystem, accelerates technology innovation through machine learning and automation to empower over 40,000 business and government customers with living security. More at https://trellix.com.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | April 21, 2023
Bitsight, a leader in managing and monitoring cyber risk, today unveiled its expansion into a broader category of integrated cyber risk management. As the category creator and global leader in the cybersecurity ratings industry, Bitsight's enhanced strategy will deliver new capabilities to empower security professionals and business leaders to more effectively and holistically manage cyber risk. The announcement includes large-scale distribution of risk data and insights through Moody's/BVD's Orbis, a new Third-Party Vulnerability Detection & Response solution, and more predictive cyber risk ratings that help mitigate cyber risk and make CISOs and risk professionals' jobs easier.
Bitsight's integrated solutions address the needs of CISOs and risk leaders, whose roles have become more challenging in recent years with digital transformation, supply chain risk, and expanded attack surfaces. "As the cyber threat landscape worsens and the global regulatory landscape demands more nimble and thorough risk management, Bitsight has evolved to stay ahead of our customers' needs. Business leaders, risk leaders and boards are turning to us as an integrated solution to manage risk and build trust across their ecosystem," said Bitsight CEO Steve Harvey.
Furthermore, comprehensive cyber risk management is also essential to good corporate governance, reaffirmed by the recently released White House national cyber strategy, pending SEC regulations on cybersecurity disclosure, and cybersecurity requirements emerging throughout Europe and Asia. Harvey noted, "Our strategic shift to become an integrated cyber risk management leader means we're able to provide customers and governments with the industry's most impactful data, services and tools to confidently navigate the uncertain cyber landscape."
Accelerated Partnership with Moody's Corporation
Newly-added integrations with Moody's will deliver expanded insights for enterprises and assist with holistic cyber risk management. In October 2021, Moody's Corporation invested $250 million in Bitsight, and the two companies announced a landmark partnership agreement. Through this partnership, Bitsight became the primary cyber risk analytics provider across Moody's suite of integrated risk assessment offerings.
Bitsight data is now accessible by nearly 2,000 global credit analysts within Moody's Investors Service. These analysts are leveraging Bitsight to better understand the relative cyber risk of issuers, engage issuers on cybersecurity risk, and publish research on the intersection of cyber risk and credit risk. Additionally, Bitsight ratings data is now also integrated within Moody's Analytics' BVD Orbis platform, enabling non-technical risk managers to easily consider cyber risk factors in counterparty risk analysis.
"The rise of cyberattacks and ransomware has created an imperative for business leaders and boards to assess and quantify their cyber risk," said Moody's Analytics President Stephen Tulenko. "Bitsight is our trusted partner in helping leaders to better understand, measure, and navigate the cyber risk landscape with confidence."
Through these integrations, Bitsight and Moody's insights may be used together in powerful combinations for applications such as Know-Your-Customer, supply chain management, insurance underwriting, and credit risk assessment.
New Third-Party Vulnerability Detection & Response Application
To further its cyber risk management capabilities, Bitsight has enhanced its Third-Party Vulnerability Detection tool to include a Response workflow. Zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities are increasingly common, and most companies are struggling to properly manage third-party exposure to critical vulnerabilities quickly, effectively, and at scale. With Vulnerability Detection & Response, cybersecurity teams can now access the most important vulnerability data and effectively prioritize vendor outreach with built-in questionnaires while tracking vendor response progress in real time. This release is another innovative application showcasing Bitsight's continued commitment to helping customers better monitor, manage, and mitigate vulnerabilities across their third-party ecosystems.
More Predictive Cyber Risk Ratings – Bitsight's Ratings Algorithm Update
Bitsight has launched a new ratings algorithm, with several key enhancements, most notably modifying the weights of several risk vectors based on independent research and insight into how those risk vectors correlate to real life cyber events. As a part of delivering an integrated cyber risk management solution, Bitsight remains committed to investing in and producing actionable cybersecurity ratings that have the strongest correlation in the industry to the likelihood of a cyber incident. "Cybersecurity ratings remain a critical tool in cybersecurity and risk leaders' arsenals, while the pressures and demands to address cyber risk have significantly expanded," said Harvey.
As attacks on organizations intensify and business leaders demand greater strategic support to address risk, Bitsight's mission to build trust in the digital economy has extended well beyond cyber risk ratings. "Risk leaders globally spend every day working against a relentless and growing problem of cyber risk uncertainty," said Harvey. "And as waves of digital transformation continue to disrupt cybersecurity stability, we are committed to supporting our current and future customers with a broad and unified cyber risk management solution that helps them navigate with greater confidence."
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Bitsight is a global cyber risk management leader transforming how organizations manage exposure, performance, and risk for themselves and their third parties. Companies rely on Bitsight to prioritize their cybersecurity investments, build greater trust within their ecosystem, and reduce their chances of financial loss. Built on over a decade of market-leading innovation, its integrated solutions deliver value across enterprise security performance, digital supply chains, cyber insurance, and data analysis.