SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Venafi, the industry leader in the automation, security and protection of cryptographic key and digital certificates, and TAG Cyber, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services firm, today announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual -- Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. Venafi is part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation's foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) following in-depth industry research and analysis. Venafi is also an inaugural TAG Cyber partner.
"The TAG Cyber report is the only major cyber security framework focused on practical advice," said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi. "We are very pleased to have contributed our advice and expertise on the best practices for protecting keys and certificates from cyber attacks, especially since this crucial information is conspicuously missing from other cyber security control frameworks."
The report details an urgent plan that outlines how America's commercial, financial and utility sectors should respond to escalating and increasingly complex cyber attacks. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the cyber security industry with specific insights from C-level executives and thought leaders. Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former chief security officer of AT&T and author of six books on cyber security, spearheaded writing and researching the report.
"Jeff and the Venafi team helped me understand the critical role of trust in the establishment of a modern cyber security architecture," said Amoroso. "Protecting keys and certificates is central to the efficacy of a wide range of cyber security technologies and has a dramatic, pivotal impact on overall attack surface and risk posture."
The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual has been written for information security and technology professionals in all industries with a special focus on U.S. infrastructure companies, including energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and utilities. The report will be available at no cost to all users as a free download on Venafi's website and TAG Cyber's website.
The handbook is centered around a revolutionary new approach to cyber security that calls on tech leaders of the largest and most important American enterprises to explode existing infrastructure to disperse data across multiple platforms, offload sensitive information into secure cloud-based solutions and reload systems, policies and personnel to better position them to effectively defend against cyber attacks that are not only likely, but occurring at an increasing rate.
It includes three volumes:
- Volume 1: TAG Cyber Security Fifty Controls details the fifty primary control areas required for CISO teams to be effective in this new era of cybersecurity. These areas include traditional controls such as firewall platforms and two-factor authentication along with non-traditional controls such as security recruiting and security R&D. For each control area, an extensive list of supporting vendors is included to help jumpstart local source selection.
- Volume 2: Interviews with Distinguished Vendor Principals includes in-depth conversations with the thought leaders and distinguished vendor principals. It offers a brief digest of the expert guidance and cyber security insights offered by these industry authorities during the research stages of this report.
- Volume 3: TAG Cyber Security Vendor Listings serves as a reference guide to the cyber security industry. This comprehensive review includes nearly 1,400 vendors this year, with an additional 500 vendors to be incorporated into the 2018 report.
About TAG Cyber, LLC
The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) is a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services company. Led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former chief security officer for AT&T, TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber attacks on their systems and data.
Venafi is the market-leading cybersecurity company that secures and protects the cryptographic keys and digital certificates every business and government depends on for secure communications, commerce, computing, and mobility. Venafi provides the Immune System for the Internet™, constantly assessing which keys and certificates are trusted, protecting those that should be trusted, and fixing or blocking those that are not. By protecting the foundation of all cybersecurity—keys and certificates—Venafi prevents them from being misused by cybercriminals. The Venafi Trust Protection Platform delivers an ever-evolving, intelligent solution that protects your network, business, and brand.
Venafi customers are among the world's most demanding, security-conscious Global 2000 organizations, including four of the top five U.S. banks, eight of the top U.S. 10 health insurance companies and four of the top seven U.S. retailers. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Origin Partners, Pelion Venture Partners, QuestMark Partners, and Silver Lake Partners. For more information visit www.venafi.com
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