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UpGuard Becomes Member of the CIS | @CloudExpo @UpGuard #Cloud #Security #Analytics

Data visualization and analytics provide companies new insight into their security infrastructure

UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk.

CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist to run CIS benchmarks, including CIS's own tool, but generating assessments that are insightful and practical for IT managers has been a persistent challenge for the space. UpGuard has been able to differentiate itself from legacy solutions by tackling that ongoing issue head on. Its data visualizations and advanced analytics enable users to find patterns in their results so that they can allocate IT resources and prioritize critical security issues.

"A decade ago, the capacity to generate data was a powerful tool in a company's arsenal. Fast-forward to now and businesses are overwhelmed by the masses of data available to them. At UpGuard we understand that context is critical for turning that data into applicable insights, especially when it comes to addressing CIS benchmarks," said Greg Pollock, VP of Product at UpGuard. "We've amplified the power of CIS benchmarks by arming companies with the context they need to fully understand the state of their own systems."

UpGuard provides that context first by visualizing third-party security benchmarks alongside an organization's internal policies to highlight conflicting requirements. It then puts benchmark results in the context of other risk factors, such as integrity monitoring and vulnerability detection. Lastly, UpGuard augments the internal risk assessment with an external digital reputation score and integrates with change management, alerting, and GRC reporting tools to provide a complete picture of an organization's risk profile.

In joining CIS and providing a solution for enhanced, contextual security, UpGuard is making it easier than ever for companies to better understand the status of their IT infrastructure and comply with CIS guidelines.

@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley
(November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.

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Track 1: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Track 2: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Track 3: Internet of Things & Cloud
Track 4: APIs & Cloud Security
Track 5: Big Data Analytics
Track 6: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Track 7: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
Track 8: IoT Developer
Track 9: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics

Delegates to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo will be able to attend 9 simultaneous, information-packed education tracks.

There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.

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