DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
iTWire | May 30, 2023
CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the Identity Security company, today introduced CyberArk Secure Browser. This first-of-its-kind Identity Security web browser enables organisations to better protect against attacks with a flexible, identity-based approach to securing employee and third-party access to enterprise resources.
By 2030, enterprise browsers will be the core platform for delivering workforce productivity and security software on managed and unmanaged devices for a seamless hybrid work experience.1 Browsers provide a vital connection between identities, applications and data, making them a prominent attack vector and a target for cybercriminals – especially in distributed, work-from-anywhere environments.
A rise in post-MFA authentication attacks targeting session cookies reinforces the need for defense-in-depth strategies. Now, CyberArk is applying its deep cybersecurity experience, history of Identity Security innovation and intelligent privilege controls to web browsing. Part of the CyberArk Identity Security Platform, the Chromium-based CyberArk Secure Browser supports enterprise Zero Trust initiatives with integrated security, centralised policy management and productivity tools while delivering a familiar user experience. The CyberArk Identity Security Platform delivers the most robust, layered approach to address the number one area of cybersecurity risk: credential access.2
CyberArk Secure Browser is designed to eliminate existing security gaps between consumer-focused browsers and SaaS applications, endpoint-based controls and identity providers. By extending the CyberArk Identity Security Platform to the browser itself, CyberArk makes it easy for IT teams to tailor security, privacy and productivity controls on managed and unmanaged devices. Key features include:
Cookieless Browsing: Cookieless browsing is a key differentiating feature that allows users to access and use web-based resources without exposing cookie files to attackers. The cookies will be stored remotely on CyberArk servers enabling secure and seamless web browsing without saving cookie files on the endpoints. This approach makes it difficult for attackers or third parties to steal, forge, alter or manipulate cookies to gain unauthorised access to sensitive resources and helps ensure that users’ web sessions, data and accounts remain confidential and secure.
Data Exfiltration Protections: Companies can control the browsing experience with fine-grained policies designed to prevent data exfiltration attempts that can compromise corporate data.
Password Replacement: CyberArk Secure Browser features patent-pending password replacement functionality. Instead of showing stored credentials for privileged resources or websites, the browser displays a one-time alphanumeric string. This string works only once, only in CyberArk Secure Browser and only for intended targets – eliminating the possibility that end users will see these privileged credentials in plain text.
Extensibility: Third-party identity providers and out-of-the-box integrations are supported with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform solutions, including CyberArk Workforce Password Management and CyberArk Secure Web Sessions. This allows companies to customise session protections, access controls and credential management to each user based on their roles. It also works in conjunction with CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager to mitigate potentially risky web access and vulnerable endpoints.
Quick Access Bar: The built-in quick access sidebar helps ensure end users can utilise their Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials to securely access frequently used apps, third-party tools and CyberArk privileged access management resources directly from CyberArk Secure Browser with the click of a button.
“CyberArk is constantly innovating – working to protect our customers against current cybersecurity risk and emerging threats. Based on trends impacting hybrid work environments and research generated by our CyberArk Labs and Red Team, developing an enterprise browser – with an identity-first, security-first approach – was a natural progression for our business,” said Gil Rapaport, general manager, Access at CyberArk. “CyberArk Secure Browser represents a new era of web browsing, where security, privacy and productivity are the top priorities.”
Dynamically mirroring controls and access policies existing on Chrome and Edge browsers that are already deployed on the end user’s device, CyberArk Secure Browser reduces IT overhead and accelerates the deployment timeline for employees, contractors and vendors.
Planned availability for CyberArk Secure Browser on Windows endpoints is by the end of 2023. To learn more about CyberArk Secure Browser, please visit https://lp.cyberark.com/secure-browser-early-access.html.
CyberArk is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The world’s leading organizations trust CyberArk to help secure their most critical assets.
PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, CLOUD SECURITY
Prnewswire | June 01, 2023
Uptycs, provider of the first unified CNAPP and XDR platform, today announced an integration with Amazon Security Lake from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Security Lake automatically centralizes security data from across AWS environments, leading SaaS providers, on-premises, and cloud sources into a purpose-built data lake. Amazon Security Lake manages data throughout its lifecycle with customizable data retention settings and converts and conforms incoming security data to the Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF) open standard, making it easier to automatically collect, combine, and analyze security data from AWS, security partners, and analytics providers. The integration with Uptycs helps organizations speed up threat detection and incident response by correlating Uptycs telemetry and events with data from a vast number of other security tools.
With the proliferation of technologies and environments, security teams need to spend time setting up one-to-one integrations between their tools to correlate threat activity. This is expensive and delays response to security threats. In contrast, a shift up approach to cybersecurity does not need complex integrations and intermediary systems to connect the dots. The premise involves getting the data in a standardized format right out of the gate, and streaming it up into a data lake so security teams can do cross-correlations that speed up threat detection and response.
The OCSF project offers a consistent approach towards cybersecurity telemetry by providing a standard schema for common security events, defining versioning criteria to facilitate schema evolution, and including a self-governance process for security log producers and consumers. This enables organizations to easily bring together data from multiple security tools.
"We are excited to bring the security telemetry from Uptycs into Amazon Security Lake," says Ganesh Pai, CEO and co-founder of Uptycs. "A key tenet of the shift up approach to cybersecurity is to stream normalized security telemetry into a data lake, moving security analytics processing power to the cloud. Uptycs and AWS customers can now enjoy enhanced protection and faster reaction time as they benefit from standardized OCSF-based telemetry across their on-prem and cloud workloads."
Using the OCSF format, Uptycs and Amazon Security Lake allow organizations to have a consistent telemetry, enabling them to easily correlate data from a variety of security, SIEM, and SOAR tools. Uptycs, an AWS Security Competency Partner, will send a wealth of OCSF-formatted data from on-premises and cloud assets to Amazon Security Lake, including behavioral threat detections from endpoints and cloud workloads, anomaly detections, policy violations, risky policies, misconfigurations, and vulnerabilities.
Uptycs prospects and customers can get started with the Amazon Security Lake integration by contacting Uptycs.
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PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, API SECURITY
Businesswire | June 06, 2023
Traceable AI, the industry's leading API security company, today announced the release of the industry's first API Security Reference Architecture for Zero Trust. This groundbreaking reference architecture serves as a guide for security leaders as the industry addresses the urgency of integrating API Security into Zero Trust Security initiatives.
Zero Trust, a cybersecurity framework that emphasizes continuous verification and helps to minimize the attack surface, has proven effective in enhancing security for many organizations, from large enterprises, to the US Government. However, traditional Zero Trust approaches have primarily focused on network-level controls and identity access management, neglecting the critical API layer.
Traceable’s API Security Reference Architecture is aligned with the NIST Zero Trust Architecture, a publicly available, vendor-neutral framework widely adopted by government entities such as CISA, DoD, DISA, NSA, GSA and NCCoE, as well as by many leading cybersecurity vendors. By leveraging the NIST framework, Traceable ensures compatibility, interoperability, and adherence to industry standards, making it a reliable and trusted guide for organizations implementing Zero Trust for their APIs.
The extensive reference architecture provides organizations with a prescriptive methodology to operationalize Zero Trust for APIs:
Advanced API Security: The reference architecture gives organizations a way to implement robust security measures specifically designed for APIs, including eliminating implied or persistent trust for APIs, thereby minimizing the risk of API-related vulnerabilities, attacks, and data breaches.
Comprehensive Risk Management: The reference architecture recommends incorporating automatic user authentication and authorization, granular data access policies, and asset risk assessments, can organizations can effectively manage and mitigate risks associated with API access and usage.
Increased Visibility and Control: The architecture explains why organizations should obtain granular visibility, which allows organizations to monitor and record all API transactions, enabling better analysis, threat detection, and incident response capabilities.
Improved Compliance and Data Protection: The automatic identification and classification of sensitive data sets ensure compliance with data protection regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI-DSS, reducing the risk of regulatory penalties and reputational damage.
Seamless Automation and Orchestration: The reference architecture recommends integration with XDR, SIEM, and SOAR solutions, so organizations can enhance their overall security posture, automate response actions, and streamline security operations.
Scalability and Flexibility: The architecture offers a flexible distribution model for PEPs and data collection points, allowing organizations to scale their API security infrastructure based on their unique requirements and architecture.
Future-Proofing: By aligning with the NIST Zero Trust Architecture and industry standards, organizations adopting the API Security Reference Architecture can ensure compatibility, interoperability, and the ability to evolve alongside emerging technologies and security best practices.
Traceable’s API Security Reference Architecture for Zero Trust introduces a new approach to secure APIs using Zero Trust concepts, acknowledging their unique security requirements. It provides organizations with a comprehensive framework to implement Zero Trust controls specifically tailored to APIs, ensuring the protection of digital assets and mitigating the risk of data breaches.
Dr. Chase Cunningham weighs in on Traceable’s approach: "APIs provide a new means of applying controls across enterprise applications, " says Dr. Cunningham, “However, the security practices for APIs have not yet matured, leaving a significant gap in the overall attack surface. Traceable has developed their own API Security Reference Architecture to help fill this gap by providing organizations with a methodical way to secure their APIs with Zero Trust principles. By combining Zero Trust strategic concepts with API-specific security measures, Traceable can help organizations protect their digital assets effectively."
Throughout the past year, Traceable has continued to reaffirm its commitment to extending Zero Trust methodologies to API Security. With the addition of Zero Trust creator John Kindervag and Dr. Zero Trust, Chase Cunningham as Traceable advisors, Traceable continues to strengthen its expertise in this space. To date, Traceable has become a valuable partner to a number of large enterprises as the industry turns its eyes toward the importance of API security. With the rollout of their Zero Trust API Access solution alongside this reference architecture, Traceable continues to lead the industry toward the advancement of API security.
This reference architecture is now available for organizations to explore and implement, empowering them to achieve complete API security in a Zero Trust world.
Traceable is the industry’s leading API Security company that helps organizations achieve API protection in a cloud-first, API-driven world. With an API Data Lake at the core of the platform, Traceable is the only intelligent and context-aware solution that powers complete API security – security posture management, threat protection and threat management across the entire Software Development Lifecycle – enabling organizations to minimize risk and maximize the value that APIs bring to their customers. To learn more about how API security can help your business, book a demo with a security expert.