What the Capital One Breach Shows Us About Cloud Workload Protection

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What happened?  Many of us woke up to the news that the data of 100 million people were exposed when Capital One’s Amazon servers were breached by Seattle-based hacker.   While information about the specifics of the breach may never be known by the public, this staggering data loss is exceptionally instructive for organizations moving critical […]

Atomicorp Launches Linux Security Podcast

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Today, Atomicorp formally launches the Linux Security Podcast. Why? Well, we get a lot of questions about Linux and security and have been working across these two domains for about 25 years. There is clearly interest in discussing these topics, learning more about about them and also shedding light on the latest high-profile exploits and […]

Knock Out 99 PCI DSS Requirements with Atomic Secured OSSEC

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There are 270 PCI DSS requirements that must be addressed by any organization that accepts credit card payments. Compliance is required and can be a daunting task for all types of organizations. It often requires the implementation of dozens of software and security controls complemented by over one hundred process controls. Atomicorp has radically simplified […]

The Surprising Equifax Lesson. Patching Isn’t a Strategy.

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Everyone has now heard about the Equifax breach. It impacted millions of Americans who will face significant financial and credit risk for years while costing three senior Equifax executives their jobs. There is even talk that a nation state could use the information to target individuals with access to classified information. However, for businesses that […]

How to Add Web Security to Your OSSEC Deployment. Yes, You Need Web Security for OSSEC.

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It’s kind of strange to suggest adding security to OSSEC. The OSSEC project has security in its very name. However, as surprising as it may sound, while OSSEC may do some things well, it doesn’t do everything and some things it does so very poorly. It can give you a false sense of security. It […]

Atomic Secured Linux Now Available to All Plesk Users

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Atomicorp has a long history with Plesk. My brother Scott and I were co-founders of Plesk in 1999. When we founded Atomicorp, we had Plesk users in mind. Just like Plesk made server management an easier task through automation, we set out to automate server security. People now understand that cybersecurity is everyone’s problem. It’s […]

Atomicorp Releases Atomic Secured IoT Kernel – the Fastest and Most Robust Method to Implement IoT Security

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Chantilly, VA, September 7, 2017 ” Atomicorp, the leader in secure Linux, today announced Atomic Secured IoT Kernel, the first secure Linux kernel product specifically packaged for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Gartner predicts there will be 8.4 billion IoT devices in use in 2017 and Ericsson estimates that number will grow to 18 billion […]

Atomicorp Releases Free WAF Rule Set for ModSecurity

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Chantilly, VA, August 24, 2017 ” Atomicorp, the leader in secure Linux, today announced a free set of web application firewall (WAF) rules for ModSecurity. Atomicorp’s founders have actively supported ModSecurity and written WAF rules for more than a decade. Atomic Secured WAF Rules number more than 14,000 and are the standard of quality in […]

Atomicorp Releases First Kernel-Level Docker Security and is Available Today Through AWS, Azure and Direct

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Chantilly, VA, August 16, 2017 ” Atomicorp, the leader in secure Linux, today announced the first hardened Linux kernel designed specifically to protect Docker containers from entire classes of cyber attacks. Atomic Secured Docker Kernel for Ubuntu and CentOS are available today on Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The secure kernel comes pre-packaged with […]