BlackBerry introduces 24×7 threat hunting solution with CylanceGUARD launch

BlackBerry Limited has developed CylanceGUARD, a managed detection and response solution that leverages BlackBerry Cylance security experts and the company’s native Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to provide continuous threat hunting and monitoring.

For an elite security organisation, threat hunting takes a proactive stance to threat detection. However, there are only a handful of organisations in industries such as financial services, high-tech manufacturing and defence that can claim to have productive threat hunting teams that deliver results.

Many organisations without a mature security team are looking to external vendors to manage their threat hunting practice, allowing staff to focus on critical business initiatives. In its Worldwide Security Spending Guide, IDC forecasts that global spending on managed security services will reach more than $21 billion this year.

CylanceGUARD is a subscription-based offer that validates, triages, analyses, prioritises and automates analyst and incident engagement. With alert automation, AI and an advanced orchestration engine, CylanceGUARD simplifies complex technologies and workflows to dramatically reduce the time it takes to identify intrusions and act against attack proliferation.

“Organisations of all sizes are looking for solutions to address security professional staffing challenges, augment internal security teams with preventative security assistance or address the need for 24×7 monitoring, detection and response,” said Frank Dickson, programme vice-president for cyber security products at IDC.  “Managed detection and response services such as CylanceGUARD turn an endpoint detection and response offer into a more complete solution, helping customers reduce the time it takes to discover and respond to threats.”

CylanceGUARD is staffed by a “world-class” team of prevention experts and incident responders who leverage the BlackBerry Cylance AI platform to apply proven incident response methods, alert automation and AI technology across customer endpoints, providing 24×7 threat hunting and monitoring.

BlackBerry Cylance customers can access a web portal for visibility into their security environments, as well as receive mobile warnings on iOS and Android devices, including delivered context to streamline investigations.

“Alert fatigue is a real concern,” added Jason Bevis, vice-president of threat hunting for BlackBerry Cylance. “With CylanceGUARD, organisations can benefit from a unified threat hunting, detection and response approach which enables in-house security teams to spend valuable time on other organisational initiatives rather than recovering from breaches.”

*For more information on CylanceGUARD visit www.cylance.com/guard

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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