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,END POINT PROTECTION
Wallarm | January 23, 2023
Wallarm, a leading end-to-end API security provider, has recently announced the early release of the Wallarm API leak management solution, an improved API security technology designed to assist organizations in identifying and remediating attacks exploiting leaked API keys and secrets while also providing ongoing protection against hacks in the event of a leak.
Given the recent increase in hacks involving leaked API keys and other API secrets, Wallarm developed the API leak management solution in order to give a comprehensive solution for this issue by automatically detecting leaked API keys and secrets, implementing controls to prevent their use, and protecting against any follow-on attacks. As a result, it prohibits unwanted access to sensitive data within enterprises while also protecting their internal operations and customers from unauthorized use of that data.
With the average cost of an API leak incident being $1.2 million per year, protecting API keys is a security and financial need. However, as locating and revoking API keys is both time-consuming and resource-intensive, Wallarm's proactive API leak management solution focuses on automated detection, remediation, and control using a three-pronged approach:
Detect - Wallarm automatically searches public sources for leaked API secrets, which hackers can discover and exploit in under a minute.
Remediate - Regardless of protocol, Wallarm immediately blocks requests that use compromised API secrets across the entire API portfolio.
Control - Wallarm also continuously monitors and prevents the use of leaked API secrets.
The Wallarm API leak management solution is the first of its kind in the API security space and is coupled with other Wallarm capabilities such as API threat prevention, API discovery and cloud-native WAAP. Wallarm’s API security platform provides customers with full-spectrum visibility, detection, and security for their entire web application and API portfolio, regardless of protocol or environment. This minimizes tool sprawl and costs while also increasing risk management and fostering innovation.
Wallarm, founded in 2016, provides End-to-End API Security solutions to safeguard web applications, APIs, microservices, and serverless workloads in cloud-native environments. With its commitment to developing the cybersecurity industry, it has designed a new security platform to defend tech firms and Global 2000 enterprises throughout their journey from their legacy apps to APIs in cloud-native infrastructures. Hundreds of Security and DevOps teams use Wallarm to discover all of their web apps and API endpoints, traffic flows, and sensitive data consumption for total visibility, secure their whole API portfolio against emerging risks, and respond to incidents automatically for better risk management.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Searchlight Security | December 16, 2022
Searchlight Security, the dark web intelligence company, has today launched Ransomware Search and Insights, a new strategic enhancement to its Cerberus platform. Ransomware Search and Insights automatically collates data from active ransomware groups to help organizations and law enforcement agencies to investigate, track, and gather intelligence on live ransomware activity.
This curated view of ransomware groups means that patterns in tactics, incidents, and victimology can be observed in real-time, helping analysts to bolster their threat intelligence, and gain the upper hand on ransomware groups.
"Although ransomware has been one of the most pressing threats for several years, it still remains persistent because security teams and law enforcement agencies have been on the back foot, playing catch-up with the ever changing tactics and profiles of ransomware groups. “With visibility into the dark web presence of active ransomware threat actors, analysts can better understand how they are currently operating, therefore gaining a critical advantage over groups.”
Dr. Gareth Owenson, Co-Founder and CTO of Searchlight Security
Enabling Enterprises to Pre-empt Attacks
Ransomware Search and Insights allows organizations to observe the victims of threat actors, posts on leak sites, and track known group members, all in one place - significantly reducing time and resources spent individually researching each threat group. With previously unseen insight into ransomware activity as it is happening, they can also identify which ransomware groups are targeting organizations that match their profile (e.g. industry, geography, business size) and tailor their defenses with a better understanding of which group is most likely to attack them.
Empowering Law Enforcement
Cerberus’ Ransomware Search and Insights provides investigators with the most up-to-date intelligence for their fight back against cybercrime. Ransomware groups pose a significant risk to national security through the persistent threat to critical infrastructure. As ransomware groups use the dark web to conduct their campaigns with impunity, tracking the activity of prolific threat actors on marketplaces and forums can help law enforcement agencies’ efforts to disrupt and take down these groups.
“The Ransomware Search and Insights module was born from our work with national law enforcement agencies who require real-time insights to investigate and take down ransomware groups. We have listened to and collaborated with them to address these needs and bring the next evolution of threat hunting to life,” explained Dr. Gareth Owenson, Co-Founder and CTO of Searchlight Security. “Investigators can now work smarter, not harder, with live intelligence on ransomware operators collated and delivered to them.”
Ransomware Intelligence for MSSPs
Dark web monitoring is emerging as one of the fastest growing offerings amongst Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), driven in no small part by increased customer demand to stay one step ahead of attackers and prevent disruptive ransomware incidents. Ransomware Search and Insights provides MSSPs with a valuable tool that integrates into their existing offering, with the ability to deliver easy-to-digest overviews of ransomware activity to customers, or action intelligence internally to protect their client base from emerging threats.
Ransomware Search and Insights is now available on Cerberus.
For more information on the threat intelligence that can be gathered from Ransomware Search and Insights, download our free report: Dark Web Profiles: The Most Prolific Ransomware Groups of 2022.
About Searchlight Security
Searchlight Security provides organizations with relevant and actionable dark web threat intelligence, to help them identify and prevent criminal activity. Founded in 2017 with a mission to stop criminals acting with impunity on the dark web, we have been involved in some of the world’s largest dark web investigations and have the most comprehensive dataset based on proprietary techniques and ground-breaking academic research. Today we help government and law enforcement, enterprises, and managed security services providers around the world to illuminate deep and dark web threats and prevent attacks.