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Cavirin Showcases Closed-Loop Security for Google Cloud Platform

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Come See us at Google Cloud Next ’19 – Booth S1409

Many of the most high-profile breaches from recent years have been caused by misconfigured servers and cloud services that left sensitive information exposed. Cavirin is focused on protecting your cloud, container and server resources in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and hybrid environments. At Google Cloud Next ’19 we will be demonstrating how customers can:

  • Automatically discover 9 GCP cloud resource types including VPCs, subnets, Cloud Account (including Identity and Access Management (IAM)), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Compute Engine (GCE), BigQuery, Cloud SQL and Cloud Key Management Service (KMS), and 22 operating systems
  • Evaluate several thousand technical controls at the cloud, container and OS levels spanning configuration, compliance and vulnerability checks
  • Compute a proprietary CyberPosture Score that helps you translate assessments into an easy-to-understand risk metric
  • Prioritize remediation plans based on CyberPosture score improvement potential
  • Auto-remediate, where possible, via Ansible and serverless (e.g. Google Functions) approaches

These features work in tandem to close the gap between proactive and reactive security in what Cavirin calls Closed Loop Security. With Closed Loop Security organizations can detect new, deleted or changed resources via Google StackDriver Monitoring, risk-score infrastructure changes to prioritize remediation plans and automate remediation via pre-built Google Functions.

Today, Google announced the general availability of Cloud Security Command Center in which we are thrilled to be one of its integration partners which helps security teams prevent, detect, and respond to threats from a single pane of glass. With our integration, customers will benefit from the following improvements:

Unified Dashboard for DevSecOps teams - Cavirin’s security, compliance and vulnerability findings will be presented in the Cloud SCC dashboard alongside findings from other security offerings that customers may have purchased.

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Findings Prioritized by CyberPosture Scores. Each finding presented in the Cloud SCC dashboard represents a single configuration, compliance or security issue for one instance of 9 resource types. Cavirin presents up to 500 findings prioritized by their CyberPosture Score improvement potential, which is proportional to the relative risk of any finding based on the underlying technical control, its weight, resource criticality and other factors in Cavirin’s proprietary CyberPosture Scoring methodology.

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Actionable Finding Details - Each finding also presents additional details on the security or compliance control framework that generated the finding, the GCP identifier of the failed resource, CyberPosture Score improvement potential, remediation steps, and other details.

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Comprehensive Security & Compliance Frameworks - Findings in Cloud SCC are powered by the following control frameworks that contribute over 80,000 technical controls. Several of these frameworks were led by Cavirin security experts:

  • CIS GCP Foundation Benchmark, co-authored by Cavirin
  • Cavirin GCP Network Policy Pack to protect against open TCP ports
  • Compliance frameworks: GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS 3.2, ISO 27002:2013, AICPA SOC2, CJIS
  • Security frameworks: CIS (OS-level), DISA, CIS Google Chrome, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53r4, NIST CSF, Cavirin Patches & Vulnerabilities
  • Container frameworks: Cavirin Image Hardening, Cavirin Patches & Vulnerabilities, CIS Docker CE, Container Linux, CIS Kubernetes

CyberPosture Intelligence for GCP - Cloud SCC customers are one click away from the Cavirin dashboard with a “credit-score”-like representation of security and compliance posture across GCP, AWS, Azure, containers, and on-premises infrastructure. The Cavirin CyberPosture score helps customers analyze trends and drill into scores by asset group, environment, policy pack, cloud service, operating systems, and individual resources to pinpoint risk and prioritize remediation plans.

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Making the magic work - Getting started with Cavirin and Cloud SCC is easy. Contact Cavirin to get you provisioned for Cloud SCC access. Once you have that information, please browse and find the Cavirin Cloud SCC Companion in the Google Marketplace. This application establishes trust and connectivity between Cavirin and GCP to post security findings about your organization’s GCP resources into Cloud SCC. Follow the self-service provisioning wizard steps for Cavirin Cloud SCC Companion (found in the Marketplace documentation).

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Next, provision the Cavirin CyberPosture managed VM app in the Google Marketplace.

Finally, connect Cavirin to GCP Cloud SCC using the integration steps within Cavirin.

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