Google Encrypts Connections Between its Servers

None | March 25, 2014

Now it has made two announcements. Firstly, use of HTTPS is now mandatory for all Gmail users all of the time, and secondly, HTTPS is also used between its data centers. On the first, Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail security engineering lead explained in a blog, "Today's change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers—no matter if you're using public WiFi or logging in from your computer, phone or tablet.

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PLATFORM SECURITY

Cynamics Announces Dedicated Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Offering

Cynamics | March 07, 2022

Cynamics, leading provider of AI-driven Network Detection and Response solutions, today announced the release of their new offering which is dedicated for Managed Security Service Providers and Managed Service Providers. The Cynamics Managed Service solution delivers a comprehensive dashboard for Cynamics partners to view all aspects of their Cynamics services across all client networks. This new dashboard represents the next step in the continued evolution of the Cynamics solution and offering. Cynamics teams up with best-in-class partners, offering unhindered network visibility and threat prediction to manage their client's environment. Cynamics unique sample-based approach accompanied with patent-pending and academically acknowledged AI technology allows our partners to predict and detect risk in seconds, responding faster and giving customers the security and granularity, they deserve. "We are grateful for our partnership with Cynamics, as it allows us to offer robust and innovative network visibility to our clients, increasing their overall security posture," said Peter Baur, IT Manager of Metro-INET. "With the rise in cyber threats on municipalities, we were looking for a provider to reduce and mitigate risk. Cynamics makes a big difference in how our customers can protect their networks effectively and gives us a comprehensive view across the entire landscape. Cynamics intuitive dashboard, access to cyber analysts 24/7 and unparalleled level of support have been a key differentiator for us as we focus on connecting our customers to solutions that enable them to operate in a more secure and productive way," Said Baur. The new offering, modeled after the Cynamics Network Blueprint dashboard, lets managed service partners add their client accounts and rapidly connect them to Cynamics, view a summary of the recent activities from all of their clients, and drilling down to each threat detection root-cause analysis and to the respective client dashboard for further details. This dashboard can enhance MSSPs cybersecurity service offering to customers by leveraging Cynamics AI-driven technology and sample-based approach to provide 100% network visibility and threat prediction without requiring installation of an appliance or agent in the customer's network, no matter the network's size or environment. "The Cynamics MSSP offering was designed with our growing managed service customer-base in mind. Our goal was to deliver a dashboard that provides complete visibility across all client accounts in a central pane view that gives MSSPs more services to capture a greater opportunity amongst their customers" said Dr. Aviv Yehezkel, Co-Founder and CTO of Cynamics. "With Cynamics, our managed service partners reduce risk because of the lack of appliances and agents, as well as there are no permissions to the client's network, and no collecting or storing any sensitive or private client information at any time, therefore creating no additional attack surface", said Dr. Yehezkel. The Cynamics MSSP dashboard reduces the burden of managing, configuring and optimizing network security for clients with notoriously convoluted networks, differing environments and complex architectures. Cynamics solution uses proprietary AI and ML technology to enrich threat signals, patterns, and suspicious behaviors by detecting and classifying them in a generalized way which is agnostic to a specific network deployment. The solution autonomously and continuously is learning and improving with each additional deployment. The performance, capabilities and broad visibility offered by Cynamics gives MSSPs an edge in keeping their customers safe in the continuously evolving cybersecurity landscape. About Cynamics Cynamics is the only Next Generation (NG) Cloud Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution on the market today using standard sampling protocols built-in to every gateway, patented algorithms, as well as AI and Machine Learning, to provide threat prediction and visibility at speed and scale. Built to protect networks of all sizes and complexity, its highly scalable approach discovers threats missed by competitors and provides clients and partners with an elite defense against cyberattacks, with little-to-no burden on their resources.

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DATA SECURITY

Wipro to Acquire Edgile to Strengthen its Leadership in Strategic Cybersecurity Services

Edgile | December 24, 2021

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Austin, Texas headquartered Edgile, a transformational cybersecurity consulting provider that focuses on risk and compliance, information and cloud security, and digital identity. Edgile is recognized by security and risk leaders for its unique business-aligned cybersecurity capability, deep understanding of the changing regulatory environment and enabling cloud transformations that help secure the modern enterprise. In addition, the company’s “strategy-first” approach and “Quick Start” solutions will allow the combined entity to deliver enhanced value in strategic cybersecurity services. Together, Wipro and Edgile will develop Wipro CyberTransform™, an integrated suite that will help enterprises enhance boardroom governance of cybersecurity risk, invest in robust cyber strategies, and reap the value of practical security in action. In collaboration with an extensive roster of alliance partners from Wipro and Edgile, Wipro CyberTransform™ will enable organizations to accelerate their digital transformation and operate in virtual, digital supply chains all in a highly secure manner. “Adding Edgile’s strategic consulting capabilities and launching Wipro CyberTransform™ are significant milestones on our journey to becoming the trusted partner to security leaders and boardroom stakeholders. I see the team blending very well with Wipro’s CyberSecurists to deliver transformational cybersecurity on a global scale.” Tony Buffomante, Senior Vice President & Global Head – Cybersecurity & Risk Services, Wipro Don Elledge, Chief Executive Officer, Edgile, said, “We are immensely thrilled to join Wipro, a company we admire for its values and deep technology capabilities. Our collective full spectrum of cybersecurity risk consulting and security management capabilities will help our global customers to continue to securely embrace their digital transformation journey and sustain their on-going risk management priorities.” Earlier this year, Wipro strengthened its cybersecurity business by acquiring Ampion, a leading provider of cybersecurity services in Australia, and the cybersecurity practice at Capco, a leading consultancy in the BFSI sector in Europe and the US. Additionally, through its Wipro Ventures arm, the company continues to invest in innovative cybersecurity start-ups, demonstrating the firm’s strong commitment towards providing industry leading cybersecurity solutions across sectors and regions. Abry Partners, a minority private equity investor in Edgile, will fully exit its investment in Edgile as a result of this transaction. Piper Sandler acted as financial advisor to Edgile and Stone Key Partners LLC acted as financial advisor to Wipro for the transaction. About Wipro Limited Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future. About Edgile Edgile is the trusted leader in cybersecurity transformation and risk services partnering with the world’s leading organizations, including 31% of the Fortune 100 and 20% of the Fortune 500. Our strategy-first model optimizes today’s enterprise journey to the cloud and modernizes identity and security programs through a risk lens and expert compliance knowledge. We secure the modern enterprise by transforming risk into opportunity with solutions that increase business agility and create a competitive advantage for our clients.

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SOFTWARE SECURITY

Thrive Integrates SOAR Technology into their Security Operations to Enhance Real-Time Cyber Threat Detection

Thrive | May 20, 2022

Thrive, one of the leading Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) in the world, has made a significant investment to upgrade their 24x7x365 eyes-on-glass Security Operation Center (SOC) by integrating a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) engine. The SOAR capabilities will enable the Thrive global security team to better navigate today's complex, risk-laden environment for clients via tool aggregation and coordinated response, unified operations, reduced alert fatigue, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This will result in a significant reduction of incident response times for client threats and provide higher quality information for the Thrive SOC to combat intricate cyber risks in real time. By 2025, the amount lost to cyber theft is expected to reach $10.5 trillion annually, which is the single greatest transfer of wealth in history, according to a report from AT&T. These glaring statistics indicate why cybersecurity has become imperative in the world of commerce. "Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities are constantly multiplying, due to not only more sophisticated social engineering but also a rise in micro-ransomware incidents, That means vigilance against attacks of all kinds must also evolve. Incorporating a SOAR into our robust global security operations unit will allow Thrive clients to have a stronger defense system in place against cybersecurity attacks and enable our team to respond more expeditiously to any issues should they arise." Mike Gray, CTO of Thrive Thrive's integrated managed cybersecurity solutions provide a proactive and expert approach to security management for identifying and remediating security issues. Powered by next-gen technology, proven frameworks and service-driven experts, Thrive's unified cybersecurity platform enables Thrive's 24x7x365 SOC to automatically address critical security issues without client intervention. By creating a stress-free experience that solves for the technical complexity and talent shortage mid-market enterprises face, Thrive's cybersecurity solutions fortify the digital transformation initiatives that propel business growth. About Thrive Thrive is a leading provider of NextGen managed services designed to drive business outcomes through application enablement and optimization. The company's Thrive5 Methodology utilizes a unique combination of its Application Performance Platform and strategic services to ensure each business application achieves peak performance, scale, uptime, and the highest level of security.

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NETWORK THREAT DETECTION

SilverSky Announces Acquisition of Cygilant, Gains UK Presence and Renowned Data Research Talent

SilverSky | January 11, 2022

SilverSky, a cybersecurity innovator offering powerful managed detection and response (MDR) services, today announced it completed the acquisition of Burlington, Massachusetts-based Cygilant. As a leading cybersecurity-as-a-service provider, Cygilant operates a security operation center (SOC) in Belfast, Northern Ireland and also boasts some of the world's most notable Ph.D.-level talent focused on cybersecurity, advanced networks and data science. The addition of Cygilant's UK-based delivery center complements the current SilverSky footprint in Asia and North America while expanding SilverSky's access to European markets. In October 2021, SilverSky announced that ITOCHU International, Inc., the North American flagship company of Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corporation, made a strategic investment of $31.5 million in SilverSky. Additionally, in August 2021, SilverSky announced the completed acquisition of New Jersey-based Advanced Computer Solutions Group, LLC (ACSG) which added a notable customer base within the U.S. education sector and marked the company's first acquisition in a series of planned growth opportunities. "Alongside our recent growth-related announcements, this acquisition of Cygilant, a cybersecurity-as-a-service and threat-intelligence powerhouse, helps to further galvanize our efforts to globally expand the SilverSky presence as well as retain and nurture some of the industry's best cybersecurity and data science talent," said Richard Dobrow, CEO at SilverSky. "Cygilant shares our commitment to rich-service offerings that are unmatched in the industry. We're pleased to welcome the Cygilant team and their customers." "We are excited to join SilverSky,This represents a significant next-chapter of the Cygilant journey, as our innovative SOC capabilities and deep bench of cybersecurity expertise are combined with one of the industry's most comprehensive MDR offerings. The outcome for our customers will be access to the collective set of broader managed services that will continue to enrich their cyber protections and strengthen their security posture." Rob Scott, CEO and President at Cygilant who will be joining SilverSky as its Chief Strategy Officer About SilverSky Organizations of all sizes face the same cybersecurity threats, compliance mandates, and business risk as Fortune 500 companies. SilverSky levels the playing field and enables companies, regardless of their size, to access enterprise-grade cybersecurity to meet regulatory requirements, proactively respond to threats, and rapidly reduce risk. SilverSky offers one of the most comprehensive managed detection and response (MDR) solutions in the industry. Delivered as a managed services model, SilverSky MDR makes powerful cybersecurity simple, affordable, and accessible to organizations of all sizes and across industries. Customer environments are monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled security operations analysts in SilverSky SOCs, which were developed based on military-grade security and are powered by the latest integrated technology. SilverSky has more than 20 years of operational cybersecurity success defending thousands of customers in some of the most demanding industry sectors.

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"You may have a silent threat lurking within your organization, that you're completely unaware of. On average, it takes 32 days to detect an insider threat, and an additional 17 days to respond. By then it may be too late because the significant damage is done and the financial impacts may have already crippled you. The average number of known insider attacks is 3.8 incidents per organization per year.

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