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Delinea | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Delinea Platform, a cloud-native platform for Delinea's well-known PAM solutions, enabled dynamic permission controls, end-to-end visibility, and adaptive security.
Delinea Platform supports the latest version of Secret Server, its winning vault solution. It also supports a secure remote access service for suppliers and remote workers that doesn't require a VPN, as well as a rich environment for integration across the Delinea marketplace.
According to the Identity Defined Security Alliance study, 84% of firms had an identity-related breach last year. Gartner predicts that enterprises that deploy cybersecurity mesh architectures will cut security incident costs by 90% by 2024. By implementing a privileged access management platform as part of their cybersecurity mesh strategy, enterprises are able to move away from multiple-point solutions. This results in improved visibility, security, and efficiency across the organization. Delinea Platform enables streamlined authorization for all identities, restricting access to an organization's critical hybrid cloud infrastructure and sensitive data. This simplified security approach helps minimize risk and ensure compliance with industry regulations.
The growing number of siloed security products and the exponential expansion of human and machine identities with privileges make the management of privileged access difficult. As Delinea Platform adds more features, businesses will be able to manage authorization for all types of identities from a single location, which will improve efficiency and security. With analytics-based access controls and adaptive privilege automation in IT infrastructure, future updates to Delinea Platform will make sure that security stays consistent. This will ensure that identities get the right access at the right time with the authorized permissions.
Phil Calvin, Chief Product Officer at Delinea, stated, "The Delinea Platform will revolutionize the market by unifying and extending Privileged Access Management, dramatically reducing risk from the most common thread across all cyberattacks – compromised identities."
He added, "We are excited to take this first step by unifying the critical and core PAM capabilities on the Delinea Platform to provide world-class usability, seamless security, and simplified pricing that will accelerate adoption for our customers."
(Source – CISION PR Newswire)
Delinea, an upcoming enterprise, is a significant provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for modern and hybrid organizations. Delinea Platform effortlessly extends PAM by authorizing all identities, limiting access to an organization's most crucial hybrid cloud infrastructure and sensitive data, reducing risk, ensuring compliance, and making security easier. The company simplifies and limits access for thousands of clients globally. Its customer base includes small enterprises as well as large-scale financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and companies involved in constructing and maintaining critical infrastructure.
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CyberCube | February 17, 2023
On February 16, 2023, CyberCube, a leading provider of cyber risk analytics, has identified vulnerable companies at risk of attack in a new ransomware campaign affecting thousands of businesses worldwide.
A ransomware campaign called ESXiArgs, which is automated, targets outdated VMware ESXi servers globally. The cybersecurity community reported that threat actors had improved their attacks starting on February 9, 2023. The campaign encrypts configuration files on at-risk ESXi servers, potentially making clients' virtual machines (VMs) unusable. Internet-wide scans conducted within days after the first reports indicated a fast infection rate, with over 2,000 servers infected.
The "CyberCube Briefing: Ransomware Risks & VMware Servers" report revealed that around 70,000 ESXi hypervisors worldwide could be at risk. CyberCube, through analysis of companies in its Industry Exposure Database (IED has identified organizations that utilize VMware ESXi hypervisors that may be at risk of the ESXiArgs ransomware.
CyberCube has modeled a ransomware attack on a large scale as part of Portfolio Manager. This scenario-based data-driven model allows risk professionals to generate insights for their teams and senior leadership. This tool also enables stress testing of insurance risk portfolios, helping identify areas of accumulation risk and loss drivers.
CyberCube's Cyber Threat Intelligence Principal, William Altman, commented, "Large US-based insureds operating in banking, education, manufacturing, non-profit, aviation, and agriculture are at higher risk of being attacked by threat actors leveraging vulnerabilities in ESXi hypervisors compared to insureds operating in other industries."
He added, "Large insureds ($1 billion-plus revenue) are at greater risk than medium, small, or micro-sized insureds. Large-sized companies are more likely to require the use of hypervisors and virtual machines as the foundation for the large-scale deployment of cloud computing and cloud storage resources."
(Source – Business Wire)
CyberCube, founded in 2015, is a leading cyber risk analytics provider focused on the insurance industry. Its cloud-based platform enables insurance organizations to quantify cyber risk for placing insurance, underwriting cyber risk, and managing cyber risk aggregation using best-in-class data access and advanced multi-disciplinary analytics. The company's enterprise intelligence layer includes modeling on thousands of points of technology failure and provides insights on millions of companies globally.
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Speedcast | March 17, 2023
Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has released a new model of the company’s SIGMA network management platform with new architecture for the award-winning Universal Remote. Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the enhanced SIGMA platform makes connectivity path management and network control simpler, faster, and more economical than ever before.
From the intuitive user interface to intelligent and secure network switching, the enhanced SIGMA streamlines the complexities of diverse connectivity paths, making the concept of 100% uptime a reality for customers with critical operations or remote business requirements.
SIGMA’s newly released feature sets enable customers to seamlessly incorporate new technologies and communications paths as they launch, including low-Earth-orbit (LEO) and medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. Customers can seamlessly layer any connectivity path, including Starlink and OneWeb, to their existing corporate network, optimizing application performance and offering robust edge security.
The SIGMA platform is being implemented as part of a multi-path, multi-orbit connectivity solution for a Europe-based logistics and transport company with a fleet of cable-laying vessels. The ability to support a significantly expanded number of WANs with a full enterprise SD-WAN suite that enables smart load balancing, QoS, WAN switching, and next-generation firewall has driven increased interest in the enhanced SIGMA platform. The network management solution was also recently deployed for a Singapore-based ship management company and a North America-based tanker fleet.
“Demand for highly diverse networks and seamless integration with third-party VSAT services, such as Starlink and OneWeb, has been a major sales driver for us,” said Joe Spytek, CEO at Speedcast. “Our SIGMA Universal Remote brings together the full suite of enablers for extensive multi-path network management.”
An AWS-qualified platform, SIGMA’s new architecture spotlights Speedcast’s innovative approach to network management. It removes complexity and cost for operations and gives users complete transparency and control of their networks. Built-in traffic and policy management provides users with real-time bandwidth monitoring and the ability to control and prioritize data usage for critical applications over crew welfare or other remote site requirements. In addition, the platform includes Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud-native technology for added network security through a Zero Trust approach, which validates users and device access to applications anywhere in the world. The SASE framework helps organizations simplify their IT infrastructure, advance threat prevention, better protect their data, easily connect users and devices wherever they are located, and reduce total costs.
Updates can be pushed over the air to remote sites, saving customers critical time and delivering cost savings with complete remote upgrades. With a growing number of communication paths, satellite orbits, unique constellations, and specialized technologies, the new remotely extensible SIGMA enhancement ensures that customers always have access to the latest network management features for future-proofed operations.
“This is just the beginning,” said Spytek. “Being cloud-native, the SIGMA platform is highly scalable and can speed up our time-to-market to bring customers the edge applications that will make a difference for their remote operations. We’re working to prioritize new features on SIGMA so we can deliver value to customers faster and help them accelerate their operations.”
Speedcast maintains the largest technology-agnostic network in the world, incorporating satellite, LTE, Microwave and L-band to ensure the highest levels of uptime, availability, and performance. Now, as a Starlink and OneWeb authorized reseller and integrator, Speedcast brings together the right solutions and expertise to meet customers’ needs everywhere they operate. Added SIGMA features are slated to bring advanced networking functionality, zero-touch provisioning, enhanced remote staff and crew welfare, and more throughout 2023.
Speedcast is a leading communications and IT services provider, delivering critical communications services to the Maritime, Energy, Mining, Media, Telecom, Cruise, NGO, Government, and Enterprise sectors. The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that harness technologies and applications to transform what remote operations can achieve. With the world’s most comprehensive network, Speedcast enables faster, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS, and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms.