SecurityScorecard | December 21, 2021
SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, today released a new report on the U.S. shipping industry, "Proactive Security Measures for Global Maritime Shipping." The research found that high severity cyber vulnerabilities pose a big risk to U.S. maritime security, especially ahead of a busy holiday season.
In December 2021, SecurityScorecard conducted an analysis of the cybersecurity health of 100 global shipping container companies compared to the Forbes Global 2000 companies, finding that:
Overall, the cybersecurity risk posture of the shipping industry was better than the Forbes Global 2000, but the shipping industry did not perform higher in every risk group factor
The largest risks to the sector include vulnerabilities in application security, irregular patching cadence, and network security
Data breach percentages for shipping container companies increased from 2018 through 2021, indicating that the industry may be an increasingly attractive target for malicious cyber actors during the 2021 winter holiday season
Shipping container companies initially did better than the Forbes Global 2000 until April 2020, when high-profile attacks sank the industry average. Since mid-2020, shipping container companies have continued to struggle to build resilience in their cybersecurity and have not yet returned to their pre-2020 breach scores.
Global supply shortages and shipping disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic pose a threat to U.S maritime security and threaten to disrupt the holiday gift-giving season. The maritime shipping network, which is responsible for 90% of the global trade, has gone from being a fast and cost-effective system to one plagued by delays, clogged shipping lanes, and exorbitant prices.
"The shipping and maritime industry is already strained and taxed by the pandemic and resulting supply chain backlog,A potential cyber incident in the shipping industry could have catastrophic effects on people and businesses all across the world. This research is a key indicator that the industry should continue to keep a focus on cyber resilience through continuous monitoring."
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard
SecurityScorecard continuously monitors millions of entities world-wide, and non-intrusively assesses their security posture across ten risk categories, including DNS health, IP reputation, web application security, network security, leaked information, hacker chatter, endpoint security, and patching cadence. This instantly delivers an easy-to-understand "A" through "F" security rating.
Funded by world-class investors including Silver Lake Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 12 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard's patented rating technology is used by over 25,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating.
Noetic Cyber | February 03, 2022
Noetic Cyber, a cloud-based continuous cyber asset management and controls platform, today announced a partnership with autonomous cybersecurity platform company SentinelOne (NYSE:S). This partnership delivers an end-to-end cybersecurity asset management solution that leverages SentinelOne's endpoint and cloud workload telemetry, combined and correlated with information from other information sources, to generate a high-fidelity, continuously updated, multidimensional map of all assets and their cyber relationships.
The current fragmentation of IT management, DevOps and security tools makes it difficult for security teams to see all the assets in the business and to understand the relationships between them. In fact, 71% of global IT leaders admit to finding new endpoints in their environment on a weekly basis. Endpoint and cloud workload telemetry is a vital part of this information, providing high-fidelity, relevant insights into threats and cyber assets. The integration of SentinelOne Singularity XDR and the Noetic platform enables teams to extend the visibility, detection and endpoint insights of SentinelOne into a wider asset inventory and management architecture, maximizing their value.
"We are very excited to be partnering with Noetic Cyber on this integrated solution," said Chuck Fontana, SVP of Business Development, SentinelOne. "There is a significant security challenge in not understanding the cyber risk of all assets in your environment. Together with Noetic, we're able to close that gap and ensure a hygienic cybersecurity environment for organizations across industries."
The SentinelOne Connector for Noetic is an API-based integration. Joint customers install the SentinelOne Connector into the Noetic platform and provide it with API credentials to establish a bi-directional integration between the two platforms. The Noetic platform periodically polls SentinelOne, looking for information indicating new, updated or removed endpoints. This information is ingested, aggregated and correlated with information from other data sources, presented to security teams via innovative graph database technology. Pre-packaged queries and dashboards help analysts to uncover coverage and compliance gaps and hidden risks. The Noetic platform also includes a comprehensive automation workflow engine, which allows security teams to pre-determine corrective action, such as deploying the SentinelOne agent to unprotected machines, triggering a scan or disconnecting a machine from the network.
"Through this innovative partnership with SentinelOne, we are able to jointly address security coverage gaps and automatically correct misconfigured endpoints that could otherwise leave organizations vulnerable,Leveraging the high-fidelity data provided by SentinelOne, Noetic provides unparalleled insights into your cyber assets, identifies security risks and uses automation to continuously close them."
Paul Ayers, CEO of Noetic
SentinelOne's cybersecurity solution encompasses AI-powered prevention, detection, response and hunting across endpoints, containers, cloud workloads, and IoT devices in a single autonomous platform.
About Noetic Cyber
Noetic Cyber enables security teams to make faster, more accurate decisions to detect coverage gaps and reduce cyber risk. The Noetic solution is a cloud-based Continuous Cyber Asset Management & Controls Platform that provides teams with unified visibility of all assets across their cloud and on-premises systems, and delivers continuous, automated remediation to close coverage gaps and enforce security policy. Noetic improves security tools and control efficacy by breaking down existing siloes and improving the entire security ecosystem. Founded in 2019, Noetic is based in Boston and London.
Sysdig | May 16, 2022
Sysdig, the unified container and cloud security leader, announced that Sysdig open source, the incident response standard for containers, has been extended to the cloud. Using system calls, Sysdig open source (Sysdig OSS) traditionally offers deep observability into running applications, as well as file system access and network activity, which speeds incident response and troubleshooting. Teams can quickly filter information from Sysdig OSS and take action. With the announcement of this new integration, these capabilities have been extended beyond containers to any cloud environment.
Today, Sysdig announced Edd Wilder-James has joined Sysdig from Google to lead the company’s open source ecosystem team.
The complexity of cloud-native applications – with countless components and variables – makes it extremely difficult for security analysts and system administrators to quickly triage alerts and debug problems. Sysdig OSS captures process, file system, and network activity in real time and with a high degree of granularity. The tool, which has nearly two million downloads and 6,850 GitHub stars, surfaces everything from executed commands and file system activity to network activity. Sysdig OSS then offers advanced filtering and troubleshooting capabilities, supporting root cause analysis for security and performance issues.Using a new plugin framework – originally developed by the open source community for the CNCF project Falco – Sysdig extends the number of sources Sysdig OSS can be connected with to anything that generates logs or events, including Azure, Google, and AWS CloudTrail logs. Going forward, every plugin developed for Falco can also be leveraged by Sysdig OSS. Using one tool, like Sysdig OSS, to observe events from the entire cloud-native environment streamlines investigations. Using a different tool for each environment adds complexity, which makes it massively harder to troubleshoot.
Sysdig’s Commitment to Open Source
Sysdig was founded as an open source company and Sysdig Secure and Sysdig Monitor were both built on an open source foundation to address the security challenges of modern cloud applications. Both projects were created by Sysdig to leverage deep visibility as a foundation for security, and they have become standards for container and cloud threat detection and incident response. Falco, which was contributed to the CNCF in 2018, is now an incubation-level hosted project with more than 45 million downloads.
Sysdig OSS and Falco can be used together as a powerful open source solution to reduce risk at runtime. Sysdig OSS acts as a flight recorder, capturing a detailed record for inspection. Falco acts as a security camera, continuously detecting unexpected behavior, configuration changes, intrusions, and data theft in real time. Teams can use Sysdig OSS and Falco together to detect and respond to threats.
“If you want to see what is going on inside an application, Sysdig OSS gives you that record. “Sysdig open source was the inspiration for Falco. While Falco will monitor and alert based on your policies, Sysdig open source will tell you what happened at a particular time, before and after the event. Having the ability to use both open source tools in the cloud is extremely powerful.”
Loris Degioanni, Founder and CTO of Sysdig
Sysdig is driving the standard for cloud and container security. The company pioneered cloud-native runtime threat detection and response by creating Falco and Sysdig as open source standards and key building blocks of the Sysdig platform. With the platform, teams can find and prioritize software vulnerabilities, detect and respond to threats, and manage cloud configurations, permissions and compliance. From containers and Kubernetes to cloud services, teams get a single view of risk from source to run, with no blind spots, no guesswork, no black boxes. The largest and most innovative companies around the world rely on Sysdig.
GTT | March 23, 2022
GTT Communications, Inc., a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has announced its new Secure Connect offering to extend and strengthen the protection of the enterprise network connecting to the internet and accessed by users from any location. The new service is based on the SASE framework and integrates with GTT Managed SD-WAN. GTT Secure Connect leverages a single cloud platform for agile and ubiquitous delivery of network security, offering a range of features that include CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker), SWG (Secure Web Gateway), ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) and FWaaS (Firewall as a Service) capabilities.
GTT Secure Connect addresses the growing requirement for secure access to enterprise resources in an environment characterized by the widespread use of digital technologies, broad adoption of cloud applications and a remote workforce. GTT Secure Connect utilizes a cloud delivery model that provides centralized policy control at a site and user level for improved scalability and extends the security perimeter to any network endpoint. Additionally, the integration of security with the functionality of GTT Managed SD-WAN improves performance and simplifies network management.
The comprehensive SASE-based feature set can be tailored to meet individual enterprise requirements for anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware protections, more effective blocking of malicious sites, augmented cloud security monitoring, and prevention of unauthorized access to network resources in a work-from-anywhere model. With GTT Secure Connect, network access is based on user, device and application identity — rather than the physical location or IP address — enabling seamless and secure networking between users, private, SaaS and public clouds, and the enterprise data center.
“In an enterprise environment where digital business and the use of cloud applications has become more critical, coupled with the challenge of supporting a hybrid workforce and an intensifying cyber-threat landscape, customers are demanding network integrated security solutions that are comprehensive with an improved user experience. GTT Secure Connect has been designed to meet these customer requirements, leveraging our industry-leading SD-WAN capability combined with state-of-the-art, cloud-based security technologies, delivering a more effective and efficient solution that provides next-generation connectivity and protection managed all in one place.”
Don MacNeil, GTT COO
According to industry research firm Omdia, only 15 percent of enterprises globally have a fully developed approach to cybersecurity and digital risk. Further research by the firm shows that when SD-WAN is combined with security, enterprises report an extra boost in perceived value over just SD-WAN.
“Omdia finds securing networks a consistent area of enterprise concern and investment. Enterprise network transformation needs to address the complexity of securing internet VPNs, cloud applications and a remote workforce,” said Cindy Whelan, practice leader, enterprise network services at Omdia. “GTT’s new Secure Connect brings together network and security, supported by professional services, to help enterprises with their security and performance needs in a period of rapid digital transformation and an intensifying cyber-threat landscape.”
The underlying technology platform of GTT Secure Connect is Prisma® Access provided by Palo Alto Networks, an industry leader in global cybersecurity. GTT Secure Connect integrates Prisma Access with GTT’s software-defined networking solutions and global Tier 1 IP network. GTT Secure Connect is complemented by GTT Professional Services, which offers the technical expertise and operational experience to support the complete solution from initial design to installation and ongoing service management. This includes project management, technical management and incident management support. Through EtherVision, GTT’s unified customer management portal, GTT Secure Connect provides customers with the insights and control they need to operate their network and manage their security environment.
GTT provides secure global connectivity, improving network performance and agility for your people, places, applications and clouds. We operate a global Tier 1 internet network and provide a comprehensive suite of cloud networking and managed solutions that utilize advanced software-defined networking and security technologies. We serve thousands of businesses with a portfolio that includes SD-WAN and other WAN services, internet, security and voice services. Our customers benefit from a customer-first service experience underpinned by our commitment to operational excellence.