Cylitic Security | November 15, 2021
Cylitic Security, a cyber security services provider, announced that it has chosen Swimlane, the leader in cloud-scale low-code security automation, to scale up its security operations.
Cylitic is pioneering a comprehensive managed security service to help small to medium-sized businesses successfully fight off sophisticated cyberattacks.
On average, Fortune 100 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on dedicated professional cybersecurity analysts, complicated tools, and technologies to continuously monitor their networks looking for anomalies and act in real-time to mitigate threats. Unfortunately, these capabilities are not always realistic for smaller entities. Security talent is expensive and sparse. Some cybersecurity technology vendors won't sell to smaller entities, which is also a disadvantage.
Yet, cybersecurity is not a concern only prevalent amongst large-scale enterprises--nor are the associated challenges with keeping an organization secure. Cybersecurity is an industry-wide concern for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Deploying security automation systems can bring the sophistication of enterprise-scale systems to the SMB customer. Low-code security automation provides a robust application development capability for use cases that can be solved with simple drag-and-drop data entry and business logic to extremely complex, sophisticated solutions that meet the needs of the entire organization. Cylitic's purpose is to bring advanced security capabilities and expertise to small to medium-sized customers who normally otherwise wouldn't have this access. Cylitic is leveling the playing field against threat adversaries who specifically target smaller organizations.
"We are excited to be partnering with Swimlane. Their platform allows us to scale our security service even further and helps us protect tens of thousands of mission-critical systems for smaller organizations. Technology like Swimlane is common in large, sophisticated Fortune ranked companies and Government agencies. This is yet another piece of the puzzle for Cylitic to democratize the state of technology and tactics for smaller organizations that don't have experienced cybersecurity teams," said Andrew Thornton, Cylitic Security's Chief Security Officer.
"Today, every company is a technology company,Moreover, every company is experiencing the impacts of a global talent shortage, and simultaneously, security is having an unprecedented impact on businesses and their bottom line, making cybersecurity a company-wide issue. Together, Swimlane and Cylitic are bringing the power of the low-code security automation to the SMB market, providing a customer-first approach by combining security technology integrations with industry best practices to create market-ready solutions that accelerate time-to-value."
Cody Cornell, co-founder, and chief strategy officer, Swimlane
Swimlane is the leader in cloud-scale, low-code security automation. Supporting use cases beyond SOAR, Swimlane improves the ease with which security teams can overcome process and data fatigue, as well as chronic staffing shortages. Swimlane unlocks the potential of automation beyond the SOC by delivering a low-code platform that serves as the system of record for the entire security organization and enables anyone within the organization to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the protection of the organization.
Cylitic Security provides cyber security technology and services. Collectively the Cylitic team has defended global Fortune companies and critical government systems. Cylitic combines best in class Silicon Valley engineering with exceptional security talent to create the next generation of managed security services. Cylitic's people + technology work synergistically to protect their customers around the clock. The Cylitic team is particularly proud to apply their skills and tools to help protect small mission critical companies.
IPKeys | September 09, 2021
IPKeys Power Partners, the leading cybersecurity, cyber compliance, and smart grid technology company, announced today the release of its groundbreaking SigmaFlow Beacon platform to provide utilities, generators, and grid operators a simple, unified solution for cybersecurity monitoring and compliance requirements.
The SigmaFlow Beacon platform is built specifically to help organizations align with North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) compliance mandates. It provides NERC registered entities with a single solution to advance, simplify and improve existing cybersecurity and monitoring requirements.
"We are pleased to provide utilities, generators and grid operators a system that ensures unification of cybersecurity monitoring and NERC-CIP compliance requirements," said Robert Nawy, CEO IPKeys. "It is long past time for the worlds of compliance and cyber defense to converge to provide cyber assurance for our power grid. The SigmaFlow Beacon unites needed capabilities of real-time cybersecurity monitoring with governance and regulation."
The SigmaFlow Beacon provides one, purpose-built solution for NERC baseline management, collecting the critical cyber data in real time and seamlessly incorporating the approval process within the SigmaFlow workflow and evidence platform. SigmaFlow Beacon technology is built for rapid deployment, making it faster and easier to implement than current monitoring solutions. It will save utilities valuable time, and provide seamless Critical Infrastructure Protection, improved cybersecurity, and audit ready results.
Today, NERC registered entities must use multiple vendors and systems to monitor baseline security and compliance data. These solutions are not connected to workflow, making the correlation between change management and baseline authorization next to impossible because multiple changes could be made since the facilities' last scan.
"SigmaFlow Beacon is a major step towards our vision of bringing compliance and security teams together, at the same time simplifying the act of maintaining compliance while enhancing real world cybersecurity," said Louis Riendeau, IPKeys Vice President, Operations & Product Management.
"Many of our clients and Governance & Regulation communities tend to get a sense of false cybersecurity validation by passing NERC compliance audits, SigmaFlow Beacon and the entire IPKeys Cyber Lab-as-a-Service platform introduces automated NERC compliance and advancement in real cybersecurity protection," said Trey Kirkpatrick, VP, NERC Implementation Services and Consulting.
Benefits of a Unified Approach between Cybersecurity and Compliance
Improved cybersecurity: The fewer moving parts, the fewer opportunities for errors—and the fewer cracks for hackers to get in through. With cybersecurity and compliance in sync, there is a shared knowledge between organizations.
Time Savings: When a crisis strikes, immediate action is vital. With unified security and compliance, there is less risk of misunderstanding or miscommunication between organizations, less need for work to be redone, and fewer questions about completion.
Seamless CIP management: Unified end-to-end management of security and compliance ensures consistent CIP management, while providing more efficient and accessible records, greater access to critical information, and reducing data errors, missed assignments or due dates.
Always audit-ready: All data is stored in one secure location, and is consistent, connected, complete and primed for scrutiny.
Large cybersecurity incidents like the SolarWinds breach or the Colonial Pipeline hack garner most of the attention, but hundreds of smaller attacks have impacted businesses, municipalities, and utilities across the country - and the threat is accelerating. According to Statescoop, between 2013 and 2018, 180 documented cyberattacks occurred, while 236 incidents have been reported since 2019.
About IPKeys Power Partners
IPKeys Power Partners' industry-leading, secure OT and IoT intelligence platform addresses the complex cybersecurity, data, and communications challenges faced by operators of mission-critical networks for customers in the energy, government, and industrial markets. The company's suite of solutions encompass cybersecurity and cyber compliance for dynamic OT/IT environments, data analytics, secure energy management, and public safety network monitoring. The company is headquartered in New Jersey and has offices in California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.
prnewswire | October 28, 2020
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM).
The MoU provides a framework under which HGC will facilitate its portfolio of critical cybersecurity skillsets to the telecommunications industry whilst fostering increased cybersecurity innovation by enabling CyberSecurity Malaysia to achieve its purpose of overcoming national cyber security challenges and deliver greater ICT benefits to internet users.
The MoU will at first benefit large to medium enterprises, the financial services industry (FSI), government and semi-government bodies. The cooperation's impact will be felt beyond Malaysia's borders by reaching HGC's customers overseas, in particularly across the Asia community, and within a wide range of industry verticals such as e-health, e-commerce, e-education initiatives.
HGC provides broad range of connectivity and cybersecurity services to keep safe
Given the increase in the number of internet users has a direct implication on the increase in potential threat on information systems, it is essential to take necessary precautionary measures.
According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, between January and September 2020, Malaysia has recorded 8,366 cybersecurity incidents, including fraud, intrusion, and malicious code -- an increase of nearly 10% over compared to 2019.
Under the collaboration, HGC with its international exposure is tasked with provisioning its cybersecurity expertise including consulting, managed security services, engineering, risk management, cloud security and advisory services. This will in turn enable CyberSecurity Malaysia to boost its range of cyber security innovation-led services, programmes, and initiatives to reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia's self-reliance in cyberspace.
The MoU will cover cybersecurity cooperation in key areas including telecom security, IoT security and threats intelligence. The exchange of information on telecommunication networks, ICT solutions and cybersecurity can further improve cyberattack readiness and prevention measures.
Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC's SVP of International Business, said: "Cybersecurity is a paramount asset, key to HGC's vision of a connected world. As a global telecommunications service provider, we are committed to promoting sustainable development of technological innovations, keeping cybersecurity at the centre of business solutions. More, cybersecurity is important in a smart city as the infrastructure can be vulnerable and needs to avoid any breaches. HGC is dedicated to support cybersecurity for ICT and network initiatives, ensuring a secure and reliable digital business environment."
Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Today, cyber security is a major concern for most industries and the vulnerabilities are rising at an alarming rate; hence IT professionals are in high demand to analyse and overcome these threats. Moreover, these attacks could have been dealt with if those businesses have better cyber resilience. Organizations today are beginning to complement their cybersecurity strategies with cyber resilience. CyberSecurity Malaysia, a national cyber security specialist and technical center under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, identifies collaboration as one way to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Malaysia. CyberSecurity Malaysia is pleased with the collaboration between global companies such as HGC to develop sustainable relationships between government and industry as well as raising the level of readiness and resilience of national cyber security and its contribution to national economic growth."
About HGC Global Communications Limited
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong's largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.
About CyberSecurity Malaysia
CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cybersecurity specialist and technical agency under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). In essence, CyberSecurity Malaysia is committed to provide a broad range of cybersecurity innovation-led services, programmes and initiatives to help reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, and at the same time strengthen Malaysia's self-reliance in cyberspace. Among specialized cyber security services provided are Cyber Security Responsive Services; Cyber Security Proactive Services; Outreach and Capacity Building; Strategic Study and Engagement, and Industry and Research Development.