On October 30, 2019, KnowBe4, a leader in the end-user security training space, was awarded Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) approval from the US federal government. Vendors must be pursuing or have achieved FedRAMP in order to be used by US governmental agencies. KnowBe4 started the FedRAMP process back in March of this year, and it has already acquired nearly 3000 federal, state, and local government agencies as customers.
KnowBe4 continues to have the largest security awareness and training platform and is used by many of our members. They offer a cost-effective solution that provides a wide range of content in a variety of training styles (e.g. videos, posters, games).
Source: KnowBe4 at SoftwareReviews, Report Published April 2019.
With GDPR now in effect, 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, it is the first security awareness and training vendor to complete this exam.
Now KnowBe4 can add FedRAMP to its list and is now more accessible than ever as a leader in this market. If you are a government agency that was holding back until KnowBe4 achieved FedRAMP authorization, it may be time to re-evaluate its offering. If you want some advice on selecting a vendor in this space, consider booking a call with one of our analysts.
KnowBe4 has achieved FedRAMP Authorization and is now more accessible to US government agencies as a solution for end-user security awareness and training. FedRAMP indicates that KnowBe4 is being proactive at protecting its customers data in the wake of privacy regulations like the GDPR and CCPA.
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.