Garmin Facing U.S. Investigation Over Payments to Terrorists By Third Party Following Cyber Attack

channelnews | August 05, 2020

Garmin is believed to be under investigation by US authorities, for paying cyber terrorists millions of dollars via a third party after their data operations were taken down in a major hack attack by an organisation called Evil Corp.The US Company who like to present themselves as a squeaky-clean Company appears to have had no hesitation in paying Evil Corp who has been sanctioned by the US Treasury as a terrorist organisation.

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A leading fashion business with concessions in hundreds of outlets means disparate technology that is difficult to manage. British fashion group Jacques Vert adopted Symantec’s Endpoint Protection SBE to get a handle on their endpoint protection as part of their move to Office 365.

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A leading fashion business with concessions in hundreds of outlets means disparate technology that is difficult to manage. British fashion group Jacques Vert adopted Symantec’s Endpoint Protection SBE to get a handle on their endpoint protection as part of their move to Office 365.

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ReasonLabs' RAV Endpoint Protection Achieves Gold OPSWAT Access Control Certification for Endpoint Security Applications

ReasonLabs | September 05, 2022

ReasonLabs, a leading cybersecurity company providing enterprise-grade protection to users all around the world, has today announced that its RAV Endpoint Protection solution has received Gold Certification from Access Technologies (OPSWAT), a leader in critical infrastructure protection. OPSWAT's Access Control Certification Program provides reliable and consistent metrics for validating the effectiveness of anti-malware products and establishing device trust. The program's Gold certification badge is awarded to applications that achieve access control compatibility. "Achieving Gold Certification in OPSWAT's Access Control Center Program further validates RAV Endpoint Protection as an industry-leading next-generation consumer solution. "The certification has created an easy way for customers to validate our solution's capabilities. End users can be assured that RAV Endpoint Protection secures endpoints with a high degree of confidence." Kobi Kalif, CEO of ReasonLabs ReasonLabs is the first Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) software with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities built specifically for home users. Whereas traditional antiviruses use a one-to-one detection technology to fight breaches and malware, ReasonLabs's intuitive engine utilizes a variety of technologies and techniques to predict and prevent virus attacks. By leveraging machine learning algorithms and AI, RAV Endpoint Protection sorts through millions of files to easily identify potentially hazardous ones and ensures proactive detection and resolution of the most complex malware. "From OPSWAT's inception, we have pioneered the concept of zero trust," said Benny Czarny, founder and CEO of OPSWAT. "The OPSWAT Access Control Certification Program extends this idea to IT System Administrators by relieving them from the daunting task of researching, testing and identifying the right endpoint anti-malware and encryption solutions by having us test it for them. We've done the work and verified applications that meet our exacting zero trust standards." Since RAV Endpoint Protection utilizes state-of-the-art EDR technology powered by artificial intelligence, ReasonLabs is able to provide the strongest defense for customers' personal assets. By utilizing an EDR approach, RAV is able to detect threats virtually anywhere, in contrast to systems built with a legacy one-to-one detection method. When coupled with its other security products including RAV VPN, RAV Safer Web, RAV Online Security, and FamilyKeeper, users can feel confident knowing every single endpoint is secured. "We developed the OPSWAT Access Control Certification Program to recognize the very best security solutions in the market, and ReasonLabs' RAV Endpoint Protection solution has met these demanding requirements," said Hamid Karimi, VP Technology Alliances and OEM at OPSWAT. "Gold certification is a badge of trust that certifies that a vendor's solutions do what they say they do and are effective against the latest emerging threats. IT professionals who are looking for the most effective antivirus solutions rely on Gold Certified vendors, and now they should consider ReasonLabs' RAV Endpoint Protection." About ReasonLabs ReasonLabs is a cybersecurity pioneer equipping tens of millions of families and individuals worldwide with the same level of cyber protection enjoyed by Fortune 500 companies. Its AI-powered, next-generation antivirus engine scans billions of files around the world to predict and prevent cyberattacks in real-time, 24/7. Its flagship product, RAV Endpoint Protection, together with its other products combine to form a multilayered solution that safeguards home users against next-generation threats. Co-Founded in 2016 by seasoned cybersecurity expert Andrew Newman—an architect of Microsoft's native cybersecurity program, Microsoft Defender—ReasonLabs is based in New York and Tel Aviv.

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Exabeam Introduces New-Scale SIEM™

Exabeam | October 17, 2022

Exabeam, a global cybersecurity leader and creator of New-Scale SIEM for advancing security operations, today announced a groundbreaking cloud-native portfolio of products that enables security teams everywhere to Detect the Undetectable™. New-Scale SIEM is a powerful combination of cloud-scale security log management, industry-leading behavioral analytics, and an automated investigation experience. Built on the cloud-native Exabeam Security Operations Platform, the New-Scale SIEM product portfolio gives worldwide security teams the greatest fighting chance at defeating adversaries with advanced threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR). The new product portfolio is generally available (GA) today. “Security operations teams have faced difficulty defending against complex threats and evolving adversarial behavior because technology innovation has not kept up in the realm where big data meets cybersecurity. “Exabeam is known for having the best behavioral analytics product on the market — it’s why so many of the world’s largest organizations count on Exabeam every day to help stop adversaries, including the majority now utilizing valid credentials. We are marrying behavior analytics with the world's most modern, hyperscale, cloud-native data lake to ingest, parse, store, and search data in real time from anywhere. The SIEM industry has been ripe for evolution for some time and New-Scale SIEM represents that evolution.” Michael DeCesare, CEO and President Exabeam Unmatched Performance Significantly more affordable than competitive offerings, the new Exabeam cloud-native product portfolio is built on an open platform that integrates with more than 500 different third-party products and includes nearly 8,000 pre-built parsers, greatly reducing onboarding, deployment, and run times. An industry-first, security teams can now search query responses across petabytes of hot, warm, and cold data in seconds. Organizations can now also process logs at sustained speeds of over one million events per second. “The Exabeam Security Operations Platform and portfolio of products are designed like no other on the market. We deliver the single solution security operations analysts can count on to conduct accelerated, thorough threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) with the most consistent and successful outcomes,” said Adam Geller, Chief Product Officer, Exabeam. “We provide security teams with a holistic picture of their environment –– data from core security products, IT infrastructure, and business applications joined with critical user and device context and timely threat intelligence data –– to detect what competitive SIEMs simply can’t. In addition to our industry-leading behavioral analytics, we’re proud to deliver world-class security log management and new modular SIEM solutions for organizations at all stages of their data growth and security journey.” Understanding Normal Behavior to Detect and Prioritize Anomalies Organizations can use Exabeam to defend against the rising threat of external and internal attacks that in today’s world are more often than not leveraging compromised credentials. More than 750 behavioral models power 1,200 anomaly detection rules in Exabeam to baseline normal behavior for every user and device. This is beyond anything a legacy SIEM can possibly create with correlation rules. For example, for an organization with basic logging, 20,000 users, and 50,000 assets, Exabeam can dynamically build and update 50 million unique detection rules. According to the 2022 Verizon DBIR, over 90% of breaches are rooted in compromised credentials. Whether it’s phishing, ransomware, malware, or other external threats, valid credentials have emerged as the adversaries’ primary target. This combined with explosive amounts of data demands a shift in investment from legacy on-premises, rule-based detections to cloud-native SIEM platforms that uniquely understand normal behavior, even as normal keeps changing. “It’s all about the credentials. Today’s announcement takes Exabeam, our customers, partners, and the SIEM market into an entirely new stratosphere,” said Ralph Pisani, President, Exabeam. “Detecting stolen or misused credentials –– and the abnormal behavior that follows –– is not possible without understanding normal behavior. If you don’t know normal behavior for every single user and device in your environment, understanding abnormal behavior in your organization is a near impossible undertaking –– this is a fundamental capability that only Exabeam can deliver on at scale.” Whether replacing a legacy product with New-Scale SIEM, or complementing an ineffective third-party SIEM solution by adding the industry’s most powerful behavioral analytics and automation to it, Exabeam can help organizations achieve security operations success. Exabeam customers are moving to and experiencing the benefits of New-Scale SIEM. “Exabeam is our holistic security operations platform that provides and coordinates automated visibility, detection, analytics, investigation, and response across our key operating environments,” said Jerry Larsen, IT Security Manager, Patrick Industries. “We have several ERP systems that all need to be protected and Exabeam does the job better than any legacy SIEM we looked at –– we’re excited to be an Exabeam customer and part of their innovation machine.” “At NEC Australia, securing our data, users, devices and infrastructure are paramount to how we operate as a technology company. Having broad and accurate visibility of our IT environment as well as the ability to recognise what’s normal behavior for our users and entities is key,” said Peter Fröchtenicht, National Service Manager – Security and Compliance, NEC Australia. “Deploying Exabeam’s SIEM has enabled our team to effectively prioritize security alerts, which has freed up time for our analysts to focus on other security tasks, whilst also having a greater understanding of our attack surface and how all our employees interact with our resources.” New Exabeam products include: Exabeam Security Log Management - Cloud-scale security log management to ingest, parse, store, and search log data with powerful dashboarding and correlation. Exabeam SIEM - Cloud-native SIEM at hyperscale with fast, modern search, and powerful correlation, reporting, dashboarding, and case management. Exabeam Fusion - New-Scale SIEM™, powered by modern, scalable security log management, powerful behavioral analytics, and automated TDIR. Exabeam Security Analytics - Automated threat detection powered by user and entity behavior analytics with correlation and threat intelligence. Exabeam Security Investigation - TDIR powered by user and entity behavior analytics, correlation rules, and threat intelligence, supported by alerting, incident management, automated triage, and response workflows. Exabeam architected its new security operations platform and New-Scale SIEM product portfolio on Google Cloud (NASDAQ: GOOGL). “We are delighted that Exabeam has built its platform and portfolio of products on Google Cloud to help more companies securely leverage their data at cloud scale,” said Gerrit Kazmaier, Vice President and General Manager, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence at Google Cloud. “The combination of Exabeam cybersecurity products with Google's Data Cloud capabilities removes limits on security team productivity, storage, and speed to fully optimize security operations.” About Exabeam Exabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that created New-Scale SIEMTM for advancing security operations. Built for security people by security people, we reduce business risk and elevate human performance. The powerful combination of our cloud-scale security log management, behavioral analytics, and automated investigation experience gives security operations an unprecedented advantage over adversaries including insider threats, nation states, and other cyber criminals. We Detect the UndetectableTM by understanding normal behavior, even as normal keeps changing – giving security operations teams a holistic view of incidents for faster, more complete response.

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Zscaler Advances Enterprise Data Security with Industry-First Zero Configuration Data Protection

Zscaler | October 18, 2022

Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced new data protection innovations that build upon a rich heritage of securing data across all cloud apps for data in motion, data at rest, and BYOD assets with unprecedented accuracy and scale. The new advancements accelerate data protection programs from months to hours with zero configuration for data loss prevention (DLP). This mitigates security risks by unifying data protection across all channels, simplifying operations by automating workflows. In today’s highly-mobile and cloud-centric world, data is created and distributed across hundreds of applications and workloads, escalating organizations’ risk of data loss. Enterprises’ inability to protect distributed data is reinforced in the findings of the new 2022 Data Loss Report by the Zscaler ThreatLabz research team. ThreatLabz found that 36% of cloud application data is accessible via the open internet. Analysis of nearly 6 billion data loss policy violations revealed that organizations experience an average of 10,000 potential data loss events daily resulting in losses greater than $4.35 million.¹ Traditional DLP solutions can't secure distributed data and require a massive amount of resources to configure, maintain and manage, which can be costly and result in months to implement, putting organizations at risk. Concurrently, the lack of automated workflows prevents security teams from managing critical risks leading to elongated mitigation timelines and unresolved incidents. To make matters worse, the reliance on separate point products for different channels causes increased risk, reduced visibility and inconsistent policies. Organizations that have not deployed a unified zero trust strategy suffer an additional $1 million loss on average¹, indicating that data protection can not be a standalone endeavor. “Building on eight years of data protection innovations, Zscaler has employed advanced auto-classification capabilities to accelerate setup and reduce security team overhead and costs. “Unlike other data protection solutions, this ensures that Zscaler Data Protection works for the IT administrator, rather than having the IT administrator work for it. In addition, the technology we acquired from the recently announced ShiftRight acquisition allows organizations to manage hundreds of potential risks and incidents in a simple yet very sophisticated way to reduce case resolution time significantly.” Moinul Khan, Vice President & General Manager, Data Protection, Zscaler The recently introduced security category, security service edge (SSE), reinforces the market’s need for unified data protection as part of a larger, purpose-built security platform. These advancements to the Zero Trust Exchange, aligned to SSE principles, further Zscaler’s position as a leader in data protection by empowering security teams with: Expedited Deployment Cycles with Zero Configuration DLP: Utilizing the scale of the world’s largest security cloud that processes 170 million files per day, the new zero configuration DLP capabilities auto classify all organizational data, thereby accelerating the deployment of data protection programs. Mitigated Security Risks by Unifying Data Protection Across all Channels: The addition of endpoint, and email data protection capabilities adds to the existing support of web, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and private apps. This removes the need for point products, decreasing security risks and management complexity by unifying policies across channels. Simplified Operations through Automated Workflows: Advanced closed-loop incident management delivers actionable insights and automates workflows to respond to potential security risks in a timely and effective manner. “Securing data is always a challenge due to complex workflows and inconsistent protection strategies and coverage across users and devices,” said Bashar Abouseido, CISO, Charles Schwab. “With Zscaler, that has all changed, as we now have one unified platform with full visibility and policy control while drastically streamlining our processes.” “Zscaler is one of the most seamless, straightforward deployments I've seen in a while,” said Thomas Likas, Head of Cyber & Digital Trust Enterprise Architecture, Takeda. “Their comprehensive and unified approach to protecting data across all channels helps us transform and evolve our data protection program, ensuring sensitive data remains secure from accidental loss or malicious exfiltration.” “The DLP market has long suffered from complexity and efficacy issues due to the need for time-intensive, manual configuration and management,” said John Grady, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “Zscaler’s massive data set, garnered from the 250 billion transactions its security cloud processes every day, provides impressive scale and a key differentiation in the market. This scale enables greater visibility and accuracy, which translates into ease of use, better efficiencies, and lower costs for customers.” About Zscaler Zscaler accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest inline cloud security platform.

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