In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus was tasked by God to roll a stone uphill only to let it fall down and then keep repeating it till eternity. In principle the job of cyber security professionals is somewhat similar. Ask any security professional and he will explain how he is fighting an unconventional war with a faceless enemy. Just like Sisyphus, the task of cyber security professionals is never ending. One small breach and there is a huge fall in credibility, stocks, reputation among many other important factors. Preventing the fall is not easy.
The kind of threats and the number of threat actors is so huge that cyber security professionals need to be on their toes all the time. More than anything, it is a fight against the time. The earlier you know about the threat, the safer you are and that is why “Threat Intelligence” has emerged as a new paradigm in cyber security.
The key to “Threat Intelligence” is cyber awareness.
The key to “Threat Intelligence” is cyber awareness. I scanned across the length and the breadth of the Internet to look out for solutions that offer cyber awareness and came across Cyware. It doesn’t take much time to understand what Cyware is all about. Extremely user friendly, it is a first of its kind App meant for promoting cyber security and internet security through cyber awareness. It is meant for both cyber security professionals and general internet users. Today, security professionals and general internet users need meaningfully curated cyber news so as to safeguard sensitive and confidential data, sustain operations and protect infrastructure; and this is what exactly Cyware does. It offers niche features that have never been offered in a mobile environment. Atleast I could not come across any other platform which provides quick, short, summarized and meaningful updates from the cyberspace. If any security expert needs to have cyber awareness he needs to keep himself updated in real time. A single delay can lead to huge costs. A general user needs an all round internet security to safeguard himself from scams and frauds, loss of sensitive data and ransomwares. For that he needs to have a real time cyber awareness about ways and methods through which criminals are targeting general people.
Powered by IBM Watson, Cyware will be a Gamechanger
Powered by IBM Watson technology, Cyware offers it all. The updates are well sourced from leading newspapers to expert blogs. The news is extremely well curated and classified into different categories like Malwares & Vulnerabilities, Breaches and Incidents, National Security, Expert Blogs among others. The most important thing I could analyze about these short and quick news updates is their role in threat intelligence. These inputs can play a huge role in threat intelligence and can be shared in real time to create situational awareness among the leadership team, security operations team, clients, and peer organizations. I couldn’t think of a more effective way to create cyber awareness. Moreover, you can sign up for a daily newsletter that brings the top news of the day directly in your email. A quick scan through the newsletter will leave you with the important news of the day. What more does a security professional need? Since Cyware can provide right direction to the security team it can act as a “force multiplier”. The Cyware App is really going to be a game changer in the field of cyber security.