ISSA Portland and Security Innovation Team Up for a Hackathon Training Event

Issa | December 13, 2016

Security Innovation and ISSA are proud to present a day of networking, food and fun for ISSA Portland chapter members and others in the community. This special event will provide attendees with the opportunity to grow their security knowledge via a fun and interactive “find the vulnerabilities” game. Participants will take the reins in an expert-guided training session leveraging cheat sheets, attack tables, min-labs, and breakout sessions to learn how hackers break into websites using common vulnerabilities, insecure practices (like weak passwords) and more!

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DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY

SCYTHE New Version 4.0 Enhances Collaboration Across Multiple Security Team Roles

SCYTHE | September 09, 2022

SCYTHE, a leader in adversarial emulation, announced the release of version 4.0 of the company’s flagship cybersecurity platform, offering new features and functionality that will extend capabilities for greater collaboration between blue, red, and purple teams. SCYTHE runs real-world adversary emulations that help security teams reduce detection and response rates, validate controls, and optimize resources by enabling teams to prioritize vulnerabilities, and focus on the highest risk issues to the business. Its scalable platform automates adversary emulations and expands your team’s threat intelligence skills so that you can multiply your cybersecurity team’s velocity and reduce cybersecurity risk. SCYTHE has the largest, public library of threats in the breach attack simulation industry and has more capabilities than all other competitors combined as shown by Tidal Cyber’s Community Edition of their SaaS threat-informed defense platform. With a redesigned UI, SCYTHE 4.0 makes threats easier to manage by bringing campaign details to the surface, allows for greater communication between team members, and makes it simpler to take action via Jira integrations—all available as an on-prem or SaaS offering. Through automation, communication, and integrations, SCYTHE 4.0 is designed to help security teams collaborate, as a purple team, on adversary emulation. “The new SCYTHE 4.0 platform sets a new standard for adversary emulation automation for offensive, defensive, and hybrid purple teams to help customers strengthen defenses, share actionable data between teams to better resolve real-world cybersecurity concerns quickly, and improve collaboration,” said Stephanie Simpson, VP, Product. “Version 4.0 is based on feedback from our customers and prospects about what they need to optimize their teams’ breach and attack simulation (BAS) capabilities.” In addition to this, SCYTHE’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Team just released offerings that are complementary to the SCYTHE platform capabilities and services that can serve as an extension of your security team. This includes emergency action emulation plans, custom plans, cloud-focused plans, and emulation plans covering more diverse tactics, techniques and procedures. What’s New With 4.0? SCYTHE version 4.0 was designed to enhance collaboration within security teams and improve the user experience. These updates include: Collaboration features — SCYTHE enables greater collaboration between blue, red, and purple teams to create and leverage existing adversary emulation plans. The updated, user-friendly dashboard clearly displays outcomes and severity of campaign results. Users can have different access levels to create and personalize realistic attacks or re-run existing attacks. In-platform messaging now allows for better and faster communication between users. Workflow automation — Users can take a more collaborative team approach and seamlessly share actionable insights through a Jira integration. SaaS and on-prem — Previously an exclusively on-prem solution, SCYTHE 4.0 now has a SaaS offering available to provide flexibility to customers in any type of environment. SCYTHE 4.0 will be available for customers in Q4. About SCYTHE SCYTHE is like hiring the hacker you always wanted, but could never afford. SCYTHE transforms your organization’s capabilities and defines a new technology category: Attack, Detect, and Respond to integrate cybersecurity risk management across people, process, and technology. The SCYTHE 4.0 platform enables collaboration between red, blue, and purple teams to build and emulate real-world adversarial campaigns. Customers can easily and quickly validate the risk posture and exposure of their business and employees and the performance of enterprise security teams and existing security solutions.

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DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY

Attackers Use Automation to Speed from Exploit to Compromise According to Lacework Labs Cloud Threat Report

Lacework | October 14, 2022

Lacework®, the data-driven cloud security company, today released the fourth Lacework Labs Cloud Threat Report and subsequently launched a new, open source tool for cloud hunting and security efficacy testing. The new tool, known as Cloud Hunter, will help customers keep pace with ever-improving adversarial tradecraft through advanced environmental analysis and improved incident response time. Developed in response to new types of sophisticated threat models uncovered through Lacework Labs' research, Cloud Hunter utilizes the Lacework Query Language (LQL) to permit hunting across data within the Lacework platform by way of dynamically-created LQL queries. Customers can quickly and easily find data and develop queries for ongoing monitoring as they scale detections along with their organization's cloud security program. Data is automatically analyzed while Cloud Hunter extracts information, further streamlining the capabilities and response times for incident investigations. The Lacework Labs Cloud Threat Report examines the cloud security threat landscape over the past three months and unveils the new techniques and avenues cybercriminals are exploiting for profit at the expense of businesses. In this latest edition, the Lacework Labs team found a significantly more sophisticated attacker landscape, with an increase in attacks against core networking and virtualization software, and an unprecedented increase in the speed of attacks following a compromise. Key trends and threats identified include: Increased speed from exposure to compromise: Attackers are advancing to keep pace with cloud adoption and response time. Many classes of attacks are now fully automated to capitalize on timing. Additionally, one of the most common targets is credential leakage. In a specific example from the report, a leaked AWS access key was caught and flagged by AWS in record time. Despite the limited exposure, an unknown adversary was able to login and launch tens of GPU EC2 instances, underscoring just how quickly attackers can take advantage of a single simple mistake. Increased focus on infrastructure, specifically attacks against core networking and virtualization software: Commonly deployed core networking and related infrastructure consistently remains a key target for adversaries. Core flaws in infrastructure often appear suddenly and are shared openly online, creating opportunities for attackers of all kinds to exploit these potential targets. Continued Log4j reconnaissance and exploitation: Nearly a year after the initial exploit, the Lacework Labs team is still commonly observing vulnerable software targeted via OAST requests. Analysis of Project Discovery (interact.sh) activity revealed Cloudflare and DigitalOcean as the top originators. "Creating an open source tool not only extends our capabilities as a research team and company, but also gives us a way to fully give back to and empower the developer community based on what we're seeing from our threat research," said James Condon, Director of Threat Research at Lacework. "As our research shows an increasingly more sophisticated attack landscape, this tool provides a more detailed analysis of an organization's unique environment based on the new techniques being leveraged by attackers. Cloud Hunter is the first tool from Lacework to generate queries that can be directly converted into custom policies within a customer's environment." The Lacework Labs team also examined issues around how "rogue accounts" are utilized by attackers for the reconnaissance and probing of S3 buckets as well as the growing popularity of cryptojacking and steganography. A full copy of the report and the executive summary can be found here. About Lacework Lacework is the data-driven security platform for the cloud. The Lacework Cloud Security Platform, powered by Polygraph, automates cloud security at scale so our customers can innovate with speed and safety. Only Lacework can collect, analyze, and accurately correlate data across an organization's AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes environments, and narrow it down to the handful of security events that matter. Customers all over the globe depend on Lacework to drive revenue, bring products to market faster and safer and consolidate point security solutions into a single platform. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Lacework is backed by leading investors like Sutter Hill Ventures, Altimeter Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management, Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), Franklin Templeton, Durable Capital, General Catalyst, XN, Coatue, Dragoneer, Liberty Global Ventures, and Snowflake Ventures, among others.

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DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY

BigID Wins “Compliance Software Solution of the Year” in 6th Annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

BigID | October 11, 2022

BigID, the leading data intelligence platform for privacy, security, and governance, today announced that it has been awarded “Compliance Software Solution of the Year” in the 6th annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today. “This recognition from CyberSecurity Breakthrough highlights our commitment to providing customers with security and compliance solutions that are designed for today and tomorrow’s data challenges. “We designed BigID to be an actionable data intelligence platform built for enterprise scale - all while meeting continuously shifting compliance requirements.” Dimitri Sirota, CEO and co-founder of BigID The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,100 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world. “Organizations need to be able to find, classify, inventory, and manage all of their sensitive data, regardless of where or what it is. It's a momentous task and requires addressing common challenges including, but not limited to: Siloed data, lack of visibility and accurate insight, and balancing legacy systems with cloud data. All while meeting a litany of compliance requirements,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “BigID is purpose-built to discover and manage all enterprise data - business, regulated, sensitive, critical, and personal data. A hearty congratulations on winning the ‘Compliance Software Solution of the Year’ award.” With BigID, customers can automate alerts on cross-border data-sovereignty violations, and ensure compliance with CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and other data privacy and protection regulations and security frameworks. About BigID BigID's data intelligence platform enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, security, and governance. Customers deploy BigID to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their regulated, sensitive, and personal data across their data landscape. BigID has been recognized for its data intelligence innovation as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the 2021 Inc 5000 as the #19th fastest growing company and #1 in Security, a Business Insider 2020 AI Startup to Watch, and an RSA Innovation Sandbox winner. Find out more at https://bigid.com. About CyberSecurity Breakthrough Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more.

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DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE IDENTITY

Keeper Security's Cybersecurity Census Finds U.S. Businesses are Unprepared for Escalation in Cyberattacks

Keeper Security | September 15, 2022

Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust, zero-knowledge and FedRAMP Authorized cybersecurity software, today released findings from its second annual Cybersecurity Census. The report explores insights from IT decision-makers at businesses and organizations across the U.S., revealing that most respondents expect the onslaught of cyberattacks to intensify over the next year, yet 32% lack a management platform for IT secrets–posing a significant risk to organizational security. The 2022 U.S.Cybersecurity Census Report explores the ongoing threats of cyberattacks and the need for cybersecurity investment. The report maps the evolving cybersecurity landscape as hybrid and remote work have transformed businesses over the past two years. According to survey findings, the average U.S. business experiences 42 cyberattacks annually—between three to four each month. Still, fewer than half (44%) of respondents provide their employees with guidance or best practices for governing passwords and access management. IT leaders reveal a lack of preparedness for cyberattacks U.S. businesses face many cyberattacks each year, significantly impacting their organizations. Most respondents agree the total number of attacks will increase over the next year, with 39% predicting the number of successful cyberattacks will also rise. Most organizations in the U.S. believe they're prepared to fend off cyberattacks, with 64% of respondents rating their preparedness at least an eight on a 10-point scale and 28% rating themselves as a 10/10. At the same time, the majority of respondents (57%) say it is taking longer to respond to attacks and only 8% say responses are getting faster. Though most report feeling prepared for attacks, leaders admit their tech stacks lack essential tools. Nearly one-third of respondents (32%) lack a management platform for IT secrets, such as API keys, database passwords and privileged credentials. 84% are concerned about the dangers of hard-coded credentials in source code but 25% don't have software to remove them. More than one-quarter of respondents (26%) said they lack a remote connection management solution to secure remote access to IT infrastructure. With the rise in hybrid work and remote work, this is a significant security gap. This lack of investment in cybersecurity tools is alarming, especially considering the lasting impact of cyberattacks that survey respondents revealed. Nearly one-third (31%) suffered a disruption of partner or customer operations in the wake of a cyberattack and the same percentage experienced theft of financial information. 18% of organizations experienced theft of money, with the average amounting to more than $75,000, while 37% lost $100,000 or more. 23% experienced the inability to carry out business operations. In addition to direct costs, cyberattacks can cause lasting damage to business perception and client trust. More than one-quarter of respondents (28%) suffered reputational damage due to a successful cyberattack and 19% reported losing business or a contract. "The volume and pace at which cyberattacks are hitting businesses is increasing and with that come severe financial, reputational and organizational penalties," said Darren Guccione, CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security. "Leadership must prioritize cybersecurity, enabling their security teams to address rapid shifts in technology and distributed remote work. The impact these shifts have on cybersecurity are both pervasive and extreme. Building a culture of trust, accountability and responsiveness is critical." U.S. businesses must take immediate action against cyber threats Cybersecurity is a pillar of every good business and these findings underscore the need for business leaders to make cybersecurity a part of organizational culture. U.S. business leaders are working to source the necessary talent to stay secure. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of respondents have made new hires in cybersecurity over the past year and 58% say they've increased cybersecurity training. A devastating cyberattack is one stolen password away, but despite this threat, fewer than half (48%) of respondents state they have plans to invest in password management, visibility tools for network-based threats or infrastructure secrets management. Only 44% of respondents provide their employees with guidance and best practices governing passwords and access management. 30% of respondents allow employees to set and manage their passwords and admit that employees often share access to passwords. A mere 26% have a highly sophisticated framework for visibility and control of identity security. Many organizations are considering future investments with 73% of respondents expecting their cybersecurity budgets to increase. However, they face being outmatched by rising external threats and the demands created by existing weaknesses. Cybersecurity in company culture Employees understand the dangers of both external and internal threats. An overwhelming 79% of IT professionals are concerned about a breach from within their organization and 47% have suffered a breach of that nature. As more employees work remotely, businesses must rethink their investments in order to maintain security. In fact, 40% of respondents highlighted remote and hybrid work as a top concern, with rising external threats close behind at 39%. IT leaders themselves admit a lack of transparency in cyber incident reporting within their organizations, with nearly half of respondents (48%) being aware of a cyberattack, but keeping it to themselves. Businesses must foster a sense of trust and transparency in their organizations, creating an open dialogue to recognize the scale of the cybersecurity challenges their organization faces. Only with that recognition can resources be devoted to education and embedding a cybersecurity mindset into the organization's culture. Keeper's 2022 U.S. Cybersecurity Census Report demonstrates that cyberattacks present a profound and ongoing threat. Preventative measures, including investment, education and cultural shifts, are essential for businesses to drive resilience and protect their organizations from cybercriminals. Methodology The report yielded results from 516 IT leaders and decision-makers in businesses across the U.S. About Keeper Security Keeper Security, Inc. ("Keeper") is transforming the way organizations and individuals protect their credentials, secrets, connections and sensitive digital assets to significantly reduce the risks of identity security-related cyberattacks, while gaining visibility and control. Keeper is the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge security cloud services trusted by millions of people and thousands of organizations for password management, secrets management, privileged access, secure remote infrastructure access and encrypted messaging.

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