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Swvl expands its City-to-City Travel and Business-to-Business Services while introducing a new subscription model for intra-city daily commuters – DAWN.com

Swvl, a global tech transportation company, is famous for providing semi-private transportation to the public at affordable rates. It has provided convenient, reliable, and affordable intercity and intracity rides across B2C and B2B verticals to its users in Pakistan for the past few years.
Swvl’s tech-enabled offerings make mobility safer, more efficient, and environment-friendly while ensuring it is accessible and affordable for everyone. Customers can book their rides on an easy-to-use app with varied payment options and access high-quality private buses and vans that operate according to fixed routes, times, and prices.
Swvl is committed to offering its city-to-city travel and B2B corporate services and also plans on launching a subscription service soon, aiming to enable their everyday riders with a reliable and affordable daily commute to workplaces and universities. This approach is a part of the company’s portfolio optimisation strategy to accelerate profitability and achieve positive cash flow by 2023.
The subscription service will cater to the company’s customer base to ensure safe and reliable daily transportation. It would be a much-needed option for its female user base, for whom Swvl was and will remain a safe, secure, and affordable means of transportation. To register for the service, please click here.
Swvl’s TaaS (Transport as a Service) model enables over 70 corporate clients to move at lesser costs with a portfolio that includes major organisations like Daraz and Hapag-Lloyd, while its city-to-city travel services cater to 50+ unique routes, all across Pakistan. These routes help connect travelers of more than 17 cities through its services which can be booked via the app.
Swvl TaaS has also partnered with Tufail Group, Cerebrum Corporation and K-Solar to build an electromobility ecosystem in Pakistan. This partnership is projected to manage the daily commute and transportation needs of business customers by bringing in modern electric vehicles which are beneficial for both people and the planet. This consortium is established to address Pakistan’s strategic requirement for energy security, and will lead to cost-saving over the projected life cycle along with substantial reduction in carbon emissions.
Swvl’s city-to-city travel services offer many ride options ranging from 45-seater buses to 14-seater minivans that will be available at traditional bus terminals or nearby stops within the city, providing a comfortable customer experience. Under the same umbrella, Swvl also offers a ‘hire-a-bus’ service where users can book a vehicle of choice and go wherever they want in Pakistan.
Get in touch with Swvl B2B team to provide transportation for your employees via email: inquiry@swvl.com
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Large language models have a reasoning problem – TechTalks

This article is part of our coverage of the latest in AI research.
Even before the recent craze about sentient chatbots, large language models (LLM) had been the source of much excitement and concern. In recent years, LLMs, deep learning models that have been trained on vast amounts of text, have shown remarkable performance on several benchmarks that are meant to measure language understanding.
Large language models such as GPT-3 and LaMDA manage to maintain coherence over long stretches of text. They seem to be knowledgeable about different topics. They can remain consistent in lengthy conversations. LLMs have become so convincing that some people associate them with personhood and higher forms of intelligence.
But can LLMs do logical reasoning like humans? According to a research paper by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, transformers, the deep learning architectures used in LLMs, don’t learn to emulate reasoning functions. Instead, they find clever ways to learn statistical features that inherently exist in the reasoning problems.
The researchers tested BERT, a popular transformer architecture, on a confined problem space. Their findings show that BERT can accurately respond to reasoning problems on in-distribution examples in the training space but can’t generalize to examples drawn from other distributions based on the same problem space.
Their work highlights some of the shortcomings of deep neural networks as well as the benchmarks used to evaluate them.
There are several benchmarks that test AI systems against natural language processing and understanding problems, such as GLUE, SuperGLUE, SNLI, and SqUAD. Transformers have been able to incrementally improve on these benchmarks as they grow bigger and are trained on larger datasets.
What is notable is that the performance of AI systems on these benchmarks is often compared to human intelligence. Human performance on these benchmarks is closely tied to common sense and the capacity for logical reasoning. But it is not clear whether large language models are improving because they have acquired logical reasoning capabilities or simply because they have been exposed to very large amounts of text.
To verify this, the UCLA researchers developed SimpleLogic, a class of logical reasoning problems that are based on propositional logic. To make sure that language models are strictly tested for their reasoning abilities, the researchers removed language variance by using templated language structures.
A SimpleLogic problem consists of a set of facts, rules, queries, and labels. Facts are predicates that are known to be true. Rules are conditions, defined as clauses. The query is the problem that the ML model must respond to. And the label is the answer to the query, “true” or “false.”
The SimpleLogic problems are compiled into continuous text strings with the signals and separators that language models expect during training and inference.
One of the characteristics of SimpleLogic is that its problems are self-contained and require no prior knowledge. This is especially important because, as many scientists argue, when humans speak, they omit their shared knowledge. This is why language models often fall into traps when asked questions about basic world knowledge that every human knows. In contrast, SimpleLogic provides you with everything you need to solve its problems.
Therefore, anyone looking at a few problems posed in the SimpleLogic format should be able to deduce its rules and be able to process new examples regardless of their background knowledge.
The researchers prove that the problem space in SimpleLogic can be represented by a reasoning function. The researchers further show that BERT has more than enough capacity to solve all the problems in SimpleLogic and they can manually adjust the ML model’s parameters to represent the reasoning function.
However, when they trained BERT on a dataset of SimpleLogic examples, the model could not learn the reasoning function by itself. The machine learning model managed to achieve near-perfect accuracy on one data distribution. But it did not generalize to other distributions within the same problem space. This is despite the training dataset covering the entire problem space and all distributions being derived from the same reasoning function.
(Note: This is different from the out-of-distribution generalization challenge, which applies to open-space problems. When a model can’t generalize to OOD data, its performance drops significantly when processing data that fall outside of the distribution of its training set.)
The researchers write, “Upon further investigation, we provide an explanation for this paradox: the model attaining high accuracy only on in-distribution test examples has not learned to reason. In fact, the model has learned to use statistical features in logical reasoning problems to make predictions rather than to emulate the correct reasoning function.”
This finding highlights an important challenge in using deep learning for language tasks. Neural networks are very good at finding and fitting statistical features. In some applications, this can be very useful. For example, in sentiment analysis, there is a strong correlation between certain words and classes of sentiments.
However, for logical reasoning tasks, even if statistical features are present, the model should try to find and learn the underlying reasoning function.  
“Caution should be taken when we seek to train neural models end-to-end to solve NLP tasks that involve both logical reasoning and prior knowledge [emphasis mine] and are presented with language variance,” the researchers write, stressing that the challenges posed by SimpleLogic become exacerbated in real-world situations, where a lot of the information that LLMs require is simply not included in the data.
The researchers observed that when they removed a statistical feature from the training dataset, it resulted in an improvement in the performance of the language model on other distributions in the same problem space. However, the problem is that finding and removing multiple statistical features is easier said than done. As the researchers note in their paper, “such statistical features can be countless and extremely complicated, and thus very difficult to be removed from training data.”
Unfortunately, the logical reasoning problem does not go away as language models become larger. It just becomes hidden it in their huge architecture and very large training corpus. LLMs can spit out facts and nicely stitched-together sentences, but when it comes to logical reasoning, they are still using statistical features to make inferences, which is not a solid foundation.
And there is no sign that by adding layers, parameters, and attention heads to transformers, the logical reasoning gap will be bridged.
The paper is in line with other work that shows the limits of neural networks in learning logical rules, such as the game of life or abstract reasoning on visual data.
The paper highlights one of the main challenges that current language models face. As the UCLA researchers note, “On the one hand, when a model is trained to learn a task from data, it always tends to learn statistical patterns, which inherently exist in reasoning examples; on the other hand, however, the rules of logic never rely on statistical patterns to conduct reasoning. Since it is difficult to construct a logical reasoning dataset that contains no statistical features, it follows that learning to reason from data is difficult.”
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Diddy Dedicates ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ Performance To Kim Porter At BET Awards: Video


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Diddy was honored at the 2022 BET Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the music industry over the years. Babyface and Kanye West presented him with the award, while other stars like Mary J. Blige and Busta Rhymes performed a tribute to him, but it was Diddy’s own dedication to the his ex, Kim Porter, while he was singing “I’ll Be Missing You”, that was the most memorable moment of the night. Watch it below.
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Later, when Diddy took the stage again to accept his award, he thanked Kim and revealed how much he misses her. “I miss Kim,” he told the crowd before also giving a shoutout to the late Notorious B.I.G., who “I’ll Be Missing You” was actually written about in 1997.
As fans will recall, Diddy’s ex was found dead in her home on Nov. 15, 2018 at the age of 47. And it was later revealed that she died of lobar pneumonia. Diddy and Kim began their relationship in the ’90s. They broke up in 1999, but later rekindled their romance in 2003. They ended up splitting again in 2007, but they remained close friends and co-parents to their three children together: twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila Star, and son Christian.
BET announced Diddy as this year’s recipient on June 13.
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Bulgari Releases Two New Octo Finissimo Models In 18k Rose Gold With Brown Dials – duPont REGISTRY DAILY

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The rose gold/chocolate theme makes its way to the Bulgari Collection.
With a market full of luxury watches that incorporate every fit and finish imaginable, collectors rely on popular trends to help navigate through the influx of vintage and modern examples. One consistent trend throughout the community is the stunning combination of rose gold with rich dark brown accents. We see it on the Rolex Day-Date 40, Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R, and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, displaying an elegant style onto the most desirable watch models in the world. The horological experts at Bulgari are proud to showcase the popular configuration on its record-breaking Octo Finissimo Collection, featuring two new models with two completely different designs.
The first model to receive its new makeover is the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic, showcasing its ultra-thin 40mm octagonal case design crafted from 18k rose gold. Its brown lacquered dial beautifully displays the watch’s hours, minutes, and small seconds functions. The Octo Finissimo Automatic is driven by Bulgari’s in-house BVL138 movement, capable of holding a 60-hour power reserve while operating under a 21’600 VpH frequency. Fit with a transparent sapphire backcase and a matching 18k rose gold bracelet, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic quickly sold out with a price tag of $44,800.
Next on the list for a precious metal redesign is the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT, showcasing a more significant 43mm satin-polished case with a more refined geometric design. Beneath its layers of precious metal bezels, a brown and gold chronograph dial design neatly organizes the complex functions of the world’s slimmest self-winding watch. A sophisticated Bulgari BVL318 movement supplies power to its automatic winding, hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, and chrono functions. A sapphire backcase allows the opportunity to view the movement in action, with commemorative engravings on the outer portion to signify the special releases. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT comes on a comfortable brown large-scale alligator leather strap, with a price tag of $35,800. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
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Deer Lake RCMP warns of suspicious pair possibly targeting female youth – Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 23, 2022
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Deer Lake RCMP is warning of a suspicious male and female following a report received the afternoon of June 22, 2022.

The report indicated that female youths were approached at a local coffee shop by a couple believed to be French.

The unknown woman approached one of the teens and said she had a model agency and was recruiting models. She provided details of her Instagram account.
The woman is described as in her mid 40s, tall and slender with reddish long brown hair and wearing an orange motorcycle coat. The male is described as in his late 50s, with a salt and pepper goatee and black hair, slicked back. Both were wearing motorcycle gear and were on an orange sport motorcycle.

Police are interested in speaking with the couple to determine their intentions and ask residents to continue to report any suspicious activity. Parents and guardians are asked to speak with their children to determine if they were approached by the couple. Please call Deer Lake RCMP 709-635-2173 with any information.
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RSAC Startup Competition Focuses on Post-Cloud IT Infrastructure

Digital Strategist Chris Hood
RSA CONFERENCE 2022 – RSAC’s Innovation Sandbox is a Shark Tank-like competition, bringing 10 startup finalists to present onstage before judges.
Talon Security seized the first-place prize with a bold vision for the corporate Web browser of the future. For those thinking the browser is too competitive a market to take on, Talon’s pitch makes intriguing arguments.
Deploying any kind of traditional security controls or software across operating systems, and into third-party contractors or personal devices, is logistically difficult or impossible. Yet Web browsers can be deployed by any user without admin privileges. In 2019, Microsoft consolidated under Google’s open source Chromium code base, so Talon’s Chromium browser should enjoy broad device and Web compatibility.
After requiring users to have Talon’s browser to access their clouds, corporations then gain centralized management to control access levels. Talon ensures privileged data stays contained within the browser, as it can block saving, screen capture, or cut and paste.
Talon is not the only startup stretching our understanding of security’s future. With these nine other innovative finalists, three trends have emerged.
Many of these entrepreneurs proposed bold visions for reimagining cloud security. Zero trust has been a popular approach, centralizing continuous authorization, device attestation, and taking the least-privilege approach in the cloud. Sharon Goldberg, CEO of the second-place finisher, BastionZero, takes issue with even calling today’s solutions zero trust, “when really they create a single point of compromise.”
BastionZero’s founders came out of the cryptography world, where decentralized encryption, such as that in Bitcoin, and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are common. BastionZero enables engineers and build processes to authenticate to the cloud using multiple roots of trust. With this differentiator, if one root is compromised, organizations still maintain control.
Attack surface management company SevCo is the brainchild of JJ Guy and Greg Fitzgerald, the founders of Carbon Black and Cylance, respectively. Attempts at device inventories have always been an industry failure, and the problem has become worse with our remote and rapidly churning workforce.
SevCo’s real-time streaming platform continuously correlates inventory from many sources through APIs. They record suspicious changes over time and are expecting to tame the problem of unmanaged and malicious devices reaching into clouds.
Unlike past years at Innovation Sandbox, the majority of 2022 finalists sell to users who do not report to the CISO. Talon’s Web browser, SevCo’s IT inventory, and BastionZero’s authentication are more likely to fall under the CIO. Judges are surely sensitive to the demand for securing post-cloud IT infrastructure and defending digitization across organizations.
Another trio of startups in the competition emphasized working across these departments. Dasera frees data security that’s been siloed within data, IT, and privacy teams. It visualizes data context, automates workflows, and coordinates policy and actions. Dasera ends up being a single pane of glass to visualize and manage data security across multiple departments and throughout its life cycle.
Torq is using a no-code approach that’s seen recent success in automating cloud operations. It allows security professionals to visually build automation without the help of programmers, reducing costs. In addition to automating incident response, Torq can seamlessly coordinate with IT on the growing backlog of account provisioning, caused by identity attacks.
SecDevOps startup Cycode reaches across the organization to defend DevOps’ entire pipeline: from application code to open source libraries and deployment paths. Cycode also automates remediation workflows to reduce costs.
Malware is still big on endpoints but receives less emphasis in cloud security. It’s difficult for hackers to ensure their malware runs in the cloud near the data they target, especially with technologies like “serverless” containers and lambda functions. From what we know today, hackers are more likely to make API calls into or across the cloud, often sitting at their own devices behind anonymized IPs.
The cloud’s crown jewels are applications and APIs that are exposed to the outside by design, said Neosec founder Giora Engel. Attackers can access them directly with credentials — whether legitimate or stolen. Hence the cloud security adage, “Hackers don’t break in, they log in.” Neosec leverages API gateways, like Google Apigee. It discovers an organization’s APIs, detects their vulnerabilities, and monitors use and abuse. Neosec wields behavioral analytics and offers a managed detection and response service on top.
Lightspin also doesn’t focus on malware detection but manages cloud posture and protects workloads through a unique graph technology. Less-experienced analysts can visualize the most critical attack paths where vulnerabilities and configurations need closing. It’s one of the easier products to use in its space.
Meanwhile, Cado Security brings forensics and incident response to cloud workloads. Instead of placing agents inside these workloads, Cado obtains cloned images of their disk, memory, and surrounding logfiles. Since offline forensic analysis has zero impact on high-availability workloads, cloud forensics has exciting potential.
Cado is one of the few examining binary files and processes inside workloads. It doesn’t tout specific malware detection, yet allows searching for malware indicators and visualizing timelines.
Araali Networks is bucking the trend and places agents into the private cloud, leveraging Kubernetes DaemonSets and Linux’s extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF). Araali examines network traffic, enforces policies, and blocks malicious code.
Innovation Sandbox 2022 was a barometer for the rapid industry changes that are underway to secure the cloud. Cybersecurity must defend digitization across IT, data, privacy, and DevOps. It’s a different world, where threats are a lot bigger than just malware.
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Madonna's daughter shines during Paris Fashion Week – ABC News

The 25-year-old modeled during Marin Serre's Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show.
Onlookers were delighted to see a head-turning appearance from Lourdes Leon during Paris fashion week.
Madonna's daughter, 25, was photographed as she walked along the runway for the Marine Serre Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show this weekend. This season's extravaganza was held at an outdoor track.
Leon closed out the fashion label's "State of Soul" show wearing a fitted full-bodied catsuit and a bevy of gold-toned chain belts, bracelets and necklaces.
Marine Serre's signature moon print has been worn by people like Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner, and the budding model's ensemble also included the famed pattern all over.
While this was a big moment for Leon, it isn't her major modeling debut. She's also been featured in Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show this past fall, and has also starred in major campaigns with designers such as Mugler and Marc Jacobs.
Last year, Leon shared some advice her mother gave her when she decided to start modeling while speaking with Interview Magazine. She said Madonna told her, "Proceed with caution and think about what you want to be known for."
She continued, "My mom is very insistent on making me think about what I want to be known for beyond my looks." That's not what I want people to remember me by. It's not real. I want to create a world in which models have more agency over what they're doing, and they're not just silent clothing racks."
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Kate Spade Surprise 1-Day Sale: All Bags, Jewelry & More Are an Extra 20% Off With Deals Starting at $5

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If you’re a fan of Kate Spade styles, drop what you’re doing and head over to Kate Spade Surprise ASAP. They’re having a rare sitewide sale you don’t want to miss. In fact, the sale lasts for one day only!
Kate Spade Surprise is one of our go-to sources for scoring chic designer bags at a discount since everything on site is up to 75% off. That even includes their super playful and unique novelty collection and new arrivals. In addition to their everyday discounts, they also have a Kate Spade Surprise Deal of the Day, where you can score additional savings on top of already reduced prices.
Typically, their 24-Hour Deal of the Day is limited to one particular bag, style or collection. But today—and today only!—they’ve expanded their 24-hour deal to include the entire site. That means everything on site is not only up to is 75% off, it’s an additional 20% off on top of that. All you have to do is enter the code SURPRISE20 at checkout to receive your discount. 
With an additional discount like that, you’re bound to see some jaw-dropping prices. In fact, prices start at just $5 for patches you can use to customize your purses or clothes, jewelry and other accessories start at $15, and bags (like the $259 Bing Cherry Wallet on Chain) start at $55.
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4 Models For The Post-Pandemic Office | Inc.com – Inc.

Advances in information technology, pandemic-driven social-distancing, the fierce competition for talent and near-record high inflation are forcing business leaders to rethink where and how their organizations work.
If companies allow people to work from home, they can save money by reducing office space and helping inflation-pinched workers to hold onto the cash they would otherwise spend on commuting while giving them more control over how they spend their time.
If you manufacture physical goods or provide an in-person service, your people must work inside and your company has to own or lease the buildings where your company gets work done.
If your company provides a service based on software or entertaining, educating, or informing your customers, you may be able to operate without owning or leasing real estate.
In this case, ask whether your most talented people prefer to work close to others or at home. Even if your people prefer to work from home, you may still want to rent spaces where they can get together occasionally to brainstorm growth ideas or reinforce your company’s culture.
To help business leaders think through these questions, here are four models to consider based on Boston-area companies that are grappling with these questions.
What should you do if you have locked in more space than you need through a long-term lease? One possibility is to redesign the fraction of the space that is occupied and lease out the rest.
That is what Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet service provider Akamai Technologies is doing with the “gleaming headquarters” it moved into a few months before the pandemic began, according to the Boston Globe. Akamai has locked in a $700 million, 15 year lease on the space while letting 95 percent of its people work remotely as long as they want.
Akamai’s solution is to reconfigure most of its floors and lease out the rest. Specifically, the company is setting up a plan in 15 of its 19 floors which gives a dedicated desk to each employee who comes in four days a week or more and offers unassigned seating to the rest. The other four floors will be subleased to tenants, noted the Globe.
Boston-based financial services provider, State Street, is building a new headquarters which it intends to occupy in 2023. 
State Street’s new office design will include four kinds of workstations depending on what in-office workers are doing. According to the Globe, these include, “a standard desk; a pod-style bench area with no computer monitors to distract from collaborative work; heads-down desk space with short dividers that limit interaction with others; and airport-lounge style spots with no power outlets, allowing for a quick sit with nice view but not a place to post up all day.”
To its credit, State Street will experiment with this configuration to determine how well it fosters the in-office work outcomes it is seeking to achieve.
What if your company is locked into a long-term lease with too much space and workers who can do their jobs from home and don’t want to commute? You could provide incentives for them to come to the office.Cambridge-based automotive shopping service, 
CarGurus — which is stuck with a 225,000 square foot headquarters lease in Boston’s tony Back Bay —  is offering its employees such a deal. In exchange for coming to the office twice a week, workers get a $15 lunch stipend, free parking, and a local gym membership, according to the Globe.
CEO Jason Trevisan fears that an all-Zoom work culture could impede mentorship, employee engagement, and efficiency. It remains to be seen how many CarGurus workers will be willing to pay for the gasoline to commute twice a week.
The most creative solution I’ve seen is to tailor the office experience to each worker. That’s what Matt Carroll, CEO of Boston-based software company Immuta, is doing. During the pandemic, Immuta — which leased a 16,000-square-foot office in Boston’s Seaport District — grew “from about 15 employees to more than 60,” wrote the Globe.
Carroll likens his employees to birds. As he told the Globe, “Eagles make quick decisions, owls prefer to hunker down in silence, parrots enjoy collaborating with others. No one team, no two employees are quite the same.”
Bob Boule, an Immuta employee who strikes me as a parrot, gets up early to make a long commute into Boston several days a week so after work he can have “a beer with a colleague or head to a Red Sox game,” noted the Globe.
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Zscaler Launches Posture Control Solution

Digital Strategist Chris Hood
San Jose, California, June 22, 2022 / Las Vegas, Nevada, June 22, 2022
Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced its new Posture Control™ solution, designed to give organizations unified Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) functionality tailor-made to secure cloud workloads. Integrated into the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™, the Posture Control solution enables DevOps and security teams to efficiently prioritize and remediate risks in cloud-native applications earlier in the development lifecycle. The completely agentless solution correlates and prioritizes risks, such as unpatched vulnerabilities in containers and VMs, excessive entitlements and permissions, and cloud service misconfigurations.
“The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve as more applications reside across multi-cloud footprints, making it more difficult than ever for security, IT, and DevOps teams to keep up with new types of attacks and efficiently prioritize and then remediate cloud risks,” said Amit Sinha, President, Zscaler. “Unlike point cloud security tools, which lack context and overburden operators with alerts while missing the full picture, Zscaler’s new Posture Control solution correlates signals across several cloud security disciplines to identify and prioritize real risk drivers and high priority security incidents. Also, by extending security directly into developer workflows, infosec teams can collaborate more effectively with DevOps teams to proactively secure applications earlier in the development lifecycle.”
Today, most enterprises are forced to implement and manage dozens of point security tools to achieve complete security coverage. These tools operate in silos and are not integrated, leading to visibility challenges, security gaps, and friction among cross-functional teams. However, due to the dynamic nature of the cloud, security risks are made up of a combination of several complex issues that are interconnected across multiple layers. To address them, security teams need a consolidated platform that prioritizes risk across all their cloud environments.
To meet the scale and speed required for cloud-native application development, organizations need a unified approach that envelops the entire Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) lifecycle, integrating seamlessly with developer and DevOps workflows. They also need a simplified architecture that correlates issues across multi-cloud environments to better identify high priority security risks and deliver remediation via each stakeholder’s preferred workflows earlier in the development process.
“As organizations increasingly move their applications to the cloud, security teams struggle to keep up with cloud-native development because multiple siloed tools create too many alerts that are difficult to manage and prioritize,” said Melinda Marks, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “With its integrated approach, Zscaler’s Posture Control solution can help security and DevOps teams better identify, prioritize, and remediate risks. With solutions like this, organizations can focus on the top issues to greatly reduce their overall risk.”
Zscaler’s new Posture Control solution builds on the security capabilities of Zscaler’s proven Workload Communications solution, which is designed to secure cloud applications at runtime. Integrated with the Zscaler for Workloads service, the Posture Control solution and Workload Communications are combined to unify development and runtime security of cloud-native and VM-based applications running on any service in any cloud. The Posture Control solution delivers comprehensive coverage of all cloud environments in a singular view and a unified data model to enable security, IT, and DevOps teams to secure cloud apps without disrupting the development processes. Following are key features of the Posture Control solution:
For more details about Zscaler’s Posture Control solution, please see here.
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Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SSE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.
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