Turing AI | June 16, 2022
Turing AI has added people attribute search, a game changing feature in AI Security, to their flagship AI-powered video security platform Turing Vision. Whereas other camera-based security system depends on facial recognition and object detection alone to safeguard facilities and locate events, people attribute search adds several factors to identification, enhancing speed and accuracy of finding and recognizing people at the scene of events.
With the inclusion of individuals attribute search, customers can now search for a people inside Turing Vision based on:
Object detection of people
Identity detections based on facial recognition*
Attribute detection* based on: Clothing color, long or short sleeve shirts; pants vs. shorts
Weiwei Chen, VP of Engineering at Turing AI said that, “Security is the number one priority for our clients. With the addition of people attribute search, we now have three algorithms: object detection, identity recognition and attribute detection to improve both the speed and accuracy of evidence collection significantly, allowing our clients to streamline their security workflow.”
Ron Rothman, President of Turing AI emphasized on “I truly believe this is where the industry is heading when it comes to AI security and Turing AI is proud to be among the leaders implementing this technology.”
Ron broke it down this way, “People are more likely to accurately remember clothing and accessories rather than the physical description of a person. People attribute Search broadens the spectrum of elements when it comes to identification. For example, if someone suspicious near the scene was wearing a short-sleeved red shirt and a hat, clients can search for those attributes rather than relying solely on remembering race, eye color or hair color, which can be challenging when someone is wearing a hat.”
Salt Security | July 13, 2022
Salt Security, the leading API security company, today announced that it has been accepted as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. Acceptance validates the proven integration of the Salt Security API Protection Platform with AWS and provides Salt Security with direct access to additional AWS resources to optimize solutions for joint customers.
Many Salt Security customers, including Armis, Xolv, bp Launchpad, TripActions, and others rely on the Salt platform to secure API-driven environments in AWS.
"By joining AWS ISV Accelerate, we strengthen our existing alliance with AWS, augmenting our status as Advanced Technology Partner and as a significant cybersecurity ISV Partner. "We are thrilled to work closely with AWS to help joint customers with their cloud journey by protecting critical data and services with the industry's leading API security solution."
Gilad Barzilay, head of business development for Salt Security
AWS ISV Accelerate helps drive new business globally and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating ISVs with the AWS sales organization, providing better customer outcomes, and assuring mutual commitment from AWS and partners.
Customers tap the Salt platform to discover their APIs, protect them during runtime, and improve their API security posture. The Salt Security API Protection Platform correlates user behavior over time to pinpoint and stop attackers, using its rich context about reconnaissance activities to create a single alert, eliminate false positives, and allow incident response teams to quickly take action.
Only Salt Security applies cloud-scale big data, with the industry's most time-tested AI and ML algorithms, to provide the insights needed for API security. Through its patented API Context Engine (ACE) architecture, the platform can identify the early indicators of an attack, stop attackers from advancing and turn attackers into penetration testers, leading to valuable feedback for security teams to identify and eliminate API vulnerabilities.
About Salt Security
Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every modern application. Its API Protection Platform is the industry's first patented solution to prevent the next generation of API attacks, using machine learning and AI to automatically and continuously identify and protect APIs. Only Salt Security has the ability to correlate activities across millions of APIs and users over time and provide real-time analysis of all that data. Deployed in minutes, the Salt Security platform learns the granular behavior of a company's APIs and requires no configuration or customization to pinpoint and block API attackers.
Sophos | July 21, 2022
Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced Sophos X-Ops, a new cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help organizations better defend against constantly changing and increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world, and deeply researched threat intelligence from each group, which, in turn, collaborate to deliver stronger, more innovative protection, detection and response capabilities.
Sophos today is also issuing “OODA: Sophos X-Ops Takes on Burgeoning SQL Server Attacks,” research about increased attacks against unpatched Microsoft SQL servers and how attackers used a fake downloading site and grey-market remote access tools to distribute multiple ransomware families. Sophos X-Ops identified and thwarted the attacks because the Sophos X-Ops teams combined their respective knowledge of the incidents, jointly analyzed them, and took action to quickly contain and neutralize the adversaries.
“Modern cybersecurity is becoming a highly interactive team sport, and as the industry has matured, necessary analysis, engineering and investigative specializations have emerged. Scalable end-to-end operations now need to include software developers, automation engineers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, cloud infrastructure engineers, incident responders, data engineers and scientists, and numerous other experts, and they need an organizational structure that avoids silos,” said Joe Levy, chief technology and product officer, Sophos. “We’ve unified three globally recognized and mature teams within Sophos to provide this breadth of critical, subject matter and process expertise. Joined together as Sophos X-Ops, they can leverage the strengths of each other, including analysis of worldwide telemetry from more than 500,000 customers, industry-leading threat hunting, response and remediation capabilities, and rigorous artificial intelligence to measurably improve threat detection and response. Attackers are often too organized and too advanced to combat without the unique combined expertise and operational efficiency of a joint task force like Sophos X-Ops.”
Speaking in March 2022 to the Detroit Economic Club about the FBI partnering with the private sector to counter the cyber threat, FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “What partnership lets us do is hit our adversaries at every point, from the victims’ networks back all the way to the hackers’ own computers, because when it comes to the FBI’s cyber strategy, we know trying to stand in the goal and block shots isn’t going to get the job done.
“We’re disrupting three things: the threat actors, their infrastructure and their money. And we have the most durable impact when we work with all of our partners to disrupt all three together.” Sophos X-Ops is taking a similar approach: gathering and operating on threat intelligence from its own multidisciplinary groups to help stop attackers earlier, preventing or minimizing the harms of ransomware, espionage or other cybercrimes that can befall organizations of all types and sizes, and working with law enforcement to neutralize attacker infrastructure. While Sophos’ internal teams already share information as a matter of course, the formal creation of Sophos X-Ops drives forward a faster, more streamlined process necessary to counter equally fast-moving adversaries.
“Effective cybersecurity requires robust collaboration at all levels, both internally and externally; it is the only way to discover, analyze and counter malicious cyber actors at speed at scale. Combining these separate teams into Sophos X-Ops shows that Sophos understands this principle and is acting on it.”
Michael Daniel, president and CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance
Sophos X-Ops also provides a stronger cross-operational foundation for innovation, an essential component of cybersecurity due to the aggressive advancements in organized cybercrime. By intertwining the expertise of each group, Sophos is pioneering the concept of an artificial intelligence (AI) assisted Security Operations Center (SOC), which anticipates the intentions of security analysts and provides relevant defensive actions. In the SOC of the future, Sophos believes this approach will dramatically accelerate security workflows and the ability to more quickly detect and respond to novel and priority indicators of compromise.
“The adversary community has figured out how to work together to commoditize certain parts of attacks while simultaneously creating new ways to evade detection and taking advantage of weaknesses in any software to mass exploit it. The Sophos X-Ops umbrella is a noted example of stealing a page from the cyber miscreants’ tactics by allowing cross-collaboration amongst different internal threat intelligence groups,” said Craig Robinson, IDC research vice president, Security Services. “Combining the ability to cut across a wide breadth of threat intelligence expertise with AI assisted features in the SOC allows organizations to better predict and prepare for imminent and future attacks.”
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide.