Cloud security provider Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) has unveiled a cybersecurity assessment program designed to help organizations assess the SolarWinds supply-chain attack. It would help them analyze potential impact on their organization, while informing adherence to Zscaler’s recommended best practices.
This month, hackers were able to hack the ‘Orion’ security software of SolarWinds and penetrate the federal government’s network with Sunburst malware. The intrusion affected networks within the federal government, individual states and local governments, as well as critical infrastructure and business organizations.
The Zscaler Security Assessment program is designed to help organizations gain immediate visibility into their cybersecurity posture and provide expert guidance and hands-on support to protect their enterprise. SolarWinds itself has released updates yesterday to fix the vulnerability in its Orion platform. Their advice is to implement the updates as soon as possible.
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“SolarWinds will be remembered as a historic cybersecurity event. It highlights that as organizations embrace digital transformation, they have increased exposure to risk if they rely on traditional approaches to security,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman and founder of Zscaler. “Zscaler is leading the way to transform legacy network security to a zero-trust architecture where you securely connect people and applications. As a trusted advisor, we help our customers and partners securely protect themselves from the threat activity today, and the attacks of tomorrow.”
Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange Platform delivers comprehensive visibility into enterprise Internet traffic, processing over 150 billion daily requests, to power up prevention against threats like Sunburst.
The Zscaler Security Assessment Program brings together security experts to educate organizations on the Solarwinds cybersecurity attack, guide them through Zscaler’s recommended best practices, and offer hands-on expertise to implement best practices. Via this program, Zscaler’s security experts can:
- Provide best practices for securing workload to Internet traffic, including inspection of SSL/TLS encrypted traffic
- Perform a security policy audit to ensure organizations adhere to recommended best practices for protection
- Offer guidance on reducing attack surface and limiting the impact of lateral movement with a zero trust architecture
- Provide hands-on implementation of recommended best practices by security experts