Topic: security

CrowdStrike and AWS announce startup accelerator for cloud native security companies

CrowdStrike has introduced the AWS & CrowdStrike Cybersecurity Startup Accelerator for EMEA-based startups.  This accelerator program, part of AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, aims to support and nurture innovative cybersecurity startups in the region. It offers tailored mentorship, technical guidance, and partnership prospects.  Additionally, promising early-stage cybersecurity firms may receive funding through CrowdStrike’s investment vehicle, the … continue reading

Cisco to acquire Splunk in effort to accelerate digital resilience

Cisco has announced its intention to acquire Splunk for approximately $28 billion in cash, at a rate of $157 per share. After the acquisition, Splunk’s CEO, Gary Steele, will join Cisco’s executive leadership team under the leadership of Chuck Robbins, who is currently chair and CEO of Cisco. Upon acquisition, Splunk and Cisco will be … continue reading

OneTrust’s latest update helps companies govern their AI programs

The security and trust intelligence company OneTrust has announced several new updates to enable its customers to build trust, manage and mitigate risks, and ensure compliance.  “With the increase of importance in first-party data and use of AI, trust has quickly become the ultimate enabler for innovation,” said Blake Brannon, chief product and strategy officer … continue reading

SentinelOne launches new tool for simplifying incident management

SentinelOne is launching Singularity RemoteOps Forensics, a digital forensics product that helps companies of all sizes simplify incident response, making investigations and responses faster and more efficient. “As timelines for reporting and responding to breaches shrink, it is imperative that security teams have advanced forensics capabilities that make investigations faster and more efficient, and with … continue reading

Upbound launches Spaces to help companies manage their control planes

Upbound, the company known for the Crossplane open-source project, has introduced “Spaces,” a new feature allowing platform teams to deploy managed control planes in self-managed environments.  Upbound’s managed control planes offer improved scalability, declarative APIs, and Git integration, catering to a range of self-managed needs, including air-gapped and private cloud environments. These control planes help … continue reading

D2iQ platform adds AI assistant to address Kubernetes skill gap

D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) version 2.6 introduces DKP AI Navigator, an AI assistant designed to help enterprise organizations address the skills gap associated with adopting cloud-native technology. The new update integrates AI and automation to streamline Kubernetes management and provides robust support for AI workloads, fostering innovation for customers, according to the company in a … continue reading

White House seeking public and private sector input to strengthen the open-source ecosystem

The White House recently issued a request for information (RFI) that seeks public and private sector input as federal leadership develops its strategy and action plan to strengthen the open-source software ecosystem. The RFI builds on the administration’s strategy “to invest in the development of secure software, including memory-safe languages and software development techniques, frameworks, … continue reading

Report: Phishing is most dominant cyber attack

Phishing remains the most dominant and fastest-growing Internet crime, largely due to the ubiquity of email and the ceaseless issue of human error that is preyed upon by today’s threat actors, according to Cloudflare’s inaugural 2023 Phishing Threat Report.  The impact of phishing is not limited to large corporations; it affects small businesses, local entities, … continue reading

Several companies form new open-source project to improve cyberattack detection and remediation

The Open CyberSecurity Schema Framework (OCSF) is an open-source project that provides a framework for developing security schemas.  In order to detect and stop cyberattacks, there must be coordination across several different tools, but that currently requires a lot of time and resources because there is no standard, vendor-agnostic schema these tools follow, OCSF explained. … continue reading

Exabeam and Cribl Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exabeam, a global cybersecurity leader and creator of New-Scale SIEM™ for advancing security operations, and Cribl, the data company for IT and Security, today announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership enables New-Scale SIEM to more quickly and securely ingest data for enterprises and accelerate deployment. With a shared mission … continue reading

Mend for Containers offers container scanning at scale

The application security company Mend.io is working to make containers more secure with the release of Mend for Containers, which scans container images and registries. According to the company, the new solution will enable DevSecOps teams to discover threats before they make it to production. It also can scan containers that are already in production. … continue reading

Sysdig: Attackers are moving quickly and steathily in the cloud

A targeted attack can begin within five minutes of credential discovery, and by the time another five minutes have passed, the attackers have completed their goal. This is according to Sysdig’s 2023 Global Cloud Threat report, which looked into cloud-based attacks.  “Using their worldwide honeynets, the Sysdig [Threat Research Team] shed light on an alarming … continue reading

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