Incentivizing responsible and secure innovation Principles and guidance for investors

July 4, 2019

While the Fourth Industrial Revolution4 is enabling the transition to a digital world and unlocking previously untapped opportunities, it also presents a new set of challenges. The pace and scale at which we are introducing new technologies is increasing the cyber-attack surface for malicious actors to exploit. As a result, cyber-attacks have almost doubled in past five years5 with no sign of slowing down.

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SOS International LLC (SOSi) is a family-owned, middle-market government services integrator that works principally in the defense and intelligence sectors. We were founded in 1989 to provide specialized analytical services to the U.S. law enforcement community and over the past 25 years have evolved into an international solutions provider with experience in 30 countries worldwide.

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Multiverse Security: Easy, Built-in, Comprehensive and Continuous

whitePaper | December 12, 2022

In the evolution of Internet-based technologies, Web 2.0 introduced popular decentralized services that accelerated interactivity between websites and users. Looking to capitalize on this innovation, businesses rushed to launch applications to the market. However, both the Web 2.0 architecture and dependent businesses failed to incorporate key security principles into the design and implementation of these services, resulting in critical vulnerabilities.

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Cyber Security State of Tech in 2022

whitePaper | August 4, 2022

The Coronavirus pandemic accelerated technology adoption in ways thought unimaginable just a few short years ago. But in the background and often without much fanfare, cybercrime grew far worse. Threat actors continued their work – often backed by millions of dollars from hostile foreign governments – to penetrate networks and wreak havoc on digital infrastructures

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The Ransomware Threat

whitePaper | December 22, 2022

Ransomware continues to be among the most critical risks facing organizations of all sizes. Attackers have perfected techniques and business models that will pose a challenge to even the best prepared organizations. While the encryption of a high volume of computers on a network can potentially be mitigated by adequate backups, ransomware actors have discovered new avenues of extortion, such as threatening to release data stolen prior to encryption. While ransomware attacks are time consuming to perform, ransomware actors have managed to achieve scale through the introduction of “ransomware-as-a-service” operations, renting out their tools and infrastructure to other attackers in exchange for a cut of the profits.

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2023 Hybrid Cloud Security Survey

whitePaper | June 26, 2023

While we are witnessing a modest slowdown in cloud migration due to rising costs and economic uncertainty, it remains that a multitude of organizations now have a hybrid infrastructure in place. According to Forrester analysts,1 this is deemed very much the norm and reports show 72 percent of organizations exist in the hybrid cloud.2 This is because enterprises will likely have paired their own data center/private cloud with one or more public clouds as a result of acquisition or to reap a number of benefits: Cisco, for example, identified 42 percent of organizations believe they achieve a more agile and scalable development environment within the hybrid cloud, alongside 40 percent who realize accelerated business agility and innovation.3

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Protecting Against Sophisticated Bot Attacks

whitePaper | November 18, 2022

Bot-generated attacks have risen in visibility, and defending against these attacks is now a priority for most organizations. Yet challenges persist in accurately identifying bot traffic; protecting a distributed, heterogeneous application environment from these attacks; and minimizing the impact to legitimate users while doing so. To address these issues, intelligent protection against sophisticated bots is a necessity. This should include strong analytics coupled with human expertise, a frictionless user experience, and consistent coverage across different architectures and platforms. F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense, built on Google Cloud, supports these requirements and can help prevent fraud and abuse against public-facing web applications.

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Cloud Collaboration Security Technical Paper Series: Webex Messaging

whitePaper | December 17, 2022

Webex is a cloud collaboration platform that provides messaging, calling, and meeting features. This paper describes the architecture and security features related to the Webex Messaging service and the suite of tools that the Webex Messaging service provides to keep customers’ data safe from Cisco as well as external attackers.

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STG Inc

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is a family-owned, middle-market government services integrator that works principally in the defense and intelligence sectors. We were founded in 1989 to provide specialized analytical services to the U.S. law enforcement community and over the past 25 years have evolved into an international solutions provider with experience in 30 countries worldwide.

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