GuidePoint Security | December 14, 2023
GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced the launch of its Identity as a Service, which will help organizations address the complex challenges of identity management by optimizing resources, enhancing user experience, and ensuring security.
GuidePoint’s Identity as a Service can cover part or all aspects of an organization’s identity program, including Access Management, Identity Governance & Administration, Privileged Access Management, and Customer Identity & Access Management. By prioritizing secure and efficient access management, this service supports staffing challenges, streamlines IAM processes, reduces help-desk workloads, and simplifies compliance and audit reporting.
“IAM is a key business enabler and fundamental to our customers’ ability to adapt to new challenges with a security focus,” said Kevin Converse, VP of IAM, GuidePoint Security. “Our Identity as a Service offering is designed to align with an organization's unique IAM program needs—across any or all pillars of IAM—ensuring operational efficiency and support for program challenges and growth. With this service, customers can rest assured that our experts will manage the day-to-day operations of their IAM program, including ticket management, user access and privilege management, policy administration, vendor escalations, and root cause analysis.”
Key Benefits of Identity as a Service:
Access to industry-leading technical expertise and managed services
Removes operational burden on hiring managers and improves user experience and productivity
Reduces help desk costs and improves process efficiencies
Lowers the risk of inappropriate access and simplifies reporting of access audit events
At the beginning of an Identity as a Service engagement, GuidePoint Security’s IAM experts will meet with key stakeholders to establish program goals and fully understand the organization’s current operational processes. Additionally, a dedicated customer success manager will be assigned. Next, the team will conduct a comprehensive IAM health check and build a tailored roadmap of recommendations and a prioritized remediation process for any identified deficiencies. Upon reaching the operational stage of the engagement, the GuidePoint team will:
Review in weekly status meetings any open and pending tickets and examine upcoming requests or changes
Continually monitor critical services
Conduct regular health checks to ensure all platforms stay up-to-date
Maintain the integrity of the organization’s IAM environment
About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk. Learn more at www.guidepointsecurity.com.
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Flashpoint | December 11, 2023
Flashpoint, the leader in high-fidelity threat intelligence and data-driven insights, and Scale AI, whose proprietary data engine powers the most advanced large language, generative, and computer vision models with high-quality data, announced today a groundbreaking partnership that unites Donovan, Scale’s AI-powered decision-making platform, with Flashpoint's pioneering open-source intelligence. This strategic alliance promises to advance intelligence and security operations for government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, substantially enhancing their ability to tackle complex global security challenges with advanced threat detection and in-depth analysis.
“Merging Scale’s advanced AI technology with Flashpoint's unparalleled intelligence and data isn't just about setting a new industry standard; it's about revolutionizing how government agencies manage national security challenges in today's digital landscape," said Andrew Makridis, the former COO of the Central Intelligence Agency who serves on the advisory boards of both Scale and Flashpoint National Security Solutions (FNSS), a dedicated Flashpoint business unit that serves the unique needs of national security organizations. "This partnership will enable agencies to quickly adapt to emerging threats and leverage data-driven insights for strategic operations.”
"Flashpoint's collaboration with Scale AI represents a significant expansion of our capabilities in national security intelligence," said Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz. "Our tailored, actionable intelligence perfectly complements Scale’s AI technology, enhancing our ability to help organizations in the public sector identify and address evolving security challenges effectively."
“Our partnership with Flashpoint is a game-changer. Through our Donovan LLM platform, we are helping analysts in the cyber and infrastructure security domain take advantage of the data trove Flashpoint delivers. We are enhancing decision-making and security frameworks for our government clients," said John Brennan, General Manager of Scale AI’s Public Sector business unit. "We chose Flashpoint for their unparalleled cyber intelligence depth and actionability, a cornerstone in our joint efforts to fortify national and homeland security through artificial intelligence."
Flashpoint will discuss the advanced capabilities from our partnership with Scale AI at booth #1937 during 2023 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Portland, Oregon, starting December 12. Visit our booth to learn about how this partnership will equip national security teams with the essential data, intelligence, and insights needed for mission success.
Flashpoint National Security Solutions (FNSS)
FNSS is a dedicated Flashpoint business unit that serves the unique needs of national security organizations. FNSS partners with teams across defense, federal law enforcement, federal civilian agencies, state and local government, and the intelligence community, to enhance global situational awareness and drive mission success through industry-leading technology and intelligence expertise.
Trusted by governments, commercial enterprises, and educational institutions worldwide, Flashpoint helps organizations protect their most critical assets, infrastructure, and stakeholders from security risks. Leading security practitioners—including physical and corporate security, cyber threat intelligence (CTI), fraud, vulnerability management, national security, and vendor risk management teams—rely on Flashpoint’s Ignite platform and its team of intelligence analysts to proactively identify and mitigate risk and stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. Discover more at flashpoint.io or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Scale unlocks AI for every industry. Our proprietary data engine powers the most advanced large language, generative, and computer vision models with high-quality data. Our experience partnering with leading AI companies allows us to provide the blueprint for any organization to apply AI. Scale is trusted by industry leaders including Meta, Microsoft, U.S. Army, DoD's Defense Innovation Unit, Open AI, Cohere, Anthropic, Stability AI, General Motors, Toyota Research Institute, Brex, Instacart and Flexport.
SentinelOne | January 05, 2024
SentinelOne (NYSE: S), a global leader in AI-powered security, today announced that it has agreed to acquire PingSafe. The acquisition of PingSafe’s cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP), when combined with SentinelOne’s cloud workload security and cloud data security capabilities, is expected to provide companies with a fully integrated platform that drives better coverage, hygiene and automation across their entire cloud footprint.
The planned integration of PingSafe’s CNAPP into SentinelOne's Singularity™ Platform signifies a paradigm shift in cloud security. Rather than relying on point solutions or a standalone cloud security platform, companies can now access a unified, best-of-breed security platform complete with advanced, real-time, AI-powered security operations to protect the entire enterprise across endpoints, identities, and clouds.
“With the addition of PingSafe, we intend to redefine cloud security by fusing best-of-breed cloud workload protection, AI and analytics capabilities with a modern and comprehensive CNAPP,” said Ric Smith, Chief Product and Technology Officer, SentinelOne. “This new approach to cloud security will eliminate the need for companies to navigate the complexity of multiple-point solutions, triage and investigate with incomplete context, or pipe data between disparate data silos. Instead, they can comprehensively manage their entire attack surface from a single platform that, unlike legacy CNAPP and standalone providers, delivers the full context, real-time interaction and analytics needed to correlate, detect and stop multi-stage attacks in a simple, automated way.”
SentinelOne has been steadily extending its cloud security capabilities beyond cloud workload security, and the acquisition of PingSafe will accelerate this strategy. The move also aligns with the Singularity Unity Release strategy SentinelOne announced in November to transform security operations centers.
“SentinelOne is a pioneer and leader in AI-powered security, and we share a common mission to secure the cloud and make the Internet a safer place,” said Anand Prakash, founder and CEO of PingSafe and one of the world’s top five white hat hackers. “The combination of our cutting-edge CNAPP capabilities with SentinelOne’s market-leading AI security platform will supercharge cloud security by providing world-class protection for multi-cloud infrastructure, from development to deployment.”
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PingSafe is a robust CNAPP solution that delivers dynamic, real-time monitoring of multi-cloud workloads, simple setup and configuration and low false positive rates. And customers view it as superior to alternative solutions in the market.
“With more than $100 billion in transactions flowing through our network, nothing is more important than ensuring the security of our environment,” said Ashwath Kumar, Principal Security Engineer at Razorpay, one of the largest payment processors in India. “With PingSafe, we can cut through the noise delivered by many CNAPP solutions to identify and prioritize the most critical threats and take an offensive approach to preventing them before they impact our business.”
“We operate in a regulated but growing industry. It is an industry where one needs to adapt to change at lightning speed, and ensuring compliance in doing so is a key requirement,” said Prajal Kulkarni, CISO Groww. “We must be able to quickly identify, prioritize and respond to cloud misconfiguration seamlessly and correlate issues across our large cloud environment, and PingSafe provides us with a centralized dashboard that makes this easy and cost-effective to do.”
With the acquisition of PingSafe, SentinelOne will offer differentiated capabilities such as advanced secrets scanning of runtime and build-time environments and an attack surface management rules engine that runs breach and attack simulation scenarios against Internet-exposed cloud assets to identify how an adversary could compromise those assets. These capabilities will be in addition to core CNAPP capabilities like cloud security posture management, Kubernetes security posture management, agentless vulnerability scanning, and shift-left Infrastructure as code scanning.
“Combined with our Singularity Data Lake, Purple AI, endpoint security, and identity security capabilities, PingSafe will enable us to provide a compelling and cost-effective alternative to standalone CNAPP offerings unlike anything else in the market and a superior, more integrated user experience,” Smith said.
SentinelOne is a global leader in AI-powered security. SentinelOne’s Singularity™ Platform detects, prevents, and responds to cyber attacks at machine speed, empowering organizations to secure endpoints, cloud workloads, containers, identities, and mobile and network-connected devices with speed, accuracy and simplicity. Over 11,500 customers, including Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and Global 2000 companies, as well as prominent governments, trust SentinelOne to secure the future today. To learn more, visit www.sentinelone.com
DNSFilter | December 15, 2023
DNSFilter today announced the addition of a new Malicious Domain Protection feature to its protective DNS software, building on its machine learning capabilities. This feature bolsters DNSFilter's enterprise-grade defenses providing better visibility and protection against Domain Generation Algorithms used in malware, botnet and other malicious domains, in addition to other threat vectors. This expands the company's threat detection capabilities and its ability to block large lists of undesirable domains and the security threats they pose.
Enterprise security teams that manage and secure both modern and legacy infrastructure struggle to protect end users from all categories of web-based threats. DNSFilter scans every domain its customers access to identify zero-day threats and prevent access before they infiltrate the network. Malicious Domain Protection leverages new ML capabilities to assist in the identification of risky domain strings, which includes domain generation algorithms (DGA) and other threat vectors. DGAs are used in malware to generate up to 250,000 domain names each day for use as rendezvous points with their C&C servers.
Malicious Domain Protection can identify more threats, including phishing, cryptojacking, botnet, ransomware and other spam domains, and catch them sooner. In the testing phase, Malicious Domain Protection identified more than 7,000 risky domains not yet identified by any other feeds. Threats were identified up to 10 days ahead of other third-party feeds with one domain being caught 59 days ahead.
David Elkind, chief data scientist, DNSFilter, said: "We are constantly working to offer better awareness and remediation of threat vectors. DNSFilter has a powerful data collection engine, supplemented by third-party feeds and we are always innovating new ways to use this data to protect our customers. We intend to take full advantage of all this data to protect our customers. With this new addition, our customers have even more safeguards."
DNSFilter is redefining how organizations secure their largest threat vector: the Internet itself. DNSFilter is making the internet safer and workplaces more productive. In 2022 the threat protection leader blocked 9.1 billion threats, more than any other threat detection software globally. With 70% of attacks involving the Domain Name System (DNS) layer, DNSFilter provides protective DNS powered by machine learning that uniquely identifies 61% more threats than competitors on an average of seven days earlier, including zero-day attacks.
Over 26 million monthly users trust DNSFilter to protect them from phishing, malware, and advanced cyber threats. DNSFilter's brands include Webshrinker, its next generation web categorization software, and Guardian, a consumer app focused on privacy protection.