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Zero Trust for Cloud-Native Workloads: Mitigating Future Log4j Incidents
Published: 08/19/2022

Originally published by Tigera here. Written by Giri Radhakrishnan, Tigera. In my previous blog post, I introduced the brief history of zero trust, the core pillars of a zero-trust model, and how to build a zero-trust model for cloud-native workloads. In this blog post, you will learn how to miti...

An Introduction to CSA STAR and ISO 27001
Published: 08/18/2022

Originally published by Schellman here. Written by Ryan Mackie, Schellman. When making decisions about the kind of compliance your organization needs, the process can be akin to creating an ice cream sundae (albeit, less fun). No doubt your customers and prospects want to see comprehensive a...

Cyber Resilience – Lessons From Ukraine
Published: 08/18/2022

Originally published by KPMG here. Written by David Ferbrache, Leadership, Global Head of Cyber Futures, KPMG in the UK. Alongside the tragic war in Ukraine, cyber-attacks have played their part, too. This complex and increasingly uncertain situation in cyberspace is driving many countries and or...

What Is Attestation of Compliance (AoC) and Why Does It Matter?
Published: 08/18/2022

Originally published by TokenEx here. Written by Valerie Hare, Content Marketing Specialist, TokenEx.Did you know that a Verizon Payment Security Report found that only 27.9 percent of organizations achieved full compliance with PCI DSS during their validation process in 2019? The Payment Card In...

Cloud Key Management 101: Cryptographic Keys and Algorithms
Published: 08/17/2022

The top cloud security threat in 2022 is insufficient identity, credential, access, and key management. Key Management Systems (KMS), including hardware security modules and other cryptographic tools, are commonly used to address this threat. While different KMS offerings provide varying capabili...

Context Counts: How to Use Transfer Learning and Model-Aided Labeling to Train Data Tailored Models
Published: 08/17/2022

Originally published by BigID here. Written by Itamar Zaltsman, BigID. Thanks to great advances and breakthroughs in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP), we have access to a vast amount of ready to use Named Entity Recognition (NER) classifiers. These classifiers are available in many c...

Can Ransomware Infect Encrypted Files?
Published: 08/17/2022

Originally published by ShardSecure here. Written by Marc Blackmer, VP of Marketing, ShardSecure. By now, you likely know that ransomware has become a major concern for businesses and organizations across the globe. The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) noted a 150% rise in ransomwa...

Treating Healthcare’s Insider Threat
Published: 08/16/2022

Originally published by Authomize here. Written by Gabriel Avner, Authomize. There’s an old joke about why bank robbers rob banks. Because that’s where the money is. Given the valuable assets under their care, banks, fintech, insurance, and other financial institutions have understood that they h...

Google Workspace - Log Insights to Your Threat Hunt
Published: 08/16/2022

Originally published by Mitiga here. Written by Ariel Szarf and Lionel Saposnik, Mitiga. Google Workspace is a popular service for document collaboration for organizations and for individual users. Threat actors note that the popularity of this service has increased and search for ways to exp...

An Overview on the Modern, Cloud-Native SOC Platform
Published: 08/15/2022

Originally published by Panther here. Written by Mark Stone, Panther. For the modern security team, the concepts of Security Operations Center (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) are well known and have become increasingly crucial. To defend against the wide range of cyber ...

How to Secure and Protect Your Kubernetes Cluster?
Published: 08/15/2022

Originally published by ARMO here. Written by Rotem Refael, Director of Engineering, ARMO. Kubernetes is the de-facto container management platform of today and the future. It has increased the scalability and flexibility of applications and eliminated vendor lock-in. Kubernetes also brings a lot...

CCSK Success Stories: From the VP of Internal Security and IT
Published: 08/12/2022

This is part of a blog series interviewing cybersecurity professionals who have earned their Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In these blogs we invite individuals to share some of the challenges they face in managing security for cloud computing and how they were able to leverage k...

Who Performs a SOC 2 Audit? The Role of SOC 2 Auditors vs. Compliance Software
Published: 08/12/2022

Originally published by A-LIGN here. Written by Stephanie Oyler, Vice President of Attestation Services, A-LIGN. Data breaches and ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news cycle. To protect data, and position themselves favorably among prospects and customers, companies need to demonstrat...

The Mendacious Magic of Cloud Tiering
Published: 08/11/2022

Originally published by Nasuni here. Written by Andres Rodriguez, CTO & founder, Nasuni. In the words of the great Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This is a brilliant maxim, but it doesn’t mean that a solution which appears to be magical m...

Detecting and Mitigating NTLM Relay Attacks Targeting Microsoft Domain Controllers
Published: 08/11/2022

Originally published by CrowdStrike here. Written by Marina Simakov, CrowdStrike. Adversaries often exploit legacy protocols like Windows NTLM that unfortunately remain widely deployed despite known vulnerabilities. The PetitPotam vulnerability, combined with AD-CS relay, is one of the recent sev...

5 Tips for Managing Shadow IT
Published: 08/11/2022

Originally published by ThirdPartyTrust here. Written by Sabrina Pagnotta, ThirdPartyTrust. With remote work exacerbating the use of personal devices, home Wi-Fi networks, and cloud-based services, organizations increasingly face blind spots known as Shadow IT: unsanctioned hardware, services, an...

With Security Analytics, Quality Means More Than Quantity
Published: 08/10/2022

Written by Rohit Dhamankar, Vice President, Threat Intelligence, Alert Logic.In the cybersecurity market, detecting attacks early — hopefully, before a breach occurs, but certainly as early in the kill chain as possible — and neutralizing them before damage is done is critical.But success in toda...

If a Recession Comes, Cut Cyber Professionals at Your Peril
Published: 08/10/2022

Originally published by CXO REvolutionaries here. Written by David Cagigal, CIO, State of Wisconsin (former).I was working for a utility company in 2008 when a bubble burst in the housing market and caused the economy to collapse. We were all asked to tighten our belts. I knew then that I had to ...

What is a Merchant-Initiated Transaction, and Why is it Considered Low Risk?
Published: 08/09/2022

Originally published by TokenEx here.Written by Anni Burchfiel, Content Marketing Specialist, TokenEx.A merchant-initiated transaction is a payment initiated by the merchant instead of the cardholder. These transactions are initiated on behalf of the customer based on an agreement between the mer...

From the Front Lines | 8220 Gang Massively Expands Cloud Botnet to 30,000 Infected Hosts
Published: 08/09/2022

Originally published by SentinelOne here. Written by Tom Hegel, SentinelOne. Over the last month a crimeware group best known as 8220 Gang has expanded their botnet to roughly 30,000 hosts globally through the use of Linux and common cloud application vulnerabilities and poorly secured conf...

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