Honeywell | September 11, 2023
Honeywell has announced that it's the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, protecting end-user data from advanced cybersecurity threats.
Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness.
Honeywell's new Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products powered with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers.
Honeywell recently made a groundbreaking announcement that it is the first company to incorporate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart utility meters, a move that provides advanced protection for end-user data against cyber threats. To achieve this, Honeywell will leverage Quantinuum's Quantum Origin technology to not only enhance data security but also contribute to building greater reliability and trust in the evolving utility sector.
The enhanced security utility meters establish a new standard for safeguarding against data breaches and ensuring the uninterrupted operation of water, gas, and electricity utility infrastructure for both commercial and residential applications.
Quantinuum's Quantum Origin provides an advantage over conventional solutions by generating keys with quantum-computing-enhanced randomness, thereby rendering them truly unpredictable and substantially enhancing the data security of utilities' end users.
No other organizations in the smart meter market presently offer quantum-hardened encryption protection. The incorporation of this technology into Honeywell's Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions' products will assist in addressing the industry's expanding data security requirements, especially as they pertain to critical infrastructure.
President of Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions at Honeywell, Hamed Heyhat, said,
By integrating Quantinuum's quantum-computing-hardened encryption technology into our smart meters, we are advancing data security for our customers and helping to shape the dialogue on how the utility industries should approach cybersecurity in the quantum era.
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Hamed Heyhat emphasized the significance of continuous innovation in enabling customers to stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape. It was noted that such a level of protection is crucial in our progressively digital and interconnected world.
Tony Uttley, President and COO of Quantinuum, mentioned,
Our work with Honeywell demonstrates the importance of using the power of today's quantum computers to create a more resilient cyber infrastructure to better protect customers.
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Smart Energy and Thermal Solution products from Honeywell with Quantum Origin are now available to North American and European customers. The collaboration will strengthen Honeywell's position as an industry-leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for the utilities industry.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
PR Newswire | August 07, 2023
Contrast Security (Contrast), the code security platform built for developers and trusted by security, today announced it will extend its market-leading application security testing (AST) platform to support testing of Large Language Models (LLMs) from OpenAI. In this first release, Contrast rules help teams that are developing software using the OpenAI application programming interface (API) set to identify and mitigate weaknesses that could expose an organization to prompt injection vulnerabilities: i.e., attacks involving injection of a prompt that deceives the application into executing unauthorized code.
Prompt injection was identified as the top risk for LLM applications by the just-released OWASP 10 Top for Large Language Model Applications project. Contrast has continued to support OWASP's mission to improve Application Security (AppSec): In fact, Contrast's Chief Product Officer Steve Wilson led the 400-person volunteer team that created the OWASP Top 10 for LLMs.
"As project lead for the new OWASP Top 10 for LLMs, I can say our group looked deeply at many attack vectors against LLMs. Prompt Injection repeatedly rose to the top of the list in our expert group voting for the most important vulnerability," said Wilson. "Contrast is the first security solution to respond to this new industry standard list by delivering this capability. Organizations can now identify susceptible data flows to their LLMs, providing security with the visibility needed to identify risks and prevent unintended exposure."
According to the OWASP Top 10 for LLMs, a prompt injection vulnerability allows an attacker to craft inputs that can manipulate the operation of a trusted LLM. This results in the LLM acting as a "confused deputy" on behalf of the attacker. Given the high degree of trust usually associated with an LLM's output, the manipulated responses may go unnoticed and may even be trusted by the user, allowing the attack to potentially poison search results, deliver incorrect or malicious responses, produce malicious code, circumvent content filters, or to leak sensitive data. Prompt injections can be introduced via various avenues, including websites, emails, documents or any other data source that an LLM might rely on.
Contrast is ideal for identifying all types of injection accurately, including this new form of AI prompt injection. Contrast uses runtime security to monitor actual application behavior and detect vulnerabilities, rather than scanning source code or simulating attacks. This approach is fast, easy and highly accurate, ensuring that developers are instantly notified of issues and provided all the information they need to correct problems. User input sent through OpenAI's official Python API to an LLM in a Python agent-instrumented application triggers the prompt injection rule.
About Contrast Security
Contrast is a world-leading code security platform company purposely built for developers to get secure code moving swiftly and trusted by security teams to protect business applications. Developers, security and operations teams quickly secure code across the complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with Contrast to protect against today's targeted AppSec attacks.
Founded in 2014 by cybersecurity industry veterans, Contrast was established to replace legacy AppSec solutions that cannot protect modern enterprises. With today's pressures to develop business applications at increasingly rapid paces, the Contrast Secure Code Platform defends and protects against full classes of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs). This allows security teams to avoid spending time focusing on false positives, leaving them more time to remediate true vulnerabilities faster. Contrast's platform solutions for code assessment, testing, protection, serverless, supply chain, APIs and languages help enterprises achieve true DevSecOps transformation and compliance.
Contrast protects against major cybersecurity attacks for its customer base, which represents some of the largest brand-name companies in the world, including BMW, AXA, Zurich, NTT, Sompo Japan and the American Red Cross, as well as numerous other leading global Fortune 500 enterprises. Contrast partners with global organizations such as AWS, Microsoft, IBM, GuidePoint Security, Trace3, Deloitte and Carahsoft, to seamlessly integrate and achieve the highest level of security for customers.
The growing demand for the world's only platform for code security has landed the company on some of the most prestigious lists, including the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List of fastest-growing companies.
Platform Security, Software Security, Cloud Security
Globenewswire | July 28, 2023
Uptycs, provider of the first unified CNAPP and XDR platform, today announced it’s now part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner (PSP) Program. The AWS PSP Program helps AWS Partners grow their public sector business through alignment with AWS public sector sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal terms.
“We are delighted to be working with AWS to solve customers’ cloud security challenges, increase security operations efficiency, and protect developer environments as they move code from their workspaces into AWS production environments,” said Ganesh Pai, CEO and co-founder of Uptycs.
Uptycs has built an integration with AWS Control Tower, which simplifies AWS experiences by orchestrating multiple AWS services on a customer’s behalf while maintaining the security and compliance needs of their organization. Leveraging the workflow with AWS Control Tower, Uptycs' deep integration with AWS Systems Manager allows organizations to achieve comprehensive security controls while reducing operational overhead in their Uptycs deployment.
“Many organizations, especially in the public sector, are looking for ways to cost-effectively scale their cloud security program. Our integration with AWS Control Tower and AWS Systems Manager, along with our more unified shift up approach, delivers a more efficient way to improve customers’ security posture across cloud environments,” Pai said.
Additionally, Uptycs also recently announced the achievement of AWS Security Competency Status, and an integration with the Amazon Security Lake.
“Our model is proven to better support cybersecurity teams thanks to what we’ve already achieved for our public sector customers, as well as enterprise and commercial organizations,” Pai said. “Now, we’re even better at helping our customers reduce operational burden, and strengthen their threat detection, remediation, and forensic capabilities.”
Uptycs, the first unified CNAPP and XDR platform, reduces risk by prioritizing responses to threats, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, sensitive data exposure, and compliance mandates across clouds, containers, servers, and endpoints—all from a single UI. This includes the ability to tie together threat activity as it traverses on-prem and cloud boundaries, thus delivering a more cohesive enterprise-wide security posture. Get started with agentless coverage, then add runtime protection, and advanced remediation and forensics.