Cybersecurity Roundup: Forescout, Kudelski, CyberX and Clearedin
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John Van Blaricum, Kudelski’s chief marketing officer and vice president of global marketing, tells us his company works to develop strategic relationships with its technology partners, which includes “developing the proficiency and technical expertise in their technologies that allows us to also offer high-value services to our clients.”
“This includes manufacturer support and remote device management, but also implementation, consulting and training,” he said. “This makes us a more meaningful partner as well as differentiates us with our mutual clients. We have one of the fastest-growing and most recognized new MSSPs in the industry, as well as world-class professional services. As we’re able to add new technologies to our support and management portfolio, we have a greater competitive edge and a more meaningful solutions portfolio. This also expands the total available opportunity for our partners to engage and support new clients.”
Kudelski’s device support and management services are part of its larger portfolio of advanced managed security services (MSS), including endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat hunting and attacker deception.
CyberX Unleashes Automated Threat Extraction Platform
CyberX, an IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, has enhanced its specialized IoT/ICS threat intelligence capabilities with a new automated threat-extraction platform that uses machine learning to identify malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) campaigns targeting industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
Ganymede was designed to “dramatically” reduce the time required to identify, hunt and eradicate destructive malware such as LockerGoga that has cost industrial organizations tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in lost production and cleanup, according to CyberX. Plant safety systems also are being targeted by sophisticated nation-state adversaries across multiple industrial sectors globally. Also, trade secrets, such as proprietary design and manufacturing data, are being stolen from industrial companies.
Developed by Section 52, CyberX’s threat intelligence and security research team, Ganymede continuously ingests massive amounts of data from a range of open and closed sources to deliver data-driven analysis.
Phil Neray, CyberX’s vice president of industrial cybersecurity, tells us the new platform gives his company’s MSSP and channel partners a “value-added capability in the form of IoT/ICS-specific threat intelligence alert and reports they can now provide to their clients” in addition to core CyberX capabilities such as IoT/ICS asset discovery, risk and vulnerability management, and continuous monitoring for threats inside their clients’ IoT/ICS networks.
“We’ve all heard the expression, ‘It’s not a question of if, but when’ when it comes to cyberattacks,” he said. “So the key challenge for industrial and critical infrastructure organizations is identifying targeted attacks as soon as possible, before the attackers can blow up the plant or take it down with destructive ransomware like LockerGoga. Threat intelligence is a key component of identifying APTs during the initial stages of the kill chain, which gives service providers an opportunity to deliver additional services in the form of mitigation recommendation and onsite incident response.”
Cybersecurity Startup Closes $4.75 Million Seed Round
Clearedin, an anti-phishing SaaS company, has raised $4.75 million to eliminate phishing across email, Slack and other channels.
Bonfire Ventures led the round with participation from MS&AD Ventures, the venture arm of Mitsui Insurance Group.
In addition to defense for end users, the Clearedin dashboard outlines why an email has been marked as suspicious or as phish; in turn, administrators get a look at the domains and users with which their organization is communicating — helping IT teams to fine-tune their defenses.
Ranjeet Vidwans, Clearedin’s chief revenue officer, tells us his company is a channel-first organization.
“Phishing security for email, Slack and other collaboration and communication platforms should be part-and-parcel of how customers buy and use those services,” he said. “We are partnering with MSPs and MSSPs as our primary channel to market for our platform.”
With this round of funding, Clearedin plans to make an aggressive push to market.
“If there is an opportunity to push a transaction through a channel, that is our first priority,” Vidwans said. “Those are the providers that already have customer relationships that are trusted and have been nurtured, typically, over years of thoughtful customer service. Our mission is to provide those MSSPs a value-added capability that they can deliver to their end clients.”