Topic: security

Ansiblefest 2018: Red Hat previews new security automation and launches certification for Ansible plugins

Red Hat previewed new security automation integrations coming to its Ansible Automation platform early next year and launched the Red Hat Ansible Automation Certification Program for thorough vetting of internally and partner-developed modules and plugins for the platform at the Red Hat Ansiblefest 2018 in Austin this week. According to the company, the new security … continue reading

Progeny Systems deploys Xamarin-based mobile device management project on the high seas

Department of Defense contractors live by a different set of rules than the private sector when it comes to developing projects that are charged with the nation’s safety. At this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partnered with several contractors who are developing new defense and security solutions built on … continue reading

DHS, United Technologies use machine learning and AI to develop API-based security solutions

Application security threats continue to increase in sophistication and number as the technologies that enable them do. There’s been a 12 percent increase in banking trojans. A 23 percent increase in spyware. A 22 percent increase in botnets and other crypto mining malicious apps. While there are tools and technologies available to developers and IT … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcement primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card to assess their current state of security as well as make recommendations … continue reading

Sysdig aims new funding at expansion and leadership

Open-source container security, monitoring and forensics provider Sysdig is dedicating its newly announced $68.5 million of funding to providing improved operations and security technologies for companies running containerized infrastructure and cloud-native apps. Backed, by Insight Venture Partners, the new round of series D funding brings Sysdig’s total funding to $121.5 million. “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native … continue reading

Report: Cryptocurrency mining ramps up even as the value decreases

Even though the value of cryptocurrency has been decreasing, there was a significant increase in cryptocurrency mining in the first half of 2018, according to Trend Micro’s “Unseen Threats, Imminent Losses” report. The amount of cryptocurrency mining activity detected in the first half of 2018 was more than double that of the second half of … continue reading

NanoVMs: Containers are a fad that is eventually going to run its course

While containers gain in popularity for software deployments, one company is still betting on virtual machines — or more specifically, tiny virtual machines. NanoVMs is a unikernel platform designed to remove the operating system and prevent other programs from running on them — unlike containers that need to be placed on top of generic operating … continue reading

The IT security challenges of distributed architectures

One of the prevailing trends in IT today is distributed architectures. More likely than not, your file systems, virtual server instances, and applications are spread across a variety of host nodes or environments. From a scalability and reliability standpoint, this is a great thing. Distributed architectures help to meet fluctuating demand for services, while also … continue reading

Aqua Security open sources Kubernetes penetration testing solution

Aqua Security is probing for Kubernetes cluster security issues with the release of kube-hunter. The newly announced solution is an open-source tool designed to increase security awareness and provide visibility into security within Kubernetes environments. According to the company, the solution performs automated penetration testing and is intended to test only your own deployments, not … continue reading

Living on the edge: IoT is the future, and security is playing catch-up

Smart homes. Smart cities. Smart factories. Intelligent cloud. Intelligent edge. While many still believe the Internet of Things has a way to go before we see widespread adoption, there is no questioning that it is here today. Some things are prototypes upon which larger deployments can be built, and some are already in wide use, … continue reading

Aqua Container Security Platform 3.2 released with “zero day” vulnerability protection

Cloud-native and containerized application security provider Aqua Security is introducing 3.2 of its Aqua Container Security Platform this week. The latest release comes with new capabilities for full-stack and serverless security, updated compliance features, and an OS-level security profile automation tool. “Sophisticated attacks often exploit unknown vulnerabilities in the application or operating system, also known … continue reading

StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making … continue reading

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