How penetration testing can help secure your company’s infrastructure

ITProPortal | May 29, 2019

How penetration testing can help secure your company’s infrastructure
Infrastructure security is a top priority for all IT managers.  Organisations must be proactive in locating network vulnerabilities and resolving them, in order to prevent attacks that can cause system downtime, data loss, and damaged reputations. Any type of security breach can have an impact and far-reaching repercussions for a company and its customers. Breaches open a company up to everything from lost consumer confidence to legal action. A study by PCI Pal during the last quarter of 2018 found that 62 per cent of Americans report that they will stop spending with a brand for several months following a hack or security breach. It’s not just retail businesses that are at risk for security breaches. Facebook, T-Mobile, Quora, Google, Orbitz and British Airways were among the organisations attacked last year. While the security failures of large organisations are more likely to grab headlines, the likelihood of a breach is even greater for small businesses. And, experts say, the ability of a small business to fully recover from such an attack is much less than a large company with greater resources and deeper pockets. In fact, a staggering 60 per cent of small businesses that suffer a cyberattack go out of business within six months.

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure Is a Local and Global Imperative Consider the services that society counts on everyday — everything from the electric grid, to utilities, to transportation systems, to communications networks, and more. Increasingly, these vital systems face potential disruption from both natural and man-made disasters. Protecting the connected services of the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems that keep critical infrastructure running 24/7 is a top local and global imperative.

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure Is a Local and Global Imperative Consider the services that society counts on everyday — everything from the electric grid, to utilities, to transportation systems, to communications networks, and more. Increasingly, these vital systems face potential disruption from both natural and man-made disasters. Protecting the connected services of the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems that keep critical infrastructure running 24/7 is a top local and global imperative.

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Use NetSPI's New Ransomware Attack SimulationTo Improve Ransomware Attack Resiliency

NetSPI | June 18, 2021

The leader in attack surface management and enterprise penetration testing, NetSPI, has announced its new service for ransomware attack simulation., In collaboration with its ransomware security experts, the new service enables organizations to emulate ransomware families of real-world to find and fix dangerous susceptibilities in their defenses for cybersecurity. Major cybersecurity gaps were exposed globally in the recent ransomware attacks. The Biden administration in the U.S. urges all business leaders to take enough precautions to get away from ransomware. Deputy national security advisor for emerging and cyber technology, Anne Neuberger, recommends various companies in a recent memo to use third-party pentester to test the security of the systems and the ability to defend a sophisticated cyber-attack effectively. NetSPI closely collaborates during a ransomware attack simulation engagement with companies to simulate sophisticated ransomware techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) utilizing its tailor-made technology for breach and attack simulation. Following each engagement, organizations get access to NetSPI's technology to run custom plays independently and unceasingly assess how well their cybersecurity platform will hold up to a ransomware attack. About NetSPI NetSPI, the leader in attack surface management and enterprise security testing, has a partnership with the most significant global cloud providers, nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, many of the Fortune® 500, and three of the world's five largest healthcare companies. NetSPI experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of network, application, and cloud occurrence surfaces, historically testing over 1 million resources to find 4 million specific vulnerabilities. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and is a portfolio company of private equity firms Sunstone Partners, KKR, and Ten Eleven Ventures.

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Novel approaches to satisfy the demand for comprehensive cybersecurity are required

prnewswire | December 30, 2020

These days, a broad layer of cybersafety is frequently needed for business foundation or government organizations to secure delicate data and shopper information. Truth be told, the worldwide network protection market size generally speaking was esteemed at USD 156.5 Billion out of 2019 and is relied upon to extend at a build yearly development rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from 2020 to 2027, as per information by Grand View Research. At present, however, the most recent Russian hack, which is being known as the biggest demonstration of surveillance in U.S. history, is being investigated by specialists and network safety firms to decide the extent of the danger. As per a report by the Associated Press, the hack bargained government organizations and "basic framework" in a refined assault that was difficult to recognize and will be hard to fix, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in an unordinary notice message. The country's online protection organization additionally cautioned of a "grave" danger to government and private organizations. Plurilock Security Inc. , Qualys, Inc. , CyberArk Software Ltd, Absolute Software Corporation (NASDAQ: ABST), Fortinet, Inc. A few tech organizations, including Microsoft, have additionally remarked on the hack, with the innovation aggregate clarifying in a blogpost that "it's important that we venture back and evaluate the noteworthiness of these assaults in their full setting. This isn't 'undercover work not surprisingly,' even in the advanced age. All things being equal, it speaks to a demonstration of foolishness that made a genuine mechanical weakness for the United States and the world. In actuality, this isn't only an assault on explicit targets, yet on the trust and unwavering quality of the world's basic framework to propel one country's insight organization." Plurilock Security Inc. declared recently that the organization gave, "frictionless and persistent validation utilizing AI and conduct biometrics, is satisfied to give the accompanying corporate update to the final quarter of 2020. Industry Outlook Online protection is a critical component for associations with profound security needs, for example, medical care and monetary administrations organizations. Given the idea of late cyberattacks that focus on these associations, the requirement for cutting edge online protection arrangements will increment and as per Cyber Security Ventures, Global Cybersecurity spending is anticipated to surpass $1 Trillion USD from 2017-2021. In anticipation of the foreseen development in the online protection area, Plurilock has unveiled some critical advancements since going this year to address and benefit from this worldwide chance. Key Developments Public Listing On September 24th, 2020, the Company started exchanging on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker PLUR in the wake of finishing a passing exchange ("QT") with Libby K Industries, Inc. on September 17, 2020. Plurilock likewise finished a simultaneous financing with the QT, which saw the Company effectively raise $2.6 million. The simultaneous financing was driven by PI Financial and included Industrial Alliance Securities. Master Advisory Board and Advisors The Company amassed an Advisory Board comprising of innovation area specialists to give direction to Plurilock on arranging and executing key activities while quickening the development of the Company. Individuals from the Advisory Board incorporate Dr. Issa Traoré, Ph.D., Merv Chia and Mark Orsmond. Moreover, the Company named two veteran worldwide security pioneers, Gaétan Houle and Chris Pierce as guides to the Company. Mr. Houle has held different security influential positions in legitimate government offices, for example, the Canadian Federal Government, Department of National Defense and the previous Department of Foreign Affairs, presently known as Global Affairs Canada. Mr. Penetrate is a refined chief and expert who administered the global division of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation and drove the improvement of Booz Allen's worldwide business system. Organizations and Relationships Another item joint effort with personality and access the executives ("IAM") supplier Gluu, including the consideration of local Plurilock uphold in standard Gluu discharges going ahead. The administrations of Government Sales Specialists, LLC, a re-appropriated bureaucratic deals office, were held by the Company to develop its pipeline of government deals. Consummation of the primary achievement of a US$198,000 contract with the US Department of Homeland Security, for which the Company got US$70,000. A significant US monetary administrations firm granted a US$42,000 yearly repeating agreement to Plurilock to convey the Company's center verification arrangements. Confirmation and Compliance Program – The Company dispatched its new affirmation and consistence program in November 2020, connecting exceptionally respected robotized security and consistence firm Vanta Inc. to offer warning types of assistance in quest for System and Organization Controls 2 ("SOC2") standard consistence. Center Product Initiatives and Updates The Company occupied with and dispatched various item related things and activities, including: The dispatch of Plurilock's new versatile applications for iOS and Android, presently accessible for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, individually. Arrival of another rendition of Plurilock's center ADAPT and DEFEND programming stage adding support for big business climate intermediary administrations, new forms for Mac OS, and upgraded worker unwavering quality. 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"Despite the headwinds of the pandemic, we have seen an increase in enterprise customers looking to secure their infrastructure from cyber threats. Given the growth outlook of the sector, we believe in 2021 the team we have assembled will enable us to grow organically through direct sales to enterprise customers while we seek to strategically deploy resources through acquisitions." About Plurilock - Plurilock is an inventive, personality driven online protection organization that decreases or dispenses with the requirement for passwords, additional validation steps, and awkward verification gadgets. Plurilock's product use best in class social biometric, ecological, and relevant advances to give undetectable, versatile, and hazard based confirmation arrangements with the most reduced conceivable expense and multifaceted nature. Plurilock empowers associations to figure securely and with true serenity. Qualys, Inc. detailed a week ago its examination group, utilizing the Qualys Cloud Platform, has distinguished 7.54 million weaknesses identified with FireEye Red Team appraisal devices and traded off renditions of SolarWinds Orion, followed as Solorigate or SUNBURST, across its 15,700-part client base. Of the weaknesses recognized, scientists noticed that across 5.29 million special resources most are identified with the FireEye Red Team devices. These discoveries feature the extent of the potential assault surface if these apparatuses are abused. The examination group additionally recognized that 99.84% of the 7+ million weakness examples are from eight weaknesses in Microsoft programming that have patches accessible. CyberArk Software Ltd. detailed a month ago that it is working with Forescout and Phosphorus to empower associations to make sure about the expanding number of IoT gadgets and innovations coming about because of advanced business change. 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Credence Security, a Leading Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Value-Added Distributor, has Launched a New Partner Portal

CREDENCE SECURITY | June 03, 2021

The demand for leading cybersecurity and digital forensics solutions is higher than ever. For over 20 years, Credence Security, a PAN-EMEA specialty distributor, has led in these areas along with governance, risk, and compliance, based in Dubai and regional presence in Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Saudi Arabia. Credence Security provides cybersecurity and digital forensics solutions to both public and private sector enterprises through a select network of specialist resellers. In exciting news from the company, in response to its continued rapid growth, Credence Security recently announced the launch of its new Credence Security Partner Portal, which will enable easier deal registration, better tracking of opportunities, and SPIFF programs, access to sales and marketing materials, and much more. This is expected to be a precious tool for the company's resellers. "Our channel partners are one of our most important relationships," commented Philip Cherian, Regional Channel Director. "We paid attention to our partner feedback and enhanced our Channel Partner Program and Partner Experience Portal, doubling down on our commitment to helping them succeed by continuing to invest in our Channel, tools, and infrastructure to support our partners across the region and make it even easier for them to do business with our vendors and us." Credence Security is built on the foundation of 4 focus pillars – Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment, Data Protection and Governance, Digital Forensics and Incident Response and Identity, Payments, and Data Security. "The value delivered in all of these areas is something that continues to grow, both as technology advances, but also from the company making every effort to understand the challenges partners and clients face so they can be more effectively addressed," commented Moe Bux, Regional Sales Director. "This strategy has been a key component in Credence Security's success and continued value-added growth." The Credence Security Partner Portal launch arrives on the back of a record-breaking year for the channel team, which saw its best year across the channel in respect of: • Channel team growth • Overall revenue growth generated by our specialist resellers • Partner growth in both geographical as well as vertical expansion ABOUT CREDENCE SECURITY Established in 1999, Credence Security, a PAN-EMEA specialty distributor, is cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk, and compliance. Unlike most other distributors, we take a consultative "value-add" solution approach; we collaborate with our partners and their customers to understand their needs, both from a technology and business perspective, and then work very closely with our partners to deliver tailor-made solutions. Working closely with globally recognized, award-winning vendors including AccessData, ESET, Entrust, Magnet Forensics, ZeroFox, and Trustwave, Credence Security provides best-in-class, Cybersecurity and Forensics technologies and solutions to protect organizations against advanced persistent threats, malicious adversaries, and internal malpractice.

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