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Early Warning PLATFORM for Cyber Attacks

In a world of stealthy threat, ambiguity and noise, we deliver early warning that gives you clarity

so you know which fires to put out first.

 

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Cyber attacks often take days, weeks or even months to develop. In most cases, you can actually do something about it before any real damage is done. However, most defenders struggle to do this. They are on the back foot, lacking the skills and accessibility to defend in a proactive way; drowning in noisy data and ‘intelligence’.

So, we thought…could we take these problems and build something that helps people ‘make better decisions earlier’? Take the workload off busy security teams - turn the ‘noise’ from networks and endpoints in to clarity, the reactive into action.

That’s what we’ve done. We are in the process of rolling out to customers in our Beta programme and are on track to launch in the coming months. Get in touch if you want to learn more or be the first to experience it in action.

 
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Cyber Risk Management: The future is early

31 July 2017

Cyber risk is just another business risk. The appropriate response is to manage it with an appropriate amount of resources. Total prevention is ideal, but often mitigation makes more economic sense.1

Don’t take it personally. Cybercrime is just business. The “entrepreneur” may be after money, glory, attention or some other objective, but in the end competition and economics prevail. Is it easier to break into your home or your neighbour’s to achieve their objective? What is the easiest way in?

If your conclusion is to throw a tonne of resources at building an impenetrable fortress, then you may have missed the point. Walls can be scaled. If you reinforce your windows, that will simply incentivise your attackers to try the hatch in the roof. Where does the spending end?

A more sensible strategy is to make calculated, adaptive, timely choices. The risk of cyber attacks is just that, a risk. And like any business risk, the appropriate response is to manage it with an appropriate amount of resources. Total prevention is ideal, but often does not support the economic argument. On the other hand, mitigation costs significantly lower than recovery. Early intervention minimises the impact of cyber attacks. Your attackers have broken through your roof hatch and are fumbling in the attic. Nothing has been stolen. Now pack up the valuables and calmly leave the building.

One advantage we now have is that we can generate and collect more information than ever before. For decades, strategic and tactical decisions on where to invest resources in cyber security were either retrospective (too late, the damage is done!) or mainly driven by guesswork (sometimes confused with intuition or experience). Today being cornered into after-the-fact, panicked countermeasures is no longer an inevitable fate. All this information we are collecting provides the opportunity for rich visibility and an evidence base for establishing a proactive cyber security posture.

This paves the way for an important addition to the cyber security armoury - an early warning system. What exactly is an early warning system? Simply put, a system to raise the early warning on targets of possible undesirable activity by systematically analysing a range of symptoms associated with early stages of threats. This has to be done so as to underpin decision-making on mitigating actions.

What attributes make for a good early warning system then?....

 

Read the full article here Cyber Risk Management: The future is early

 
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