Data Security, Software Security, Cloud Security
Business Wire | August 11, 2023
Lookout, Inc., the endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced the launch of Lookout SAIL, the Company’s new generative artificial intelligence (gen AI) assistant that will reshape the way cybersecurity professionals interact with Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security and Lookout Cloud Security solutions and conduct cybersecurity analysis and data protection.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, companies are engaged in an ongoing battle against cyber criminals who are constantly innovating new tactics. As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, every organization faces challenges such as a growing skills gap and resource constraints that hinder the operational efficiency of cyber defenders.
Lookout SAIL’s functionalities focus on security education, platform navigation and security telemetry analysis. This gen AI assistant serves as a valuable companion, offering insights and assistance to users, ultimately streamlining tasks such as administration, policy creation, incident response and threat hunting. Lookout SAIL allows people to interact naturally with the Lookout platform instead of having to learn from a user manual or guide. Through its integration into Lookout's existing user experience, Lookout SAIL also enhances workflow and accelerates user interactions, leading to increased productivity and effectiveness.
Lookout SAIL capabilities include:
Platform navigation and operational efficiency: Speeds up onboarding to the Lookout platform, guiding new users through relevant platform features and answering onboarding questions within the chat feature. Users can easily “sail” around the platform to obtain answers, visualize results, and perform desired actions.
Example: “Help me add a new admin to the system.”
Security status: Allows users to ask questions about specific tenants and investigate their organization’s security posture.
Example: “Find high and medium-risk iOS devices that have anti-phishing features enabled.”
Security education: Equips users with up-to-date industry knowledge on basic and emerging topics.
Example: “What is the difference between Secure DNS and On-Device VPN?”
“Lookout SAIL is a force multiplier for cyber defenders. It allows people to interact naturally with the Lookout platform instead of having to learn from a user manual or guide. It’s the start of a journey that fundamentally transforms how people interact with systems and information, touching everything from onboarding to training, as well as cybersecurity tasks like administration, policy creation, incident response, and threat hunting,” said Aaron Cockerill, Chief Strategy Officer, Lookout. “Think of Lookout SAIL as a helpful companion, providing useful information to the user and taking them directly where they need to be, even performing actions for the user on demand.”
Lookout has a storied history with AI and machine learning. Since its founding 15 years ago, Lookout has treated mobile cybersecurity and anti-phishing as a Big Data problem — and one that requires machine learning to solve. The Company also applied the same strategy to security against insider threats and account takeovers, pioneering the use of machine learning to monitor user behavior to prevent data leakage and exfiltration.
The Company now has the world’s largest mobile security dataset. Lookout platform analyzes telemetry from 215 million Android and iOS devices, 269 million apps from app stores worldwide and hundreds of millions of web destinations to uncover hundreds of phishing sites every day. This enables Lookout customers the ability to detect and respond to security threats in real-time on mobile endpoints and in the cloud.
Lookout, Inc. is the endpoint-to-cloud security company purpose-built for the intersection of enterprise and personal data. We safeguard data across devices, apps, networks and clouds through our unified, cloud-native security platform — a solution that's as fluid and flexible as the modern digital world. By giving organizations and individuals greater control over their data, we enable them to unleash its value and thrive. Lookout is trusted by enterprises of all sizes, government agencies and millions of consumers to protect sensitive data, enabling them to live, work and connect — freely and safely. To learn more about the Lookout Cloud Security Platform, visit www.lookout.com and follow Lookout on our blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.
IBM | September 08, 2023
IBM has announced the expansion of its Cloud Security and Compliance Center to help enterprises protect data and mitigate risk across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
With the addition of the latest solutions, IBM's solution suite now goes beyond compliance posture management and workload protection. It now includes application-level security capabilities.
IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center suite offers benefits, including intelligent automation technology, expanded compliance, and visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture, among others.
IBM, a global technology innovator at the forefront of automation, AI, and hybrid cloud solutions, has unveiled the expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center. This suite offers a range of updated cloud security and compliance solutions carefully designed to aid enterprises in mitigating risk and safeguarding data within their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
As organizations grapple with emerging threats along the supply chain and navigate evolving global regulations, this solution suite stands as a pillar of support for their resilience, performance, security, and compliance requirements, all while aiding in the reduction of operational costs.
IBM's newly introduced Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker solution offers a transparent data encryption layer. It utilizes format-preserving encryption and anonymization technology to safeguard sensitive data used in business applications and AI workloads.
Rohit Badlaney, General Manager at IBM Cloud Product and Industry Platform, said,
The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center displays our continued focus on industry-specific capabilities that assist in addressing real world business challenges for our clients. For ex., clients have the ability to employ the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, which can enable them to address evolving rules, laws and regulations surrounding cloud risk. The new capabilities demonstrate our commitment to supporting clients on their hybrid cloud modernization journeys, designed for security, privacy, compliance, and trust at the forefront of our product roadmap.
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IBM Cloud has a long history of working with client companies in financial services and other highly regulated sectors, especially when it comes to assisting them to drive innovation while securing their sensitive data, added Badlaney.
In combination with the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, the upgraded suite of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center will introduce a number of new features. These additions are intended to aid clients, especially those operating in regulated industries, in meeting security, compliance, and data residency requirements specific to their industry.
Key features due to the expansion of IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center:
Intelligent automation technology
Enhanced Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
Optimized Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
Improved Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM)
Enhanced visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture
Frank Dickson, VP of Security and Trust at IDC, said,
As more companies adopt a hybrid, multi-cloud approach to managing applications of all sorts across PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and on-premises, centrally automated and managed technologies that can execute security and compliance capabilities at scale are required. The IBM Security and Compliance Center addresses this requirement for holistic protection – which is especially crucial for organizations in highly regulated sectors that manage sensitive data, such as financial services – regardless of the application within which the data may live.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Data Security, Certifications and Training
businesswire | July 10, 2023
Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), has today announced the acquisition of ThreeTwoFour, an award-winning information security and technology risk specialist. The acquisition is Node4’s third significant growth purchase in the last 18 months, having also bought risual, an IT managed services and solutions provider and Tisski, a leading UK-based independent Microsoft Business applications partner.
ThreeTwoFour is renowned for its extensive suite of information security services, including programme delivery, cyber strategy, risk and control assessment and governance. It also brings strong experience across the financial services sector, broadening Node4’s reach. In addition, ThreeTwoFour’s expertise in M&A Cyber Due Diligence adds further capabilities to the Node4 solutions and services portfolio.
The acquisition significantly enhances Node4’s security and transformation capabilities, particularly for enterprise-level clients. Drawing on ThreeTwoFour’s capabilities, Node4 will also be better equipped to meet the increasing requirements in the public sector and government frameworks for effective cyber security solutions.
ThreeTwoFour’s founder, Alex Coburn, along with his leadership team, will remain with the business as it integrates with Node4. The strongly-positioned ThreeTwoFour brand will also function as the consultative arm of Node4’s security practice.
With its core team based in the UK, ThreeTwoFour is also supported by specialists working remotely from all over the world. In the past two years, the company has deployed team members from three continents and eight different countries, enabling it to support clients around the clock.
“The ThreeTwoFour team are highly experienced and skilled professionals with a strong leadership team and exceptional track record of success,” commented Andy Gilbert, CEO and Founder of Node4. “The organisations are also a great cultural fit and together, we anticipate driving strong growth across our shared customer base and beyond. We look forward to working closely with Alex and everyone at ThreeTwoFour.”
“We are delighted to join forces with Node4, whose reputation for customer-focused excellence is second-to-none across the UK technology industry,” said Alex Coburn, Founder of ThreeTwoFour. “By integrating our expertise and Node4’s existing services portfolio, we are confident that we can deliver market-leading security and risk solutions for enterprises and SMEs alike.”
Alongside its Cyber Essentials Certification, the firm provides expertise in Identity and Access Management, Privileged Access Control, Security Architecture, Data Loss Prevention, Security Operations, Vulnerability Management, NIST, ISO27001, SANS and other Risk Management Frameworks.
Node4 empowers private and public sector organisations across the UK to deliver positive outcomes, through technology and innovation. Thanks to a broad portfolio of fully managed services including Business Applications, Modern Workplace, Cloud, Network, Data and Security, clients are empowered to reach their strategic goals. Node4 fully owns its own a network of data centres, points of presence and operates best-in-class integrated tooling. Alongside strategic relationships with market-leading vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and Fortinet, Node4 brings together the best options for infrastructure, platforms and applications, tailored to the needs of their clients.