Snare Solutions Announces Commitment to Global Efforts Supporting and Promoting Online Safety and Privacy for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This year’s initiative highlights the importance of empowering individuals and organizations to better protect their part of cyberspace in an increasingly connected world

October 1, 2020 — Snare Solutions today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’ The program aims to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

The overarching message of this year’s theme, ‘If you Connect it, Protect it,’ dives into the importance of keeping connected devices safe and secure from outside influence. More than ever before, connected devices have been woven into society as an integral part of how people communicate and access services essential to their well being. Data collected from these devices can detail highly specific information about a person or business which can be exploited by bad actors for their personal gain. Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to shed light on these security vulnerabilities, while offering guidance surrounding simple security measures to limit the susceptibility of threats for commonly used devices.

This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main weekly focus areas will revolve around:

  • Understanding and following general security hygiene for connected devices and home networks
  • The importance of connected devices security for remote workers
  • How connected devices play a pivotal role in the future of healthcare; and
  • The overall future of connected devices for consumers, professionals and the public domain

If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

Now in its 17th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Snare Solutions is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA.

 

For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.

 

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About Snare Solutions
Snare Solutions (a Prophecy International, LLC brand, ASX:PRO) is a centralized logging solution that pairs well with any SIEM or Security Analytics platform. Snare helps companies around the world improve their log collection, management and analysis with dependable tools that save timesave money & reduce risk. Learn more at snaresolutions.com.

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit
staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/

About NCSA

NCSA is the Nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; American Express; Bank of America; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; LogMeIn; Marriott International; Mastercard; MediaPro; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; KnowBe4; NortonLifeLock; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org.

Being part of CA Veracode Verified demonstrates commitment to produce secure software

Adelaide, Australia – June 12th, 2018 – Prophecy International today announced that it participates in CA Veracode Verified, a program that validates a company’s secure software development processes. With approximately 30 percent of all breaches occurring as a result of a vulnerability at the application layer, software purchasers are demanding more insight into the security of the software they are buying. CA Veracode Verified empowers Prophecy to demonstrate its commitment to creating secure software.

When purchasing software, customers and prospects are demanding to understand how secure the software is. As part of CA Veracode Verified, Prophecy can now demonstrate through a seal and provide an attestation letter from an industry leader that the application has undergone security testing as part of the development practice. Additionally, participating in the program ensures that our software meets a high standard of application security, reducing risk for the customer.

Organizations that had their secure development practice validated, and their application accepted into the Standard Tier, have demonstrated that the following security gates have been implemented into their software development practice:

  • Assesses first-party code with static analysis
  • Documents that the application does not allow Very High flaws in first-party code
  • Provides developers with remediation guidance when new flaws are introduced

Snare has been solving log monitoring and management problems around the globe for almost 20 years. It is the key piece in successful SIEM deployments from nearly every SIEM vendor and is trusted by private enterprises and government agencies alike for it’s ease of deployment and rock-solid architecture.

“Prophecy is committed to delivering secure code to help organizations reduce the risk of a major security breach. Companies that invest in secure coding processes and follow our protocol for a mature application security program are able to deliver more confidence to customers who deploy their software,” said Asha May, CA Veracode

“As an organization we have always put security first, so this was the next logical step to show our customers just how secure our applications really are and so they can rest easy knowing their security and compliance goals are not jeopardized by our software.” Said Steve Challans, CISO of Prophecy International.

About Prophecy International Holdings Limited

Prophecy International Holding Limited is a listed Australian company (ASX:PRO) that has been operating globally since the 1980s. More recently the focus at Prophecy has been on growing the eMite and Snare lines of business. eMite service intelligence platform combines analytics, correlation, capacity, and performance, availability, and SLA management into a single, out of the box solution to provide customers with real time insight. The Snare product suite is a highly scalable platform of security products designed to find, filter and forward event log data. Snare log sources include Windows, flat files, databases, Linux, Mac and Solaris with coverage for desktops and servers.

Prophecy operates globally from Adelaide and Sydney in Australia, London in the United Kingdom and in Denver, USA.

You can see Prophecy listed in Veracode’s directory here: https://www.veracode.com/verified/directory/prophecy-international

As Cybersecurity continues to dominate as a key issue for companies and governments worldwide, Prophecy International recently joined a handpicked Australian delegation to the USA, led by AustCyber and in partnership with Austrade.

The delegation travelled first to Washington DC for one on one meetings with key US government departments and companies before attending the 2018 RSA Conference held in San Francisco from 16-20th April, 2018.

Prophecy CEO, Brad Thomas said, “It was a privilege to join a group of world class Australian Cyber companies that have already developed products and services to address real world challenges faced by companies and governments around the world.

The Australian Industry is as good as any in the world and we, as a country and, as a company are bringing innovation to a global market worth USD$100B per annum.”

The annual RSA conference attracts approx. 50,000 delegates from around the world who experience an impressive line-up of speakers as well as an exhibition floor showcasing the latest innovations and threats in cyber security.

Prophecy International’s core cyber security product Snare, is a highly scalable platform designed to find, filter and forward event log data.

With an already impressive footprint of US customers in both federal government and the Defence industries, CEO Brad Thomas reinforced the important role  of Australian companies can play in combatting global cyber threats.

“Snare is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the growing awareness of Australia as an important partner and participant in the effort to keep companies and governments secure and to protect critical data and private information. Our core log management technology continues to be a crucial and fundamental piece of any cyber protection or compliance strategy.”

For further information – please contact:

Media contact

Christine Bishop
Chief Marketing Officer
Prophecy International
+61 418 181 352
cbishop@prophecyinternational.com

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