Topic: security

Patch management can be a challenge, but not impossible

Updating systems on a regular basis is one of the best lines of defense against cyberattacks, but many companies are still struggling to effectively do patch management. According to a study conducted by ServiceNow and the Ponemon Institute, of the nearly half of respondents who had a data breach in the past two years, 60% … continue reading

Google to protect cloud services with Private Service Connect

Google wants to make sure organizations are secure in the cloud, and is releasing Private Service Connect alpha to achieve that goal.  According to the company, as organizations start to take advantage of more cloud services, it can be challenging and complex to manage routing topologies, different networks, different organizations and the information being shared … continue reading

Twitter attack highlights the need for security awareness training

Yesterday, Twitter suffered a massive attack in which several high profile Twitter accounts were compromised. The account was carried out using social engineering, Twitter has verified.  Affected accounts, which included Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and other high profile figures, began tweeting the address of a bitcoin wallet, along with the message … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Tsunami

Google is open-sourcing its network security scanning engine in the hopes of helping organizations protect data. Tsunami is designed to detect high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.  “When an attacker begins to exploit security vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations, such as weak passwords, an organization needs to react quickly in order to protect potentially vulnerable assets. … continue reading

Tripwire releases Configuration Manager to help manage security across complex cloud environments

Tripwire Configuration Manager presents an integrated view of cloud assets, offers automated remediation, and monitors misconfigurations in the cloud.  With these capabilities the offering centralizes the configuration monitoring of cloud assets with a single SaaS-based console and helps to alleviate pressures on security temas with an option for automated remediation, according to the company. “As … continue reading

Bitglass strengthens integration with Duo Security

Bitglass announced a deepened integration with Duo Security to balance enterprise-grade access control and data protection with a user experience designed to support a global, remote, and multi-device workforce, according to the companies in a post. Bitglass’ Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) provides end-to-end security and comprehensive visibility over corporate data, limits sharing, prevents data … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks launches ML-powered firewall

Palo Alto Networks launched an ML-powered Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) with PAN-OS 10.0, which embeds machine learning in the core of the firewall to proactively assist in intelligently stopping threats, securing IoT devices, and recommending security policies. Palo Alto Networks stated that by bringing these industry firsts into a single system, organizations can protect against up … continue reading

JumpCloud releases Directory Insights

JumpCloud announced Directory Insights, its new event logging feature that provides IT administrators with a complete picture of an end user’s access and access rights. “It’s a challenge to track all the changes that can happen to a user’s access, all of the applications they access, and furthermore when things go wrong, pinpoint the root … continue reading

VMware to acquire network detection and response platform provider Lastline

VMware is looking to ramp up its security efforts with the acquisition of Lastline. The company announced intent to acquire the anti-malware research and AI-powered network detection and response platform provider. According to VMware, it’s more important than ever to ensure businesses have the proper security measures in place as work becomes more distributed and … continue reading

Snyk and Docker partner up to advance container vulnerability scanning

Snyk and Docker have partnered up to help developers securely build and use containers and open source.  Docker stated that it will provide native vulnerability detection and fixes powered by Snyk. Developers can get a report of their container image vulnerabilities after a quick ‘docker scan.’ They then receive guidance to help fix the reported … continue reading

Google Cloud VMware Engine announced and VMware plans Octarine acquisition

Google announced the release of its VMware Engine, an integrated first-party offering with end-to-end support to migrate and run VMware environments in Google Cloud. Also, VMware announced its plans to acquire Octarine. The service delivers a fully managed VMware Foundation stack – VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX for cloud migration in a dedicated … continue reading

NVIDIA SmartNIC released for advanced network offloads and 25/50 Gb/s connectivity

NVIDIA announced the release of NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, which provides advanced network offloads to accelerate cloud and enterprise workloads.  SmartNIC was designed to handle the needs of modern data centers by providing 25/50 Gb/s Ethernet smart network connections. It extends accelerated computing by leveraging software-defined, hardware-accelerated engines to offload more security and network … continue reading

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