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Using Sophos to Eradicate Malware with Cloud Storage Security

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is widely used to run cloud-native applications, build data lakes, archive data, and backup critical data. In fact, it houses over 200 trillion objects, making it an appealing attack vector.

As cybercriminals develop more sophisticated malware they also develop new targets and new ways of distributing it. In addition to focusing on securing traditional avenues and existing security layers, you need to consider the security of the data that runs through Amazon S3.

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Use Case: Agency Protects Against Malware in Data Lake on Amazon S3

The Challenge

Like many public sector agencies, this organization uses Amazon S3 to ingest and store large amounts of data from third party vendors and data brokers for processing.

During a security audit, it was determined that the ingestion of TB of data each month from outside sources is a major attack vector. There was no assurance that the data has been scanned for malware and viruses before it was processed and accessed by agency staff or shared externally with partner agencies.

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Integrating Amazon S3 Malware Scanning into Your Application Workflow with Cloud Storage Security

A wide range of solutions ingest data, store it in Amazon S3 buckets, and share it with downstream users. Often, the ingested data is coming from third-party sources, opening the door to potentially malicious files. This technical deep dive explores how Antivirus for Amazon S3 by Cloud Storage Security allows you to quickly and easily deploy a multi-engine anti-malware scanning solution to manage file protection and malware findings.
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How to Eliminate Malware from S3 Data Lakes and Application Workflows

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) launched over 16 years ago and today houses over 200 trillion objects making it one of the most successful services provided by AWS. Organizations use Amazon S3 to build data lakes, run cloud-native applications, backup and restore critical data, and archive data at low cost. Amazon S3's popularity has made it the center pin of cloud computing. This popularity has opened the door to advanced threats such as malware, ransomware, viruses, worms, trojans, and more.

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Antivirus For Amazon S3 Workshop: Malware Scanning For Application Workflows

If you ingest files into Amazon S3 from third-party sources that can eventually enter an environment where they become executable, you're opening the door to malicious payloads. Learn how to protect your users, customers and partners from ransomware, viruses, trojans and more during this detailed and technical event - Antivirus For Amazon S3 Workshop: Malware Scanning For Application Workflows.  This article includes links to register as well as what's being covered and who would benefit most from attending. 

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One Thing Missing From AWS Pi Day 2022

AWS celebrated 16 years since the launch of Amazon S3 with AWS Pi Day on March 14, 2022. Since the beginning of the year, some incredible announcements have been made including improvements to file integrity, the new Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class, general availability of AWS Backup, and much more. With over 200 trillion files being stored (that’s 29,000 files per person on earth) and more than 100 million requests per second for files, S3 is used now more than ever. However, there’s still one aspect of storage security that continues to be overlooked — the topic of antivirus scanning.

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