IT Security & Risk

August 06, 2020 Twilio Breach and Cloud Security

By exploiting a five-year-old configuration error, a hacker was able to access Amazon’s S3 cloud storage buckets on which Twilio’s code was loaded. As a result, customers were able to unknowingly download the modified code for twenty-four hours.

August 05, 2020 Qualys and Ivanti Partnership Boasts an Incredibly Robust Vulnerability Management Platform

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.

August 05, 2020 Remote Work Landscape Pushes Microsoft to Releases Endpoint DLP and Double Key Encryption Features for Added Data Security

Microsoft recently previewed the specific features to tackle data security and risk management for end users with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Double Key Encryption. The reason for the launch? The increasing shift towards a remote work environment and a need to mitigate the accompanying risks.

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 30, 2020 TrustArc Teams Up With BigID

TrustArc is partnering with BigID to add protection of sensitive data to its roster of data privacy and compliance capabilities. The move closely follows a partnership announced by two other major players in the data privacy and governance space, OneTrust and Integris.

July 30, 2020 Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response Rated #1 in Endpoint Protection Data Quadrant

Based on data collected from real users, Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) took the number one spot on SoftwareReviews’ Endpoint Protection Data Quadrant for its second consecutive year.

July 23, 2020 OneTrust and Integris: Part II – The Integration

An acquisition borne out of its users’ primary needs, OneTrust’s recent integration with data discovery giant Integris optimally positions the privacy program management software vendor against competitors in the market.

July 23, 2020 RiskSense Releases a Unified Infrastructure Security Risk Management Program

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.

July 23, 2020 Organizations Report Higher Satisfaction When Switching to Software With an Info-Tech Award

Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.

July 22, 2020 Noncompliance in O365 or M365 With Microsoft Is as Easy as Counting From One to Three

With lots of functionality being provisioned/deployed at the tenant level, Microsoft is happy to sit back for now, watch, and start auditing in the future.

July 21, 2020 DeviceLock Acquired by Cyberprotection Vendor Acronis

To bolster and broaden its data privacy capabilities for end users, cyber and data protection vendor Acronis has acquired DLP player DeviceLock. The acquisition aligns with the increasingly prevalent role that data privacy plays in cybersecurity.

July 20, 2020 Address the Root of Your Vulnerabilities in a Resource-Tight Period

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.

July 20, 2020 Microsoft (Finally) Patches DNS Vulnerability CVE-2020-1350

Microsoft has released a patch to address vulnerability CVE-2020-1350, a Windows DNS server remote code execution vulnerability. This vulnerability’s exploit is considered “wormable.” The vulnerability has also been in existence for the last 17 years.

July 20, 2020 Signal Sciences Shows Off Its Next-Gen WAF and RASP at Black Hat 2019

Signal Sciences showed off its award-winning next-gen web application firewall and runtime application self-protection product at Black Hat 2019. It has become one of the fastest-growing web application security companies, the firm claims in a press release.

July 17, 2020 CORL Technologies Launches Its Vendor Risk Management Resource Center

Navigating the vendor risk management space, particularly in the current environment that consists of a mix of cloud, managed services, and critical supply chain, is key to ensuring that you don’t inadvertently introduce new risks through this dynamic channel.

July 15, 2020 Kenna Security Releases Tool for the Custom Benchmarking of Vulnerability Management Programs

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.

July 10, 2020 CallStranger Vulnerability Affects Billions of IoT Devices

A vulnerability named CallStranger has been discovered, which exploits the Universal Plug-and-Play (UPNP) protocol used by billions of internet-connected devices. These devices are found in our homes, offices, shops, and factories.

July 10, 2020 Ethyca’s Additional $13.5 Million in Series A Funding Drives Momentum for Automation Features

The industry’s first self-service privacy software solution Ethyca receives its second round of investor funding, aptly timed with the release of Ethyca Pro. The privacy management solution provides full automation capabilities for data mapping, data subject requests (DSRs), and consent management for various international privacy regulations.

July 10, 2020 How Will Work From Home Change Vulnerability and Patch Management for Businesses in the Future?

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.

July 10, 2020 Oxial – How Coronavirus Has Impacted Risk Management

From employee management through leadership and communication, increased cyber threats, logistics and operations to post-pandemic planning and risk mitigation, the threat landscape has experienced enormous change. These noticeable shifts force us to consider rethinking and retooling how we address risk.

July 10, 2020 OneTrust and Integris: Part I – The Acquisition

To further capabilities in the data privacy space, top-tier vendor OneTrust has acquired Integris, another leading vendor within the data discovery and classification sphere. This is a two-part note that focuses on the acquisition and anticipated synergies between the two companies.