Let’s Celebrate

By Feris Rifai at 7/2/2014 12:34 PM
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As we head into Independence Day, we have much to celebrate. Not only is the U.S. celebrating its 238th birthday, but Bay Dynamics is coming off of a great week at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit (I’ll have more about that in a future post) and we just won a 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Award from Network Products Guide


Risk Fabric was honored by the industry for a second time this year, and recognized in the “Information Security and Risk Management” category. Risk Fabric analyzes, baselines and rates the risk associated with each employee based on their activities, behaviors and the access they possess across organizations. It then uses this information to provide security teams throughout the enterprise with a superior level of context to help filter and prioritize alerts.


This award shines a spotlight on the growing need to provide visibility and context across multiple, security-tool silos to empower IT teams to take swift, corrective action against the most critical threats. 


While we are excited to share the news of the awards we receive for Risk Fabric, our true reward comes from working with enterprises to help them identify risks and potential security events. So, we wish you a great holiday weekend and once you get back, contact us, and we will discuss how we can help make your protection efforts smarter and faster. 


Happy 4th of July!

Talking Security Context at Next Week’s Gartner Summit

By Feris Rifai at 6/19/2014 9:23 AM
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Feris Rifai, CEO of Bay DynamicsContext. If you really want to step up your protection efforts and stop insider threats, APTs and a host of other attacks, you need context. Context starts with understanding the difference between acceptable behavior and meaningful deviations. That’s my mantra going into the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit next week, where I’ll be participating in a panel: “Security Startups: Leading the Way to Success.”


Coming on the heels of Bay Dynamics inclusion in Gartner’s Security Intelligence Cool Vendor report, this panel provides me the opportunity to talk about areas where organizations can take a different approach to their protection efforts. Not only will I be talking about the current gaps in security practices, but also the relatively easy steps organizations can take to break their security silos and integrate better intelligence, so that they can quickly and effectively assess risk and take action.


That sounds like a big promise, so let me put it this way: If it was easy to baseline user activities, why wouldn’t you want to do it? It would allow you to identify activities that may be precursors to an incident – whether it’s an employee’s malicious act or an automated action taken by their computer or device.


Until now, it’s been unrealistic to take a user centric approach to protection, which is why algorithm-based network, host and endpoint solutions have been so essential. But in 2014, algorithms can’t understand nuance. Simply put, they cannot determine context.


So, if you are in Washington D.C. next week, stop by the Gartner show. I’ll be happy to talk to you about the changes taking place to make contextual, user-centric protection a reality.

Bay Dynamics: A Cool Vendor in Security Intelligence

By Feris Rifai at 5/19/2014 9:30 AM
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Gartner recently published its "Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence," highlighting vendors that offer innovative, forward-thinking solutions to address today’s emerging security challenges. And I'm proud to announce that Bay Dynamics was included in the report! 


According to Gartner: “In 2014, vendors featured in this report are expanding monitoring from multiple monitoring sources to develop risk metrics based on tracked deviations. They are providing more intelligent visual platforms for discovering risk in IT operational technology (OT) environments, and are allowing organizations to share threat intelligence information in a trusted, collaborative environment while remaining anonymous.” 


Our customers have seen the value that Risk Fabric provides firsthand. By enabling security teams to identify potential risks and security events based on employee activities, we are delivering the information risk intelligence into the root causes of attacks that allows them to effectively and efficiently address their most urgent threats. We take a user-focused approach to security – analyzing, baselining and rating the risks associated with each employee based on their job roles and the access they possess. This allows users to monitor behaviors and gain greater context into events, which in turn accelerates the identification and remediation of threats. As a result, customers see fewer false positives from their other IT security tools (i.e. data loss prevention solutions) and can address threats and breaches in real time.


Want to see for yourself how one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Security Intelligence can help your organization make the most of its big data gathering and allow for quick, corrective action against today’s cyber threats? Please, contact us today.