Data Security, Platform Security
GlobeNewswire | August 31, 2023
Laminar, the leading data security posture management (DSPM) company, recently acquired by Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, today announced that it has added support for Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. Customers can now use Laminar to continually discover overexposed and unprotected sensitive data in OneDrive and Google Drive, enabling proactive risk remediation and data leak detection. With this expanded support, organizations can safeguard sensitive data across their entire digital landscape, including major cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure as well as Snowflake, BigQuery, and other SaaS applications.
As organizations increasingly leverage cloud file-sharing services like Google Drive and OneDrive for seamless data sharing and storage, the potential risks associated with data breaches, unauthorized access, and compliance violations have grown significantly. Data security and governance teams’ limited visibility into the contents of these files can lead to unprotected sensitive data. Additionally, unintentional file sharing and incorrect permissions can lead to oversharing internally and externally.
To address these challenges, the Laminar Data Security Platform takes an agnostic approach to data security; discovering, classifying, and securing sensitive data as it moves across an organization’s digital environment, including collaborative cloud-based services. Laminar provides secure scanning, ensuring data is not removed from the customer environment. With the platform, data security and governance teams can see and secure enterprise data consistently across the entire digital landscape.
"Today’s businesses are powered by cloud file-sharing services, which enable easy and rapid collaboration. This is why it is so critical to have a comprehensive approach to data security, so as to not leave these important files unprotected. With the integration of Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive support into the Laminar Data Security Platform, we believe this is a giant step towards solving this sensitive data security challenge," said Amit Shaked, CEO and co-founder at Laminar. "We recognize that data security is a collective responsibility, encompassing every individual within an organization. Laminar is now positioned to provide an agile platform that safeguards sensitive information, no matter where it resides or whether it's utilized by developers, data scientists, or any employee across an organization."
The news follows the acquisition of Laminar by Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™. Together, Rubrik and Laminar create the industry’s first complete cyber resilience offering of its kind bringing together cyber recovery and posture across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS.
Laminar, a Rubrik company, combines cloud-native design with deep security expertise to provide the visibility and control organizations need to protect their most sensitive data. The Laminar Data Security Platform continuously discovers and classifies 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. Together, Rubrik and Laminar enable organizations to be even more proactive in the fight against cyberattacks and provide businesses with a complete cyber resilience solution.
Rubrik is a cybersecurity company. We are the pioneer in Zero Trust Data Security™. Companies around the world rely on Rubrik for business resilience against cyber attacks, malicious insiders, and operational disruptions. Rubrik Security Cloud, powered by machine intelligence, enables our customers to secure data across their enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. We automatically protect data from cyber attacks, continuously monitor data risks, and quickly recover data and applications.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Prnewswire | July 24, 2023
Checkmarx, the global leader in application security solutions, has introduced Codebashing 2.0, its latest developer AppSec learning solution, equipping development teams with all the right skills to write secure code based on their roles and needs. Now offering an enhanced integration within the Checkmarx One™ Application Security Platform, Codebashing makes learning and developer adoption of application security (AppSec) frictionless and fully integrated into the development life cycle.
With digital transformation increasing demands on software development teams, AppSec has become a critical area for large enterprises to reduce business risk even as less time is available for finding and fixing vulnerabilities in applications. In the interest of productivity and speed, most development teams work within integrated development environments (IDEs) and require security teams to prioritize and focus them on fixing key vulnerabilities.
"The competing pressures of application time-to-deployment and AppSec risk reduction have long plagued and challenged development teams and CISOs," said Sandeep Johri, CEO at Checkmarx. "This new version of Codebashing is a game-changer for security teams to enable and provide knowledge and trust in handling vulnerabilities fixes. Its updated integration to the Checkmarx One platform solves some of the main challenges we constantly hear from CISOs and security teams seeking to improve the developer experience while also ensuring a secure and rapid pipeline of applications. These are critical elements of a successful digital transformation as enterprises continue their migration to the cloud."
Learning key concepts within their familiar workspaces and applying those concepts from the first line of code to the last across all applications can significantly lower AppSec risk while boosting productivity.
Codebashing 2.0 integrates fluidly into a developer's daily routine and workflow by offering "bite-sized" learning modules through Checkmarx One plugins within the developer's IDE. Designed by some of the industry's leading AppSec security researchers and engineers, Codebashing modules upskill developers' ability to write secure code from the very first line.
Codebashing 2.0 offers a new way for security teams to better engage developers for AppSec adoption through a whole new experience and new gamified user interface. It includes a new Learning Path, which is a tailored professional skill tree that enables developers to continuously cultivate their expertise, stepping beyond the confines of one-time training sessions. The Learning Path is designed to be adaptive and personalized. Developers can select their unique path based on their specializations: Back-end, Front-end, or DevOps. This custom-tailored approach ensures that each developer is guided through the secure coding learning most pertinent to their specific role and responsibilities.
Security Champion Program
With Codebashing 2.0, Checkmarx has introduced the first in-market program to allow large enterprises to scale its AppSec program by training and certifying personnel from the engineering team as security champions. This certificate is backed by almost 20 years of AppSec expertise and includes a predefined training and certification including:
Hours of gamified and comprehensive content such as quizzes and assessments to obtain and measure knowledge transfer
Best practices critically needed by Security Champions.
"The CISOs of global enterprise companies among our clients have repeatedly told us that two things are critical to building trust and collaboration between security and development teams: implementation of a proper framework of AppSec skills and methodologies and creating security champions among their developers. This is why we developed the first Security Champion Program in the market," said Ramon Herzlinger, General Manager of Codebashing at Checkmarx. "We invested extensively to ensure that all the relevant aspects are taught, including front-end, back-end, and DevOps-related knowledge and certification and based on feedbacks with customers who trailed it already, we are confident it is a major breakthrough in generating trust between security and development teams."
Codebashing 2.0 includes a completely revamped user experience, new learning paths, and the most up to date AppSec learning content on the market covering the latest challenges and needs of development and security teams. With Codebashing 2.0, CISOs can identify gaps in knowledge about secure code capabilities fixes within their developers and help drive secure code awareness. For more information and to request the latest Codebashing 2.0 demo, visit this page.
Checkmarx is the leading application security provider, offering the industry's most comprehensive and innovative cloud-native platform, Checkmarx One™. Fueled by intelligence from our industry leading AppSec security research team, our products and services enable enterprises to shift everywhere in order to secure every phase of development for every application while simultaneously balancing the dynamic needs of CISOs, security teams, and development teams. We are honored to serve more than 1,800 customers, including 60 percent of Fortune 100 organizations, and are committed to moving forward with an unwavering dedication to the safety and security of our customers and the applications that power our day-to-day lives. Checkmarx. Make Shift Happen.
Enterprise Identity, Security Audit and Compliance
PR Newswire | August 29, 2023
Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyber protection, announced the acquisition of Cyrus, a disruptive innovator in online privacy solutions. This strategic acquisition reinforces Malwarebytes' commitment to privacy by giving users more control over their information, no matter where or how they choose to browse and interact online. The Cyrus team and technology will also help Malwarebytes strengthen its mobile privacy solutions.
"We firmly believe that data privacy is a human right. Hackers, trackers, location data, and even browsing history are information that individuals should control," said Marcin Kleczynski, co-founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. "The innovative technology Cyrus has built will allow us to better advise our customers on the intersection of privacy and security while also providing us the tools to safeguard their personal data and online privacy."
"By leveraging Cyrus' cutting-edge technology, we can provide an even more holistic, mobile-first, experience that provides context to when, why and how users may be at risk," said Mark Beare, the General Manager of Malwarebytes' Consumer Business Unit. "The acquisition underscores our mission to provide world-class cybersecurity and privacy solutions and is a logical continuum for our portfolio expansion from Premium Security to Privacy VPN and Browser Guard."
The Cyrus technology looks at security and privacy in a new way, exploring the kill chain for consumer threats – considering social media, dark web content and overall online presence to form a correlated view of threats specific to each individual, helping flag early indicators that something is awry.
"In an era where the digital landscape is increasingly dangerous for consumers, joining forces with Malwarebytes is a pivotal step toward realizing our mission and vision," said Oren Arar, CEO of Cyrus. "Through this powerful collaboration, we are uniquely positioned to protect millions of people across the world from cybercrime. Our combined strengths will empower individuals to navigate the digital realm with newfound confidence and security."
As part of the acquisition, all Cyrus employees joined Malwarebytes, ensuring a seamless transition for customers and continuous innovation in the areas of mobile and online privacy.
Founded in 2020 by cybersecurity experts Oren Arar, Jonathan Livneh and Shahak Shalev, Cyrus emerges as a leader in shielding individuals and businesses from the increasing threats of cybercrime and fraud. The platform, crafted to provide an easy and seamless experience, interweaves cutting-edge technology with the battle-hardened insights of its founders. Cyrus stands not only as a guardian but as an ally, resolute in its mission to safeguard the digital journey of its customers. www.cyrus.app
Malwarebytes believes that when people and organizations are free from threats, they are free to thrive. Founded in 2008, Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski had one mission: to rid the world of malware. Today, Malwarebytes' award-winning endpoint protection, privacy and threat prevention solutions along with a world-class team of threat researchers protect millions of individuals and thousands of businesses across the globe daily. Malwarebytes solutions are consistently recognized by independent tests including MITRE Engenuity, MRG Effitas, AVLAB and AV-TEST (consumer and business). Customers award Malwarebytes for being the most implementable and most usable endpoint protection product with the best results on G2 and Gartner Peer Insights. The company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information and career opportunities, visit https://www.malwarebytes.com.