Cloud Security This Week – October 27, 2017

Spooky times out there, friends. A new variant of Petya was unleashed across Eastern Europe and Asia, and it supports growing concerns over the market for malicious code. We’re undoubtedly going to see a lot more of this.

In these scary times, we also want you to be aware of the…..queue overly dramatic, bass-infused, scary music…MONSTERS OF THE CLOUD! Scared, aren’t you? Creepy auditors, zombies from old accounts, and pre-historic creatures running amok. It can be nightmarish out there, but we have you covered.

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Your Security Approach Needs To Change: A Modest Proposal
The headlines are filled with stories of massive security breaches. CEO Tim Prendergast offers a basic, but effective framework for how organizations can secure their environments, minimize risk, and prepare to protect themselves.

Don’t Let Bad Rabbit Spread Like…Well, Like Rabbits
Bad Rabbit is a ransomware variant that was discovered this week to be infecting systems in a way very similar to WannaCry and Petya.

Multi-Factor Authentication: A Simple & Effective Way to Improve Cloud Security
Even with new standards for passwords, hackers are finding it increasingly easier to compromise authentication credentials. Here’s why MFA needs to be part of your security strategy.

ESP @ Work: FedRAMP ready with Cloud Infrastructure Security and Continuous Compliance
Overview of customer, a biomedical research agency that has implemented Evident Security Platform (ESP) to become FedRAMP ready.

Protecting Digital Voting
An eye-opening, but sobering overview of digital voting and election hacking.

WEBINAR: Evident Security Platform for Microsoft Azure recently announced support for Microsoft Azure, which extends our cloud security and compliance monitoring to multiple cloud environments. In this webinar,’s Prashant Ketkar, SVP of Product, discusses, cloud security, and how to develop a multi-cloud strategy.

WEBINAR: What’s New in ESP
This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of ESP’s Azure support, S3 Bucket Fitness Report, new dashboard widgets, trend line views and more features.

News and Perspectives on Cloud Security
Reaper: Calm Before the IoT Security Storm?
Krebs reports on a potentially powerful strain of IoT attack malware — variously named “Reaper” and “IoTroop” — that spreads via security holes in IoT software and hardware.

ZDNet Special Feature: Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity
Very insightful report on the expanding presence of cyberthreats. The issues covered here speak to the risk of potential economic damage and international conflict stemming from cybersecurity issues.

More Firms Add IT Chiefs to Boardroom
The Wall Street Journal explains why growing concern over threats is elevating cybersecurity as a critical corporate issue. As a result, more IT chiefs are being added to company boards.