Cyber-related ransomware and business interruption top concerns of risk managers

prnewswire | October 19, 2020

Zurich North America Insurance and Advisen Ltd. has released the tenth annual Advisen cyber survey of corporate risk managers and insurance buyers revealing current views about information security and cyber risk management. This year's survey features the highest percentage of cyber insurance buyers ever – nearly 80 percent carry some level of cyber insurance (55 percent of respondents with cyber coverage have a stand-alone policy). This take-up rate for cyber insurance has steadily climbed since 2011, the first year of the survey, when just 34 percent of respondents bought some type of cyber coverage.

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SOFTWARE SECURITY

Anglepoint Launches New Public Sector Software Compliance Offering

ANGLEPOINT | December 08, 2022

Anglepoint, the leading Software Asset Management (SAM) services provider for the Public Sector and the Global 2000, has launched the Software Supply Chain Security (SSCS) offering. As mandated by Executive Order 14028, federal government agencies must complete a full audit of their software as part of widespread efforts to improve the nation's cybersecurity. The SSCS offering encompasses a pre-packaged suite of tools and support for agency compliance with the new requirements as set forth by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under publication 800-218. "More than ever before, the government's mission to safeguard information and systems against threats and vulnerabilities sits firmly at the forefront of every agency Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Anglepoint stands ready to assist Federal agencies in meeting all requirements as specified by the OMB security regulations in accordance with NIST 800-218 within the designated time frames. We are excited to collaborate with government agencies to meet these important milestones." -Philippe de Raet, Anglepoint's Vice President of Business Development for Public Sector clients. SSCS addresses the three major areas of the regulations that agencies must meet, including: 1) completing a software inventory, 2) developing process and training plans, and 3) attaining self-attestation from all software vendors. Anglepoint's Chief Product Officer, Kris Johnson, says, Anglepoint understands the unique security concerns faced by the US government. SSCS was carefully crafted to offer agencies a level of service in achieving compliance with these complicated regulations that is not available anywhere else. Rather than relying on already over-burdened internal teams or a patchwork of outside consultants, Anglepoint's SSCS experts take agencies through each step necessary to achieve compliance while adhering to the quick succession of deadlines. ABOUT ANGLEPOINT: Anglepoint is the leading provider of SAM & ITAM services to the Fortune 500 & Global 2000. Anglepoint's services drive cost optimization, risk mitigation, strategic planning within the cloud, SaaS, enterprise software and hardware estates of complex hybrid IT environments. We deliver comprehensive managed services including SAM strategy, execution, process automation, technology selection and implementation.

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PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY

Stellar Cyber Integrates with Netskope to Deliver World-Class User Context, Speeding Investigations and Improving Security Outcomes

Stellar Cyber | December 20, 2022

Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, today announced a new integration with Netskope, a global leader in secure access service edge (SASE). This powerful integration makes it easy for enterprise and MSSP users of the Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform to improve visibility of risks and threats by incorporating the rich user-centric data generated by Netskope in every investigation conducted by their security analysts. Under this integration, Netskope maintains visibility and control across five lanes of user traffic, including web, managed SaaS, unmanaged SaaS, cloud service providers, and public-facing custom apps in one single-pass cloud architecture. At the same time, Stellar Cyber ingests, normalizes, and analyzes Netskope data and all other collected data to identify potential threats creating prioritized, investigation-ready incidents. As security analysts complete incident investigations, Stellar Cyber automatically initiates response actions to third-party products integrated into the solution, including Netskope. “Making it easy for our customers that use Stellar Cyber to incorporate Netskope’s valuable user insights into their investigations is another way for us to bring them new levels of security visibility. “Making security analysts more productive means attacker dwell time decreases, reducing the risk of breach across our customer's environment.” Andy Horwitz, VP of Business Development at Netskope “Automatically incorporating Netskope’s rich user data into every investigation in the Stellar Cyber platform adds critical context that previously required significant manual effort, which should be especially important to customers with lean security teams focused on reducing the workload on their SOC analysts,” said Andrew Homer, VP, Technology Alliances at Stellar Cyber. “With this integration, we continue to deliver what our customers, and the market, expect.” About Stellar Cyber Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR platform delivers comprehensive, unified security without complexity, empowering lean security teams of any skill to secure their environments successfully. With Stellar Cyber, organizations reduce risk with early and precise identification and remediation of threats while slashing costs, retaining investments in existing tools, and improving analyst productivity, delivering an 8X improvement in MTTD and a 20X improvement in MTTR. The company is based in Silicon Valley.

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DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY

Blackpoint Cyber Launches Three Product Features

Blackpoint Cyber | November 11, 2022

Blackpoint Cyber, a leading technology-focused cybersecurity company, has released three product features this fall, as they look ahead to 2023. “I am consistently blown away by the Blackpoint Cyber team. Our desire to improve the security posture for our partners is an ongoing journey as we continue to expand an ecosystem of products which address the needs of MSPs and customers in todays’ dynamic threat landscape. As someone with previous experience in the MSP space, it is refreshing to see how much our team really loves the channel and strives to regularly provide additional value by helping MSPs to secure themselves as well as their customers,” said Justin Weller, Director of Business Development at Blackpoint Cyber. Blackpoint partners can stay ahead of cyberthreats with the following products: Security Configuration Benchmarks for M365 – Vulnerability Mapping to CIS Benchmarks for Cloud Environments CIS foundation benchmark for M365 and Azure provide prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure baseline configuration. Blackpoint has reviewed every control on your behalf and made recommendations on several to harden your customer environments. Now you can compare your security measures to Center of Internet Security Benchmarks directly in the Blackpoint portal. Assess your standing against these internationally recognized security standards and implement the recommended changes to reduce the attack surface in cloud tenants. MDE Vulnerability Report—Security Visibility Unlocked The capabilities of Blackpoint’s product bundle, Blackpoint Response, have grown. With Managed Defender for Endpoint, we've introduced internal vulnerability reporting to help you better assess your customers’ security posture, directly within the portal. The reports include recommendations for remediation and simplify the process to action them. Improvements based on the reports may pertain to expiring certificates, device exposure, or vulnerable software. macOS Agent—The Power of MDR Within Your Mac After many requests from their partner community, due to a lack of true Mac MDR, Blackpoint’s flagship MDR product, SNAP-Defense, is now available to monitor and respond to threats on Apple devices running macOS. As the macOS market share in business settings continues to grow, Blackpoint partners now have the capability to provide protection to those assets. About Blackpoint Cyber Blackpoint Cyber offers the only world-class, nation-state-grade cybersecurity ecosystem serving the MSP community. Using its own software and SOC, Blackpoint’s true 24/7 MDR service not only detects breaches earlier than any other solution on the market, but also provides an actual response rather than just an alert to keep your and your clients’ networks safe from widespread damage.

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SOFTWARE SECURITY

Keeper Security Releases iOS Updates for One-Time Share and Siri Shortcuts

Keeper Security | December 15, 2022

Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software protecting passwords, secrets and connections, today announced their latest iOS updates which include integration of the One-Time Share feature, which enables secure record sharing on a time-limited basis, using Keeper's zero-knowledge encryption and zero-trust security model. Keeper also now integrates with Siri Shortcuts, providing users with a quicker way to control their Keeper Password Manager. Keeper One-Time Share is the easiest and most secure way to send confidential information to a friend, family member or co-worker without exposing sensitive information over email, text or other forms of messaging. One-Time Share links are restricted to the recipient's device and automatically expire at a time of the Keeper user's choosing. One-Time Share records can only be used on one device. Even if the user forgets to unshare the record, it will expire automatically, and the recipient's access will be revoked. With Siri Shortcut integration, users will be able to quickly get things done on Keeper's Password Manager by asking Siri. "Keeper is thrilled to provide iOS users with this rich feature set that maximizes the security capabilities of their iOS devices, With One-Time Share, iOS users can securely share critical information, whether that's a family sharing their WiFi password with a friend or a security system code with a houseguest. Additionally, Siri integration allows users to control Keeper more easily with voice commands." Craig Lurey, CTO and Co-founder of Keeper Security. About Keeper Security: Keeper Security is transforming the way people and organizations around the world secure their passwords, secrets and confidential information. Keeper's easy-to-use cybersecurity platform is built on a foundation of zero-trust and zero-knowledge security to protect every user on every device. Our solution deploys in minutes and seamlessly integrates with any tech stack to prevent breaches, reduce help desk costs and ensure compliance. Trusted by millions of individuals and thousands of organizations globally, Keeper is the leader for best-in-class password management, secrets management, privileged access, secure remote access and encrypted messaging.

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Did you know that, every 40 seconds, a company is hit by a ransomware attack? Learn more about protecting employees against such attacks - we'll hear from product marketing manager Lorena Crowley and developer advocate Yufeng Guo as they describe malware protection in Gmail, Drive, Chrome Browser, and Chrome OS.

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