Wallarm Launches Cybersecurity Transparency Initiative to Enable Collaborative and Transparent Security

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The Initiative empowers end users to audit security solutions for backdoors, vulnerabilities and publish reports on the veracity of vendor claims

Out of RSA Conference 2019, Wallarm, the company that delivers AI-powered application and API security, today announced that it launched the Cybersecurity Transparency Initiative to enable a world of continuous security through transparency and automation. The Initiative seeks to drive adoption, transparency, and visibility in security by championing and sustaining an ecosystem of projects and vendors willing to foster independent technical audits and verification of security tools.

Open source and commercial security technologies empower organizations to securely develop and operate scalable applications in dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds, while also integrating with containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructures, and declarative APIs. However, unlike cloud-native infrastructures, today’s security solutions are often opaque. As a result, end users have issues implementing, integrating, and configuring them correctly, as well as verifying whether or not the solution introduces additional security risks.

To address this issue and enable collaborative and transparent security, Wallarm established the Cybersecurity Transparency Initiative. Wallarm is inviting representatives from security and infrastructure companies, the open source community, end users, and security practitioners and researchers to join the Initiative to do the following:

  • Evangelize the value of transparency in security to the end-user community
  • Define and maintain visibility and transparency standards and attestation criteria
  • Serve the community by making security technologies accessible and reliable

The Initiative will accept members and member projects willing to adhere to its transparency recommendations. Candidates could nominate a project or a product to the Initiative by submitting the name and the accompanied attestation document. Based on the amount of information they can disclose, existing members of the Initiative will review the submission and assign new members the corresponding membership level best aligned with their disclosures.

“We’re excited to work with the security community to establish transparent security procedures and practices, similar to that of the open source community,” said Ivan Novikov, CEO, Wallarm. “Given the increasing complexity of today’s business infrastructures, we think it’s the perfect time to collaborate with industry experts to help make security much more accessible and reliable. We believe the Initiative will also help to facilitate organizational agility to ensure we stay ahead of security challenges.”

"This Initiative will help lay the foundation for true transparency within the security industry and in turn help make security much more accessible for companies big and small," said Igor Seletskiy, CEO, KernelCare. "As cyber-criminals continue to target businesses and consumers at alarming rates, the last thing any organization needs is an additional hurdle in implementing and maintaining complex security solutions. We’re excited to join the Initiative to help address these issues."

About Wallarm:
Wallarm is an AI startup focused on automated protection of websites, microservices, and APIs running on public and private clouds. The Wallarm security platform automates application security with application-specific WAF rules and vulnerability security tests. The technology provides dynamic, active, and focused security for hundreds of enterprises and SaaS companies. Wallarm was listed as number #7 in the security category in Inc. Magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Founded in 2013, Wallarm is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Toba Capital, Y Сombinator, Partech, Runa Capital, and other investors. For more information visit https://wallarm.com or follow the team on Twitter @wallarm.

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