If a foreign military were “at our borders ready to attack, we would deem that a crisis. Today, in the cyber domain, we are effectively at the same place,” stated Harvey Rishikof, director of policy and cybersecurity research at the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security, in an essay for The Cyber Defense Review.
But preparing for a cyberattack isn’t as easy as amassing troops for battle.
“Most kinetic [military] threats we will face can be thought about well in advance and can be prepared for. The cyberthreat will be executed in millisecond time with enduring consequences,” Rishikof warned.
On June 21 at 12 p.m. EDT, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio theCUBE is partnering with Armis Inc. for the special cybersecurity event “Manage Risk Across Your Extended Attack Surface.” Join theCUBE and Armis for an in-depth look at Armis’ new Asset Vulnerability Management solution, and hear from cybersecurity experts from Armis, Colgate-Palmolive, Kalahari Resorts and more.
TheCUBE industry analysts will examine Armis’ potential to provide risk-based vulnerability lifecycle management by prioritizing mitigation efforts across the entire asset attack surface. (* Disclosure below.)
Visibility: Ready for cyberwar
Oftentimes a cyberattack will occur undetected. The concept of zero-trust security addresses the understanding that all login credentials have been compromised, meaning criminals can enter with legitimate credentials, encrypt data while inside, and leave without a trace. And, as the internet of things spreads connected tentacles out across the globe, the points at which a criminal can breach a company’s defenses are multiplying.
“From a situation where everything is physical and connected via cables, [companies] have moved to a situation where much of their work is virtual and a good attacker needs just one weak point to penetrate,” said Nadir Izrael (pictured), co-founder and chief technology officer of Armis in a recent business innovation report.
Connected devices are notoriously insecure, and research teams are continually discovering vulnerabilities in cloud-connected devices. Last month, Armis Labs identified five critical vulnerabilities in the implementation of transport layer security communications in multiple models of network switches used in enterprise infrastructure devices across the globe. Named TLStorm 2.0, these vulnerabilities followed the March 2022 discovery of vulnerabilities in APC Smart-UPS devices, which are so widely used that 8 in 10 companies could be affected, according to Armis’ data.
What companies often don’t realize is that they don’t have to be the target of a cyberattack to be affected by it. The interconnectedness of IoT means that a single attack can cause ripple effects across the world. An example of this occurred earlier this year when Russia targeted Ukrainian systems through an attack on Californian high-speed satellite service provider Viasat Inc. As well as knocking out Ukraine’s communications, the disruption disconnected thousands of civilians across Europe and put a German wind farm offline.
Armis platform maps asset security status in real time
Armis’ platform addresses these types of issues by creating a real-time and comprehensive map of all locations and devices within an organization’s network. This map encompasses not only external edge devices and the data center, but connected equipment across the organization, such as internal office equipment or industrial IoT devices within manufacturing areas.
“We connect to the company’s systems but stop the attacks before it reaches them. Everything is diagnosed and stopped in the cloud. Our environment monitors over 2 billion devices worldwide and is constantly learning. That way, we can create a threat model in real-time and distribute this model to all our customers simultaneously,” Izrael explained.
Armis was acquired by Insight Partners for $1.1B in January 2020 in what was the largest enterprise IoT security software deal on record. Since then the company has rocketed in value. A $125 million February 2021 funding round took it to a $2 billion valuation, followed by a November 2021 $300 million round that brought it up to $3.4 billion. Ranked as the 25th fastest-growing technology company in North America in the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the company experienced an 8.826% revenue growth in the years 2019–2021.
The company continues to refine and expand its platform to meet the demands of securing a company’s assets across the extended attack surface, from on-premises data centers out to the edge.
“With Armis AVM, customers can prioritize mitigation efforts across all assets, according to their criticality to the business, and optimize the use of limited resources to minimize exposure,” company co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Yevgeny Dibrov said in a press release announcing the new AVM capabilities of Armis’ platform.
TheCUBE’s livestream of the “Manage Risk Across Your Extended Attack Surface” event
The “Manage Risk Across Your Extended Attack Surface” event is a special virtual livestream from theCUBE and Armis. You can register for free here to access the live event. Plus, you can watch theCUBE’s event coverage on-demand after the live event.
How to watch theCUBE interviews
We offer you various ways to watch the live coverage of “Root Cause as a Service: Never Dig Through Logs Again” event, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and YouTube channel. You can also get all the coverage from this year’s events on SiliconANGLE.
TheCUBE Insights podcast
Guests who will be interviewed by theCUBE during the “Manage Risk Across Your Extended Attack Surface” event include Nadir Izrael, co-founder and chief technology officer of Armis; Alex Schuchman, Colgate-Palmolive’s chief information security officer; Tim Everson, Kalahari Resorts’ chief information security officer; Brookfield Properties’ Brian Galligan, manager of security operations and engineering; and Armis’s Bryan Inman, solution architect.
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the “Manage Risk Across Your Extended Attack Surface’ event. Neither Armis Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)