Verizon Business adds biometrics to cybersecurity solution portfolio

Biometric Update | March 10, 2020

Verizon Business is launching biometrics-backed Verizon Identity among three new security solutions added to its product portfolio to help companies fight cybercrime. The new cybersecurity offerings include Verizon Managed Detection and Response and Verizon Machine State Integrity, and the company has upgraded its Rapid Response Retainer service that provides cyber intelligence and incident response performance from the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC), the company announced. Verizon Identity (VID) and Verizon Machine State Integrity are the first Verizon Business solutions to use blockchain. Users can implement Verizon ID to securely keep identity credentials on mobile devices so they no longer have to rely on passwords.

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Webroot commissioned a study to gauge the prevalence of web-borne attacks, their consequences and how IT pros are responding. Among the results: the vast majority of companies surveyed experienced one or more types of web-borne attacks in 2012. The survey report also includes recommendations - such as deploying a secure web gateway - for responding to this new threat environment.

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Webroot commissioned a study to gauge the prevalence of web-borne attacks, their consequences and how IT pros are responding. Among the results: the vast majority of companies surveyed experienced one or more types of web-borne attacks in 2012. The survey report also includes recommendations - such as deploying a secure web gateway - for responding to this new threat environment.

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Fortinet Launches Managed Cloud-Native Firewall Service to Simplify Network Security Operations, Available Now on AWS

Fortinet | November 29, 2022

Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of FortiGate Cloud-Native Firewall (FortiGate CNF) on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an enterprise-grade, managed next-generation firewall service specifically designed for AWS environments. FortiGate CNF incorporates FortiGuard artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Security Services for real-time detection of and protection against malicious external and internal threats, and is underpinned by FortiOS for a consistent network security experience across AWS and on-prem environments. By shifting the management of network security infrastructure to Fortinet via FortiGate CNF, customers can focus more on their core competencies and deploying effective security policies to protect their business-critical applications and data. Natively supporting AWS and available now in AWS Marketplace, FortiGate CNF gives customers immediate access to FortiGuard AI-powered Security Services for enterprise-grade protection, including URL filtering, DNS filtering, IPS, application control and other FortiGuard security services, that organizations rely on. FortiGate CNF enables customers to realize the following benefits: Region-wide network protection at optimized costs: FortiGate CNF is designed to easily aggregate security across cloud networks, availability zones and virtual private clouds (VPCs) in a cloud region. It also natively supports AWS to help optimize cloud security spend and uses AWS Graviton instances to deliver better price performance than other offerings. Simplified network security operations with cloud-native integrations: FortiGate CNF provides a simple, intuitive user interface (UI) that minimizes the need for security expertise and makes it easy to define and deploy robust security policies including dynamic meta-data based policies on AWS. This AWS support helps security teams move at the speed and scale of applications teams, while support of AWS Gateway Load Balancer eliminates do-it-yourself automation and helps secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environments while improving high availability and scaling. Additionally, support of AWS Firewall Manager simplifies security management and automates security rollout. Increased compliance with consistent enterprise-grade security across on-prem and cloud deployments: In a recent survey of more than 800 cybersecurity professionals, 78% of respondents indicated that a cloud security platform with a single dashboard could help them better protect data across their cloud footprint and strengthen their security posture. FortiGate CNF provides an intuitive dashboard to easily manage security policies across a customer’s AWS deployments. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, it also offers a single pane of glass through FortiManager to centralize policy management, increase visibility and automate policy enforcement on AWS and beyond. This capability helps teams effectively apply security controls seamlessly across hybrid cloud and on-premises deployments. Enhanced with AI-powered global threat intelligence: FortiGate CNF includes a suite of trusted FortiGuard AI-powered security services, developed and continually improved by FortiGuard Labs. Using AI/machine learning (ML) models, FortiGate CNF with FortiGuard Security Services enables a proactive security posture and remediation of known and unknown threats based on real-time threat intelligence, behavior-based detection and automated prevention. Fortinet and AWS – Better Together FortiGate CNF is the latest example of Fortinet's commitment to delivering cloud-native services to support our customers. Fortinet’s work with AWS ensures that customers’ public cloud workloads are protected by best-in-class security solutions powered by comprehensive threat intelligence. Fortinet support of key AWS services simplifies security management, facilitating full visibility across environments and providing broad protection across your workloads and applications. Throughout any stage in a customer’s migration to the cloud, Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing cybersecurity mesh platform, delivers security-driven networking and adaptive cloud protection for the ultimate flexibility and control needed to build in the cloud. Supporting Quotes “Fortinet was the clear choice for help when we decided to move our workloads from a data center to a public cloud environment on AWS. By leveraging Fortinet cloud security solutions to complement native AWS security groups, we were able to accelerate our cloud migration to just one month, a process that that would typically take one year. With the introduction of FortiGate CNF, Yedpay is looking forward to having the option of a managed firewall service powered by the collective cloud infrastructure expertise of Fortinet and AWS to further bolster our existing cloud security and enable us to securely grow our business.” Simon Lau, CIO & CISO, Yedpay “We know organizations are looking to further simplify and modernize security on the cloud, which is why we’re working with Fortinet to deliver adaptive cloud security solutions. With FortiGate CNF, customers can build confidently, boost agility, and take advantage of everything AWS has to offer. As a fully managed cloud-native service, FortiGate CNF provides the enterprise-level firewall services and network security that helps reduce risk and improve compliance, and optimizes customers’ security investments. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Fortinet to help our mutual customers accelerate their cloud security goals.” Dave Ward, GM, Application Networking, AWS About Fortinet Fortinet makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 595,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.

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Neosec Introduces Automated Tokenization to Enable Full API Visibility Without Exposure of Sensitive Data

Neosec | November 16, 2022

Neosec, the pioneer in discovering and identifying API threats using behavioral analytics, today announced that it now tokenizes API activity data to enable organizations to fully see and store API data, removing the possibility of keeping sensitive data at-rest. Today, many organizations are blind to the threats lurking within their API traffic. Even worse, organizations are forced to implement basic logging of its API traffic that doesn't contain the meaningful information about who accessed, what records were accessed or manipulated and how. There exists a justified fear of logging sensitive data or being out of compliance, and with the lack of technology that can perform it at scale, they prefer to log with low fidelity. Those logs tell you that "somebody modified or accessed a record" but typically don't disclose who accessed it, which record, or what action was performed. This decision also results in a downstream issue of "insufficient logging", which is noted by the Open Web Application Security Project as one of the top security problems in its 2021 OWASP API Top 10. "Insufficient logging" is poor for incident forensics and, in practice, means that you can't detect abuse or investigate a case, even if you know it happened. Tokenization is the process of substituting a sensitive data element, like a credit card number, for a non-sensitive equivalent that has no intrinsic or exploitable value or meaning. Neosec's automated tokenization is part of its 'privacy by design' philosophy and is already deployed successfully at customers around the world in financial services, insurance and hospitality companies among others. The process allows retaining tokenized API activity data for the purposes of performing true behavioral analytics over time, ensures that sensitive data is never stored at rest, and enables only the customer to de-tokenize, based on the strictest data privacy practices. "Solving API security starts with basic visibility and the ability to see how the APIs are used. The problem is that virtually every company logs API activity with low fidelity that doesn't enable this basic visibility. "In order to perform true behavioral analytics and investigate cases you must store and examine historical data. But if this analysis is performed on un-tokenized data you risk storing PII and creating compliance issues. Neosec successfully retains all API activity data, in the highest fidelity, and ensures it meets data privacy standards." Giora Engel, co-founder and chief executive officer, Neosec This focus on data and the visibility it brings is what previously defined the creation of the EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) security space. "Trying to implement API security without enabling basic visibility of activity is like going back to the antivirus age before the advent of EDR. Visibility into API activity allows you to detect threats, understand behavior, investigate and remediate" said Engel. The Neosec API security solution discovers and maintains an up-to-date inventory of all APIs in use by an organization and then uses machine learning and behavioral analytics on tokenized data to find fraud and abuse by third parties and attackers. Neosec also enables proactive API threat hunting and investigations without storing any sensitive data. The automated API data tokenization is now a capability of the Neosec platform and is fully available. There is no extra cost for use of this unique capability. About Neosec Neosec is re-inventing application security with a powerful platform that unifies security and development teams to protect modern applications from threats. The foundation of the SaaS platform is built on data and analytics to manage security at scale. Neosec prevents threats from abusing the complex network of APIs that connect today's businesses. The platform helps organizations discover every API and audit risk. Neosec has pioneered the use of behavioral analytics to understand normal versus abnormal API usage and delivers powerful threat hunting capabilities together with a team of expert threat hunters. Neosec prevents threats and stops abuse hiding within APIs and brings new intelligence to application security. Neosec is based in Palo Alto, California with R&D in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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BlackBerry Strengthens Cybersecurity Platform to Provide Customers with Greater Threat Identification, Remediation Capabilities, and Endpoint Support

BlackBerry | October 27, 2022

Today at the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry Limited announced powerful enhancements to its AI-based cybersecurity portfolio that will help customers strengthen their overall security posture, improve workflows, and ensure business resilience. Capabilities include enhanced data context for zero-trust network access, and faster, more efficient operations to stay one step ahead of today's and tomorrow's threats. "BlackBerry is focused on delivering solutions that help businesses safeguard their sensitive data, solve challenges and stay on top of a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape. "These new capabilities further strengthen our end-to-end approach to cybersecurity that's deeply rooted in the advanced intelligence of our Cylance® platform, which time and again has been proven to identify and stop attacks before they can even start." Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Security Products at BlackBerry Key enhancements include: BlackBerry® UEM BlackBerry UEM's unrivalled maturity allows customers to benefit from new APIs that offer significantly reduced administrative overhead. This is in addition to stronger integration of all Google services from ChromeOS to Android, offering unified administration and an improved user experience. BlackBerry UEM will also offer greater eSIM integration to enhance a user's digital SIM experience. CylancePROTECT®, CylanceOPTICS®, CylanceGUARD® Threat hunters now have access to a single-pane view of the most critical issues with the ability to act quickly. Significant updates across triage and analysis workflows provide a dramatically improved user experience that reduces operational burden, improves investigation speed, and lowers the total cost of ownership; critical for analysts as they investigate and respond to endpoint threats. CylanceGATEWAY™ In addition to endpoint, network, and user telemetry, BlackBerry's ZTNA offering, CylanceGATEWAY, now provides data access and leakage visibility via a newly launched data loss detection module, CylanceAVERT™. CylanceGATEWAY also receives enhanced network anomaly detection to identify threats, broadened support for cloud workspaces and more granular access control. By constantly monitoring data and application access patterns across endpoints, email, and SaaS applications, organizations are now better equipped to detect and prevent malicious activity, including compromised accounts and insider threats, which Gartner estimates are responsible for 50 to 70 percent of all security incidents and 75 percent of all security breaches. "The cybersecurity workforce shortage has elevated the need for efficiency to be as important as efficacy as security professionals aim to stay ahead of a constant barrage of complex, competing and evolving threats," said Frank Dickson, Group Vice President, Security and Trust at IDC. "Added controls, workflow improvements and contextual nuance provide organizations with the ability to act quickly in detecting and responding to endpoint threats and are in desperate need by an industry facing a critical talent gap." The UX workflow improvements and data context additions will be available later this year and early next year through CylancePROTECT, CylanceOPTICS, CylanceGUARD, CylanceGATEWAY, and BlackBerryUEM offerings. About BlackBerry BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

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