RedSeal Launches New Cloud Security Posture Management Solution to Empower Security Teams

RedSeal Stratus identifies unintended exposure to the Internet, creates a connectivity visualization of your cloud architecture, and helps you understand your Kubernetes Inventory

Building on more than a decade of award-winning cybersecurity analytics we are excited to launch RedSeal Stratus, our new Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution that stops unintended exposure of cloud resources to the Internet.

Cloud misconfigurations, which can leave resources unintentionally exposed to untrusted networks, are the major source of data breaches. To help security teams better manage the increased risk associated with increasing cloud complexity, RedSeal Stratus provides security teams with an out-of-the-box overview of Internet-exposed resources by tags, connectivity visualization between and within their Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud resources, and inventory of AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) resources.

While native Cloud Security Provider tools provide basic capabilities that may be sufficient for smaller cloud-first organizations, larger organizations who are probably hybrid, multi-cloud, and need advanced features should choose a third-party CSPM solution.

Current CSPM solutions simply call CSP APIs to determine if subnets are Internet-facing. For more accurate results, RedSeal Stratus identifies resources exposed to the Internet by calculating access through security control points from end-to-end.

Only RedSeal Stratus can calculate how an instance gets to the Internet, what security points it goes through, and through which ports and protocols. Other security products may show connectivity where there is traffic, using an agent-based approach, but only RedSeal Stratus can show you all connectivity possible including that without traffic–and without an agent. As a result, RedSeal Stratus is unique among native CSP and CSPM offerings by:

RedSeal Stratus is a cloud security solution for the modern day that provides security teams with a unified, interactive view of their AWS environments, including Kubernetes (EKS) inventory, and exposed resources that can lead to costly data breaches.

To learn more, visit www.redseal.net/stratus or Request A Demo.

CISA and FBI Publishes List of Top Vulnerabilities Currently Targeted by Foreign Sponsored Hacking Groups

RedSeal Cyber Threat Series

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have jointly released a report on the top 10 vulnerabilities consistently being scanned, targeted, and exploited by foreign sponsored hacking groups.

All 10 of the vulnerabilities are known and have patches available from their vendors.

Exploits for many vulnerabilities are available publicly and have been used by various malware and ransomware groups and other nation-state actors.

RedSeal customers should:

  1. Create and run daily reports until all systems with the 10 vulnerabilities are patched
  2. Contact your RedSeal sales representatives or email info@redseal.net for additional details

References:

https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-133a

Cyber Readiness Pillars and RedSeal

Cybersecurity readiness is an excellent tool that has the ability to provide you with the right services. It has the ability for identifying, preventing and responding to cyber threats. This tool is required by organizations all over the world, and organizations that lack this strategy are prone to more cybersecurity threats.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) suggested and developed the Cyber Essentials for small businesses. Along with these businesses, the local government leaders are also provided with ideas on how to successfully make an actionable understanding of how to implement organizational cybersecurity practices.

CISA leaders offered a detailed awareness of how the pillars of Cyber Essentials are important. Building a corporate culture is required for cybersecurity and the organization which fails to do so faces cyber-attacks. During a webinar with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 29, CISA provided a starting point for better flexibility considering cyber readiness.

“From human resources to marketing to sales and procurement, it is almost guaranteed that you rely on one or more digital platforms to facilitate the success of your business operations. The Cyber Essentials are a series of tools and practices that we have assembled to provide what we consider to be the basics of cyber organizational readiness,” Trent Frazier, deputy assistant director of the Stakeholder Engagement Division at CISA, said.

Every team requires to have a safe cybersecurity practice. If you don’t have a holistic approach towards it, then, you are one organization that is in danger. Great help from the global leader is what you require in this case. RedSeal is a company that you can depend on for sophisticated cybersecurity.

RedSeal as a force multiplier for every other security device within a network is indulged in cybersecurity. If you have short of skilled cybersecurity personnel, then, don’t forget to connect with us.

The 6 Pillars of Cyber Readiness 

Creation of Cyber Readiness Culture 

Pillar One 

Pillar one of cyber readiness is leadership. The leaders are always the backbone of an organization and a great help in maintaining the business culture.

That is why it is suggested that the leaders shouldn’t forget to keep the essential cybersecurity in mind. The leaders should not overlook the essential investment required in cybersecurity. They should also determine how much work is dependent on IT and have a trusted relationship with the sector partners and government agencies. It is required to have a trusted relationship so that the cyber threat information can get easily accessed.

Pillar Two

The second pillar of cyber readiness is the staff. The people associated with the organization’s system are an essential part of this readiness. This element’s task is developing awareness and alert about cybersecurity.

Systems and Data Environment in Cyber Readiness 

Pillar Three

The third pillar consists of systems and leaders being taught and trained on what is present in their network. Also, they are offered knowledge on how to maintain hardware and software assets inventories. It will help them in letting them know what is there and what things are at risk because of the attack.

Pillar Four 

The fourth pillar advises the leaders to have knowledge on:

  • The network
  • Maintenance of inventories of network connects including user accounts and vendors
  • Multiple-factor authentication for every user, starting with those who have privileged, administrative, and remote access

Pillar Five

The fifth pillar of cyber readiness is the data, intellectual property along with another delicate information present within the organization. In this case, the leaders and staff get tasked with learning how the data can get protected.

Respond to and Recover from a Crisis 

Pillar Six

Crisis response is the sixth and last pillar in the Cyber Essentials. It focuses on restricting the damage and rushing restoration of the normal operations after a cyber-attack.

The Cyber Essentials have given the authority and tasked leaders for the development of an incident response along with a disaster recovery plan. This plan should outline the roles and responsibilities and should get tested often for cybersecurity needs.

Leaders should know and be aware of the cybersecurity of the organization. Their assessment will influence the business impact as well. Also, the leaders should have proper security on which systems should be recovered at the earliest.

As a leader, the person should be well aware of who to call for help if they don’t have sufficient staff for it. Learn who should be the people that you should call for help first. These can include outside partners, government, technical advisors, and law enforcement.

If by any chance you are looking for cybersecurity services, then, our platform is the one. We offer the following cybersecurity services.

RedSeal Service Offerings 

  • Cloud Cyber Inventory Assessment
  • Cyber Visibility Assessment
  • Health Check Service
  • Secure Remote Work Assessment
  • Managed Service
  • Cyber Cloud Access Assessment

Our professional services are the solution to all your cybersecurity answers. We work as a team and offer skilled and trained cybersecurity personnel. Along with them, we offer cybersecurity products that make your investment more valued.

The Bottom Line 

Organizations need a cybersecurity strategy to protect both infrastructure and customer data from growing cybersecurity threats. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed the Cyber Essentials as a guide for small businesses and local government leaders to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices.

How to Mitigate Security Risks in the the Cloud

CloudTweaks | August 3, 2021

Enterprises continue to spend billions annually on security technology, yet cyber breaches continue to come fast and furious. So what exactly is going on here? Why are the odds stacked against the good guys?

It turns out there are some pretty good reasons why security remains so elusive. Many organizations simply don’t have the staffing resources to do battle with a heavily automated enemy.

Automation, Integration and RedSeal

Automation is one of the trending topics in cybersecurity. The primary reason for automating mundane and repeatable tasks is to allow people to shift focus to problem-solving activities. Organizations can become more resilient to cyber-attacks by directing all the resources to these problem-solving activities.

Integration means the taking multiple tools and combining their processes, whether those tasks are automated or not.

Automation examples include change management collection across a network firewall. Going line by line manually is a tedious and ultimately futile task given the length of log files. Creating a script to identify changes is far easier and more accurate.

In RedSeal, most processes can be automated:

  • Save query
  • Run query
  • Anything scheduled is an automation

Without security automation, analysts must resolve threats manually. This often entails investigating the issue and comparing it against the organization’s threat intelligence to determine its legitimacy, deciding on a course of action, then manually resolving the issue — all on potentially millions of alerts and often with incomplete data.

That means automating individual tools leaves a lot to be desired. That is where the benefits on integration kick in. 30 years ago software applications were rigid and closed off from each other. Fifteen years ago, there were APIs which allowed data to flow easily from one application to another. As of, five years ago, things became more flexible.

Now, integrations are only limited by imagination.

ServiceNow

For security teams using RedSeal, most common integration is ServiceNow for not just ticketing, but identifying stale and missing network assets in the ServiceNow CMDB. RedSeal enriches the ServiceNow inventory data by adding specific location information about the network devices. ServiceNow provides back critical asset information into RedSeal, which in turn identifies risk to these assets—all while the operation is in the ServiceNow Service Management dashboard. RedSeal plus ServiceNow enables network and security teams to automate the resolution of change control requests in a matter of minutes rather than days. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and ServiceNow.

ForeScout

For users of ForeScout, integrating with RedSeal allows them to identify high-risk end points based on RedSeal’s risk score; use RedSeal to identify risk to critical assets; use ForeScout CounterACT to automate risk mitigation; and discover devices that have STIG or other configuration violations. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and ForeScout.

Splunk

The goal of Incident Response is to address and manage a security breach in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. Your SIEM solution can identify an Indicator of Compromise (IOC) by analyzing and correlating the massive streams of machine data generated by your IT systems and technology infrastructure.

Through a seamless integration with the Splunk Adaptive Response framework, the combination of RedSeal and Splunk can result in a significant increase in network situational awareness and full visibility of network access paths to/from an IOC to critical assets and contain downstream risk, within minutes. Click here to learn more about RedSeal and Splunk.

Moreover, there are third party tools are custom applications that are grassroots tools that can create specific integrations that provide data exactly when and how they want to meet their enterprises specific requirements.

At the same time you must do what you can to detect and prevent network security incidents, you need a quick response to network attacks that do get through, quickly investigating and containing network security incidents to minimize (or prevent) loss.

Although SIEMs reduce a large volume of data, they still generate more indicators of compromise (IoC) than your team can quickly investigate.  Just locating a compromised device — physically or logically — can be a time-consuming, manual task.

RedSeal’s model of your network provides detailed options.

A RedSeal model of your network — across on-premise, cloud and virtual environments — gives you the detail you need to quickly accelerate network incident response. You will be able to quickly locate a compromised device, determine which assets bad actors can reach from there – and get information to stop them. Since RedSeal’s model includes all possible access paths, you will see the paths a network attacker could take to valuable assets. And, you’ll get specific containment options so you can decide what action to take — from increasing monitoring, to placing honey pots, to changing firewall rules, to simply unplugging the device — decreasing your network incident response time.

What is RedSeal’s Approach to Automation and Integration?

RedSeal has been called by CSO Magazine as a “force multiplier for your existing security products.”

To streamline security teams’ efforts, and further improve network security, RedSeal now integrates into the user interfaces of several leading security products.

The RedSeal security platform integration improves the efficacy of each of these security products, giving their users unprecedented network context within the tools, and in the format they’re already using.

Integrate your technology ecosystem.

RedSeal enhances your existing security investments by adding network topology and connectivity knowledge across all your network environments. You get a comprehensive network-wide view of your security posture.

View our Technology Integration Guide for details on supported devices and software.

Even advanced security systems depend on adjacent solutions to provide a comprehensive and current view into network risk. RedSeal works with Technology Integration Partners to develop deep integrations through integration apps. The apps add value to both products, providing users with exceptional network context within the tools, and in the format, they are already using.

Benefits:

  • Contextual and actionable insights by RedSeal within host applications
  • Relevant and focused data inside the application and the workflow that you are already familiar with
  • No need for another application on your already-crowded desktop
  • The power of RedSeal without additional training/IT resources required
  • Free of cost and available now

Click here to read more about RedSeal’s integrations.