Frederick, MD, Feb. 2019 – Fornetix, an Orchestration Equity company and industry pioneer in enterprise key management technology, is excited to welcome Bill Regan as Senior Vice President of Finance. Regan brings to Fornetix 35 years of finance and accounting experience, including 25 years at public companies. He has extensive transactional experience including two IPOs and numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. He comes to Fornetix from the specialty financing sector where he served as a corporate controller. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Rentech. Regan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration — Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Sterling, VA and Frederick, MD – February 5th, 2019 – Network Runners, Inc, a top technology consulting services company that supports the commercial and federal government market spaces, and Fornetix, a leading provider of encryption key management solutions for cyber security, announced they will partner and showcase cutting-edge defense systems at the AFCEA WEST Conference in San Diego, CA, on February. 12-15, 2019.
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A special thank you to Maha Amircani for her guest post discussing the reality of cyber vulnerabilities faced by major cities. Maha is an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia and founder of Amircani Law. A Georgia native born to immigrant parents from Egypt, Maha represents clients in city, state and federal court litigation as well as administrative proceedings. Her practice specializes in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and real estate closings.
There has been a lot of interest in protecting businesses from the threat of ransomware. But, city governments are at real risk and the impact reverberates to people like me who interact with them daily. After the City of Atlanta ransomware attack in March 2018, this became crystal clear.
Utilizing VaultCore During a Hospital Ransomware Event
In Part 2 of this series, we examined the ongoing transition from Cyber Security to Cyber Defense, discussing Cyber Defense effects and utilizing VaultCore to realize those effects. In this post, we continue the discussion as we demonstrate how VaultCore enables the effects in a real-world scenario.
For practical consideration, let’s examine the following environment: A healthcare enterprise with 15 hospitals, two data centers, and multiple third-parties who use hospital technology resources. The IT infrastructure represents a number networks, applications, storage solutions, and network-connected diagnostic equipment.
It’s been a little over a year since exclaiming that Cyber Security is dead. In that year, we have seen broader acceptance of terms like Defense and Resiliency. We have even seen attempts to pass laws that are the cyber equivalent of the “castle doctrine” for home defense. All that aside, one term that is starting to show up in this space is Orchestration. In practice, tools that support AI, machine learning, or analytics are turning to the term Orchestration to address what happens next. Applying the OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is an easy way to look at this — if SIEM, AI, machine learning, big data, etc. are about Observe and Orient, then Orchestration is about Decide and Act.
Fornetix is proud to announce the availability of Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) support for both AWS and Azure Cloud Services. This is made available through the Fornetix BYOK plugins via APIs that allow the Fornetix VaultCore appliance to speak to cloud service providers in their preferred protocol for enhanced security of encryption keys.
Companies and individuals are using cloud services more and more. Putting so much of our data into the cloud introduces a growing problem. The lines between public cloud, private cloud, and software-as-a-service (Saas) have rapidly blurred as new technology develops, redefining what “cloud” actually means. Some businesses put significant portions of their infrastructure into the cloud and choose to keep only a very small footprint in a traditional data center or office. More commonly, businesses will leverage SaaS to handle common IT requirements such as email, storage, CRM, and backups.