Does your organization manage extra large files via workflows using Amazon S3 that should be scanned for viruses or malware to meet compliance requirements and eliminate downstream risk but that can't be?
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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.
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!
According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, “Roughly $350 million in ransom was paid to malicious cyber actors in 2020, a more than 300% increase from the previous year”. With Amazon S3 buckets continuously being the storage medium for uploaded files by most organizations, the attack surface is only increasing when an S3 bucket is left misconfigured and storing infected files.
Poka's connected worker platform for manufacturers leverages Amazon to store a variety of training content and user uploaded files that are then shared with downstream users as part of the application workflow. In order to meet SOC 2 compliance requirements to prove that all files were scanned for potential malware before they were shared by their solution, Poka implemented a home-grown solution leveraging an open-source virus detection engine, AWS Lambdas, and Amazon EFS as the main components. As their customer base and the volume of data and files grew, their in-house solution required increasing maintenance time to meet their real time scanning requirements.
Cloud Storage Security Integrates Sophos Advanced Virus Detection Engine to Deliver Enhanced Malware Protection for Amazon S3
Cloud Storage Security, creators of Antivirus for Amazon S3, today announced an OEM partnership that will provide Cloud Storage Security customers with increased protection against malware and viruses using Sophos' award-winning anti-malware technology. By integrating Sophos’ advanced virus detection engine into Cloud Storage Security’s easy to use, cloud native scanning solution Antivirus for Amazon S3, Cloud Storage Security will provide organizations with improved protection against malware intrusion into Amazon S3.
We are excited to announce that Rob Melka Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be a guest speaker for our webinar: Securing Amazon S3 in the Age of Covid 19.
There is no doubt that as each day goes by, more and more data is migrating into cloud storage. The public cloud or IaaS as some call it, has become the new normal. Out of all the data store service providers out there like Azure blob store, Google Cloud, the largest by far is Amazon S3. It has gotten so large that Amazon acknowledged their store capacity in the excess of exabytes of storage and trillions of objects. Imagine the size of the earth is measured as one gigabyte.
The Shared Responsibility Model for Object Storage
As malware attack vectors continue to grow and more and more security features are built above and below the delineation of “Security of the Cloud” (provided by AWS) and “Security in the Cloud” (your job), security teams will need to ensure a proper framework to protect their
applications and data.
Positively impacting shareholder value is every CEO’s dream. Negatively impacting shareholder value is every CISO’s nightmare. As more and more data moves to the cloud, additional threat vectors to customer data must be considered. Threats that include malware and viruses for Amazon S3. At the 2018 AWS re:Invent Keynote, AWS S3 VP, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec acknowledged the “tens of trillions of objects” exceeding “exabytes of storage” are being used on Amazon S3. It is hard not to argue Amazon S3 is one of the most successful services provided by AWS. AWS has unlimited emphasis ensuring your data is safe. Customers and AWS leverage many native features and security frameworks including redundancy, bucket permissions, encryption and duplication across regions and availability zones.