NowCloud Security provides Continous Compliance for GoldenEye and Petya

A little over a month after WannaCry affected hundreds of thousands of devices around the world, world-wide news is reporting that a new “massive ransomware campaign” that revolves around a member of the GoldenEye and WannaCry ransomware family is “currently unfolding worldwide.”

GoldenEye is particularly nasty because it’s more thorough than other ransomware. In addition to encrypting individual files, GoldenEye also encrypts NTFS structures and “has a specialized routine that forcefully crashes the computer to trigger a reboot.” There’s currently no workaround–if your device is affected by GoldenEye, you’ll either have to cough up the $300 ransom or bid farewell to that particular computer.

Don’t be caught this time around  wondering if your systems are vulnerable in a reactive manner.  We at NowCloud are continually tracking DSS, FBI, US-CERT, and other sources for the latest news on vulnerabilities which impact you.

Our latest video shows a quick glimpse into our new service, NowCloud Security which provides real-time and proactive assessment and remediation of your environment for the latest vulnerabilities.  In addition to providing you with an automated, continuous compliance approach for managing vulnerabilities, NowCloud maintains a up-to-date catalog of detection techniques, and remediation mechanisms, which provides you with instant visibility to impact to your organization.

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Nothing but Blue Skies for NowCloud in D.C.

NowCloud’s first customer expo was a huge success as we attended—and provided sponsorship at—the BMC Exchange Federal in Washington, D.C. last week, held at the Marriot Ward hotel. We were the talk of the conference as buzz surrounding NowCloud could be heard across the floor among industry professionals from around the country.

The BMC Exchange Federal saw over 400 attendees this year as speakers presented on industry topics relating to government modernization and innovation, and how BMC products can effect change.

Keynote speaker and BMC Senior Vice President Dan Streetman shared perspectives on the changing digital involvement of government and top initiatives.

Beyond the invaluable information offered by various speakers at the conference, we were able to make connections with a great mixture of business and technical industry leaders. The NowCloud team’s demonstration of our portal was particularly successful in garnering interest in our self-service compliance product and sec-ops.  Plus, the activity we generated online through live social media coverage and YouTube channel content sharing was beyond our anticipated results. What a great experience!

You can learn more about the topics covered at the BMC Exchange Federal here. And check out the BMC products and model.

If you’re interested in cloud management and want to learn how NowCloud can integrate BMC products to achieve your business goals, contact our sales team.