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.
iboss, Inc. | July 29, 2022
iboss, the leading Zero Trust Edge cloud security provider, announces that it has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization. The achievement is reflective of the company’s commitment to work alongside federal agencies to protect government entities and civilians from growing and increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats.
Earlier this year, the United States Office of Management and Budget unveiled a strategy designed to prevent damaging hacks and breaches by moving federal agencies toward a zero trust cybersecurity approach. The announcement followed a 2021 Biden Administration executive order aimed at protecting federal networks by modernizing government cybersecurity, including through the implementation of zero trust security
architecture as defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The iboss platform is a purpose-built, patented, cloud delivered security solution that has been trusted by organizations worldwide to implement Zero Trust architecture as laid out specifically in the NIST 800-207 Special Publication. The company’s containerized cloud architecture makes it the only platform that can control what NIST refers to as the “Implicit Trust Zone” to ensure that all data and resources are completely private. The FedRAMP authorization now extends iboss’s leading platform to all U.S. government customers.
“Our Zero Trust Edge platform prevents breaches by making applications and data inaccessible to attackers while allowing trusted users to securely and directly connect to resources from anywhere. “In today’s work-from-anywhere world, protecting sensitive information, regardless of who is accessing it or where, is critical. We look forward to continuing to extend our platform and expertise to U.S. government agencies.”
iboss CEO Paul Martini
A Zero Trust Architecture built on iboss consolidates network security technologies (SWG, CASB, DLP, IPS, malware defense, browser isolation, firewall) into a single unified cloud platform and eliminates the need for a VPN while securing any device, regardless of location. By making all applications private, iboss eliminates the top three initial ransomware infection vectors as identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). With applications, data and services made accessible only through the iboss Zero Trust Edge, cyber risk is greatly reduced, breaches and data loss are prevented, and visibility and security are delivered consistently throughout an organization.
FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
About iboss, Inc.
iboss is a cloud security company that enables organizations to reduce cyber risk by delivering a Zero Trust service designed to protect resources and users in the modern distributed world. Applications, data and services have moved to the cloud and are located everywhere while users needing access to those resources are working from anywhere. Built on a containerized cloud architecture, iboss delivers security capabilities such as SWG, malware defense, browser isolation, CASB and data loss prevention to protect all resources, via the cloud, instantaneously and at scale. This shifts the focus from protecting buildings to protecting people and resources wherever they are located. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by 230+ issued and pending patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss processes over 150 billion transactions daily, blocking 4 billion threats per day. More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss Cloud Platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies. iboss was named one of the Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies by The Software Report, one of the 25 highest-rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to work for by Battery Ventures, and CRN’s Top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies of 2022.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
BeyondTrust | August 23, 2022
BeyondTrust, the leader in intelligent identity and access security, today announced the BeyondTrust Platform, featuring a modern architecture that delivers unprecedented visibility of identities and access across an organization’s entire digital estate, from on-premises to cloud, hybrid and operational technology environments. The BeyondTrust Platform delivers the most powerful intelligent identity and access security through an elegant, unified platform and interface that removes friction and drives unparalleled insights for organizations of all sizes.
Today, organizations are being asked to do more with less, while facing an expanding threat landscape. They know they cannot solve emerging security problems with a disjointed patchwork of solutions or a poorly integrated ecosystem.
“Our customers have told us they want a single platform that removes complexity and the risk created by fragmented infrastructure,” said Raj Cherukuri, Chief Product Officer at BeyondTrust. “They need solutions that accelerate time to value with easy deployments and deliver a robust set of common capabilities to reduce security risk, while accelerating their digital transformation initiatives.”
The BeyondTrust Platform leverages a single interface to discover, manage, and protect identities, control access, as well as proactively detect anomalous activity. This new solution reduces complexity and management burden through a revolutionary single agent approach and unified management console across all BeyondTrust apps. Along with the platform, BeyondTrust also announced:
BeyondTrust’s new Endpoint Security App, a modern privilege management solution that enables better policy management, access control, aggregated application monitoring, and threat detection; these integrated capabilities prevent attackers from elevating privileges, mitigating cyberattacks.
The initial release of BeyondTrust’s new Cloud Privilege Manager App, which provides visibility and management of entitlements across multicloud environments from a single pane of glass. Together, with the Endpoint Security App, it enables broad visibility of identities across an organization’s on-premises and cloud footprint.
By adopting a natively integrated and unified solution for identity and access security, organizations can better tackle existing use cases and expand to emerging ones, further reducing their attack surface. The BeyondTrust Platform provides a unified view of an organization’s identity landscape. This visibility helps organizations:
Better manage, control, and protect their identity landscape
More effectively control access to critical resources
Easily meet security and compliance targets
Key features and benefits include:
Breakthrough User Experience – Unprecedented ease of use by leveraging natively integrated common capabilities, which can be activated as needed with a new trial and self-service approach
Unified Management – A single console and unified dashboard deliver navigation, management, and reporting across all apps
A Universal Agent – Streamlined deployment and straightforward maintenance with automatic installs and upgrades with no reboot required
Asset Discovery – Gain unified cross domain visibility with scanning across the entire environment
Unified Policy Management - Proactively manage drift with a policy advisor, a common policy framework, out-of-the-box policy templates and version control
Centralized Reporting - Leverage information holistically across apps to support better decision-making, with easy customization options
Holistic Visibility – Gain insight into privileges in use across the entire IT environment – on-premises, cloud, hybrid
Identity Security Insights – Use identity-centric and cross app analytics for better decision making and prevent problems before they happen
Health Monitoring – Keep track of the health and status of your endpoints and assets with proactive analytics
Multitenant Deployment – Create multiple tenants within a deployment with complete isolation to match the organization’s structure
BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, empowering organizations to protect identities, stop threats, and deliver dynamic access to empower and secure a work-from-anywhere world. Our integrated products and platform offer the industry's most advanced privileged access management (PAM) solution, enabling organizations to quickly shrink their attack surface across traditional, cloud and hybrid environments.