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    Cloud Storage Security Achieves AWS Security Competency Status and Launches Data Classification for Amazon S3
    Cloud Storage Security Achieves AWS Security Competency Status and Launches Data Classification for Amazon S3

    AWS recognizes data protection provider for its proven technology and deep expertise in helping customers achieve their cloud security goals

    Image of Pies with Pi symbol to represent Pi Day 2022 at AWS - Analysis By Cloud Storage Security
    One Thing Missing From AWS Pi Day 2022

    AWS celebrated 16 years since the launch of Amazon S3 with AWS Pi Day on March 14, 2022. Since the beginning of the year, some incredible announcements have been made including improvements to file integrity, the new Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class, general availability of AWS Backup, and much more. With over 200 trillion files being stored (that’s 29,000 files per person on earth) and more than 100 million requests per second for files, S3 is used now more than ever. However, there’s still one aspect of storage security that continues to be overlooked — the topic of antivirus scanning.

    FBI and CISA Guidance on Destructive Malware

    It is well known that malware can disrupt the availability of critical assets and data, impairing an organization’s ability to operate. It is key that organizations remain vigilant and defend against malware across all potential entry points. Recently, the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint cybersecurity advisory to raise awareness regarding destructive malware and provide preventative recommendations.

    Showcase how to prevent a security incident and comply with SOC 2 via Cloud Storage Security for MindEdge
    Cloud Storage Security Helps MindEdge Prevent Security Incident As They Prepare for SOC 2 Audit

    Customer Challenge As a fast-growing learning management solution, MindEdge was receiving a growing number of questions from existing and potential customers about their security practices. MindEdge determined that the best route for elevating customer confidence was to achieve SOC 2 compliance. While preparing their roadmap for making their system and processes SOC 2 compliant, they found themselves in need of additional security controls to ensure that objects stored and shared from Amazon S3 buckets were scanned and clean from malware. The team identified three main requirements that needed to be met:

    Discover how ADEC Innovations Guarantees Customers Malware-Free Reports
    ADEC Innovations Guarantees Customers Malware-Free Reports

    Customer Challenge ADEC Innovations hosts an application on AWS that collects environmental data, charts, and assets from public sources and aggregates these resources as elements in a pdf report for environmental professionals. The reports are stored in Amazon S3 buckets and delivered to customers via automated email. Occasionally, customers would report that the delivery of the file had been blocked by their firewall or that the local device’s endpoint solution warned the user of potential malicious code embedded in the report.

    Workvivo Ensures Application Users are Free From Risk of Malware

    Customer Challenge Workvivo is a workplace employee communication platform that allows organizations to keep their employees engaged and up to date with what their colleagues are doing. Like many solutions hosted on AWS, Workvivo utilizes Amazon S3 as the data store for ingesting and sharing files with its application users. Since employees using the platform can upload videos, images, documents, and other files, Workvivo realized there was a need to ensure that uploaded files are scanned for viruses and malware before they are shared with downstream application users.

    How to Secure Amazon S3 and Cloud Storage from Malware
    Ransomware: The Hidden Threat in Cloud Storage

    According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, “Roughly $350 million in ransom was paid to malicious cyber actors in 2020, a more than 300% increase from the previous year”. With Amazon S3 buckets continuously being the storage medium for uploaded files by most organizations, the attack surface is only increasing when an S3 bucket is left misconfigured and storing infected files.

    Poka Meets SOC 2 Compliance Requirements

    Customer Challenge Poka's connected worker platform for manufacturers leverages Amazon to store a variety of training content and user uploaded files that are then shared with downstream users as part of the application workflow. In order to meet SOC 2 compliance requirements to prove that all files were scanned for potential malware before they were shared by their solution, Poka implemented a homegrown solution leveraging an open-source virus detection engine, AWS Lambdas, and Amazon EFS as the main components. As their customer base and the volume of data and files grew, their in-house solution required increasing maintenance time to meet their real time scanning requirements.

    Cloud Storage Security Joins AWS ISV Accelerate Program

    Also Announces Investment Funding from Mistral Venture Partners Cloud Storage Security, creators of Antivirus for Amazon S3, announced two major milestones today in the growth of the cloud security company. The company has been accepted into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run or integrate with AWS. The program helps partners drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting the participating ISVs with the AWS Sales organization.

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