Tuesday June 30, 2015
In tandem with university researchers, TaaSera Labs conducting pivotal studies on countering advanced cyber threats and securing sensitive IT systems
CUPERTINO, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va., June 30, 2015 -- TaaSera Inc., the leading provider of preemptive breach detection for cybersecurity, announced today the launch of TaaSera Labs, a dedicated cybersecurity research team furthering TaaSera's ability to use behavior detection and automated contextual analytics for preempting breaches that routinely evade conventional defenses.
Working in cooperation with academic and commercial research partners, TaaSera Labs will foster the development of an open detection grammar and shared intelligence for describing malware behavior, helping enterprises detect and respond to cyber attacks before sensitive data is irreparably compromised or destroyed.
TaaSera Labs will launch in cooperation with the computer science department at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to combine novel university research concepts with TaaSera's expertise in preemptive breach detection to advance innovative cyber defenses.
"TaaSera was spun out of the advanced research team at SRI International. The launch of TaaSera Labs underscores our company's ongoing commitment to research as a lynchpin of our technology and culture, as well as providing a critical resource for our customers and partners," said Ivan Shefrin, VP of Security Solutions at TaaSera. "With a constantly evolving threat landscape, ongoing research investment is key to helping the security community successfully defend against next generation cyber attacks, and to achieving breakthrough detection and analysis capabilities for our customers. To accelerate these efforts, TaaSera Labs will benefit from the outstanding facilities, students and faculty at Penn State Behrend."
"We are excited to partner with TaaSera - one of the industry's most innovative cybersecurity companies - on next-generation research and development that helps manage the escalating risk of data breaches and cyber incidents," added Ralph Ford, Interim Chancellor at Penn State Behrend. "TaaSera's focus on developing more effective technologies for breach detection and response is a perfect match for our research and academic programs. Together, we look forward to helping academic, public and private-sector organizations strengthen their security risk posture by developing new insights into an evolving and increasingly dangerous digital threat landscape."
Working closely with TaaSera's executives, researchers and engineers across the company's strategically located Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. area offices, TaaSera Labs team members conduct research, development, evaluation and deployment of breach detection components and systems designed to improve the security of computer networks, hosts and applications. TaaSera Labs focuses on advancing an open grammar and shared threat intelligence for describing the behavior of malicious programs and insiders that penetrate traditional network, endpoint and layered defenses. As TaaSera Labs expands its scope of work, team members will contribute to the security research community by publishing studies on emerging threats, more resilient architectures capable of surviving cyber attacks, techniques for automating cyber defense, early detection of insider threat behavior, and deploying security technologies into response exercises and operations.
More information on TaaSera Labs is available online at https://taasera.com/labs.
About TaaSera, Inc.
TaaSera is the leader in Preemptive Breach Detection Systems (BDS). With clear evidence that nine out of 10 enterprise environments are already compromised by exploited vulnerabilities and malware, TaaSera provides solutions to detect evidence of pending data breaches before data is lost or stolen.
Based on cyber security research by SRI International, TaaSera's unique platform is protected by 9 patents around technology that maps the "Threat DNA" patterns of malicious coordinated network and endpoint behaviors without the use of signatures or sandboxes. The TaaSera team is comprised of security architects and subject matter experts with decades of experience in firewalls, intrusion detection, security event management, malware analysis and endpoint security.
TaaSera has offices in Cupertino, CA and McLean, VA. For more information, please visit taasera.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/taasera.
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