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Choosing the Right Cyber Security Partner for your Business

         

A glimpse through Digital Logistix journey searching for a Digital Risk Protection Solution

With more than 20 years of experience as a leading distributor of cybersecurity products and services for Latin America and the Caribbean, Digital Logistix takes it very seriously when it comes to choosing which industry vendors we partner with. We evaluate all market players, what they have to offer, their current and historical reputation as a solution provider, their expertise, scale and reach.

At Digital Logistix we understand the current threat landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how to succeed in this market today, organizations are under pressure to innovate and adapt to new digital practices, faster than ever before. We understand no single partner can offer all the security capabilities an organization needs, as fast as they need them. So as a trusted security advisor, we strive to partner with the best-in-class security vendors to help our customers protect their most valuable assets.

Our recent journey searching within the emerging market of digital risk protection for a vendor who would be the best fit for our customers in the region, was truly exciting. We couldn’t have ended with a better vendor to partner with: Digital Shadows, a top leader in the market due to its robust digital risk data and ability to deliver on an aggressive product road map.

During our extensive research, we weighed risk analytics and automated remediation as the most important key differentiating features needed for a solution to effectively detect and resolve. We were looking for a solution able to provide the broadest breadth of coverage and the deepest level of analysis of threats in the open, deep and dark web.

Digital Shadow’s great traction and reputation, within the market was evident and clearly indicated they should be our solution of choice. Just the very fact that Digital Shadows was named a “Leader” in the July Forrester New Wave™: Digital Risk Protection report and awarded the highest rating possible was a ‘clincher’ for us. We were also very impressed by its analyst team’s existing Spanish language expertise, a key qualification needed to operate in such market.

We’re very excited to be the first partner in Latin America and the Caribbean to join the Digital Shadows Channel REV program. This partnership now allows us to offer the tools our business partners need to quickly build their own professional services around SearchLight®, the industry leading digital risk protections solution from Digital Shadows that was recently awarded a maximum 5-star rating by US publication CRN.

Digital Logistix is thrilled about its partnership with Digital Shadows to bring its digital risk protection and relevant threat intelligence to the region. Our expertise in the market is a key advantage in our partnership and we’re confident that working together, we guarantee our customers will experience quick deployments, reduced costs, greater protection and improved compliance.

This blog was written by Ricardo Martinez, Director of Business Development for Latin America at Digital Logistix.

ABOUT DIGITAL LOGISTIX Digital Logistix, a wholly owned subsidiary of DigitalEra Group, LLC, is a leading distributor of network and cybersecurity products and services, serving major business, education and governmental agencies throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition to access to the most sophisticated and effective security products, DigitalLogistix provides expert guidance on use as well as ongoing security council and insights that help their clients prevent security breaches and mitigate threats. For more information, visit: www.digitallogistix.com.

ABOUT DIGITAL SHADOWS Digital Shadows enables organizations to manage digital risk by identifying and eliminating threats to their business and brand. We monitor for digital risk across the widest range of data sources within the open, deep and dark web to deliver tailored threat intelligence, context and actionable remediation options that enable security teams to be more effective and efficient. Our clients can focus on growing their core business knowing that they are protected if their data is exposed, if employees or third parties put them at risk, or if their brand is being misused. To learn more, visit www.digitalshadows.com.

DigitalEra partners with Duo Security to offer customers Two-factor Authentication

     

I’m pleased to announced our partnership with DUO Security, a cloud-based access security provider that protects the fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide. DigitalEra is proud to offer it’s customers two-factor authentication which ensures only legitimate users and appropriate devices can access their company’s sensitive data and applications – anytime, anywhere.

Duo two-factor authentication brings strong, scalable security to any organization. Duo’s cloud-based and easy-to-use technology protects users, data and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover.

Two-factor authentication, is the simplest, most effective way to make sure users really are who they say they are. It protects applications and data against unauthorized access due to credential theft by verifying users’ identities before they access your data. Protecting a company’s application logins using either hard or soft tokens such as a smartphone app or a physical token, prevents attackers from remotely accessing both on-premises and cloud applications.

Both DigitalEra and Duo are excited about this new partnership and the addition of two-factor authentication as part of our expanded portfolio of security services. By adding Duo to our security services portfolio, DigitalEra offers customers a one stop shop for securing business. We will continue to partner with experienced technology companies to provide optimal solutions for our customers.

We’re thrilled to be able to offer a modern two-factor authentication solution to deliver added levels of security for our customers. For questions or information on DUO Security solutions with DigitalEra, contact our sales team today.

 

About DigitalEra and Duo Security:

DigitalEra is a leading solution provider of network and cybersecurity products and services, serving major business, education and governmental agencies throughout the US. In addition to access to the most sophisticated and effective security products, DigitalEra provides expert guidance on use as well as ongoing security council and insights that help their clients prevent security breaches and mitigate threats. For more information, visit:www.digitaleragroup.com.

Duo Security helps defend organizations against breaches through its easy and effective cloud-based Trusted Access product suite. The company verifies the identity of users and the health of their devices before granting them access to applications. Duo’s intentional balance of security and usability has led the company to be a trusted partner to thousands of customers worldwide, including Dresser-Rand, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, Random House, Yelp, Zillow, Paramount Pictures, and more. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company maintains offices in Austin, Texas; San Mateo, California; and London. Visit duo.com to find out more.

Meltdown and Spectre: If you aren’t monitoring your firmware, now would be good time to start.

So, by now you have heard that a flaw present in most modern Computer Processing Units (CPU) produced in the last decade will require operating system (OS) kernels and system firmware to be overhauled. This flaw is easily exploitable to obtain information from databases, applications and processes running on the system due to the way the CPUs pre-process instructions and access system memory.

The immediate fix is to update the different OS kernels and applicable firmware. However, some security experts are

suggesting that the only real fix is to replace all CPU’s as the only mitigation. In any case, this presents a serious operational challenge to all organizations, including cloud service providers. For example, Azure, AWS and Google have notified customers of major ongoing security updates in the upcoming weeks related to this issue.

And not all devices can be updated. All Apple devices are vulnerable at this time but the kernel fixes will only apply to the latest IOS, macOS and tvOS operating systems. Devices that cannot run the latest OS versions will remain vulnerable.

It is also important to note that there are some needed changes in antivirus tools to properly inspect virtual memory and access. In addition, organizations must now continuously monitor their environments to ensure they are running the latest OS kernel and firmware combinations.

So now what?

First of all, reports indicate that no known exploits have been found at this time. But that just means that none have been detected or seen by security companies or organizations.   In fact, the disclosures include proof-of-concept code that is probably being tested by bad actors as you read this.

Second, OS kernel changes will be a software level change, meaning that the underlying hardware will likely remain vulnerable unless firmware patches are released by the hardware manufacturers and OEMs. In fact, security analysts fear that many cheap IoT devices will never be updated.

This will remain a critical issue for months or years to come because of the sheer amount of hardware that needs to be properly inventoried, updated, monitored and potentially replaced to really enact a proper remediation. Visibility will be key in knowing not only what clean-up has been done, but also what remediation is still needed.

DigitalEra partner Trapezoid offers tools to help. Here’s how:

1)    Trapezoid’s Firmware Integrity Verification Engine (FIVE) is designed to continuously monitor the firmware regardless of manufacturer or OEM.

2)   Trapezoid FIVE can maintain an inventory of hardware platforms and firmware revisions over time to detect whether your systems are threatened by this critical vulnerability, and others like it.

3)   Trapezoid can leverage multiple integrity measurement technologies from different OEM’s to identify changes that could be indicators of compromise, and remotely attest to the integrity of your systems.

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For more information on these threats and Trapezoid solutions, contact us at sales@digitaleragroup.com.

 

Some links for additional information on Meltdown and Spectre:

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Spectre+and+Meltdown+What+You+Need+to+Know+Right+Now/23193/

https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/584653

DigitalEra Named Cylance Cybersecurity Partner of the Year

Award recognizes Digitalera as a solution provider for CylancePROTECT®, the industry’s first AI-driven pre-execution endpoint security product.

DigitalEra, a premier IT security technology provider in South Florida, announced today that it has received the coveted “Cybersecurity Partner of the Year” Award from Cylance Inc. The award, which covers North America, specifically recognizes DigitalEra for its security strength and prowess in the cybersecurity community. Cylance has recently gained recognition as the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks both every day and today’s most advanced cyberthreats.

“DigitalEra stands out as a prime example of an agent of change.” said Didi Dayton, VP of Worldwide Channels for Cylance. “They’re helping customers transform their security risk posture to defend against the constantly changing threat landscape with solutions that work to stop new threats like Ransomware, leveraging Cylance product and services offerings. We look forward to more great strides with Digitalera in preventing cyberattacks and cybercrime in the region.”

Cylance’s Artificial Intelligence-driven Technology Unlocks the Code.

Cylance’s breakthrough product, CylancePROTECT, has been shown by third-party testing agencies to be dramatically more effective at preventing both advanced persistent threats and everyday malware from executing on network endpoints. At the heart of CylancePROTECT is a transformational detection and blocking system based on artificial intelligence, a radically different technological approach to cybersecurity. Cylance eliminates the need for traditional antivirus software, anti-exploit products, whitelisting solutions and host-based intrusion detection and prevention systems.

DigitalEra to Clients: Cylance a Groundbreaking Endpoint Solution.

 “We are truly honored by this award”, said Patrick Dyer, President and CEO of DigitalEra Group.  “Cylance’s solutions are groundbreaking in the global cybersecurity landscape. They’ve rapidly moved to the top of the Gartner Magic quadrant for Endpoint Protection platforms amidst some of the most highly recognizable security brands.  We’re thrilled to partner with Cylance in delivering this powerful solution to our clients, and pleased to be recognized for our partnership.”  DigitalEra is currently providing risk assessments and demo-tours on how CylancePROTECT works.

Cylance: The Stakes Have Never Been Higher.

Cybercrime is a serious threat to industry, government, education and healthcare institutions. Organizations all over the globe have been subject to an increasing number of cyberattacks at the endpoint, crippling operations and resulting in millions of dollars in destroyed networks, lost revenues, ransom, and worse.  “Our mission at Cylance is to protect every endpoint on the planet,” said Dayton. “Forward-thinking, trusted cybersecurity partners like DigitalEra and their robust network of clients and security are essential to meeting that goal.”

About DigitalEra and Cylance:

DigitalEra is a leading solution provider of network and cybersecurity products and services, serving major business, education and governmental agencies throughout the US. In addition to access to the most sophisticated and effective security products, DigitalEra provides expert guidance on use as well as ongoing security counsel and insights that help their clients prevent security breaches and mitigate threats. For more information, visit: www.digitaleragroup.com

Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops over 99.9% of advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, CylancePROTECT, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with anti-virus and detect and respond solutions deployed in enterprises today.   For more information, visit: www.cylance.com.   

Digital Logistix Partners With LogRhythm to Deliver World Class Security Intelligence

Partnership Delivers LogRhythm’s Patented, Award-winning Platform and Cybersecurity Technologies to Digital Logistix Clients.

MIAMI, FL – August 21, 2017:  Digital Logistix, a premier IT security technology distributor and managed services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of DigitalEra Group, LLC, has announced its partnership with LogRhythm, a security intelligence company and leader in Threat Lifecycle Management. Digital Logistix will make LogRhythm’s advanced suite of tools available to their partners in the Caribbean and Latin America.

“LogRhythm’s advanced technologies are best-in-class for protecting organizations from the growing number of sophisticated hackers and threats bombarding government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations everywhere,” said Patrick Dyer, President and CEO of Digital Logistix. “We’re thrilled to partner with LogRhythm to deliver these powerful solutions to our clients.”

Among LogRhythm’s award-winning solutions:

LogRhythm’s Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) is a framework that puts organizations ahead of attackers by providing an end-to-end security workflow that combines people, process, and technology. TLM’s highly effective and efficient workflows sort through the noise to highlight and investigate high-priority threats.

LogRhythm’s Log Management is a ready-to-go log management solution that helps organizations uncover actionable data and identify useful insights. The solution’s Machine Data Intelligence (MDI) Fabric classifies and contextualizes the structure every log message, providing deep intelligence into over 785 unique data source types. The net: greater search accuracy, accelerated decisions and the ability to enforce continuous compliance.

LogRhythm’s next-gen SIEM is a unified platform that modernizes security operations with big-picture visibility and actionable intelligence. Leveraging machine learning and other techniques, LogRhythm’s SIEM reveals advanced threats otherwise unnoticed. It is distinguished as SIEM leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

“LogRhythm is excited to continue our expansion into the Caribbean & Latin American marketplace by establishing this strategic partnership with Digital Logistix, a forward-thinking, trusted cybersecurity company that will deliver incremental reach and an exceptional cybersecurity skillset to our organization & customers,” said Rudy Piekarski, VP of Sales LATAM for LogRhythm. “Digital Logistix will play an essential role in delivering LogRhythm’s Threat Lifecycle Management platform to enable LATAM customers to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyberthreats.”

About Digital Logistix and LogRhythm:

Digital Logistix, a wholly owned subsidiary of DigitalEra Group, LLC, is a leading distributor of network and cybersecurity products and services, serving major business, education and governmental agencies throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition to access to the most sophisticated and effective security products, DigitalLogistix provides expert guidance on use as well as ongoing security counsel and insights that help their clients prevent security breaches and mitigate threats. For more information, visit: www.digitallogistix.com. For partnering inquiries with Digital Logistix, contact us here.

LogRhythm, a leader in Threat Lifecycle Management, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyberthreats. The company’s patented award-winning platform unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, user entity and behavior analytics (UEBA), security automation and orchestration (SAO) and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyberthreats, LogRhythm provides compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence. For more information, visit: www.logrhythm.com.