CloudBees announced the integration of CloudBees’ continuous delivery and release orchestration solution, CloudBees CD/RO, with Argo Rollouts.
Recently, the cybercrime unit of the United States Internal Revenue Service reported that $3.5 billion in cryptocurrencies were seized during 2021 — 93% of all cyber seizures this year — proving that organizations must stay vigilant and understand their greatest security risks ahead of 2022.
Over this past year, we have seen cybercriminals get smarter and quicker at retooling their tactics to follow new bad actor schemes. Participants in the ecosystem within cybercrime are behaving like all rational actors within an economy, responding to incentives, and specializing their capabilities while focusing on their advantages. The two most significant groups, cyber-criminal syndicates and nation-states are increasingly forming coalitions of convenience. Unfortunately, we don't anticipate that changing in 2022. With the evolving threat landscape and continued impact of the pandemic, it remains crucial businesses stay abreast of new cybercriminal trends so they can be proactive and actionable in protecting their data and information.
The adage of try-before-you-buy is raring its head again, but this time in ransomware with Exploit-as-a-Service (EaaS). Most of us are aware of ransomware gangs making headlines; those who can afford to pay upwards of $10 million dollars for a zero-day exploit, an easy way to make money for experienced criminals. Cybercriminals without the same budget or means to exploit now have options to rent out malicious code from developers — this is one of the newest, and more complicated layers of risk and threats for security teams.
This newer, Exploit-as-a-Service model allows malicious threat actors and developers to generate large earnings by renting a zero-day vulnerability as they wait for a buyer to pay outright, allowing the ‘renter' to try and test the proposed zero-day, and later decide whether to purchase the exploit on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. Such cybercriminal-renters might also have the ability to share tutorials and reviews of their preferred (or least favorite) tool/code on the market, similarly like many consumers do with goods and services.
Ransomware: The as-a-Service Climate Changes
The shift of power within the Ransomware-as-a-Service eco-climate is upon us — from those who control the ransomware to those who control [a] victim's networks — and they have become more self-reliant in the process. It cannot be denied that cybercrime is an ultramodern industry and those within the industry who decide to apply their knowledge and skills not only jeopardize national security and hold critical infrastructure for ransom, but they are uniquely and unfortunately, some of the best in the business. Any exploration of the vast range of new attack techniques and their advanced capabilities points to an underground industry that's growing exponentially in size and sophistication.
Services are sweeping the business scene as organizations package together their expertise and products to offer easy solutions to those without their own time or resources to complete a task; ransomware-as-a-service is no different. Attack vectors can be loaded up with new capabilities (Exploits-as-a-Service) and sold to those wishing to carry out attacks which only diversifies and expands the pool of those with the ability to attack, making ransomware available to all.
No longer are cyber attackers seeking a quick payment in return for the restoration of hijacked systems: the new cyber criminals know that a brand's reputation is worth far more. Cyber insurance is not enough to protect businesses data and assets. A prevention-first approach is by far the best way to reclaim control of your data — ensuring security teams and IT counterparts work seamlessly together to provide the highest level of security and management possible to counter the newest wave of cyber criminals.
Combine a solid backup and recovery plan with expertise to analyze and define risks, make decisions based on big data, and dynamically apply a set of zero trust policy controls to combat the newest threats, and reclaim control over your data.
amazee.io, a Mirantis company, announced that its fully-managed application delivery platform is available in AWS Marketplace.
env0 secured an additional $18.1 million of funding to conclude its Series A investment round with a total of $35.1 million.
Planview announced a new strategic collaboration with UiPath. The integration is designed to fuse the UiPath Business Automation Platform with the Planview Value Stream Management (VSM) solution Planview® Tasktop Hub.
Noname Security announced major enhancements to its API security platform to help organizations protect their API ecosystem, secure their applications, and increase cyber resilience.
Mirantis announced the latest version of Mirantis Container Cloud -- MCC 2.23 -- that simplifies operations with the ability to monitor applications performance with a new Grafana dashboard and to make updates to Kubernetes clusters with a one-click “upgrade” button from a web interface.
Pegasystems announced updates to Pega Cloud supported by an enhanced Global Operations Center to deliver a more scalable, reliable, and secure foundation for its suite of AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation solutions.
D2iQ announced the launch of DKP Gov, a new container-management solution optimized for deployment within the government sector.
StackHawk announced the availability of StackHawk Pro and StackHawk Enterprise for trial and purchase through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Octopus Deploy announced the results KinderSystems has seen working with Octopus. Through the use of Octopus, KinderSystems automates its software deployment processes to meet the complex needs of its customers and reduce the time to deploy software.
Elastic Path announced Integrations Hub, a library of instant-on, no-code integrations that are fully managed and hosted by Elastic Path.
Yugabyte announced key updates to YugabyteDB Managed, including the launch of the YugabyteDB Managed Command Line Interface (CLI).
Ambassador Labs released Telepresence for Docker, designed to make it easy for developer teams to build, test and deliver apps at scale across Kubernetes.
Fermyon Technologies introduced Spin 1.0, a major new release of the serverless functions framework based on WebAssembly.
Torc announced the acquisition of coding performance measurement application Codealike to empower software developers with even more data that increases skills, job opportunities and enterprise value.