Efrati Brings Deep Background in Cybersecurity Intelligence, Academics and Business to Rapidly Growing Security Solutions Provider LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2014 — Securonix today announced that Mr. Rami Efrati is the newest addition to the company’s advisory board. An expert …
Los Angeles-based security analytics and intelligence platform maker Securonix added real-time detection and response to the platform in August. The platform is deployed in-line for threat detection. In addition to providing threat intelligence to bolster security information event management systems, the company provides privilege account monitoring to remove rogue access privileges and monitor user activities to detect insider threats. At the core of the company’s platform is a behavioral snapshot it takes to get a baseline of the users, infrastructure and applications at an organization.
“I’m still surprised how much talk is around the attribution of cyberattack and shock-and-awe nature of it, and how little is said about apparent security lapses at Sony that led to it,” said Igor Baikalov, chief scientist at Securonix, a Los Angeles-based security firm.
“We don’t need ‘big data.’ We need big information,” said Igor Baikalov, a former senior vice president for global information security at Bank of America, now chief scientist at Securonix, a private company that sells threat intelligence to businesses.
Such flux and uncertainty created by BYOD has led one company, Securonix, to conclude that centralized ownership and control of enterprise iOS devices is essential. “For now, the key strategy to support iOS devices is to ensure that organizations own the devices and all content of these devices including all the apps installed on the devices,” says Tanuj Gulati, chief technology officer for the Los Angeles-based provider of security intelligence solutions
Securonix Appoints Former Bank of America Executive as Chief Scientist to Further Advance the Use of Machine Learning for Cyber and Insider Threat Detection
Former SVP of Global Information Security at Bank of America, Igor Baikalov, to Lead Cyber Security Research and Threat Analytics as Securonix Continues Groundbreaking Research in the Detection of Cyber Attacks
Companies who have web servers that aren’t updated internally on a frequent basis may be most at risk because they continue to use old technology, according to Kindlund. Some companies who still store private data on Internet-facing servers—an outdated practice, as it makes sensitive information more vulnerable—or do not have strong security may vulnerable as well, but they can take precautions by inspecting each and every of their Linux-based server,s said Tanuj Gulati, CTO of Securonix, a security intelligence firm.
“It’s like building a castle with a moat around it, but failing to look at the activities being performed by people you let in, either knowingly or not, through the front door,” said Sharon Vardi, CMO, Securonix, in a note
“With external threats, you set up a firewall and it’s easy to block a user’s IP,” said Tanuj Gulati, CTO at Securonix. With an internal threat, “The confidence level has to be extremely high. You can’t just knock on someone’s door and accuse them.”
The attackers have the advantage in that they get to choose who to attack, what resources to go after, how and when. Companies are using static defenses against these attacks and can’t predict where the next attack will come from and what the attackers will try to go after.