Topic: security

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Bitwarden

To celebrate yesterday’s World Password Day, ITOps Times is featuring Bitwarden this week as the “Open-Source Project of the Week.” Bitwarden is an open-source password management solution designed for individuals, teams and business organizations.  “Password theft is a serious problem. The websites and apps that you use are under attack every day. Security breaches occur … continue reading

Keeping up with the evolving security threats during COVID-19

The business world changed in an instant when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. In order to stay afloat, businesses had to figure out how to get their employees online and then manage this new remote workforce. On top of everything, security still lurked in the background.  In the beginning, the biggest concerns were simply just … continue reading

Microsoft announces new IT tools for remote work

Microsoft wants to help IT teams while they are working from home. The company announced the Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft Productivity Score.  “The challenges of the work-from-home necessitated by COVID-19 will never be forgotten by anyone, especially in our IT community where 100-hour weeks were necessary to … continue reading

Report: Microsoft has highest number of vulnerabilities, but also highest patch rate

Not all assets are created the same, and the vendor you decide to place the trust of your organization’s security in might be a risky choice. A new report from Kenna Security takes a look at the risk landscape for Microsoft, Linux, and Mac assets. The report, Prioritization to Prediction: Volume 5: In Search of … continue reading

McAfee MVISION now supports encryption enhancements in Microsoft Teams

McAfee MVISION Cloud now supports encryption enhancements in Microsoft Teams, including encrypted webhooks and encrypted payloads. While utilizing Teams as a collaboration platform, users can participate in conversations, and calls, as well as upload and share documents while ensuring customer data remains secure with encryption when evaluated by McAfee MVISION Cloud.  “Effective collaboration allows organizations … continue reading

Datadog announces Security Monitoring to inject security without disrupting workflows

Datadog has extended its monitoring and analytics platform to security engineers with its new Security Monitoring solution, which will help break down silos between teams.  Key features in Security Monitoring include unified observability and security through over 400 integrations; real-time, out-of-the-box threat detection with turn-key threat Detection Rules; cost-effective data ingestion and analysis; customizable rule-editing; … continue reading

Aqua Security announces dynamic threat analysis for containers

Aqua Security’s new Dynamic Threat Analysis (DTA) solution was designed to protect container-based environments against malware that can only be detected through dynamic analysis of a running container.  The company said that it has seen a sharp increase in sophisticated attacks on containers that use obfuscation and evasion techniques to avoid detection by static scanners. … continue reading

Linux Foundation to host seL4 microkernel

The Linux Foundation has announced plans to host the seL4 Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to provide support for the seL4 microkernel.  The seL4 microkernel is an operating system kernel focused on the security, safety and reliability of real-world critical computer systems. The goals of the foundation have been to provide longevity for seL4, grow … continue reading

6 steps enterprises must take to excel in the converged enterprise

In 2020, the focus is no longer solely on transformation. Rather, all eyes are on ways to grow and remain competitive in a world where enterprise mobility is a must. Modern businesses are more dependent than ever on data and analytics with a constant barrage of new and necessary tools. With this increased dependency comes … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks to acquire cloud-delivered SD-WAN provider CloudGenix

Global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CloudGenix for approximately $420 million. CloudGenix’s portfolio includes an autonomous SD-WAN solution, app performance services, cloud and SaaS adoption services, and network and application visibility.  “CloudGenix’s vision has been to revolutionize branch offices through cloud-delivered Autonomous WANs. With CloudGenix, enterprises gain … continue reading

Shadow IT: Cracks in the company armor

If IT were a superhero, shadow IT would be its underestimated nemesis. That’s because today’s shadow IT — accounts that employees create without a business’s authorization or awareness — appears at first glance to be harmless. That makes the havoc it can wreak even more of a threat. In the daily course of their work, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubei

Portshift has announced the release of Kubei, an open-source Kubernetes runtime vulnerabilities scanner tool.  According to the company, while there are a lot of options already out there, not all scanners are the same and differ by the number of feeds they consume, updates they product and information they provide.  ‘All tools, however, require some … continue reading

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