We are well past the days when organizations questioned whether an investment in cybersecurity was necessary. According to PwC’s 2018 CEO survey, the top four threats to business growth are terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, over-regulation, and cybersecurity.
But the burden and complexity of cybersecurity and compliancy across cloud infrastructures remains.
A Severe Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals
Cybersecurity Ventures, “Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021” predicts that there are currently 350,000 open cybersecurity positions in the US and a predicted shortfall of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by 2021. Large and small organizations are relying more and more on automation as a means of securing their infrastructure without the need to add additional resources. And they’re looking to the open source community to provide the answers.
Open Source Security (OSSEC) is an innovative, open source host-based intrusion detection system(HIDS) used by leading global companies including Netflix, Facebook, NBC News, Verizon, Oracle,Caterpillar, Walgreens, and the New York Times. Designed to handle tens of thousands of nodes and the data they generate, it addresses log aggregation and analysis for scale. It is incredibly robust but it is also complicated.
A Comprehensive, Multi-layered Cloud and Server Protection Platform
Atomic Enterprise OSSEC (AEO), from Atomicorp, was developed to enhance the capabilities of OSSEC and make it easier and more practical to use. For example, the open source version of OSSEC alone does nothing to provide security or to prevent attacks. It’s a detection tool. Atomicorp Enterprise OSSEC:
Includes a set of OSSEC specific add-ons to provide active protection such as malware protection, an advanced security Web Application Firewall, hardening engines and other features that are vital to protect devices, servers and traditional endpoints from both common and targeted attacks.
Automatically addresses over 100 PCI DSS 3.2 technical requirements.
Includes audit mapping for HIPAA, NIST, PCI DSS and GDPR compliance controls and real time compliance enforcement and alerting.
Aggregates and correlates data across the enterprise to automatically provide high fidelity detection, active response and recovery.
Includes an OSSEC specific management interface that enables you to more quickly analyze attacks, manage OSSEC and your agents and take action where needed.
For more information on how AEO makes OSSEC even more powerful and useful to any organization, contact Atomicorp today.