“Cyware is transforming the cybersecurity space on a global scale”
The company is spearheading innovation in Virtual Cyber ââFusion technology, says Akshat Jain, CTO and co-founder.
New Delhi: During an interaction, Akshat Jain, CTO and co-founder of Cyware, brought up a multitude of issues. Excerpts:
Q: What is Cyware? Describe the journey so far.
A: We are an organization striving to transform the cybersecurity space and spearhead innovation in Virtual Cyber ââFusion technology. Anuj Goel and I started the company with a vision to help organizations reinvent the way they approach and manage cybersecurity. Our previous experiences leading large security and technology teams made us realize the shortcomings of reactive, manual, and private intelligence cybersecurity strategies that put organizations at a disadvantage over threat actors. Another missing aspect was collaboration, which forced security teams within organizations to work in silos, rendering their overall response to threats ineffective. We wanted to fill all of these gaps and so began to embark on our journey to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape.
Q: What sets you apart from your competition?
A: We are the industry’s only Virtual Cyber ââFusion Center (vCFC) vendor that fosters collaboration between siled security teams while delivering advanced threat intelligence and SOAR capabilities in a truly modular and integrated fashion. . Modern Security Operations Centers (SOCs) employ a plethora of tools to address a wide variety of use cases. However, the lack of ability of different security teams within organizations to collaborate often makes the response to threats ineffective and incomplete. The challenge is further compounded by the incompetence of security teams to derive and operationalize actionable threat intelligence. Cyware’s expertise is to enable collective defense through the automated sharing of threat intelligence between organizations and their stakeholders and to implement orchestration and automation workflows to manage threats in an integrated and collaborative manner. .
Q: What challenges did you encounter when starting out? How did you overcome them?
A: With threat actors now lacking in skills and resources, and even sponsored by nation states, it is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to defend themselves. Our main challenge was to bring about a strategic change in the way organizations perceive and manage security risks. To solve this challenge, we built the industry’s first vCFC.
Q: How many clients do you have?
A: We take a step forward every day. Our client group includes Fortune 2000 companies, mid-size companies, national CERTs, information sharing communities (ISAC / ISAO), regulators, government agencies and industry groups around the world.
Q: How did Cyware become a leader in security?
A: Cyware is the industry’s only vendor of the Virtual Cyber ââFusion Platform that has garnered immense interest and appreciation from our customers and industry analysts. Our Virtual Cyber ââFusion solutions have unique capabilities that allow organizations to operationalize all kinds of end-to-end threat intelligence. In addition, our SOAR solutions can respond to threats at machine speed while weaving a single, uniform security architecture through end-to-end orchestration.
A: The pandemic has made remote working the new norm, expanding the potential attack surface for organized cybercriminal groups, state-sponsored hackers, online crooks and other malicious actors. It provided cybercriminals with a new opportunity to target even organizations that previously thought they were safe. During the pandemic, Cyware Virtual Cyber ââFusion solutions enabled organizations to identify and mitigate threats by analyzing and acting on high-reliability threat intelligence while automating the response to eliminate threats to the environment. machine speed.
Q: Please explain the technologies of Cyware’s SOAR solutions?
A: Security teams can automate complex threat response workflows using Cyware’s SOAR solutions, reducing time spent on manual tasks and eliminating threats from compromised networks and systems. Our SOAR capabilities transform the response to threats, helping security teams respond quickly and effectively to advanced threats.
Unlike conventional SOAR solutions, Cyware’s SOAR platform offers cross-functional and cross-environmental orchestration capabilities to security teams. With Cyware’s SOAR platform, security teams can orchestrate workflows between security tools, IT / ITSM and DevOps. .
Q: What are the threat factors one should look for in the virtual workplace today?
A: To prevent malicious actors from invading the virtual workplace, organizations need to keep an eye on the extent of internal and external risks. Internally, they must monitor the flow of data between machines and humans and externally, digital connectivity and data sharing between vendors, vendors and partners.
To adapt to the evolving threat ecosystem, organizations need to think outside the box and take a holistic approach to cybersecurity that includes different types of security infrastructure and much-needed defenses against emerging threats. Taking a reactive approach to cybersecurity can end up negatively impacting an organization’s assets and reputation.
The need of the hour is a proactive approach fueled by situational awareness, real-time alerts and actionable threat intelligence to respond and keep pace with adversaries and their complex operations.