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Friday July 31, 2015

TaaSera’s Preemptive Breach Detection System Integrates Operational Intelligence and Machine Data Solutions to Improve Security Monitoring Efforts

CUPERTINO, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TaaSera Inc., the leading provider of preemptive breach detection for cybersecurity, today announced the availability of TaaSera NetTrust for Security Information and Event Management Systems (SIEM) users. For the first time, users can integrate NetTrust’s preemptive breach detection solution into their security management applications and further maximize existing investments. The integration of NetTrust into SIEM operational intelligence and machine data solutions enables users to improve security monitoring efforts by streamlining the discovery of at-risk and compromised systems to detect breaches before data is lost, damaged or stolen.

Turning SIEM platforms into preemptive breach detection engines powered by TaaSera NetTrust helps analysts and security teams to quickly isolate and remediate at-risk systems before data is lost, damaged, stolen or business continuity is interrupted. CEF log connectors deliver a dashboard using TaaSera’s patented “Threat DNA” mapping technology to identify otherwise hidden network behaviors at runtime, and to analyze contextual evidence while integrating tightly within SIEM ecosystems. Users have access to real-time visualizations of network systems at the greatest risk of breach, and the ability to identify the precise indicators of compromise (IOCs), in the right context and at the right time, to provide a more actionable early warning system for breach containment and response.

“Because malware is increasingly able to avoid leaving traces in logs, critical IOCs and similar pre-breach behaviors can go unrecognized by SIEMs allowing dangerous and malicious activity to go undetected within a network’s perimeter,” said Ivan Shefrin, Vice President of Security Solutions at TaaSera. “With many of TaaSera’s customers invested in SIEM platforms, we are ensuring that they have access to the best possible data and analytics necessary to act in time before sensitive information, business continuity and reputations suffer due to data breaches.” 

“Effective, proactive breach defense takes a layered approach. There are certain complementary solutions that give security teams a leg-up in defending against cyber attacks,” said Richard Ullom, Technology Security Manager, Western Reserve Group, an Ohio-based domiciled property and casualty insurance company. “Layering TaaSera’s NetTrust on top of our SIEM gives me critical visibility into network behaviors that other solutions can’t see. We are able to isolate and remediate systems at risk of breach before any major damage is done.”

NetTrust SIEM users can drill-down to determine a number of key metrics, including: systems at highest risk from active breach attempts, the source of the threats, specific details about vulnerabilities and risks detected, and attackers by Country.

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.

Media Contact:
Carolyn Martin
855-822-7372, x 711
press (at) taasera.com

 

 

 

Thursday July 23, 2015

Cupertino, CA and McLean, VA, July 23, 2015 –TaaSera Inc., the leading provider of preemptive breach detection for cybersecurity, was honored at the 10th Annual IT World Awards and received gold in the New Products and Services category for NetTrust, TaaSera’s Preemptive Risk Breach Detection System (BDS). NetTrust enables security teams to accelerate cyber response by helping to identify, triage and contain compromised systems to reduce the risk of lost or stolen data. This recognition at the Network Products Guide IT World Awards validates TaaSera’s role as a top provider of BDS technology at a time when nine out of ten businesses will end up compromised by cyber attacks and data breaches.

NetTrust works differently than other breach detection systems because it detects otherwise hidden network behaviors at runtime, identifies patterns of behavior across the entire lifecycle of a coordinated, multi-stage attack, and continuously analyzes contextual evidence to rank systems by their risk of breach. By working inside perimeter defenses – where the greatest damage from breaches actually occur – the system continuously monitors post-infection, pre-breach behaviors to provide the last line of defense against staging, reconnaissance, propagation, data acquisition, exfiltration, insider threats and much more.

“The technology behind TaaSera NetTrust was first developed by SRI International as part of a U.S. Army cyber research project. Since those early research days, we’ve seen the threat landscape evolve to the point where data breaches are an unfortunate norm in today’s business world. In response, we created NetTrust, backed by the years of advanced research, to fill a critical gap in breach detection and give enterprises a fighting chance against their attackers,” said Ivan Shefrin, Vice president of Security Solutions, TaaSera. “This recognition at the Network Products Guide IT World Awards validates our ability to deliver intelligence and network insights that can buy organizations vital minutes to stop a breach before data leaves a network.”

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Network Products Guide IT World Awards recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

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.

Contact:

Carolyn Martin

855-822-7372, x 711

cmartin@taasera.com

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 12 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.

Contact:

Carolyn Martin

855-822-7372, x 711

cmartin@taasera.com

Thursday June 18, 2015

Industry Veteran Brings Proven Track Record of Sales and Market Development for Cybersecurity Solutions

Cupertino, CA and McLean, VA, June 16, 2015 – TaaSera Inc., the leading provider of preemptive breach detection for cyber security, announced today that David Brigati has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales. In this role, Brigati will drive accelerated business growth in both Government and Commercial markets while ensuring the overall quality, effectiveness and customer satisfaction of TaaSera’s solutions for uncovering hidden indicators of malicious cyber activity before a data breach disaster occurs.

Brigati brings 25 years of expertise in selling IT security solutions to the Federal government and most recently oversaw Federal sales of Intel Security’s McAfee SIEM solution. Dave arrived at Intel Security (formerly McAfee) with the acquisition of NitroSecurity in November 2011 where he served as Vice President of Federal civilian sales and successfully established their NitroView SIEM as a market leader.

“TaaSera utilizes advanced behavior detection and analytics capabilities to uniquely serve the fast-growing market for Breach Detection Systems,” said C. Scott Hartz, TaaSera CEO. “David’s long-standing success in selling intelligence security solutions to the Federal government will help position TaaSera for continued growth as it meets the insatiable demand for technology designed to preempt data breaches and prevent data disasters.”

A graduate of University of Notre Dame, Brigati spent his early years as a regional sales executive at Cisco Systems in their National Federal Area helping Cisco become a “defacto standard” at the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Commerce, Energy, the VA and Agriculture. He currently lives in Maryland and is based out of TaaSera’s office in McLean, VA.

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 12 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.

Contact:
Carolyn Martin
855-822-7372, x 711
cmartin@taasera.com

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Company Raises a Total $19.4M to Stop Cybersecurity Breaches Before Data is Lost or Stolen

CUPERTINO, Calif. and MCLEAN, Virginia, March 31, 2015 – TaaSera Inc., the leading provider of preemptive breach detection for cybersecurity, announced today that it recently completed its $14.5 million Series A round. To date TaaSera has raised $19.4 million since the company’s founding in 2012. TaaSera will use the new funds to accelerate sales, marketing and further development of the company’s AWARE (Attack Warning and Response Engine) platform for Preemptive Breach Detection.

Growing demand for the company’s flagship NetTrust solution, which expanded to 50 installations in just two quarters, provided strong market validation for both existing and new investors as the company rolls out its solutions for insider threat, cloud, mobile and endpoint breach detection, a hot space in cybersecurity.

“TaaSera has the most advanced behavior detection and analytics capabilities of any company in the fast-growing market for Breach Detection Systems. Our AWARE platform delivers a complete ecosystem of solutions for uncovering breaches in minutes rather than months – buying enterprises essential time to react before data are compromised,” said C. Scott Hartz, TaaSera CEO. “This latest financing signals investor confidence in company management, technology and sales performance, validating our mission of preempting data breaches before it’s too late.” Mr. Hartz is the former CEO of PwC Consulting and a former Director of Siebel Systems.

TaaSera’s mission is to build enterprise solutions that empower IT security professionals to identify and act in the critical stages of breach attempts and insider abuse – the window between when threats compromise IT systems and the point when targeted data is successfully stolen or destroyed. The company’s solutions are based on technology developed under U.S. Army-funded cyber R&D programs. TaaSera currently helps government, banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare customers identify and arrest unauthorized activity after malicious attacks inevitably defeat traditional IT security controls, but before critical data can be stolen.

“Companies like TaaSera are on the front lines of what will be an increasingly vigorous fight against malicious actors, hackers and other cyber bandits,” said Norman Winarsky, President of SRI Ventures and Vice President, SRI International. “TaaSera’s technology continuously monitors for post-infection, pre-breach behaviors, which means that companies can remediate cyber attacks before they result in traumatic damage – a critical advantage.”

TaaSera’s cybersecurity technology and AWARE family of products represent the fruition of over five years of patent-protected research working jointly with SRI International. By shifting the focus from edge protection to core detection, TaaSera’s NetTrust Preemptive Breach Detection System (BDS) solution uncovers and detects otherwise hidden indicators of malicious behaviors before a data or insider breach occurs.

Unlike tools that use network and file signatures, sandbox execution, baseline anomalies, big data or log file analysis, NetTrust uses patented behavior detection and analytics technology to see through well-planned attacks which don’t leave log evidence, obfuscate lateral movement and tunnel inside seemingly legitimate traffic to exfiltrate data. Enterprise security teams worldwide rely on NetTrust to detect, triage and respond to breach incidents far more quickly than ever before, minimizing the risk of data breach and disruption to business continuity.

About TaaSera, Inc.
TaaSera is the leader in Preemptive Breach Detection Systems (BDS). With clear evidence that 9 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 12 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.

Contact:
Carolyn Martin
855-822-7372, x 711
cmartin@taasera.com

News

Friday July 24, 2015

The experts have demonstrated that a remote attacker can use the vehicle’s 3G data connectivity to kill the engine, turn on the air conditioning, hijack the infotainment system, track the vehicle via GPS, disable the brakes, and take control of the steering.

Thursday July 16, 2015

On June 9, NARA tentatively green-lighted a DHS request to "destroy or delete immediately" information "inadvertently collected or captured by any or all NCPS capabilities that are determined not to be related to known or suspected cyberthreats or vulnerabilities."

Thursday July 16, 2015

9 out of 10 enterprises are already compromised, but lack the visibility and evidence to respond. Now there's a way to get past the fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Monday July 06, 2015

The cybersecurity industry is seeing a massive rift between firms that promote the idea that data breaches are inevitable and those that are focused on stopping them. And this split of the industry into two camps has implications for every company that's trying to understand how to keep hackers out.

Wednesday July 01, 2015

McLean, Va.-based cybersecurity firm TaaSera announced on Tuesday that it will launch TaaSera Labs, a research lab for developing new ideas to prevent digital security breaches. The lab is a partnership with Penn State Erie, The Behrened College's computer science department. They will be working on making better malware dectection and behavior modeling.

Friday June 12, 2015

Experts contacted by SecurityWeek have commented on the similarities between these Duqu 2.0 attacks and other operations, the malware’s level of sophistication, methods that can be used to identify such threats, and the possible involvement of Israel.

Friday May 29, 2015

Cybersecurity experts weigh in with their concerns after the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a proposal for the implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement with regard to cyber weapons.

Saturday May 23, 2015

TaaSera develops preemptive breach cybersecurity systems based on its AWARE (Attack Warning and Response Engine) platform.

Wednesday April 29, 2015

ThirdCertainty sat down last week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco with Howard Schmidt, former White House Cybersecurity Advisor under Presidents Bush and Obama, to discuss the wider context. The fireside chat was sponsored by TaaSera, supplier of pre-emptive breach detection systems.

Tuesday April 21, 2015

TaaSera focuses on cyberthreat prevention and damage mitigation, otherwise called preemptive breach detection.

Friday April 17, 2015

Federal agency cyber-incidents are increasing at a rate of 33 percent year over year. To combat this reality, agency IT security teams are continually looking for new security products and services to get ahead of the threat. The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls provide pragmatic and practical guidelines for implementing and continually improving cybersecurity best practices.

Thursday March 19, 2015

Forget credit card numbers. The hot new data for the modern bad guy is the electronic health record, which is not only worth more on the black market, but is easier to get.

Thursday March 12, 2015

The government's focus on defense in depth and creating a pristine IT environment is not working, argues OPM's Chief Information Security Officer Jeff Wagner. Read about TaaSera's thoughts on the need for a new breach detection model.

Thursday March 05, 2015

"CSI: Cyber" premiered on March 4, 2015. Keith Wagstaff asked several real-life cyber experts what they thought about the show's portrayal of cybercrime. Read TaaSera's VP of Security Solutions' thoughts.

Friday February 13, 2015

“We face a common external enemy and are facing a growing crisis of epic proportions,” Hartz said. “The United States has always pulled together in times of need like this. Provided we reach a common understanding of the problem, I believe the government and private sector can reach a reasonable accommodation.”