Following up on yesterday’s announcement, I am thrilled to join Infocyte as the CEO. This is an exciting time for Infocyte. We just closed a Series B Round of funding that will allow us to more quickly scale our growth and meet the growing demand for Infocyte HUNT.
Last year was a banner year for cybercrime. According to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the number of cybersecurity incidents nearly doubled from the previous year, with about 160,000 breaches reported. These events play out against a cyber risk landscape unrecognized outside of the security industry. A landscape bereft of sufficient professionals trained to handle such events. In short, there is a growing shortage of skilled specialists in the cyber security domain, however, forensic automation provides a solution.
By now you have heard of threat hunting and know that is something you should be doing as part of your security best practices. According to the 2017 Threat Hunting Report, understanding its importance and standing up a threat hunting program are not one in the same. If you are part of the 59% of organizations that acknowledge its importance but feel they lack the expert security staff to assist with threat mitigation – read on.
January marks the time of year when security pros look at lesson learned from the previous year, and anticipate what threats to prepare for in the new year. We sat down with Infocyte’s Founder and seasoned threat hunter, Chris Gerritz, and our VP of Product, Rohit Dhamankar, to get their perspective on what challenges and new threats security pros should anticipate in 2018. They also offer advice on the proactive steps you can take to be ready for them.
It hard to believe that 2018 is right around the corner. It’s been a memorable year in cybersecurity with some high-profile threats, surprising breaches and new statistics indicating that battle for enterprise security is far from solved. This is a perfect time to reflect on 2017 and revisit some of the highlights from the Infocyte Blog.