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Amazon Launches a New Cloud Security Service: AWS Firewall Manager

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Amazon has launched a new service called AWS Firewall Manager, providing AWS customers a way to configure AWS Web Application Firewall rules across multiple accounts centrally. The AWS Firewall Manager is a part of Amazon’s recent launch of several services for security and compliance.

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Amazon Launches AWS Secrets Manager to Securely Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Amazon announced the launch of the AWS Secrets Manager, which makes it easy for customers to store and retrieve secrets using an API or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Furthermore, customers can rotate their credentials with built-in or custom Lambda functions. The AWS Secrets Manager enables users to centralize the management of secrets of distributed services and applications.

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Chef Enhances Cloud Security Automation in InSpec 2.0

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Continuous automation vendor, Chef, has announced the availability of InSpec 2.0, a new version of Chef’s free open source tool that enables DevOps and cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to express security and compliance rules as code and assess and remediate compliance issues through the entire software delivery life cycle.

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Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

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Intel Found That Spectre and Meltdown Fix Has a Performance Hit of 0-21%

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018

Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel have published their performance evaluation of the impact Meltdown and Spectre mitigation has on various systems.

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Xen Hypervisor 4.10 Focuses on Security and Better ARM Support

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 01, 2018

The Xen Project released version 4.10 of their hypervisor with an improved architecture for x86, better support for ARM processor hardware updates, and changes to schedulers and the user interface.

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Chef Extends OpsWorks Capabilities in AWS

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 06, 2017

Chef has announced new capabilities to address application lifecycle control concerns in containers in AWS. New functionality includes Chef Automate with integrated compliance and builds on AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate announced in 2016. OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides a managed Chef server and suite of automation tools.

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NIST Publishes Guidelines on Application Container Security

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a bulletin on application container technology and its most notable security challenges. The report is a summary of two previous bulletins outlining vulnerability areas including image, registry, orchestrator, container, host OS, and hardware, and their countermeasures.

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Amazon GuardDuty: A Zero-Footprint Managed Threat Detection Service for AWS Accounts and Resources

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference, the release of Amazon GuardDuty was announced - a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorised behaviour. The service can be centrally managed, is “zero footprint”, and remediation scripts or AWS Lambda functions can be configured to trigger automatically based on GuardDuty findings.

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Creating and Enforcing "Policy as Code" with HashiCorp Sentinel

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Nov 24, 2017

HashiCorp have released Sentinel, an embedded “policy as code” framework that is integrated within the HashiCorp Enterprise products. Sentinel enables “fine-grained, logic-based policy decisions” that can be used to automatically audit and enforce organisational, compliance or security policies when working with Infrastructure as Code and other HashiCorp platform tooling.

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Spotify and Google Release Forseti GCP Security Tools

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 18, 2017

Google has opened up Forseti Security, a set open source tools for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) security, to all GCP users. The project is the result of a collaborative effort from both Spotify and Google, combining what was originally separate work together into a single toolkit. It aims to automate security processes for developers in order for them to develop more freely.

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Java EE Security API (JSR-375) Approved

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Java EE Security API, JSR 375, was approved in early August. All members of the JCP Executive Committee voted “Yes”, with zero “No” votes. Intel Corp. did not vote on the JSR.

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Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

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Amazon CloudWatch Events Gains Cross-Account Event Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added cross-account event delivery to Amazon CloudWatch Events to support use cases such as the tracking of events across an entire organization and the handling of events in separate accounts to implement advanced security schemes.

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Twistlock 2.1 Container Security Suite Released

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 16, 2017

Twistlock announced the general availability of version 2.1 of their container security product. Highlights of the release include an integrated firewall that understands application traffic, vulnerability detection, secrets management via integration with third party tools, and compliance alerting and enforcement.

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