In a perfect world, every organization in need of cybersecurity would have a fully-stocked in-house security operations center, rendering data breaches and DDoS attacks irrelevant. Cybersecurity companies would be unnecessary, and everyone could go about their lives without the threat of cybercriminals.
Unfortunately for us all, with the current cybersecurity workforce shortage, the perfect world scenario is unlikely, so here are some of the leading cybersecurity companies for protecting organizations in the current threat landscape.
Leading Organizations for Managed Security Operations Centers
CYREBRO by Cyberhat: Some organizations have great cybersecurity components in place and need a little supplemental help. Some organizations do not, and for those organizations, never fear, CYREBRO is here! CYREBRO offers SOC-as-a-service complete with multi-layer monitoring, alerts in real-time and 24/7 incident response and management, and intense hacking simulations from international experts in cyber warfare. You can contact CYREBRO at their New York or Tel Aviv offices.
Capgemini: Organizations are under attack NOW, so if you need a managed SOC fast, you need Capgemini. A long-time IBM partner, Capgemini enables organizations to establish a SOC out of the box, and with a flexible and tiered range of managed services, every organization can get the protection it needs. Their head office is located in Paris, but they have global offices.
Trustwave: The decision to use ASOC (advanced security operations center), instead of plain old SOC may seem like an eye-roller. Still, Trustwave backs it up with its SpiderLabs team, leading threat intelligence, big data analytics, and comprehensive security automation tools. They are located in Chicago, Sao Paulo, London, and Sydney.
Leading Organizations for Pen Testing/Ethical Hacking
Parameter Security: Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is a cybersecurity service for organizations with systems and databases that need protection without compromise. It involves the dirtiest strategies currently used by black hat hackers. The Parameter Security team are total pros at thinking and acting like hackers, mounting real-world attacks that efficiently, creatively and comprehensively put systems and networks to the test. They are located in St. Louis.
Rhino Security Labs: This is a firm that has demonstrated its commitment to doing anything to protect its clients by hiring Hector Monsegur, one of the most notorious reformed black hat hackers who once hacked Sony and Newscorp. With team members like Monsegur, clients can be sure the worst of the worst are testing their systems; in this case, the best of the best. They are located in Seattle, Washington, USA.
RedTeam Security: RedTeam Security conducts attack simulations that put hardware, software, facilities, and employees to the test for organizations interested in the benefits of ethical hacking who squirm at actually being hacked, even ethically. They are located in Minnesota.
Leading Organizations for Database Protection
Imperva: Imperva is an industry-leading solution for data management with 15 years of experience in data protection and compliance. It protects against everything from ransomware and other external attacks, to internal threats without impacting business processes, which is an absolute must for any organization. They are located globally from Tel Aviv to London and California. Their headquarters are based in California.
Oracle: Sometimes, you just want a big name, and Oracle is one of the biggest in databases. Oracle uses a combination of preventive and detective security measures, including database activity monitoring, encryption key management, transparent data encryption, and more – and it’s all top of the line. They are a global organization with headquarters in California.
Gemalto: With their SafeNetProtectDB offering transparent, column-level encryption of structured and sensitive data, Gemalto rocks enterprise-level security – especially with their strong emphasis on compliance. They are located worldwide with their American headquarters located in Texas.
Leading Organizations for Cloud Security
CipherCloud: With emerging technology, it can help put your faith in a company that’s been doing it for several years, and that’s CipherCloud. This isn’t an organization relying on start-up funding or at risk of reorganizing or restructuring; they’re just here to ensure smooth adoption, security, control, and compliance in the cloud with their industry-leading encryption like they always have. They are located in Australia (Sydney), United Kingdom (Reading), Japan (Tokyo), India (Hyderabad), and their headquarters are located in the USA (Silicon Valley, California).
Netskope: On the other hand, if you like the idea of a hot new company in this emerging technology, you will want to check out Netskope. As one of the remaining dedicated cloud access security brokers, Netskope is one of the most exciting cloud security names, and they’re reaping the benefits, like $100 million in Series E funding. They are located in California.
Fishtech Group: This is the firm for organizations going all-in on the cloud. Fishtech Group has announced a cloud security operations center – a purpose-built SOC for the cloud that easily integrates with leading cloud computing services like AWS, Azure, and Office 365. Their headquarters are in Kansas, and they are also located in Virginia.
Leading Organizations for Incident Response
Raytheon Cyber: Raytheon Cyber is a cybersecurity firm that has signed a $1 billion deal with the Department of Homeland Security. If preventive measures have failed and a worst-case scenario occurs, this is the firm you want in your corner. Because if it’s good enough for the Department of Homeland Security, it’s good enough for you. They are located in Massachusetts.
RSA: Getting an incident dealt with quickly, effectively, and comprehensively is a must for incident response, and RSA has that covered. Their close ties with law enforcement and government agencies help ensure perpetrators get punished – a more satisfying outcome to be sure. Their world headquarters are in the USA (Massachusetts), United Kingdom, and Singapore.
An Imperfect World
There’s no denying that we’re all living in an imperfect world; the lengths organizations have to go to in order to protect against data breaches, ransomware, spearfishing, and other devastating attacks are never-ending. After all, without the right cybersecurity teams, services, solutions, and companies in place, many organizations will rapidly be taken from this imperfect world and into a dystopian future.
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