SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 18 March 2019 - Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), one of
Asia Pacific's largest pure-play cybersecurity firms, and IronNet Cybersecurity
(IronNet), a cutting-edge US cybersecurity specialist, today unveiled three
strategic thrusts to their joint venture (JV) Cyber Analytics Centre for
Excellence (COE), namely (1) enhancing the capabilities of local cybersecurity
talents; (2) Joint R&D efforts to create advanced cybersecurity solutions;
and (3) strengthening cyberthreat intelligence sharing to enable collective
defence between enterprises, industries, and governments.
This marks a
significant milestone in the partnership between both companies. The Singapore-based
centre aims to equip government entities and organizations operating in
Singapore and across Asia Pacific with the most advanced cyber security and
collective defence solutions to secure critical infrastructure against
sophisticated and coordinated attacks.
Mr Yeoh Keat
Chuan, CEO Ensign InfoSecurity, said: "Data is the critical ingredient for cyber
defence today. Without advanced cyber analytics, organizations are blind to
emerging threat vectors and can only be reactive to cyberattacks. The Cyber
Analytics Centre for Excellence brings together two world-class cyber security
industry leaders to co-create new data analytics techniques and best practices,
and ultimately, help uncover new cyberthreat vectors in this digital world."
Keith Alexander, the Founder and co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, said:
"Today's advanced threat actors are sophisticated, well-funded adversaries who
can rapidly change their tactics, techniques and procedures to avoid detection.
Defending against these threats require enterprises, their industry and their
governments to work together to build a collective defense framework that
strengthens the security posture for all members. The three strategic focuses
that we have devised with Ensign for the Cyber Analytics COE will help build a
joint defense framework to accomplish exactly those goals."
The three strategic thrusts of the
Cyber Analytics COE are:
1. Elevating the Capabilities of Asia's
Homegrown Cybersecurity Talents
strategic focus of the COE will be to strengthen the expertise of cybersecurity
professionals in Singapore. Ensign's security team, which currently comprises 500 cybersecurity professionals,
will have cross training and secondment opportunities with IronNet
local talents to world-leading cyber analytical detection methods and the
chance to learn from world class offensive and defensive cybersecurity experts from
IronNet who possess deep experience working for military, government, and
commercial sectors in the United States.
2. Developing Innovative, Best-of-Breed
The JV also provides a knowledge and intellectual property (IP) exchange
platform for the two companies' team of data scientists, engineers and
Ensign InfoSecurity has developed threat detection models based on the
deep network security, data science, and cyber intelligence tradecraft
expertise of their team to develop AI techniques that detect unknown threats in
network protocols. These models can be further augmented by IronNet
Cybersecurity's patented IronDefense solution which is a massively scalable
network traffic analysis platform that uses advanced behavioural analytics,
machine learning, and AI techniques to identify known and unknown threats at
each phase of the attack lifecycle.
cross-pollination of capabilities will enable the centre to perform deep
research into areas such as cyber analytics and advanced detection methodologies
that will result in the creation of new custom security solutions and services for
Singapore and Asia Pacific.
3. Collective Defense Cyber Intelligence Sharing
The centre will facilitate secure and strong industry
sector and cross-sector cyber intelligence sharing between the two partners. IronNet's IronDome
solution aggregates and analyses behavioural anomalies in real
time and at machine-speed across public and private sector organizations at
scale to identify cyber threat targeting an industry or geography.
Combined with Ensign InfoSecurity's access to the metadata from Starhub's
telco network and analytics capabilities, the COE will be able to connect the
dots and provide complete visibility on imminent threats across an industry or
geographic region and identify stealthy, sophisticated cyber campaigns that
would otherwise be challenging for an individual organization to detect and
Ensign is the
exclusive distributor in Singapore and select Asia Pacific markets for IronNet's
IronDefense and IronDome solutions used by numerous Fortune 500 multinational
enterprise and government agencies across Energy, Financial Services,
Healthcare, and Defense industry sectors to detect and collaboratively defend against
sophisticated cyber attacks.