KnowBe4, a leader in end-user security training, has begun the authorization process for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This is yet another initiative by KnowBe4 to better secure the data collected by its customers.
FedRAMP provides a standardized approach for securing solutions in the cloud. By meeting these strict security requirements, KnowBe4 will be able to provide its federal, state, and local government customers with a more secure solution.
“Our commitment to helping government agencies better protect our nation is solidified by this new, strategic initiative,” said CEO Stu Sjouwerman. “KnowBe4’s journey to FedRAMP certification is just one component of our investment and focus on serving government agencies and helping them to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering.”
With GDPR having come into effect last year, data security has been top of mind for a lot of organizations around the world. Organizations like KnowBe4 are being proactive at protecting customer data and demonstrating that protection to its customers.
In September 2018, KnowBe4 completed the SOC2 Type 2 data security exam: a rigorous audit done by an independent third party to assess a solution against an established set of security-related criteria. According to KnowBe4, they were the first security awareness and training vendor to complete this exam.
Qualys VMDR and Ivanti have announced a new partnership dedicated to improving the detection and patching of vulnerabilities. Announced July 30, the Qualys and Ivanti Partnership have already gone live as an integrated component of the VMDR solution.
RiskSense announced on July 13 its new version of the cloud-delivered RiskSense risk management platform. The main draw of the program is its holistic risk calculation across CVEs and CWEs.
Cyberthreats are omnipresent for any enterprise. Monitoring ingress and egress points while still conducting business is a balance security professionals attempt to strike. Couple this with the continued security issues around remote work during the pandemic, and security teams have their hands full.
On May 26, Kenna Security released its new Prioritization to Prediction Benchmark Survey. This free tool provides organizations with the ability to compare their vulnerability management programs to industry averages Kenna Security has compiled over the years.
COVID-19 has changed a great deal about how businesses operate. From a security perspective, however, COVID-19 caught many businesses off guard. The shift from working in the office to working from home has made it difficult for security measures to keep pace. Specifically, how are businesses meant to maintain the same secure networks when their employees are no longer working in the office? Outside of the security of the IT departments, IT and security have a tough time ensuring that patching and vulnerability management remain at the forefront of a business’s priorities.
Kenna Security deployed their new data driven vulnerability management program, Kenna.VM and accessory program, Kenna.VI. Released on April 28th, Kenna.VM was created with the purpose to set service-level agreements (SLAs) with risk tolerance in mind.
We often hear that businesses are continually cyber insecure or under attack. However, recent penetration testing from Rapid7 shows that businesses are getting better at securing their networks against cyberattacks. While organizations continue to have exploitable weaknesses, attackers are having greater difficulty penetrating deeper into businesses’ networks.
Four zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in IBM’s Data Risk Manager. While the vulnerabilities are concerning, more so is IBM’s response when addressed. The company simply stated, “It’s out of scope.” – meaning it had no intention to rectify or address the issue.
The Internet of Things is increasingly embedded with our daily lives. While these devices make life more accessible, for every new device, a new attack vector for cyberattackers is created.