NopSec Competes in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

NopSec’s Unified VRM (Vulnerability Risk Management) is an innovative vulnerability risk management solution addressing the need for better prioritization and remediation of security vulnerabilities in a single platform.

Traditional solutions prioritize vulnerabilities solely based on CVSS score and asset classification – creating data overload for remediation teams without context.

Unified VRM’s E3 Engine technology delivers a concise list of prioritized vulnerabilities by exposing the systems and applications most likely to be attacked based on external threats, exploits, malware, social media feeds, and the organization’s unique IT environment.

Let NopSec VRM’s Predictive Threat Engine, zero-friction remediation, and Expert Engine correlate your IT environment within a unified platform.

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NopSec’s Unified VRM offers an extensive array of task, workflow automation, and governance capabilities to improve remediation, drive security/IT team collaboration, and improve goal setting and management.

Unified VRM makes reporting on current risk posture and incident status easy with rich visualizations and dashboards.

Revolutionizing vulnerability management, it empowers organizations to take a smarter, more targeted approach to proactive remediation—avoiding hacker attacks and costly data breaches.

Organizations are plagued by numerous challenges, and government entities are no different.

In fact, governmental organizations are high-risk verticals that require manifold resources in order to fend of such malicious attacks.

(Learn more how NopSec boosts vulnerability risk management for Robert Wagner, IT Procurement Manager for Transatlantic Reinsurance Co. Courtesy of NopSec and YouTube)

NopSec Unified VRM has the answer.

The three cyber security challenges we solve:

  • Information Overload = Very little actionable data to mitigate and remediate risk
  • Manual Processes = Causes delay = Increases risk
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage = Lack of qualified professionals to manage risk

Three challenges that compound and presents a significant roadblock for organizations.

Apply the deep analytics and machine learning models in NopSec's Predictive Threat Engine to learn the true probability of exploitation so you can focus on the most critical threats.
Apply the deep analytics and machine learning models in NopSec’s Predictive Threat Engine to learn the true probability of exploitation so you can focus on the most critical threats.

There’s no problem getting data, in fact there’s too much, but it’s difficult to extract actionable intelligence from it, and those that you can extract, have poor business and threat context, which leads to teams fixing the wrong things.

Moreover, manual processes are still prevalent and adds to the inaccuracy problem — according to research it takes organizations an average of 203 days from discovery to remediation — and this remediation delay creates risk.

There’s also a lack of visibility and metrics when it comes to attack vectors and the effectiveness of countermeasures (and essentially security investments) are unknown.

To make things more challenging, there is a severe talent shortage in the cybersecurity space. There is an expertise and skills gap that does not help alleviate the situation.

How we solve the problem for organizations of all industries and all sizes, including governments:

  • Prioritize and contextualize cyber security data for actionable results
  • Automate and orchestrate vulnerability risk management for immediate remediation
  • Close the skills gap to accommodate workforce (and budgetary) shortage

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NopSec Unified VRM

We’ve taken a holistic view of the challenges and solutions that we propose to deliver.

This solution is not just for the engineers or just for the CISOs.

It’s for members of the IT Security team as a whole.

Even though all members of the IT Security team have an organizational-wide common goal of a better cybersecurity posture, in a micro level, they do have different priorities and we want to acknowledge those differences.

In terms of various personas the main value we deliver to customers as you can see, is moving from intelligence to automation.

So for the CISO and Manager personas, we give them a global visibility of their security posture by attack vectors and help them monitor their operational metrics, and for the analyst team, we offer them an automation of their workflow orchestration.

So customers using the product are able to improve security automation embed that in software development life cycle, improve manual workflow, and reduce by up to 90% the excel-driven process, and also significantly reduce false alerts via the data analytics.

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For government entities, enterprises and SMEs alike, NopSec Unified VRM helps security professionals simplify their work, manage and prioritize vulnerabilities effectively, and make more informed decisions.

The intelligent solution dramatically reduces the turnaround time between identification of critical vulnerabilities and remediation.

Specifically, for government entities and enterprises, Unified VRM offers an open, flexible SaaS architecture and integrates with many leading network and applications scanning vendors, ticketing systems, threat intelligence providers, patch management systems, and more.

This allows enterprises to enhance the value of their existing technology investments.

Meanwhile, for SMEs, Unified VRM provides an all-in-one platform with built-in scanning and ticketing capabilities to meet their IT security and compliance needs without requiring investment in additional technologies.

(Learn more how NopSec helps financial service and insurance organizations, from Joe Cavallaro, CIO of ARC Excess & Surplus. Courtesy of NopSec and YouTube)

NopSec is dedicated to continually extending its ecosystem of technology integration partners to meet changing market demands.

Unlike traditional vulnerability risk management tools that focus heavily on assessment and front-end detection, NopSec Unified VRM takes a new approach.

Whereas traditional tools only offered limited options for prioritization and remediation management, NopSec Unified VRM delivers value-added capabilities for prioritization and remediation.

It significantly differs from competitors in that it offers advanced detection, security controls measurement and validation, prioritization, and remediation management capabilities all in a single platform.

The platform empowers organizations to quickly find the vulnerabilities that present the most risk, focus on top threats, and fix potential exploitations through an integrated remediation workflow orchestration.

Its unique open architecture also allows for integration with web, cloud, and network vulnerability scanners, giving organizations a single view of risk across their entire environment.

  • Built on a cloud infrastructure, NopSec Unified VRM can be operational instantly, and the value can be realized immediately.
  • Incredibly simple wizards allow organizations to quickly import scan data with just a few clicks.
  • Once vulnerability scan data is imported, the NopSec E3 Engine instantly goes to work cleansing the data by removing false positives and other irrelevant information, and assigning a risk score to individual threats to deliver a prioritized list of vulnerabilities.
  • Time to results may take a few hours, depending on the amount of data to be analyzed.
  • Unified VRM then immediately enriches this data into dashboards and task groups for remediation management.
  • This allows Security and IT teams to manage workflow (i.e., assign tickets and tasks), control data access (role-based access control), measure progress (i.e., report on ticket status or aging), validate security controls (ActiveCheck and SafeCheck), and establish risk reduction goals across operational teams.

(Learn more how NopSec helps financial service organizations from Joshua Garcia, AVP of IT Operations at a Community Bank. Courtesy of NopSec and YouTube)

NopSec Unified VRM is affordably priced for even the smallest organizations.

Pricing is subscription based, starting at $12K per year depending on the number of assets, IPs, and/or web URLs to be monitored (volume pricing is available immediately).

For government entities and enterprise-level investment, the Open API capability provides organizations with a platform that eliminates the need to “rip and replace” existing technologies.

In addition, due to its wide array of established technology integrations, it offers a centralized platform to view and manage risk across multiple systems and applications, thereby eliminating the need to invest in GRC and other risk management tools.

For SMEs with limited budget and headcount, NopSec Unified VRM is an affordable solution that solves their need to implement information security controls without requiring more staff.

It can be used by teams of all sizes to accomplish vulnerability risk management goals and meet compliance requirements.

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Use Case:

  1. A financial institution patched 73% of vulnerabilities within six months thanks to context-enriched prioritization and delegation of duties.
  2. A cloud service provider used the unified risk posture view to address vulnerabilities across its IT stack and improve collaboration between systems, development and security teams.
  3. A large university provided campus IT teams prioritized results for actionable remediation while providing C-level reporting on overall risk posture across multiple locations.

“Unified VRM added order to a vulnerability management process that was getting out
of control.” Security Engineer, Suffolk County Government

“It is great to have visibility into our infrastructure and app risk in one place with a scorecard across locations in London, Singapore, Geneva and New York.” CISO, Hess

“The Unified VRM prioritized report of vulnerabilities has eliminated manual spreadsheet work by my team. We reduced our manual tracking and reporting process from weeks to hours,” added Chief IT Security Officer, Bank of China.

NopSec in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, NopSec Unified VRM is competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Cyber Security Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to NopSec on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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