Security | Threat Detection | Cyberattacks | DevSecOps | Compliance

August 2021

Bolster OT Security with Graylog

Anyone tracking the evolution of the IT industry is probably familiar with the concept of Industry 4.0. Essentially, it describes the process by which traditional industrial tasks become both digitized and continually managed in an IT-like fashion via modern technologies like cloud computing, digital twins, Internet of Things (IoT) sensorization, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

What is a Risk Assessment?

A risk assessment is a multi-step process that catalogs all the potential threats to your business. In the same way a person might check the air pressure in a car’s tires or that the office elevator was recently serviced, CISOs should conduct regular risk assessments. Consider it a part of your standard safety management routines.

Do Banks Need to be PCI Compliant

Financial institutions are one of the most heavily regulated industries around, and for good reason. Access to the personal information and funds of their customers makes banks a popular target with hackers, and a dangerous location for a cybersecurity breach. With all of the regulations a bank needs to obey, it’s possible you may have overlooked the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS.

Introducing the Blueprint of Modern Security Operations

Nowadays you don’t need to be reminded (but we will anyway) that between ransomware, phishing, supply-chain attacks and more, the threat landscape is organized, advanced and well funded. How are defenders responding? At a disadvantage. You are facing an attack surface ballooning from digital transformation and pandemic-induced remote workforce risks, a skills shortage not improving and disparate security systems that are uncooperative. The fight is not lost, thankfully.

Can you spot the bots hiding in rotating residential proxies?

On the countdown to a new release, every second counts to snap up those limited-edition new kicks or sought-after concert tickets. Online attackers know that when deploying bots to gain a competitive advantage, without masking their activity it’s a matter of time before their activity is blocked by the target eCommerce platform. Industries are becoming more and more alert to bots and their ever-increasing sophistication.

How Can Ekran System Protect You against Infected USB Devices?

While it’s difficult to imagine our modern business lives without mass storage devices, printers, scanners, and cameras, each USB connection can be a serious risk for an organization’s security. USB devices can be infected with malware that attacks your corporate system once a device is connected. Such attacks can result in the theft or compromise of sensitive data, damage to your infrastructure, or even damaged machines.

Deterring ransomware for state and local government

According to FBI Director, Christopher Wray, when it comes to ransomware disruption and prevention, “...there’s a shared responsibility, not just across government agencies but across the private sector and even the average American.” At Elastic, we’re here to help state and local governments. Ransomware attacks cost the U.S. government more than $18.9 billion in 2020 alone.

Calico integration with WireGuard using kOps

It has been a while since I have been excited to write about encrypted tunnels. It might be the sheer pain of troubleshooting old technologies, or countless hours of falling down the rabbit hole of a project’s source code, that always motivated me to pursue a better alternative (without much luck). However, I believe luck is finally on my side.

Overcome the Security and Compliance Challenges in DevSecOps

Organizations are under tremendous pressure to deliver innovative products and stick to tight release timelines. To keep up with the rapid release schedule, engineering teams are adopting the DevOps model for its increased efficiency and agility. It has changed the way that development teams think. As a result, continuously improving performance and delivering releases faster have become standard.