Due to the increase in business related cyber security threats, an entirely new breed of security focused technology companies is exploding with new products and services to address this growing threat landscape. As companies of all types and sizes continue to evaluate their data security options, this growing legion of technology professionals is dedicated to finding and producing solutions to better address these issues.
Whether these technology providers are VC backed start-ups or Fortune 500 enterprise organizations their mission is similar; to help create and implement secure solutions for both the small, medium, and enterprise scale markets.
Many times, small and mid-sized companies look for help in making these important technology decisions through relationships with IT service companies and managed service providers (MSPs).
MSPs and IT service providers have access to a wide variety of vendors dealing with multiple aspects of small business security. Solutions range from on-premise and cloud-based backup, disaster recovery, anti-spam, antivirus, malware protection, gateway security in addition to many other offerings. The data security market is growing rapidly with both established players and start-ups seeking market share.
Selecting the right mix of vendor’s products to provide the optimum end-user security fabric requires research and due diligence on the part of MSPs and IT service providers.
Occasionally MSPs will develop proprietary solutions that help tie multiple security offerings together to enhance the ability to recognize and mitigate threats within their end user client environments.
CSCI, located in San Diego is a security focused MSP which is using AI and machine learning to enhance its ability to optimize best of breed security solutions for its client base. This solution enhances the capability of CSCI to better isolate, validate, and eradicate discovered threats within its client community.
The CSCI solution, internally branded as “Host Tra[k]ker” will tie together best of breed gateway and endpoint security solutions to help recognize indicators of compromise (IOCs) within the host computers of CSCI’s managed services clients. Host Tra[k]ker is designed to scan all end-point security device logs of CSCI clients on a regular basis to discover possible IOCs. Host Tra[k]ker will open trouble tickets upon discovering IOCs within a third-party management trouble ticketing system while pulling in another security solution to run AV scans to determine either actual IOCs or to clear scan results. The goal of tying together best of breed security and ticketing systems is to enable one security engineer to utilize all these tools collectively to better focus on remediation of found threats.
As CSCI and other security providers combine the advantages of AI and automation to enhance the effectiveness of multiple security and management solutions, the ultimate benefit is a safer and more secure business environment.