Unisys Secures Biometric Identity Management on Cloud with New Versions of Stealth(identity)™ Software

Unisys | July 21, 2020

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the availability of Unisys Stealth(identity)™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) 2.0 and Stealth(identity) 2.7, the latest versions of the company's biometric identity management software. Stealth(identity) is highly scalable and brings flexible biometric authentication and strong security to enterprises of any size, while the SaaS offering means protection capabilities are available either on premises or in the cloud. Stealth(identity) strengthens defense against identity fraud by establishing trusted and irrefutable identities of individuals across multiple physical and digital channels. It also provides comprehensive control of biometric management processes and the flexibility to adapt to and leverage advancements in technology to consistently stay ahead of cyber criminals. Identity theft has proven to be particularly problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, more than 124,000 complaints regarding fraud schemes related to COVID-19 have already been filed from consumers, with nearly half (48%) saying they lost money in a scam. And according to the 2020 Unisys Security Index™, the longest-running snapshot of consumer security concerns conducted globally, identity theft ranks as the top area of concern for consumers both globally and in the U.S.

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Noetic Cyber Partners with SentinelOne to address growing cybersecurity asset management challenges

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 About SentinelOne 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.

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Netskope Revolutionizes Data Protection with Patented Lightweight, Cloud-Powered Endpoint Data Loss Prevention

Netskope | May 24, 2022

Netskope, the leader in Security Service Edge (SSE) and zero trust,announced a key expansion of data protection capabilities to endpoint devices and private apps. The introduction of a patented endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) solution will enable Netskope Intelligent SSE customers to protect data everywhere it moves across the hybrid enterprise. Zero trust principles are critical to SSE, which describes the security stack needed to enable a modern Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture. Data protection is of utmost importance throughout a SASE architecture—specifically, the need for security to move with data wherever it is accessed, and apply zero trust to determine the right level of access. Additionally, legacy and endpoint DLP offerings have failed enterprises by being siloed, complicated, and intrusive, hindering user productivity. Netskope has been consistently recognized by top industry analysts for its advanced data protection capabilities. With today's continued expansion of the Netskope Intelligent SSE platform, Netskope customers will be able to protect data across SaaS, IaaS, private applications, web, e-mail, and endpoint devices from a single converged data protection solution, leveraging machine learning, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), and insider threat mitigation capabilities to improve security efficacy, efficiency, and agility. Notable features of Endpoint DLP include: Context-aware, zero trust data protection on local peripherals and devices, such as USB drives and printers Unified data classification, policy enforcement, and incident management for DLP across SaaS, IaaS, private apps, web, e-mail, and endpoint devices A patented lightweight endpoint agent with cloud-based inspection and contextual data protection policies that enhance the user experience Machine learning and Advanced Analytics to help simplify data classification and policy definition, lowering operational overhead UEBA, which makes it possible to identify and stop complex data loss scenarios such as insider risk, where users are unintentionally or even maliciously abusing their access to data "No SASE or zero trust journey will be successful without data protection capabilities that can address all critical use cases in a way that is easy to deploy and doesn't slow down users, The introduction of Endpoint DLP extends Netskope's award-winning data protection capabilities that much further, to critical use cases with endpoint devices. While some competitors may offer unified policy and management or provide data protection for certain vectors, Netskope is the only vendor that can provide truly converged data protection across the full IT environment. We are very excited to deliver Endpoint DLP to customers as another Netskope game-changer." John Martin, Chief Product Officer, Netskope "With Netskope's new eDLP, we can now offer single-pass data protection —across all vectors, from the cloud to the endpoint —with unified policies, within a single management console," said Mick Coady, Global Vice President CyberSecurity Solutions, World Wide Technology. "As a Platinum Partner in Netskope's Evolve partner program, we're seeing the huge growth opportunity that Netskope's Intelligent SSE approach represents. This new addition will accelerate that growth." A work-from-anywhere, or "hybrid," environment makes it increasingly difficult to maintain security models based on implicit trust in any entity that wants to connect. Zero trust principles enable organizations to govern access to data based on behavior by users, devices, networks, and applications— increasing confidence in policy enforcement everywhere. By evaluating several contextual elements—user identity, device identity and security posture, time of day, geolocation, business role, sensitivity level of the data, and more—the resource itself can determine an appropriate level of confidence, or trust, only for that specific interaction and only for that specific resource. Using Netskope Intelligent SSE with zero trust principles applied throughout the environment, businesses become more agile, reduce risk, and streamline solution deployment and maintenance. "DLP has been extremely complicated and cumbersome, and that's before you factor in cloud, web, email, private apps, and endpoints," said Frank Dickson, IDC Group Vice President, Security & Trust. "Netskope looks to address complexity with integration, providing a unified cloud delivered solution. Compared to old school network and endpoint-based DLP solutions, having DLP in this integrated solution makes it dramatically easier to protect data wherever it may be and in a manner that is frictionless for end users. It is a win-win." About Netskope Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. The Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) platform is fast, easy to use, and secures people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.

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HackNotice Releases First-Ever Combined Security and Threat Awareness Service for Free

HackNotice | February 07, 2022

HackNotice, the world's leading threat awareness company, announced the first-ever security and threat awareness combined service, accessible to new and existing users. The added security awareness training course enables individuals to deepen their understanding of good cyber hygiene practices. The course offers 50 training videos, a security exam, and a certification. Cybersecurity training is mostly offered to company employees, often costing hundreds of thousands of dollars for intensive, week-long seminars and lectures. However, having good security awareness is vital for any individual. The newly released self-paced course ensures that anyone online can learn good cyber practices. "What makes the combined service great is that our threat modeling and security awareness course work together. When someone faces a large amount of personal information exposure, we recommend more phishing training. When someone has several passwords stolen, we have them focus on our password training. Now, users can receive the critical training that they need instantly, tailored to their specific risks," Steve Thomas, CEO, and Co-Founder of HackNotice For customers of HackNotice Teams, HackNotice's security and threat awareness service, the new course is an excellent addition for companies looking to strengthen their enterprises' security programs. Quick, in-the-moment, lessons are a perfect way to engage employees and business departments within the organization. Clients can also access dynamic reports to see user and departmental progress, and areas of improvement. About HackNotice Hacknotice is the only company-wide threat awareness platform, making employees more cautious online. Users monitor, review, and take swift actions against their real cyber-threats. The platform focuses on bridging the gap between security teams and other employees through real-time alerts, around-the-clock monitoring, recovery recommendations, and additional education. HackNotice's mission is to make all employees threat aware, creating a resilient culture of security.

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HITRUST i1 Assessment control selection leverages security best practices, threat intelligence

HITRUST | December 18, 2021

HITRUST today announced it is addressing the need for a continuously-relevant cybersecurity assessment that aligns and incorporates best practices and leverages the latest threat intelligence to maintain applicability with information security risks and emerging cyber threats, such as ransomware. The design and selection of the controls for the HITRUST Implemented 1-year (i1) Assessment puts it in a new class of information security assessment that is threat-adaptive – designed to maintain relevance over time as threats evolve and new risks emerge, while retiring controls no longer deemed material. Most existing assessment approaches are not designed to keep pace with current and emerging threats; those that do, rely heavily on broad control requirements that raise questions about suitability of control and consistency of review that ultimately impact reliability of results. In contrast, HITRUST identifies information security controls relevant to mitigating known risks and leverages cyber threat intelligence data to influence the selection – and where necessary, updating – of technically-focused HITRUST CSF requirements included in the HITRUST i1 Assessment. As a result, the HITRUST i1 Assessment includes controls selected to address emerging cyber threats active today. “The HITRUST i1 Assessment is unique in both selection of controls and the design of its assurance program. Effort towards completion is comparable to other moderate assurance vehicles while delivering a higher level of reliability,” Jeremy Huval, HITRUST Chief Innovation Officer The HITRUST i1 Assessment is the first information security assessment of its kind with attributes not available through other assurance programs: Designed to maintain relevant control requirements to mitigate existing and emerging threats and provide updates as new threats are identified (It is threat-adaptive, prescriptive, and focused on controls relevant to risk) Designed to sunset controls that have lost relevance and have limited assurance value based on effort required to comply or assess Its unique controls selection and assurance program design deliver a higher level of reliability than other moderate assurance options The level of time and effort to complete is comparable to other moderate assurance options in the market Offers a forward-looking, 1-year certification As the HITRUST i1 was designed around relevant information security risks and emerging cyber threats, it is not surprising it provides coverage for numerous standards, such as NIST 800-171, GLBA Safeguards Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP). HITRUST will evaluate security controls and review threat intelligence data no less than quarterly, and for each subsequent major and minor release of the HITRUST CSF, to ensure the HITRUST i1 Assessment requirement selection remains relevant over time. Guidance documents will also drive enhancements to the HITRUST CSF and HITRUST i1 Assessment control sets as needed. While the HITRUST i1 Assessment is intended to adapt and evolve to maintain relevance, it’s important to note that HITRUST i1 Assessment certified organizations will not be impacted by changes to the HITRUST i1 Assessment control requirements until their next HITRUST assessment cycle. HITRUST is hosting a webinar at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, February 3, 2022, to discuss the HITRUST Implemented 1-year (i1) Assessment in more detail. To register, and for more information, click here: Next Generation HITRUST Information Security Assessment Focuses on Continuous Cyber Relevance About HITRUST Since it was founded in 2007, HITRUST has championed programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. In collaboration with privacy, information security, and risk management leaders from the public and private sectors, HITRUST develops, maintains, and provides broad access to its widely adopted common risk and compliance management frameworks as well as related assessment and assurance methodologies.

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