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FBI and CISA Guidance on Destructive Malware

It is well known that malware can disrupt the availability of critical assets and data, impairing an organization’s ability to operate. It is key that organizations remain vigilant and defend against malware across all potential entry points.  

Recently, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint cybersecurity advisory to raise awareness regarding destructive malware and provide preventative recommendations.

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Security Analysts Should Look Out for These Cybersecurity Trends in 2022

This year, cybersecurity continues to be a buzzword among decision-makers looking to future-proof their organizations. Recent surveys show that 44% of security leaders anticipate increasing their cybersecurity budgets within the next 12 months. By the end of the year, cybersecurity spending is estimated to hit $172 billion.

That said, cybersecurity isn’t a consistent industry. Just because you have a hefty budget doesn’t guarantee safety. Instead, a decent budget is best paired with an awareness of the cybersecurity trends that may impact organizations the most. Before you or your cybersecurity provider make any concrete plans or investments, first, here are some timely trends you should consider:

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Cloud Storage Security Helps MindEdge Prevent Security Incident As They Prepare for SOC 2 Audit

Customer Challenge

As a fast-growing learning management solution, MindEdge was receiving a growing number of questions from existing and potential customers about their security practices. MindEdge determined that the best route for elevating customer confidence was to achieve SOC 2 compliance. While preparing their roadmap for making their system and processes SOC 2 compliant, they found themselves in need of additional security controls to ensure that objects stored and shared from Amazon S3 buckets were scanned and clean from malware. The team identified three main requirements that needed to be met:

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ADEC Innovations Guarantees Customers Malware-Free Reports

Customer Challenge

ADEC Innovations hosts an application on AWS that collects environmental data, charts, and assets from public sources and aggregates these resources as elements in a pdf report for environmental professionals. The reports are stored in Amazon S3 buckets and delivered to customers via automated email.

Occasionally, customers would report that the delivery of the file had been blocked by their firewall or that the local device’s endpoint solution warned the user of potential malicious code embedded in the report.

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Workvivo Ensures Application Users are Free From Risk of Malware

Customer Challenge

Workvivo is a workplace employee communication platform that allows organizations to keep their employees engaged and up to date with what their colleagues are doing. Like many solutions hosted on AWS, Workvivo utilizes Amazon S3 as the data store for ingesting and sharing files with its application users. Since employees using the platform can upload videos, images, documents, and other files, Workvivo realized there was a need to ensure that uploaded files are scanned for viruses and malware before they are shared with downstream application users.

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What's New: Antivirus for Amazon S3 Product Updates—4Q'21

Cloud Storage Security is always working to improve our users’ experience and we’re excited to share some of the new features and enhancements that we’ve added into Antivirus for Amazon S3 over the past few months — Cloud Detonation Analysis, Automatic Bucket Protection, Audit Logging, Multi-factor Authentication, and API Endpoint Enhancements. Plus, AWS launched upfront contract pricing for Container products and Antivirus for Amazon S3 by Cloud Storage Security was included!

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