ZeroFox | September 22, 2023
ZeroFox, an industry-leading provider of enterprise software-as-a-service for external cybersecurity, has announced the unveiling of multiple anti-phishing product enhancements. These updates solidify ZeroFox's position as the world leader in digital risk protection. Developed using cutting-edge AI/ML technologies and designed by a team of top-tier security experts, these new anti-phishing features boost escalated alert volume, reduce the occurrence of false positives, and expedite the process from threat identification to initial disruption and successful takedowns for all our customers.
The importance of these new features cannot be overstated, especially given the rising threat landscape. In the first half of 2023, ZeroFox Intelligence has recorded a substantial increase in the volume and complexity of phishing attacks, including a 30% surge in domain takedowns compared to the first half of 2022. New ZeroFox phishing trend research also highlights the adoption of evasion techniques like cloaking alongside emerging tactics such as SEO poisoning and phishing-as-a-service. These developments underscore the critical role of these new capabilities in safeguarding against evolving cyber threats.
Continuous and Complete Protection Against Domain-based Threats
ZeroFox adopts a unique approach to phishing compared to email security and conventional anti-phishing providers. Its strategy revolves around the identification, disruption, and elimination of the domains necessary for launching phishing campaigns. With daily monitoring of over 65 million domains, ZeroFox combats various threats like typo squats, subdomain spoofs, homoglyphs, and other malicious domain and URL-based attacks, effectively shielding customers and preventing any disruptions to business operations.
Incorporate advanced domain protection capabilities to enhance their cybersecurity measures, aiming to achieve substantial and measurable business outcomes:
Reduce Phishing Risks with Anti-Cloaking Capabilities:
Strengthen Compliance and Trust with SSL Monitoring
Secure Brand Identity with Favicon Search
Improve Operational Efficiency with Enhanced Subdomain Coverage
Enhance User Experience (UX) with Weblog Monitoring
Mike Price, Chief Technology Officer of ZeroFox, said,
ZeroFox has been detecting and disrupting phishing attacks for the last decade, constantly enhancing our solution to protect our customers from changing phishing techniques used by threat actors, including the widespread use of malicious cloaking and subdomains techniques.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
Price stated that the enhanced capabilities being announced represented their ongoing commitment to tackling the increasing phishing challenge encountered by security teams. He emphasized that as phishing continued to evolve, ZeroFox would remain a trusted anti-phishing partner dedicated to safeguarding customers from both current and future phishing techniques.
ZeroFox, a prominent enterprise software-as-a-service provider in the field of external cybersecurity, has revolutionized security beyond the corporate perimeter on the internet, where businesses conduct their operations and threat actors are active. Their platform seamlessly integrates cutting-edge AI analytics, digital risk and privacy protection, full-spectrum threat intelligence, and a robust set of breach, incident, and takedown response tools. This enables them to uncover and disrupt various threats, including phishing and fraud campaigns, botnet exposures, impersonations, credential theft, data breaches, and physical threats that target domains, brands, personnel, and assets.
Business Wire | October 06, 2023
SafeGuard Cyber today launched the next generation of its industry-leading integrated cloud communications security and compliance platform to investigate and remediate unmonitored communications in minutes. Powered by Contextual AI, the FirstSight platform alerts security teams to high frequency and costly attacks such as credential theft, impersonation, phishing, malware, policy violations, and insider threats across the expanding communication attack surface. FirstSight protects business communications and manages risk across email, collaboration, conferencing, messaging and social channels. The platform enables security and compliance teams to have visibility across all employee communications, while maintaining privacy, to keep organizations secure and compliant. FirstSight detects threats and policy violations, provides actionable evidential data to analysts, understands the threats potential magnitude of impact to an organization, and helps analysts make informed responses to communication threats wherever they exist.
Hackers are using AI to mount more automated, aggressive, and coordinated language-based attacks across multiple communication channels, making it challenging for today’s resource-constrained security teams to respond to every detected threat, said Chris Lehman, CEO, SafeGuard Cyber. The key to a better defense is to prioritize remediation efforts based on the potential damage each threat could cause. With the most advanced threat impact analysis capabilities in messaging security, SafeGuard Cyber FirstSight is a game-changer for security teams to respond to the most impactful threats across business communication channels.
FirstSight protects employees wherever they are communicating while maintaining their privacy through fine-grained access controls and workflow optimizations. Key capabilities of the platform include:
Unified Visibility: The only platform on the market to provide unified visibility across the entire communications attack surface, eliminating visibility gaps and saving security and compliance teams time and money by replacing siloed solutions. With deep visibility into communication channels – from Microsoft 365 email to Slack, Teams, Zoom, Telegram, and WhatsApp – security teams can detect and investigate risks in a centralized view.
Contextual AI: Built on an ontological architecture that utilizes LLMs, behavioral analysis, social knowledge graphs, and generative AI, FirstSight incorporates domain-specific knowledge about the customer's enterprise. This, combined with understanding the relationships between threats, vulnerabilities, and available countermeasures, enables customers to react more quickly and effectively to threats.
Threat Impact Analysis: Provides threat risk score, categories of potential impact – such as financial, business disruption, brand damage, data loss, and data theft – and suggested actions for remediation. With the platform’s threat impact capabilities, resource-constrained organizations can effectively prioritize remediation of the most significant risks to a business and make informed responses to multi-channel threats.
About SafeGuard Cyber
SafeGuard Cyber’s industry-leading integrated cloud communications security and compliance platform empowers organizations to proactively mitigate regulatory policy violations and threats such as credential theft, phishing, and insider threats across email, mobile, and web messaging apps, collaboration apps, and social platforms. Powered by contextual AI and built on an ontological architecture, the SafeGuard Cyber Platform utilizes LLMs, behavioral analysis, social knowledge graphs, and generative AI to enable security and compliance teams to have visibility across all employee communications, detect attacks, review evidential data, understand the magnitude of impact, and make informed responses to threats. SafeGuard Cyber is the only platform to provide unified visibility across the entire communication attack surface.
Business Wire | September 27, 2023
Today, Cyolo, provider of the fastest and most secure zero-trust access and connectivity solution for hybrid organizations with IT and OT, in partnership with KuppingerCole, released an industry analysis focused on zero trust and remote access for operational technology (OT) environments.
The analysis reveals key insights about the OT cybersecurity threat landscape, outlines high-level security architecture for OT, critical infrastructure systems (CIS) and industrial control systems (ICS), and evaluates key requirements of security regulations and frameworks.
OT environments experience the same kinds of threats as enterprise IT – including ransomware, account takeovers, APTs, and Supply Chains as vectors – while experiencing expanded OT-specific threats. While traditional IT security tools may be adapted, developing robust security architectures for OT environments is inherently complex compared to their IT counterparts. Its unique nature, from equipment and software to communication protocols requires dedicated OT security solutions.
Cyolo can help organizations with OT infrastructure to define and manage access control to those complex environments, said John Tolbert, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole.
Overall key insights include:
OT Threat Landscape. Heightened geopolitical factors have intensified attacks on OT and ICS, posing significant consequences ranging from operational disruptions and service denial to financial repercussions and potential harm to human well-being.
Core Cybersecurity Regulations. The risks and consequences of cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure advanced regulations globally mandating secure architectures and technical controls. KRITIS and the follow-on IT Security Act 2.0 are related examples of such regulations, as well as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
OT Security Architectures and Key Functionalities. There are eight areas of functionality that are central to effective OT security architectures. Cybersecurity architectures for OT must address asset discovery, access control, IT security tool integration, detection and response capabilities, and OT protocol level threats.
As the analysis breaks down, within critical infrastructure interruptions and downtime are not an option. To address the increasing need for secure access in OT environments, Cyolo introduced Cyolo 4.3, which expands key capabilities with more layers of security and making the product easier than ever to use for both administrators and end users in the industrial space.
With Cyolo 4.3, industrial organizations will be able to extend their multi-factor authentication (MFA) across environments through an integration with Duo Security to support their physical tokens as required. Additionally, the company has implemented another layer of security for file transfer within the OT/ICS environment, through query anti-virus software to scan files before they are delivered to their destination. Cyolo is also adapting for further usability, allowing teams to securely invite external users by generating a secure one-time password; and import groups from existing IdPs, using SCIM.
“Ensuring the security of critical infrastructure and industrial processes has become increasingly critical as organizations unite their IT and OT systems. This convergence has expanded the OT threat landscape and introduced significant cybersecurity challenges, as the once-isolated OT networks are now vulnerable to the same threats that have targeted IT networks for years” said Joe O'Donnell, Vice President ICS/OT of Cyolo. “With Cyolo 4.3, industrial entities can confidently navigate the complexities of the modern threat landscape and fortify their defenses against evolving cyber threats.”
The announcement of Cyolo 4.3 highlights the company’s commitment to advancing zero-trust capabilities and it comes on the heels of Cyolo being listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® “Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access” report for the second consecutive year and recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2023 North American New Product Innovation Award for Secure Remote Access to Operational Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems (OT/ICS).
As the threats to critical infrastructure continue to evolve, Cyolo zero-trust access solution continues to provide the utmost protection and ease of use. To learn more about Cyolo 4.3, visit here. Access the report for a full view of the industry here.
Register here to attend the joint webinar from Cyolo and KuppingerCole on how to achieve secure remote access for OT environments, to be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 a.m. PT.
Cyolo helps hybrid organizations in the IT and OT spaces to stay safe, secure and productive in an era of distributed workforces and unprecedented cyberthreats. Cyolo’s next-generation zero-trust access solution enables all users, including employees, third parties as well as remote and on-site workers, to connect to their working environments seamlessly and securely via modern identity-based access. Providing one unified solution that integrates with the existing tech stack and deploys easily in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid model, Cyolo empowers the global workforce to securely access anything from anywhere.
Business Wire | October 31, 2023
Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, announced today that a top 200 managed security service provider (MSSP), BLOKWORX, has added Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform to its security stack to enhance context and increase the differentiation of its security offerings. Stellar Cyber’s Network Detection and Response (NDR) capabilities and unique ability to identify threats at the network layer played a pivotal role in BLOKWORX’s ultimate decision.
The Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform enables MSSPs to produce consistent security outcomes with existing staff. In addition, Stellar Cyber complements security teams’ human expertise, making them more productive and efficient.
BLOKWORX is a leading MSSP delivering data-centric security services aimed at managed security providers (MSP) with limited in-house cybersecurity resources. BLOKWORX sets itself apart from other MSSPs with its extensive networking expertise. “Most MSSPs focus on the endpoint when it comes to threat detection, then broaden their efforts,” said Robert Boles, Founder & President of BLOKWORX. “While we can and do look at endpoints, together with Stellar Cyber, we take a more comprehensive approach, looking at all layers of the network, allowing us better to understand the real depth and breadth of a threat and more completely protect a client's network from cloud to edge to endpoint.”
We are delighted that BLOKWORX underscores how the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform accentuates the differentiation and value they offer their customers, said Jim O’Hara, Stellar Cyber Chief Revenue Officer. BLOKWORX is already a deeply valued partner, and we look forward to developing our relationship further.
BLOKWORX played a critical role in integrating Stellar Cyber and Deep Instinct. They invested significant cycles working with the dev teams from Stellar Cyber and Deep Instinct, ensuring the integration works as expected. The result is a resilient integration between the two products that protect enterprises globally. “BLOKWORX was an invaluable contributor to the integration work we completed with Deep Instinct,” said Andrew Homer, VP of Technology Alliances at Stellar Cyber. “When you see this type of dedication from a partner, you want to work harder to deliver the best possible outcomes, and that is what we did.”
“We will not bring anything into our stack that doesn’t pass our comprehensive vetting process, especially when a product claims to be multi-tenant. Stellar Cyber checked every box in our vetting process,” added Robert Boles.
Unlike other SecOps platforms requiring several multifaceted technical professionals to deploy, use, and maintain, the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform delivers NG-SIEM, NDR, UEBA, SOAR, and TIP capabilities in an efficient way that allows security analysts to focus on security operations. In addition, powered by deep learning AI and an “open” integration architecture, Stellar Cyber intelligently correlates alerts, logs, and telemetry data, providing security analysts with the holistic view of threats they need to mitigate them quickly.
About Stellar Cyber
Stellar Cyber 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. For more information, visit https://stellarcyber.ai.
Most IT Managed Service Providers can’t keep up with all the security options and threats that come at their clients on their own. BLOKWORX simplifies security solutions and constantly prevents cyber threats before they become catastrophic events so MSPs can protect their clients, reduce their risks and have peace of mind growing their business, with a trusted and proven security partner watching their backs. We Defend. We Protect. You Grow. For more information, visit www.blokworx.com.