Springbuk Case Study: How to Get Ahead of Compliance and Security Requirements on AWS

This is a guest blog post by Steve Caldwell, Director of Engineering at Springbuk, a health analytics software company that unifies pharmacy, biometric, and activity data, as well as medical claims to help employers make better decisions about employee health benefit programs.

As a health analytics company, Springbuk helps companies make better decisions around disease prevention and management through data. As such, meeting HIPAA requirements and following security best practices are very important to us; to ensure that we’re always compliant and as secure as possible, we needed to get a better handle on how security was managed across the organization. Read more “Springbuk Case Study: How to Get Ahead of Compliance and Security Requirements on AWS”

Threat Stack’s New Packaging for Your Cloud Security Journey

Security maturity in the cloud is an important topic lately, from evolving security with existing DevOps practices, to automating security across your infrastructure, to getting the information you need to piece together what occurred when there is a security incident.

And at the same time, many organizations just don’t know where to start. Read more “Threat Stack’s New Packaging for Your Cloud Security Journey”

Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform: Streamlined Workflows, Part 2

In the first part of 2016, Threat Stack’s Product Development team concentrated on its goal of continuing to build a powerful, cloud-based security platform with all the features users need to keep their cloud environments protected as they scale.

More recently, we have focused on our second goal — streamlining workflows in three key areas of our Cloud Security Platform® — to ensure that it is easy to use and customize, thus enabling users to move as fast as possible while they prioritize security issues and strengthen their organization’s security.

In Part 1 of this series I explained how we streamlined our Host Intrusion Detection (HIDS) workflows. In Part 2, I am going to describe improvements we’ve made to workflows in the following two areas:

  • Server Management
  • Software Vulnerability Assessment and Management

Read more “Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform: Streamlined Workflows, Part 2”

Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® Support for Windows & Hybrid Environments

As part of its ongoing mission to bring customers the most comprehensive and powerful cloud security solutions, Threat Stack has extended the capabilities of its Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® to enable continuous security monitoring of Microsoft Windows and hybrid environments.

The new Windows agent adds to Threat Stack’s existing support for Linux environments, and enables companies to collect important information about users, processes, network connections, and files, as well as security events from Windows environments. The range and depth of detail provides a deep level of visibility and information that growing companies need in order to remain secure and compliant as they grow.

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Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform: Streamlined Workflows, Part 1

At Threat Stack, we have two high-level goals when it comes to product development. First, we want to continue to build a powerful, cloud-based security platform with all the features users need to keep their cloud environment protected as they scale. And second, we want to create a platform that’s easy to use and customize, so users can move as fast as possible and also strengthen their organization’s security.

In the first part of 2016 we put a large effort into the first goal, increasing the breadth and depth of our feature set, including vulnerability assessment, more powerful investigative tools, etc. Recently we have focused heavily on the second goal, streamlining workflows in three areas of our Cloud Security Platform®:

  • Host Intrusion Detection (HIDS) Rules Management
  • Management of Servers protected by Threat Stack
  • Software Vulnerability Assessment and Management

In this post, I’ll discuss how users can customize HIDS using the streamlined rules management functionality. In a follow-up post, I will talk about streamlined workflows that are now available for server management and software vulnerability assessment and management.

Read more “Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform: Streamlined Workflows, Part 1”

Contextual Data: Answering Who, What, Where, When?

What if one day you came home and a bunch of your valuables had been stolen: computers, jewelry, that big screen TV… When you call the police to report the burglary, the first thing they will ask for to begin the investigation is context:

What time did it happen?

Was there a break-in? If not, who had keys to your house?

Where were your valuables being stored?

The more information they have, the better the chances they they will track down the culprit and get your stuff back. Now, if you have a home surveillance system set up—say, a Dropcam or Canary —they’re going to have even more information to work with: timestamps, video footage, audio, etc.

All in all – the more context you have, the better. The same applies to cloud security. When something goes awry, context is what guides you about what to do, where to start investigate, who’s at fault?

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Threat Stack February Recap

February is the month of love, and we may be biased, but we’re head over heels for the new and improved Threat Stack! If you’ve been keeping up with us on our blog or over on Twitter recently, you’ve noticed that we started 2016 off with a pretty big bang. From a completely new platform to several key new features, we wanted to share it all with you today.

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Introducing Vulnerability Management at the Workload Layer

You know that feeling you sometimes get after you’ve left the house for the day and suddenly fear you didn’t lock the door? You have two options: Turn back around to check, ensuring your home will be safe and secure while you’re gone, or leave it to chance, hoping you locked the door, but worrying all day that you didn’t…

The same situation presents itself when it comes to vulnerabilities within software-defined environments. The options? Embrace a “trust but verify” mindset by proactively monitoring for vulnerabilities, or do nothing, leaving to chance the security of company data, customer data and, as a result, the very existence of your business. Read more “Introducing Vulnerability Management at the Workload Layer”

Announcing Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform

You know that feeling you got as a kid the night before your birthday? That’s been us over at Threat Stack for the last few months. It’s taken all the willpower we could muster to keep it a secret, but today we’re letting the cat out of the bag. We’re thrilled to announce the brand new Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® (or CSP, as we like to call it), the industry’s first fully integrated cloud security suite. Cloud-native and platform-independent, the Threat Stack CSP measurably reduces the expense and complexity required to identify threats, keep data protected and automate compliance requirements.

Intrigued? Read on…

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