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Mayorkas to Announce the Largest Cybersecurity Hiring Initiative in DHS History

Mayorkas | July 06, 2021

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, has announced its onboarding of 300 cybersecurity professionals and an extension of other 500 tentative job offers in the Department’s largest cybersecurity hiring initiative in its history. This initiative is part of a 60-day Cybersecurity Workforce Sprint, aiming to build a more diverse and multi-talented cybersecurity workforce. According to Secretary Mayorkas, cyber threats and crimes are increasing, so we should prepare well to defend it by hiring more talents.

In early May, Secretary Mayorkas set a goal to hire around 200 new cybersecurity personnel in the Department by July 1. The achievement of the Cybersecurity Workforce Sprint shows a strong wish by our country's highest cyber talent to bestow them to public service and support blocks some of the most compound trials we come across today. DHS is dedicated to confirming its staff represents the varied communities it assists. To this end, the Cybersecurity Workforce Sprint is stranded in diversity, equity, and inclusion most acceptable practices, and comprises targeted outreach to underserved communities.

Secretary Mayorkas, this month, will also launch an Honors Program starting with an initiative to recruit recent graduates with degrees in cybersecurity-related arenas for a one-year specialized development program at DHS. Participants who productively complete this program will be qualified for enduring, full-time cybersecurity positions at the Department. Additionally, the Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is mounting its K-12 initiative to nurture the next generation of diverse cybersecurity professionals.

Secretary Mayorkas, in March, outlined his dream for the Department's cybersecurity urgencies during a virtual address hosted by RSA Conference in corporation with Hampton University and Girl Scouts of the USA. The Secretary highlighted a series of full sprints intended to raise existing work, eliminate roadblocks to development, and take off new initiatives and partnerships to attain DHS’s cybersecurity assignment and implement the Biden-Harris Administration's primary concern. The first sprint was concentrated on raising consciousness about the cumulative risk of ransomware.

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Three of Syngenta's key leaders talk about the road to cyber maturity in the cloud.

As you go on investing in infrastructure you may fall behind in terms of keeping the network up or having the latest and greatest in cybersecurity. If you don't invest in cloud space you are not able to keep up with where technology is headed, keep your costs down and your applications modernised. This summary from Vanja Vlaski shows how seriously Syngenta now takes these issues.

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Three of Syngenta's key leaders talk about the road to cyber maturity in the cloud.

As you go on investing in infrastructure you may fall behind in terms of keeping the network up or having the latest and greatest in cybersecurity. If you don't invest in cloud space you are not able to keep up with where technology is headed, keep your costs down and your applications modernised. This summary from Vanja Vlaski shows how seriously Syngenta now takes these issues.

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Armorblox to Enhance its NLU-based Data Protection Platform

Armorblox | December 26, 2022

Contents 1. Enhancement in the Company’s Email Security Solutions 2. How is Enhancements in the Solution Benefiting the Customers? Armorblox, anemerging email security solutions provider, recently announced the inclusion of Custom Role-Based Access Controls to its innovative cloud-delivered email security platform for enhancing the maintenance of data compliance and reducing data blindspots for individuals across the organization. Not every email is the same. When it comes to incoming threats, attackers tend to focus on emails that involve sensitive credentials or valuable data. According to the Armorblox Email Security Threat Report, in 2022, 87% of credential phishing attacks looked like common corporate workflows to trick victims, and 70% of spoofing attacks got past native email security layers. Thus, Armorblox has made improvements to Armorblox Advanced Data Loss Prevention and added Custom Role-Based Access Controls to make it safer from insider threats (RBAC). 1. Enhancement in the Company’s Email Security Solutions "According to a recent Market Research Future study, the demand for email security is anticipated to exceed US$ 11 billion by 2030." Armorblox has always been committed to putting security first, and this dedication goes beyond offering a best-in-class email security solution. Armorblox Advanced Data Loss Prevention's enhanced capabilities ensure that customers' most sensitive information is reliably protected across all content types and storage mediums. Coupled with its Armorblox Custom DLP Policies, companies are now able to set automated encryption actions and exceptions for sensitive data and confidential content per department or per user. Armorblox Custom Role-Based Access Controls provide fine-grained controls to security teams, which are necessary to set restriction levels and access for individuals, teams, and groups across the organization. 2. How is Enhancements in the Solution Benefiting the Customers? Through the enhancements to the Advanced DLP solution and the addition of Custom Role-Based Access Controls to the Armorblox platform, Armorblox is supporting the security-first approach that companies require. Customers will benefit in a variety of ways, including: Custom Access Controls: Create and assign custom roles with granular permissions to groups or individuals across security teams based on their job responsibilities. Sensitive Data Encryption: Prevent unauthorized disclosure of PII, PCI, and PHI by identifying and encrypting sensitive data across emails, attachments, and documents automatically. Reduce Data Blindspots: Ensure the implementation of appropriate restrictions and access levels for employee, organization, and third-party data. About Armorblox Founded in 2017, Armorblox is an email security solutions company headquartered in California, U.S., backed by Next47 and General Catalyst. The company provides technology that secures enterprise communications over email and other cloud office applications by leveraging deep learning and natural language technologies. The Armorblox platforms connect via APIs and analyze millions of signals to comprehend the context of communications in order to safeguard individuals and data from compromise. Over 58,000 enterprises use Armorblox to prevent BEC and targeted phishing attacks, protect critical PII and PCI, and automate the repair of user-reported email threats.

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Cloudflare Announces New Suite of Email Security and Data Protection Solutions

Cloudflare | January 12, 2023

On 11 Jan 2023, Cloudflare, Inc., a leading cybersecurity solutions provider focused on building a better internet, announced multiple new Zero Trust email security tools, compatible with any email provider. The solution prevents sensitive data exfiltration via email, guard employees against multichannel phishing attacks, and help businesses simplify and accelerate deployments. Cloudflare offers organizations simple and reliable phishing and malware protection that is deeply incorporated with its Zero Trust platform, helping organizations secure all their data and applications. “You can’t have a complete Zero Trust solution without securing email, given that a huge proportion of all cyberattacks begin with phishing,” stated the Co-Founder and CEO of Cloudflare, Matthew Prince. “In 2022, Cloudflare Area 1 identified and kept almost 2.3 billion unwanted messages out of customer inboxes. Today we’re filling a void in the marketplace that has been underinvested in for the last ten years, with the first set of deeply integrated solutions that bring together Cloudflare Area 1 email security and our Zero Trust platform,” he added. (Source: Businesswire) Email is one of the most pervasive and exploited tools used by businesses daily. According to the FBI’s most recent Internet Crime Report, email account compromise and business email compromise led to U.S. companies losing nearly US$ 2.4 billion. In addition, email is one of the most complex tools for businesses to secure, involving a massive drain on IT team resources, multiple vendors, and complex deployments. Cloudflare’s Zero Trust SASE platform will allow customers to deploy email security and data protection tools that are comprehensively linked with their current security stack and compatible with any email service provider. Cloudflare One offers a comprehensive Zero Trust SASE platform that is built into Cloudflare’s global network, which spans over 275 cities in over 100 countries. This deeply embedded approach makes it easy to set up in just a few clicks without switching email providers. With Cloudflare Area 1’s new solutions, companies can automatically isolate questionable email attachments and links, identify and prevent data leaks, and rapidly onboard new Microsoft 365 domains. About Cloudflare Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Cloudflare safeguards and speed up any Internet-based application without installing software, adding hardware, or modifying a single line of code. As a result, the company’s clients experience significant improvement in performance and a reduction in spam and other attacks. Founded in 2009, the organization ranks amongst the 50 most innovative companies worldwide by Fast Company, is acknowledged by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and has been named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two consecutive years by the Wall Street Journal.

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Varonis Introduces Automated Posture Management to Fix Cloud Security Risks

Varonis | January 27, 2023

On January 26, 2023, Varonis Systems, Inc., a leader in data security and analytics, announced the availability of automated posture management to assist clients in resolving security and compliance gaps spanning their SaaS and IaaS systems. Varonis continuously scans, identifies, and ranks cloud security threats, providing CISOs and compliance officers with real-time insight into their data security posture. With this new automation option, users can fix misconfigurations in applications such as Salesforce and AWS with a single click from a unified interface. According to Gartner, through 2025, 99% of cloud security breaches will be the customer's fault. CIOs can counter this by adopting and enforcing rules for cloud ownership, accountability, and risk acceptance. Varonis Field CTO, Brian Vecci, said, “Automated posture management takes the burden of understanding and remediating cloud misconfigurations off the customer.” He also said, “We stay on top of the latest configuration risks and best practices, so you don’t have to. Now, we can not only show you exactly how to improve your security posture, but we can also automatically mitigate risk on your behalf.” (Source – GlobeNewswire) This release marks a significant advancement in cloud data security. Passive data security posture management (DSPM) solutions need manual operations to generate help desk tickets for a person to review and fix in every cloud application manually. Varonis offers a uniform and automated method for minimizing the attack surface of multi-cloud environments. Automated posture management is the most recent tool introduced by Varonis to simplify data security outcomes. Varonis introduced least privilege automation for Google Drive, Microsoft 365, and Box, as well as a new data security posture management (DSPM) dashboard early this month. About Varonis Varonis is a leader in data security and analytics, waging war differently from typical cybersecurity corporations. Instead, Varonis focuses on protecting business data like: Sensitive files and emails Strategic and product plans Financial records Confidential customer, patient, and employee data In addition to data protection, Zero Trust, data governance, compliance, categorization, data privacy, and threat detection and response, Varonis solutions handle various other critical use cases. The company began operations in 2005 and has clients in the financial services, healthcare, industrial, energy and utilities, insurance, technology, media and entertainment, consumer and retail, and education industries, among others.

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