Vectra AI, a pioneer in Network Detection and Response (NDR) announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Network detection solution Vectra and its flagship Cognito threat-detection and response platform enable the world’s most consequential enterprise organizations to identify, hunt, and investigate cyberattacks in real-time – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. As a Cloud Security Alliance member, Vectra will bring its expertise from providing network detection and response and analyzing attack behaviors in cloud environments to help the alliance build highly informed educational programs on cloud security. Authority Comment The company will collaborate with CSA members to help develop and deliver educational initiatives “Over the past year, we have witnessed a continuous series of the most impactful and widespread cyber attacks in history. This has shed light on the need for more informed educational initiatives on cloud security for IT professionals in every industry,” said Marty Sanders, SVP of Americas at Vectra. “As we join with CSA, we remain dedicated to working collaboratively with other cloud computing experts to create a world where all attacks on cloud environments can be prevented.” Initiatives towards best practices in cloud tech The company will collaborate with CSA members to help develop and deliver educational initiatives on security best practices for cloud technologies while also participating in research projects and events facilitated by the alliance. “As a provider of network detection and response for thousands of organizations, Vectra has a wide breadth of expertise in preventing and stopping in-progress attacks in the cloud and analyzing threat behavior,” said Jim Reavis, CEO, Cloud Security Alliance. “With this level of knowledge, we are thrilled to welcome Vectra to CSA and look forward to working with its team of cloud security experts to educate and raise awareness of the best practices needed to secure every cloud ecosystem across the globe."
360 Advanced, Inc. has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), introducing a new security offering for cloud service providers. As a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, 360 Advanced can now provide CSA - Security, Trust, Assurance and Risk (STAR) Attestations. CSA STAR Attestation provides guidelines for Certified Public Accountants to conduct SOC 2 engagements, using criteria from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Services Principles (TSP) and the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM). CSA STAR Attestations Created as a collaborative effort between CSA and AIPCA, STAR Attestation couples traditional SOC 2 reporting with cloud-specific content, to result in a rigorous, independent assessment of a service provider’s system and controls, including a description of the service auditor’s tests of controls. These technology-neutral, third-party assessments report on the day-to-day effectiveness of a company’s controls. Upon completion, cloud service providers are added to the CSA’s free, publicly available registry, allowing prospective clients to verify that a vendor’s security posture meets industry requirements. Enhancing cyber security and data protection We’re pleased to welcome 360 Advanced to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)" “We are very excited to add this offering for our cloud provider clients. As cloud applications continue to grow, this will allow us to provide an additional service that will help our clients show a higher level of diligence, when it comes to securing their clients’ data,” explained Eric Ratcliffe, Director of Compliance Strategy for 360 Advanced. “We’re pleased to welcome 360 Advanced to the Cloud Security Alliance and look forward to working together with them, to strengthen the cloud security and compliance industries, in the years to come,” said Cloud Security Alliance’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jim Reavis. According to IDG, 73 percent of organizations reported using at least one cloud application in 2018. An additional 17 percent planned to do so by the end of 2019. Privacy and security, main concerns at the enterprise level This rapid growth has been driven by companies’ desire to reduce the complexity and costs of information technology. Ultimately, however, privacy and security have remained concerns – especially at the enterprise level. While providers of any size can benefit from a CSA Star Attestation, large enterprises face higher expectations of transparency and compliance. Prospective clients often ask for assurance that adequate security and privacy measures are in place. 360 Advanced’s independent validation To help meet these expectations, 360 Advanced can provide independent validation that controls have been established to protect confidential data. Attestations include a final deliverables report that outlines the control testing and control activities. “We look forward to helping our clients stay at the forefront of their ever-changing industry,” said Eric Ratcliffe, adding “As always, that includes collaborative audit and assessment services that go beyond basic, check-the-box assessments.”