Rebecca Yarbrough — April 24th, 2018
Virgil Security, Inc. is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Atomicorp team to update the cryptography used in OSSEC, the open-source Host-based Intrusion Detection system (HIDS) used by Fortune 500 companies such as Netflix and Facebook.
The Virgil Security team has upgraded OSSEC encryption using the NoiseSocket Protocol, developed by Alexey Ermishkin and Trevor Perrin using the same tech behind the messaging app Signal. OSSEC is now End-to-End Encrypted with Perfect Forward Secrecy to keep enterprise servers secure and compliant with GDPR and HIPAA standards.
Atomicorp pulls together members of the open source community like Virgil Security to maintain OSSEC and help enterprises detect the signs of intrusions on servers and catch malware and hacks before it’s too late.
With almost daily news about data breaches, this update to modern encryption technology is timely and significant.
The Atomicorp and Virgil Security teams met during MACH37, a cybersecurity accelerator based in Northern Virginia and this is just the first of several anticipated collaborations.
Virgil Security, Inc. makes every software developer a cryptographic expert. With Virgil Security, every developer can quickly and easily build cryptographic features such as encryption, password-free authentication, immutable data storage via Blockchain, and cryptographic verification of data, devices, and identities, into their products, with no cryptographic training, often in just minutes. Virgil’s open-source libraries are available for desktop, embedded (IoT), mobile, cloud, and web applications in a wide variety of modern programming languages. Founded in 2014, Virgil Security is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, USA, with offices in San Francisco, California, and Kiev, Ukraine. To learn more about Virgil Security, please visit https://VirgilSecurity.com/.
Atomicorp specializes in compliance and securing sensitive data on mission critical systems. Founded in 2015, the company developed a suite of tools enhancing the OSSEC HIDS/FIM software to assist Fortune 500 companies in achieving PCI, HIPAA, and other compliance requirements. Atomicorp supports a wide range of applications and operating systems to protect bleeding edge as well as legacy and .gov systems. With a focus on compliance Atomicorp’s technology uses smart machine learning and cognitive software as a first line of defense.