DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
IronNet, Inc. | January 05, 2023
IronNet, Inc., a pioneer in transforming cybersecurity through collective defenseSM, has announced that its network detection and response (NDR) solution, IronDefense, now has more features. IronDefense, awarded the best possible grade by SE Labs for Enterprise Advanced Security NDR Detection, enables advanced and early visibility of unidentified cybersecurity threats that have evaded endpoint and firewall detection and infiltrated the network, regardless of whether it is on-premises or in the cloud.
With IronNet's most recent NDR enhancements, Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts can use IronDefense to identify VPN misuse, including high abnormal login times, password spraying, and unsuccessful logins, all of which may be suggestive of brute force attacks or unauthorized access attempts. Additional analytics enhancements enable the identification of ongoing patterns of both randomized-timing and fixed-interval beacon activity, as well as the detection of DNS tunnels utilizing innovative encoding techniques employed by cybercriminals.
The IronNet product development team has also improved IronDefense's usability. Specifically, new sensors can now be automatically commissioned and upgraded without the intervention of SOC personnel.
IronDefense allows customers utilizing SentinelOne endpoint detection and response (EDR) to remotely establish and update network inventory and isolate a device in a SentinelOne-deployed network through the Entity page of the IronDefense user interface. CarbonBlack and Crowdstrike endpoints offer equivalent capabilities.
About IronNet, Inc.
IronNet, Inc., founded in 2014 by GEN (Ret.) Keith Alexander, is a global leader in cybersecurity that is revolutionizing how enterprises safeguard their networks by providing the first-ever Collective Defense technology operating at scale. IronNet, which employs a number of ex-NSA cybersecurity operators with both offensive and defensive cyber experience, incorporates extensive tradecraft knowledge into its industry-leading technologies to address the world's most difficult cyber problems.
PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Vijilan Security | January 17, 2023
Vijilan, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, announced that it had become a CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider (CPSP) partner. As a CPSP partner, Vijilan will offer managed observability services and managed endpoint detection and response (EDR) powered by the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to its partner communities of managed service providers and IT professionals.
CrowdStrike has transformed security with the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, a unified security platform with a single, lightweight agent that safeguards and empowers the people, processes, and technologies that drive modern enterprise. CrowdStrike protects the most important areas of enterprise risk, such as cloud workloads and endpoints, identity and data, to keep customers ahead of the latest adversaries and stop breaches.
As a CPSP partner, Vijilan will provide the following:
Managed Endpoint Detection and Response: With leading EDR at its center, CrowdStrike correlates third-party and native cross-domain telemetry to provide unprecedented investigative efficiency, high-confidence detections, and quick, confident responses from one unified, threat-centric command console.
Managed Observability: Designed with a unique index-free architecture and advanced compression technology that reduces the amount of hardware needed, CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale is a unified log management and observability solution. It allows organizations to analyze, store, and retain log data at scale, giving them insights that can be used for various security and non-security purposes.
Kevin (KayVon) Nejad, Vijilan's CEO, said, "With CrowdStrike, we are delivering better-together security solutions to businesses of any size and a last line of defense when hackers have already passed through the organization's security appliances and tools." He also added, "Vijilan complements CrowdStrike's EDR capabilities through cross correlation of telemetry data from networks, devices, users, applications and data used by most MSPs and MSSPs."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Vijilan Security
Founded in 2014, Vijilan is a U.S.-based LLC specialized in cybersecurity threat management. With more than 20 years of experience monitoring security, Vijilan has mastered the art of finding threats and incident response. Partners of Vijilan include Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that deliver managed IT services to industries like banking, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing. They rely on security solutions and security experts from Vijilan to deliver managed extended Detection and Response (mXDR) for its customers in the United States, the middle east, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Palo Alto Networks | December 05, 2022
As healthcare providers use digital devices such as diagnostic and monitoring systems, ambulance equipment, and surgical robots to improve patient care, the security of those devices is as important as their primary function. Today, Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW) announced Medical IoT Security — the most comprehensive Zero Trust security solution for medical devices — enabling healthcare organizations to deploy and manage new connected technologies quickly and securely. Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust by continuously verifying every user and device.
"The proliferation of connected medical devices in the healthcare industry brings a wealth of benefits, but these devices are often not well secured. For example, according to Unit 42, an alarming 75% of smart infusion pumps examined on the networks of hospitals and healthcare organizations had known security gaps. "This makes security devices an attractive target for cyberattackers, potentially exposing patient data and ultimately putting patients at risk."
Anand Oswal, senior vice president of products, network security at Palo Alto Networks
While a Zero Trust approach is critical to help protect medical devices against today's innovative cyberthreats, it can be hard to implement in practice. Through automated device discovery, contextual segmentation, least privilege policy recommendations and one-click enforcement of policies, Palo Alto Networks Medical IoT Security delivers a Zero Trust approach in a seamless, simplified manner. Medical IoT Security also provides best-in-class threat protection through seamless integration with Palo Alto Networks cloud-delivered security services, such as Advanced Threat Prevention and Advanced URL Filtering.
The new Palo Alto Networks Medical IoT Security uses machine learning (ML) to enable healthcare organizations to:
Create device rules with automated security responses: Easily create rules that monitor devices for behavioral anomalies and automatically trigger appropriate responses. For example, if a medical device that typically only sends small amounts of data unexpectedly begins to use a lot of bandwidth, the device can be cut off from the internet and security teams can be alerted.
Automate Zero Trust policy recommendations and enforcement: Enforce recommended least-privileged access policies for medical devices with one click using Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls or supported network enforcement technologies. This eliminates error-prone and time-consuming manual policy creation and scales easily across a set of devices with the same profile.
Understand device vulnerabilities and risk posture: Access each medical device's Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) and map them to Common Vulnerability Exposures (CVEs). This mapping helps identify the software libraries used on medical devices and any associated vulnerabilities. Get immediate insights into the risk posture of each device, including end-of-life status, recall notification, default password alert and unauthorized external website communication.
Improve compliance: Easily understand medical device vulnerabilities, patch status and security settings, and then get recommendations to bring devices into compliance with rules and guidelines, such as the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and similar laws and regulations.
Verify network segmentation: Visualize the entire map of connected devices and ensure each device is placed in its designated network segment. Proper network segmentation can ensure a device only communicates with authorized systems.
Simplify operations: Two distinct dashboards allow IT and biomedical engineering teams to each see the information critical to their roles. Integration with existing healthcare information management systems, like AIMS and Epic Systems, helps automate workflows.
Healthcare organizations are using Palo Alto Networks products to secure the devices that deliver cutting-edge care to millions of patients all over the world.
"Establishing and maintaining acute situational awareness of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) environment is paramount to establishing an effective enterprise cybersecurity program. The ability to accurately detect, identify and respond to cyber threats is critical to ensuring minimal operational impact to clinical operations during a cyber event," said Tony Lakin, CISO, Moffitt Cancer Center. "Palo Alto Networks IoT capability seamlessly integrates with our continuous monitoring processes and threat-hunting operations. The platform consistently provides my teams with actionable information to allow them to proactively manage the threat surface of our medical device portfolio."
"With thousands of devices to manage, healthcare environments are extremely complex and require intelligent security solutions capable of doing more. Palo Alto Networks understands this requirement and is leveraging machine learning (ML) for Medical IoT security. Adding intelligence will enable providers to improve operational efficiency, which will enhance patient and practitioner experience and alleviate the burden of an ongoing IT skills shortage," said Bob Laliberte, principal analyst, ESG.
"Healthcare providers continue to be high-value targets for attackers. This reality, combined with the diversity of medical IoT devices and their inherent vulnerabilities, points to a real need for device security that is purpose-built for healthcare use cases. The ability to defend against threats targeting critical care devices while maintaining operational availability and strengthening the alignment of device governance responsibilities between IT and Biomed engineering teams is quickly becoming a necessity for the protection of patient data and lives," said Ed Lee, research director, IoT and Intelligent Edge Security, IDC.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the world's cybersecurity leader. We innovate to outpace cyberthreats, so organizations can embrace technology with confidence. We provide next-gen cybersecurity to thousands of customers globally, across all sectors. Our best-in-class cybersecurity platforms and services are backed by industry-leading threat intelligence and strengthened by state-of-the-art automation. Whether deploying our products to enable the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to a security incident, or partnering to deliver better security outcomes through a world-class partner ecosystem, we're committed to helping ensure each day is safer than the one before. It's what makes us the cybersecurity partner of choice.