DATA SECURITY

Kameleon Security and Xilinx Collaborate on New Cybersecurity Solution for Servers, Cloud Computing and Data Centers

businesswire | November 10, 2020

Kameleon Security, a semiconductor startup with an advanced hardware cybersecurity platform for computing systems, today announced a collaboration with Xilinx, Inc. as well as plans to release a new cybersecurity product, the Kameleon ProSPU. The ProSPU is a state-of-the-art, Open Compute Project (OCP)-compliant cyber protection chip for servers, data centers and cloud computing. OCP is an open standards organization, and the Security workgroup is developing specifications for data center security. At this week’s OCP Tech Week virtual event, OCP will release Version 1.0 specification for Root of Trust (RoT), which includes security documents for secure boot, attestation and common threats scope.

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"Most web applications used for complex business operations and/or employing advanced GUI frameworks have stateful functionality. Certain workflows, for example, might require completing certain steps before a transaction is committed, or a request sent by a client-side UI element might need several preceding requests that all contribute to the session state. Most automated tools focus on a request and maybe a redirection, thus completely missing the point in these cases, where resending a request gets ignored by the target application. As a result, while these tools are getting better day by day, using them for testing such execution paths are usually out of the question. Since thorough assessment is cumbersome without such tools, there's progress, but we are far from plugand-play products. This paper focuses on the capabilities of currently available solutions, demonstrating their pros and cons, along with opportunities for improvement. "

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"Most web applications used for complex business operations and/or employing advanced GUI frameworks have stateful functionality. Certain workflows, for example, might require completing certain steps before a transaction is committed, or a request sent by a client-side UI element might need several preceding requests that all contribute to the session state. Most automated tools focus on a request and maybe a redirection, thus completely missing the point in these cases, where resending a request gets ignored by the target application. As a result, while these tools are getting better day by day, using them for testing such execution paths are usually out of the question. Since thorough assessment is cumbersome without such tools, there's progress, but we are far from plugand-play products. This paper focuses on the capabilities of currently available solutions, demonstrating their pros and cons, along with opportunities for improvement. "

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DATA SECURITY

Veza, the Data Security Platform Built on the Power of Authorization, Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Veza | July 20, 2022

Veza, the data security platform built on the power of authorization, announces today that the company has entered a partnership with Google Cloud, including product integration that enables Google Cloud customers to harness the capabilities of Veza’s data security platform across their multi-cloud ecosystem. Veza, which recently launched in April 2022 after two years of building in stealth, makes it easy to understand, manage, and control who can and should take what action on what data. With this new integration, Google Cloud customers can now directly access the capabilities of Veza’s authorization-based data security platform integrated with Google Cloud Policy Analyzer to identify, manage, and control external identities and service accounts to Google Cloud services (Looker, BigQuery, and more). This partnership furthers the relationship between Google and Veza, which began in 2021 when GV led the Series B investment in Veza and GV Partner Karim Faris joined Veza Board of Directors. “The cloud is quickly becoming the primary footprint for organizations. By prioritizing and investing in security, Google Cloud has earned a differentiated position in the market,” said Tarun Thakur, Co-founder and CEO, Veza. “The initial product integration between Veza and Google Cloud, publicly demonstrated at the Google Cloud Security Summit in May this year, is a powerful example of how intelligence from Veza’s Authorization Graph can bolster the data security of Google Cloud customers. It shows how identity-to-data relationship insights from the Veza platform can be pulled directly into the Google Cloud Policy Analyzer, allowing customers to secure both Google Cloud data (Looker, BigQuery, Google Storage Buckets, etc.) to which multi-cloud identities (AD, Azure AD, Okta, etc.) have permissions and multi-cloud data (AWS, Snowflake, etc.) that is being accessed by Google Cloud identities.” “Securing cloud environments and data from cybercrime and threats is a key priority of organizations across the globe. “With Veza’s platform now available alongside Google Cloud’s secure and global infrastructure, customers will be able to quickly deploy the solutions they need to better understand, control, and securely take action on their data across their multi-cloud environments.” Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Cloud Security, Google Cloud Veza’s data security platform aggregates identity information from humans, service accounts, and cloud IAM entities, and authorization data from apps and data systems, giving organizations a centralized, SaaS-based control plane to visualize, manage, and control data access controls through Veza’s Authorization Graph. Veza integrates with cloud identity providers, SaaS and custom apps, and data systems, and translates system-specific entitlements and permissions into a common, human-understandable business language, visualized in the platform as effective permissions. The platform brings a novel approach to data security by enabling organizations to address key data security use cases across access reviews and certifications for SaaS apps and data systems, privileged access management to data and apps, data lake security and governance, management of cloud entitlements, and much more. It delivers prioritized insights, provides access workflows, and actionable recommendations for remediation of over-privileged accounts, enabling security and IT teams to correct anomalies and right-size their organization’s permissions to protect against ransomware and other data breaches. As organizations continue to adapt to the evolving demands of hybrid remote and in-office work, multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments — those with multiple providers of disparate data, app, compute, and infrastructure systems — are becoming the norm. According to the Flexera 2022 State of the Cloud Report, 89% of companies surveyed are multi-cloud, with only 2% operating in single private clouds and 9% in single public clouds. This trend is leading to a distributed web of data, relationships, and access points that are changing and difficult to track and secure. Veza and Google Cloud already have a number of joint customers deployed across the industries of SaaS software, marketing technology, and media, including Vox Media. “To support Vox Media’s growth and increasing M&A activity without compromising security, we need to ensure that across all of our brands, the right users have access only to the data they need access to, and that we have full visibility over what they can do with that data,” says Ateeb Ahmad, Senior Director, IT Infrastructure, Vox Media. With Veza and Google Cloud working together, we’ve been able to seamlessly manage access controls over our data for our largest merger to date, and tightly scope identity-to-data permissions even as our footprint with Google Cloud and other technologies grows.” “The greatest gifts of the multi-cloud and the generational architectural shift of the modern data systems are also its greatest risks: securing data, scalability, flexibility, and seamless collaboration,” says Thakur. “When organizations enable workers to reach from one cloud to another to leverage data across their entire multi-cloud ecosystem, they foster growth, enable more intelligence, and promote agility. However, such apps and data systems are also more porous and are at increased risk of cybercrime and ransomware. We purpose-built Veza’s Core Authorization Platform for the multi-cloud so that organizations can implement strong access governance policies - Veza continuously evaluates these policies and enables both automated workflows for access reviews, automated access removal for toxic and stale combinations, and facilitates access grant and request for any app, data, and service.” About Veza Veza is the data security platform built on the power of authorization. Our platform is purpose-built for hybrid multi-cloud environments to help you use and share your data safely. Veza makes it easy to understand, manage, and control who can and should take what action on what data. We organize authorization metadata across identity providers, data systems, cloud service providers, and SaaS applications — all to address the toughest data security challenges of the modern era. Founded in 2020, the company is funded by top-tier investors including Accel, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, Blackstone, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures

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NetSPI Launches Partner Program to Broaden Delivery of Offensive Security Services

NetSPI | August 18, 2022

NetSPI, the leader in enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management, today announced the launch of the NetSPI Partner Program which empowers its global channel and technology partners to deliver offensive security services during a time when it's needed most. Partners within the program can offer end users NetSPI's proven vulnerability management technologies and human-delivered offensive security services, allowing both the partner and NetSPI to expand product and service offerings, further develop customer relationships, and enter new markets. Additionally, last month NetSPI joined the AWS Marketplace, simplifying the procurement process for enterprise organizations with existing AWS relationships by allowing them to purchase NetSPI's offerings directly via the marketplace. The program is led by NetSPI's Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Lauren Gimmillaro. Gimmillaro has a track record of launching four successful partner programs, consisting of working with channel, referral, reseller, and technology partners. "As today's global attack surface evolves and cybercriminals become more sophisticated in nature, it's critical to provide end users with the tools, services, and skill sets they need to take an offensive approach to security," said Gimmillaro. "Centered around our customer-first approach, the NetSPI Partner Program will allow our team to extend our world-class pentesting capabilities to a variety of diverse and trusted partners, strengthening organizations' cyber security efforts across the globe." The NetSPI Partner Program encompasses the following partnership types: Channel Partners: NetSPI provides its full suite of security services and products through a global channel network of referral and reseller partners. To meet partners' requirements, the programs include a tier-based model consisting of referral fees, preferred client pricing, and reseller discounts. Technology Partners: Security and third-party software companies help build meaningful integrations with NetSPI to improve overall customer experiences. For both, NetSPI offers technical and sales support to help partners achieve their business and go-to-market goals. "Through the NetSPI Partner Program, SecureLink has been able to provide enterprises in the Middle East and Africa region access to NetSPI's continuous and scalable suite of offensive security solutions. "With NetSPI, we are proud to offer unmatched sophistication, methodology, and value to our global customer base." Manish Pardeshi, director of cybersecurity practices at SecureLink "Apiiro is proud to be part of the NetSPI Partner Program. The partnership has provided our customers with next-gen, context aware pentesting capabilities and NetSPI customers with our ability to detect and fix critical risks in cloud-native applications," said John Leon, vice president of business development at Apiiro. "Being a member of the NetSPI Partner Program allows us to achieve our sales goals while providing mutual customers with industry leading services and expertise." About NetSPI NetSPI is the leader in enterprise security testing and attack surface management, partnering with nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the world's five largest healthcare companies, the largest global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500. NetSPI offers Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) through its Resolve™ penetration testing and vulnerability management platform. Its experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of application, network, and cloud attack surfaces, historically testing over 1 million assets to find 4 million unique 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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SafeGuard Cyber Delivers Context-Aware Response with Microsoft Azure AD and Okta

SafeGuard Cyber | August 01, 2022

SafeGuard Cyber, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email and communication-based threats, today announces automated response and multi-channel user onboarding with Microsoft Azure AD and Okta integrations for its security and risk management platform. These integrations enable automated and workflow-based responses to advanced social engineering threats such as impersonation and account takeover, as well as other threats, business risks, and compliance violations. The integrations extend the SafeGuard Cyber platform's multi-channel detection capabilities, with the ability for security and compliance operation teams to manage and automate responses to threats and risks across all communication channels. "In the current economic climate, organizational leadership needs to ensure optimum resource utilization in security operations and reduce unnecessary costs," said Chris Lehman, CEO of SafeGuard Cyber. "Many of our enterprise customers have made significant investments in Azure AD or Okta to manage identities across their organizations, and our new capabilities allow them to streamline operations and maximize ROI for their security and overall operations." Integrated response through SafeGuard Cyber enables security architects and operations teams to deliver the ideal response to threats and business risks, either in an automated or direct action through the SafeGuard Cyber platform as part of incident management or an investigation. "As the threats of fraud, impersonation, and social engineering increasingly result in material breaches and financial losses through ransomware and business compromise, the need to have a context-aware, zero-trust foundation with detection and response capabilities is more urgent than ever. "Our integrations with Okta and Azure AD enable organizations moving towards a cloud or hybrid workplace to simplify identity-based responses to communication-based threats, while enriching authentication to include context and intent of interactions." Rusty Carter, chief product officer at SafeGuard Cyber Context-aware and advanced integrated response with Okta and Azure AD is available for all SafeGuard Cyber customers and delivers: Automated user onboarding for monitoring communications by group Automatic, risk-based responses that include user-session invalidation Support for all SafeGuard Cyber protected channels SafeGuard Cyber detects attacks and identifies risk by understanding how humans interact and communicate. The company's Natural Language Understanding-based SaaS platform offers the industry's most advanced visibility and detection of phishing, BEC and malware attacks that span the full range of modern business communications channels, including social media, collaboration, mobile messaging, conferencing, CRM and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. About SafeGuard Cyber SafeGuard Cyber provides the only comprehensive technology solution for addressing cybersecurity threats and compliance risks across the modern cloud workplace. The company's patented and award-winning Natural Language Understanding technology analyzes and correlates conversations across 30 communication channels and 52 languages, including collaboration, social, chat, messaging, and conference platforms, in order to detect and prevent communication-based threats like social engineering. By stopping attacks at the social engineering stage, SafeGuard Cyber allows companies to prevent data breaches, ransomware, invoice fraud, and many other threats. The company's cloud-based Machine Learning also provides compliance solutions for governance and policy enforcement that empower customers to communicate through modern apps and social networking.

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