LogRhythm | July 06, 2022
LogRhythm, the company helping busy and lean security operation teams save the day, today announced the launch of version 7.9 of the LogRhythm SIEM Platform and updates to LogRhythm NDR and LogRhythm UEBA.
“LogRhythm arms security teams with intelligent analytics and automated responses to reduce cybersecurity exposure, eliminate blind spots and quickly shut down attacks,” said Kish Dill, chief product and customer officer at LogRhythm. "The company is changing the way we work by becoming customer-centric throughout our whole organization. We are listening to our customers and promise to deliver quarterly innovations that address the challenges our customers face every day. We recognize that security teams don’t have time to spare on long processes and inefficient workflows. With these latest updates, security teams will have the tools they need to make operations more effective and efficient to defend their organization against today’s top threats.”
LogRhythm 7.9, LogRhythm NDR and LogRhythm UEBA (formerly CloudAI) provide new features designed to help security teams overcome everyday obstacles by accelerating threat response, improving workflows and simplifying processes, including:
Faster time to value through improved analyst workflows
Enhanced automation with Admin API: LogRhythm 7.9 improves the Admin API by adding system monitoring management (LogRhythm SysMon) endpoints to the API library. This enables SIEM administrators to connect through the Admin API and manage the SysMon agent, allowing for automated process batching.
Embedded Expertise: LogRhythm accelerates customer time to value through its out of the box LogRhythm SmartResponse™. LogRhythm 7.9 includes added and enhanced SmartResponses to its already extensive library of over 120 integrations.
Enable packet capture in UI: LogRhythm NDR users can download PCAP files for specific incidents and cases to pull in more detail, helping investigations and improving threat hunting.
Easier and faster event log filtering: LogRhythm 7.9 includes a new way to filter logs at the agent. Users can now select the types of Windows event logs the agent queries, accelerating the time to process logs and removing the burden on the collection pipeline.
Expanded threat detection capabilities
Enhanced LogRhythm NDR detection models: Users can detect a wider array of ransomware attacks with LogRhythm NDR’s improved analytics capabilities.
Advanced analytics models: LogRhythm UEBA offers advanced UEBA analytics as a cloud-native, easy to deploy add-on for LogRhythm 7.9 users. Models were improved and new models added to ensure today's complex attacks can be detected and anomalies requiring priority attention can be identified, further reducing alert fatigue and accelerating response times.
Policy violation alerts: LogRhythm NDR offers alerts about expired certificates, weak ciphers used in connections, and authentication activity happening in clear text, offering additional context to what could represent a risk.
Controlled overages with powerful license metering reporting: LogRhythm added a new reporting feature to make licensing overages more visible and easier to understand by displaying any overages in the past 30 days. This feature will help teams better manage license usage and costs.
Expanded endpoint integrations: LogRhythm now includes Cisco Secure Endpoint (formerly AMP for Endpoints) in its family of EDR integrations.
LogRhythm helps busy and lean security operations teams save the day — day after day. There’s a lot riding on the shoulders of security professionals — the reputation and success of their company, the safety of citizens and organizations across the globe, the security of critical resources — the weight of protecting the world.
Sophos | July 21, 2022
Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced Sophos X-Ops, a new cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help organizations better defend against constantly changing and increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world, and deeply researched threat intelligence from each group, which, in turn, collaborate to deliver stronger, more innovative protection, detection and response capabilities.
Sophos today is also issuing “OODA: Sophos X-Ops Takes on Burgeoning SQL Server Attacks,” research about increased attacks against unpatched Microsoft SQL servers and how attackers used a fake downloading site and grey-market remote access tools to distribute multiple ransomware families. Sophos X-Ops identified and thwarted the attacks because the Sophos X-Ops teams combined their respective knowledge of the incidents, jointly analyzed them, and took action to quickly contain and neutralize the adversaries.
“Modern cybersecurity is becoming a highly interactive team sport, and as the industry has matured, necessary analysis, engineering and investigative specializations have emerged. Scalable end-to-end operations now need to include software developers, automation engineers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, cloud infrastructure engineers, incident responders, data engineers and scientists, and numerous other experts, and they need an organizational structure that avoids silos,” said Joe Levy, chief technology and product officer, Sophos. “We’ve unified three globally recognized and mature teams within Sophos to provide this breadth of critical, subject matter and process expertise. Joined together as Sophos X-Ops, they can leverage the strengths of each other, including analysis of worldwide telemetry from more than 500,000 customers, industry-leading threat hunting, response and remediation capabilities, and rigorous artificial intelligence to measurably improve threat detection and response. Attackers are often too organized and too advanced to combat without the unique combined expertise and operational efficiency of a joint task force like Sophos X-Ops.”
Speaking in March 2022 to the Detroit Economic Club about the FBI partnering with the private sector to counter the cyber threat, FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “What partnership lets us do is hit our adversaries at every point, from the victims’ networks back all the way to the hackers’ own computers, because when it comes to the FBI’s cyber strategy, we know trying to stand in the goal and block shots isn’t going to get the job done.
“We’re disrupting three things: the threat actors, their infrastructure and their money. And we have the most durable impact when we work with all of our partners to disrupt all three together.” Sophos X-Ops is taking a similar approach: gathering and operating on threat intelligence from its own multidisciplinary groups to help stop attackers earlier, preventing or minimizing the harms of ransomware, espionage or other cybercrimes that can befall organizations of all types and sizes, and working with law enforcement to neutralize attacker infrastructure. While Sophos’ internal teams already share information as a matter of course, the formal creation of Sophos X-Ops drives forward a faster, more streamlined process necessary to counter equally fast-moving adversaries.
“Effective cybersecurity requires robust collaboration at all levels, both internally and externally; it is the only way to discover, analyze and counter malicious cyber actors at speed at scale. Combining these separate teams into Sophos X-Ops shows that Sophos understands this principle and is acting on it.”
Michael Daniel, president and CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance
Sophos X-Ops also provides a stronger cross-operational foundation for innovation, an essential component of cybersecurity due to the aggressive advancements in organized cybercrime. By intertwining the expertise of each group, Sophos is pioneering the concept of an artificial intelligence (AI) assisted Security Operations Center (SOC), which anticipates the intentions of security analysts and provides relevant defensive actions. In the SOC of the future, Sophos believes this approach will dramatically accelerate security workflows and the ability to more quickly detect and respond to novel and priority indicators of compromise.
“The adversary community has figured out how to work together to commoditize certain parts of attacks while simultaneously creating new ways to evade detection and taking advantage of weaknesses in any software to mass exploit it. The Sophos X-Ops umbrella is a noted example of stealing a page from the cyber miscreants’ tactics by allowing cross-collaboration amongst different internal threat intelligence groups,” said Craig Robinson, IDC research vice president, Security Services. “Combining the ability to cut across a wide breadth of threat intelligence expertise with AI assisted features in the SOC allows organizations to better predict and prepare for imminent and future attacks.”
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide.
Aqua Security | July 26, 2022
Aqua Security, the leading pure-play cloud native security provider, today announced the launch of out-of-the-box runtime protection with minimal configuration to stop attacks in real time on running workloads. Protection is composed of new curated and optimized default security controls, as well as advanced threat intel from observations of real attacks on cloud native environments. Both the controls and threat intel are the result of knowledge gained through years of securing customers’ live production environments. Customers can now apply this knowledge to achieve trusted and advanced runtime protection in minutes without requiring in-depth knowledge of their applications and environments.
Using eBPF technology and threat intel from cyber research team Aqua Nautilus to identify advanced threats, Aqua surfaces the most critical issues in real time while also implementing a set of controls to protect running workloads immediately, without disrupting the business.
“Aqua is transforming the runtime security paradigm. “Traditional runtime security requires security teams to have a great deal of cloud native knowledge, and as a result has been slow to adopt. Aqua is removing this barrier to adoption by making cloud workload threat protection immediately effective and easy for security professionals.”
Amir Jerbi, CTO and co-founder, Aqua Security
Stopping Attacks in Real Time with Runtime Security
Recent data from Nautilus shows that one in three live attacks could be missed when relying exclusively on snapshot scanning of running workload images. Nautilus also found tens of thousands of instances of in-memory attacks and fileless attacks in a one-month period—attacks that would not be seen or stopped without kernel-level visibility.
Aqua’s detection of anomalous behavior goes beyond point-in-time snapshots and catches malicious behavior of known and unknown threats in real time—this includes both known CVEs and zero-day exploits that have yet to be discovered. The new default runtime controls are based on ongoing recommendations from Aqua Nautilus, who detect and analyze 80,000 attacks a month using Aqua’s open source eBPF-based threat detection engine, Aqua Tracee. The result is real-time visibility at the kernel level that alerts customers the moment an attacker breaches a running workload, reducing attackers’ dwell time from months to milliseconds.
Aqua’s Runtime Protection solution is part of Aqua’s fully integrated Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), the Aqua Platform. Customers of the Aqua Platform also have access to the entire, full set of customizable, advanced runtime capabilities if and when they decide to define and implement more stringent policies.
Key benefits of Aqua Runtime Protection include:
Discover attacks immediately with continuously updated kernel-level behavioral detection. Updates are based on cloud native threat research from Aqua Nautilus along with years of experience securing customer workloads in production.
Respond faster and reduce attacker dwell time by stopping attacks with pattern-based anti-malware in production and the option to block or delete malware on access.
Simplify incident investigation and rapidly determine the impact and attack path of a security incident with a detailed incident timeline including rich contextual information.
“Unlike overly complex runtime solutions, legacy solutions not designed for cloud-native applications, or solutions that can’t detect in real time, our goal with this release is to provide runtime security that is simple to deploy, giving you effective real-time security out-of-the-box,” said Jerbi. “What this boils down to is that, unlike alternative solutions, Aqua’s Platform will both detect sophisticated attacks and stop them in real time.”
Aqua’s out-of-the-box Runtime Protection is now available and will make an industry debut at AWS re:Inforce on July 26-27 in Boston at Booth 104. To learn more, visit Aqua’s YouTube.
About Aqua Security
Aqua Security stops cloud native attacks and is the only company with a $1 Million Cloud Native Protection Warranty to guarantee it. As the pioneer and largest pure-play cloud native security company, Aqua helps customers unlock innovation and build the future of their business. The Aqua Platform is the industry’s most integrated Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), prioritizing risk and automating prevention, detection and response across the lifecycle. Founded in 2015, Aqua is headquartered in Boston and Ramat Gan, Israel, with Fortune 1000 customers in over 40 countries.