Forescout Technologies, announced the launch of Forescout Frontline, a new threat hunting service utilizing a team of highly-trained cybersecurity analysts to support cybersecurity teams by proactively identifying risks, enabling accelerated incident response, and maturing security posture. Forescout is offering this complimentary service for organizations that lack the internal resources and visibility to defend themselves from cybersecurity attacks, including ransomware and advanced persistent threats (APT).
Shawn Taylor, vice president of threat defense, said, “Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. Simultaneously, cybersecurity teams are perennially understaffed and under-resourced. This has created a perfect storm,” “Organizations are under immense pressure to cope with the scale and speed of attacks and the havoc caused by the adversaries. Forescout is launching this new service to help organizations defend against attacks by providing a complete and holistic view of their assets.”
Many organizations use multiple security tools across multiple teams to help identify threats and risks. However, insights may be limited due to siloed views of IT, IoT, IoMT or OT assets. Typically, a variety of these asset types exist across an organization’s digital terrain and are often interconnected, which means cybersecurity risk must be identified and tackled holistically.
A State of Florida Agency, which supports several key Florida departments, engaged Forescout Frontline to understand each instance of Log4j, a zero-day vulnerability in a popular Java logging framework, across the organization’s 220 sites in 16 diverse divisions. In less than a day and a half, Forescout Frontline delivered insights into thousands of assets with vulnerabilities such as Log4j and Windows-based PrintNightmare. Additionally, hundreds of Critical CVSS-rated vulnerabilities affecting infrastructure devices such as switches and routers were found. Finally, actionable intelligence concerning critical embedded IoT TCP-IP stack-based instances such as NUCLEUS: 13 and RIPPLE 20, insecure communications, and other risks were also discovered. Leveraging this free service shrunk the time to mitigation and remediation of these security gaps and improved overall security posture.
“When Log4J broke, we knew it was a critical issue, but we lacked a full picture of the risk within our extended enterprise. The [Forescout threat hunting] report was way more thorough than I expected, with in-depth information and actionable intelligence. Not just on Log4j but on other critical vulnerabilities as well, and not just in general terms but exactly where they exist in our environment.”