Talon | October 08, 2021
Talon Cyber Security, the leader in browser-based security solutions for the distributed workforce, launched TalonWork, a first-of-its-kind browser-based endpoint solution created to address the unique threats imposed by the hybrid workforce and designed with employee experience in mind.
Talon also announced investment from top cyber security global leaders: George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike, John Thompson, until recently Microsoft's Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Symantec, and Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx and previously the President of Palo Alto Networks.
"Today's work from anywhere world demands a flexible and secure working environment, and as a result, modern security must be frictionless by design," said George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike. "Talon's browser-based security solution takes a fresh approach, putting the user experience front and center while extending the security of the enterprise."
Talon is working with some of the largest employers in the US to protect their evolving global hybrid workforce via its unique patent-pending technology. Talon's corporate browser can be deployed across the organization in less than an hour, empowering security leaders to make the browser their first line of defense with minimum complexity, cost and without additional hardware. With hassle-free operation, Talon allows organizations to better secure and control access to sensitive data and resources, accelerates onboarding in multiple work scenarios and enables rapid and efficient endpoint disaster recovery.
"With the shift towards a hybrid workforce, more known and unknown devices are accessing the organization's most sensitive data on premise and in the cloud. Therefore, we must ensure frictionless and secure access to the data, no matter the device or the employee location. Talon provides exactly that," explained John Thompson, recent former Microsoft Chairman.
"It is equally important that the next generation of cyber solutions are designed for ease of use, and optimized for a remote work environment," explained Mark Anderson, former President of Palo Alto Networks. "In this regard, Talon's solution is spot on."
The workforce revolution and increasing reliance on SaaS services, accelerated by the pandemic, made the browser a main gateway to the organization. The browser is also the most vulnerable application according to CVE; and the industry has witnessed info-stealers extracting credentials stored in browsers, malicious extensions stealing corporate data and browser zero-days exploited in the wild. Earlier this month, Google issued a critical fix for 2 billion Chrome users, Chrome's 11th 'zero day' exploit reported this year. On top of it all, malicious downloads and phishing attacks, which are the means for ransomware, are most likely to occur in the browser, where the user is more susceptible to these attacks.
Talon's multi-layered approach provides enterprise-grade security regardless of the endpoint: resilience against malware on the device, browser hardening against zero-day exploits and data leakage prevention mechanisms integrated in the browser. With Talon, security leaders gain full context-aware visibility into all work-related activity in the browser, gaining better control and governance across sanctioned and unsanctioned SaaS services as well as internal web applications.
To enable this instant shift to distributed workforce, many organizations were forced to quickly patch security gaps using their current IT stack. Talon offers a new and first to market approach and a strategic alternative that is practical and more sustainable,We are honored to have the leaders who shaped the face of cybersecurity on board with us, sharing our vision and mission.
Ofer Ben Noon, Talon's Co-founder and CEO
About Talon Cyber Security
Talon Cyber Security is the pioneer in cyber security solutions for the hybrid workforce. Talon's browser-centric security approach is redefining enterprise cyber security by making the browser the organization's first-line of defense and leveraging it to enable and secure the distributed workforce. Deployed in less than one-hour, Talon provides security leaders with unprecedented visibility into all employee corporate activity across locations, devices and SaaS services. Talon's technology is built with employee-experience and privacy in mind, providing a native and frictionless experience, on top of superior enterprise-grade security. Talon's founders include proven entrepreneurs and former leaders of Unit 8200, Israel's elite military technology and intelligence unit.
businesswire | December 17, 2020
Elevate Security, the first human risk management platform of its kind, today announced the appointment of security sales expert, Carolyn Hieken as Vice President of Sales to join its executive leadership team. Hieken will spearhead Elevate Security’s strategic growth objectives further expanding customer impact to improve the way security teams measure, communicate and reduce employee risk.
“Carolyn is a powerhouse and brings more than 25 years of security and technology sales experience to Elevate Security,” said Robert Fly, CEO, Elevate Security. “Her proven expertise in developing Fortune 1000 enterprise partnerships and growing teams is the exact talent we needed to expedite Elevate Security’s expansion.”
Elevate Security recruits Hieken on the heels of a successful series A1 investment round. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Elevate Security has doubled its customer base since the beginning of the year. As Elevate Security achieves continued customer growth, so does the company’s measurable impact on security resilience - Elevate Security reported influencing more than two million positive security decisions across the installed base resulting in prevented incidents and proven improvement to cyber resilience.
“Elevate Security is solving the security industry's greatest challenge which presents tremendous expansion opportunities. The Elevate Security team has established solid success to-date, and I am excited to further scale and accelerate our impact to help more organizations optimize their security technology spend, reduce employee risk and improve their overall cyber resilience,” said Hieken.
Hieken brings more than 25 years of technology and security expertise to the Elevate Security team with previous leadership roles at McAfee, Imperva and CA Software.
About Elevate Security
Elevate Security, the leader in Human Risk Management software, helps security leaders in enterprises measure, reduce and communicate human risk to keep their companies safe from cyber threats. One of the most challenging aspects of building a cybersecurity program is the human risk component. Elevate Security provides a way to quantify this human risk across the entire organization using security incident data that is already available. Quantifying human risk and analyzing it as part of an overall cyber risk framework provides unique insights to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Armed with this insight, CISO’s are in a much better position to optimize their security technology spend, focus their monitoring and detection capabilities on the high risk groups and strengthen their overall cyber defense strategy. Medium and large enterprises across industries, from financial services, technology, healthcare and more, have benefited from increased cyber resilience by incorporating Elevate Security into their security infrastructure.
Crypto4A | October 23, 2021
Crypto4A Technologies Inc., ISARA Corp., and Carillon Information Security Inc. today announced their partnership agreement focused on providing organizations with a next generation Quantum Safe NowTM Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution.
The Quantum-Safe Now™ PKI solution integrates ISARA's Radiate Quantum-safe Toolkit and Catalyst Agile Digital Certificate Methodology, which provide hybrid crypto-agility, with Carillon's world class PKI CertServ ID Management Suite operating on Crypto4A's QxEDGE™ and QxCloud™ Hybrid Security Platform (HSP).
By working together, the three Canadian organizations provide a world first quantum safe PKI solution running on purpose-built hybrid crypto-agile hardware.
As part of the partnership, the companies intend to develop and market seamless, easy to use quantum-safe PKI cryptographic solutions that ease digital transformations, enable cryptographic agility and simplify cryptographic management.
Today's connected economies, identity based digital transformations, DevSecOps teams and cloud-based deployments require new cryptographic capabilities based on quantum-safe software and hardware to provide enterprises with the forward agility, seamless access, security and controls required for cloud, edge, and end user environments.
"ISARA's suite of proven crypto-agile capabilities effectively complements the proven capabilities of both Carillon's PKI software and Crypto4A's hardware based crypto-agility resulting in a more robust and easier to use Quantum-Safe Now™ PKI solution. Our approach is to enable customers to discover and manage their cryptographic capabilities in an agile, quantum-safe and trusted way. Our collective experiences, knowledge and integrated Quantum Safe Now™ PKI solution de-risks digital transformations and migrations to address the evolving security requirements for today and tomorrow," said Scott Totzke, CEO and Co-founder at ISARA.
Identity based digital environments, applications and relationships rely on cryptography for their trust, innovation, security and privacy. By working with ISARA and Carillon, we demonstrate the power of the Canadian cryptography industry to elevate the original PKI architecture as well as demonstrate the agile capabilities of our FPGA based QxTrust Architecture™(QxTA™). As progress is made in better cloud and edge security, privacy and data management, new requirements are emerging that place material stress on the foundations of today's cryptographic hardware. This new collaborative offering helps to remove some of these stresses and represents our approach to cooperation
John Scott, CEO of Crypto4A
"We are excited to be partnering with Crypto4A and ISARA on this common PKI initiative. The experience that they both bring from a cryptography and an engineering perspective, provides Carillon and its customers with an integrated approach to an agile Quantum Safe Now™ PKI solution. Quantum Safe Now™ demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet the emerging needs of the connected enterprise for innovation with digital trust", said Patrick Patterson, President and Chief PKI Architect of Carillon.
About Radiate™ Quantum-safe Toolkit and Catalyst Agile Digital Certificate Methodology
The ISARA Radiate™ Quantum-safe Toolkit is a high-performance, lightweight, standards-based quantum-safe software development kit, built for developers who want to test and integrate next-generation post-quantum cryptography into their commercial products. ISARA Catalyst™ Agile Digital Certificate Methodology enables a seamless, cost-effective and simplified migration to quantum-safe security today to protect investments in durable connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) and complex public key infrastructures with no impact to end-users. Catalyst certificates support two cryptographic algorithms within a single certificate and can support both classic and quantum-safe public keys and signatures.
About CertServ ID Management Suite
CertServ ID Management Suite is the first, single technology PKI platform that is designed with the users in mind. It offers a simple, easy to use, easy to deploy series of components that facilitate all aspects of PKI credential management. From devices to people, hardware or software-based credentials are simple to issue, manage, and maintain.
About QxEDGETM and QxCloudTM
QxEDGETM and QxCloud™ HSP's provide a suite of next generation capabilities that are an alternative to traditional HSM capabilities. Architected to be native for quantum-safe crypto-agility in cloud, zero trust and remote working environments. QxEDGETM and QxCloud™ enable the adoption of hybrid certificate techniques and post quantum cryptographic algorithms, ensuring cost and security effective crypto-agility for identity-based application environments.
ISARA, with its knowledge and experience in cybersecurity over the years, is a global leader in crypto-agile technologies and quantum-safe security solutions that can continue to protect current computing ecosystems into the quantum age. Capitalizing on know-how garnered in using agile methods to develop these cryptography implementation and public key authentication technologies, ISARA will target the development of crypto agility and quantum-safe security solutions compliant with the international standardization of quantum secure cloud technology.
About Carillon Information Security
Carillon Information Security Inc. provides a complete spectrum of identity management solutions that are designed to prevent identity theft, promote the migration from paper to electronic authentication, and avoid the loss of intellectual property. From consulting services, to credential issuance and validation software to managed identity services, Carillon can provide the skill sets and tools to help companies take control of their corporate digital credentials.
Crypto4A QxTrust Architecture™(QxTA™) helps enable crypto agility for Zero Trust environments. Developed by founders who created previous crypto key and HSM architectures, our patented QxTA™ helps secure and accelerate digital transformations, cloud migrations and crypto-agility by deploying, managing and protecting digital keys, workloads, data and applications from anywhere in the world.