Using real time data analytics, new early warning system alerts IT and OT teams to potentially catastrophic attacks
Dublin, Ireland; June 6, 2023— Kalibr8™ today introduced a major new service embedded into its cloud Optimizer Loop™ which automatically detects anomalies associated with potential and often subtle attacks on their infrastructure, giving Managed Service Providers (MSPs) a new line of defense.
K8 Notifier™ can create a suite of alerts for MSP to detect suspicious activity in the configuration and patterns of their and their customers cloud services, sudden increases in resource sizes, spikes in usage or unusual increases in monthly forecast cloud costs.
K8 Notifier uses dynamic collection of real time data for every cloud instance, across multiple clouds, automatically analyzing that data to detect patterns and anomalies which can signal a breach of VMs requiring immediate attention, triggering a full investigation that can lead to stopping any number of attacks, including crypto-jacking, data breaches, denial of service, insider threats, account hijacking, theft of computing resources, ransomware attacks and more.
“When businesses consider cloud computing, one of the major advantages cited is more robust security,” said Ben McGahon, Founder and CEO. “In fact, many MSPs have chosen to migrate to the cloud specifically for its security benefits, and today those MSPs are accountable for not only securing their own infrastructure – they need to make sure all the cloud-based services they manage for multiple end customers are always available and locked down. K8 Notifier is a powerful tool for MSPs, addressing risk management to avoid unintended consequences that could lead to financial and reputational damage.”
According to a report by the Cloud Security Alliance, the following are the top 12 threats to cloud computing:
- Data Breaches
- A lack of proper cloud security architecture, strategy
- Insecure Interfaces and APIs
- System Vulnerabilities
- Account Hijacking
- Malicious Insiders
- Advanced Persistent Threats
- Data Loss
- Insufficient Due Diligence
- Abuse and Nefarious Use of Cloud Services
- Denial of Service
- Shared Technology
“K8 Notifier is a great tool for MSPs in both its sophistication and simplicity,” McGahon said. “We are working with cyber security partners to continually explore and co-develop faster and more accurate ways to sense nefarious activity so it can be remediated using the tools MSPs already have in place or are adding as threats to cloud infrastructure, and the data storage, applications and mission critical services continues to grow given the expanding attack surface massive cybercriminal rings are taking advantage of every day.”
The recently released CloudStrike 2023 Global Threat Report says in part, “Security must parallel the slope of technology innovation. As technology matures, security must mature and match the innovation of the technology running our organizations. The same thing can be said for the adversary. With every innovation we achieve, we can expect the adversary to actively seek ways to exploit it. From the cloud to Kubernetes, from AI to applications and more, as technology gets more complex and provides tremendous operational gains, security must evolve to protect the productivity we gain.”
The CrowdStrike 2022 Global Threat Report predicted that cloud exploitation would increase this year as more businesses moved operations to cloud environments and more adversaries became “cloud-conscious” — a term referring to threat actors aware of the ability to compromise cloud workloads and who use this knowledge to abuse features unique to the cloud for their own purposes.
Over the course of 2022, cloud exploitation increased as expected, CrowdStrike stated. “Observed cloud exploitation cases grew by 95%, and cases involving cloud-conscious actors nearly tripled from 2021. This growth indicates a larger trend of eCrime and nation-state actors adopting knowledge and tradecraft to increasingly exploit cloud environments.”
“It is incumbent that the cloud computing community, including the MSPs who rely on cloud to keep their own business and their customers’ businesses up and running, work together to find new ways to identify and address potential and very real attacks,” McGahon said. “With collaboration, software integration, APIs, and systemic improvements, we can fight back and crush criminals and protect the valuable assets and valuable businesses with greater, collective expertise.”
Kalibr8 cloud optimization SaaS delivers automated and easy-to-use cloud-cost solutions to organizations through Managed Service Providers and Distributors. Kalibr8’s automated cloud optimization capabilities allow MSPs to manage their customer’s cloud resources easily. No coding, No scripting, No hassle.
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