Singapore-based joint venture to form a Cyber Analytics Center for Excellence focused on securing regional enterprises from sophisticated cyber threats
SINGAPORE - MediaOutReach - 18 March 2019 - Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), one ofAsia Pacific's largest pure-play cybersecurity firms, and IronNet Cybersecurity(IronNet), a cutting-edge US cybersecurity specialist, today unveiled threestrategic thrusts to their joint venture (JV) Cyber Analytics Centre forExcellence (COE), namely (1) enhancing the capabilities of local cybersecuritytalents; (2) Joint R&D efforts to create advanced cybersecurity solutions;and (3) strengthening cyberthreat intelligence sharing to enable collectivedefence between enterprises, industries, and governments.
This marks asignificant milestone in the partnership between both companies. The Singapore-basedcentre aims to equip government entities and organizations operating inSingapore and across Asia Pacific with the most advanced cyber security andcollective defence solutions to secure critical infrastructure againstsophisticated and coordinated attacks.
Mr Yeoh KeatChuan, CEO Ensign InfoSecurity, said: "Data is the critical ingredient for cyberdefence today. Without advanced cyber analytics, organizations are blind toemerging threat vectors and can only be reactive to cyberattacks. The CyberAnalytics Centre for Excellence brings together two world-class cyber securityindustry leaders to co-create new data analytics techniques and best practices,and ultimately, help uncover new cyberthreat vectors in this digital world."
GEN (ret.)Keith Alexander, the Founder and co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, said:"Today's advanced threat actors are sophisticated, well-funded adversaries whocan rapidly change their tactics, techniques and procedures to avoid detection.Defending against these threats require enterprises, their industry and theirgovernments to work together to build a collective defense framework thatstrengthens the security posture for all members. The three strategic focusesthat we have devised with Ensign for the Cyber Analytics COE will help build ajoint defense framework to accomplish exactly those goals."
The three strategic thrusts of theCyber Analytics COE are:
1. Elevating the Capabilities of Asia'sHomegrown Cybersecurity Talents
The firststrategic focus of the COE will be to strengthen the expertise of cybersecurityprofessionals in Singapore. Ensign's security team, which currently comprises 500 cybersecurity professionals,will have cross training and secondment opportunities with IronNetCybersecurity.
This exposeslocal talents to world-leading cyber analytical detection methods and thechance to learn from world class offensive and defensive cybersecurity experts fromIronNet who possess deep experience working for military, government, andcommercial sectors in the United States.
2. Developing Innovative, Best-of-BreedCybersecurity Solutions
The JV also provides a knowledge and intellectual property (IP) exchangeplatform for the two companies' team of data scientists, engineers andresearchers.
Ensign InfoSecurity has developed threat detection models based on thedeep network security, data science, and cyber intelligence tradecraftexpertise of their team to develop AI techniques that detect unknown threats innetwork protocols. These models can be further augmented by IronNetCybersecurity's patented IronDefense solution which is a massively scalablenetwork traffic analysis platform that uses advanced behavioural analytics,machine learning, and AI techniques to identify known and unknown threats ateach phase of the attack lifecycle.
Thecross-pollination of capabilities will enable the centre to perform deepresearch into areas such as cyber analytics and advanced detection methodologiesthat will result in the creation of new custom security solutions and services forSingapore and Asia Pacific.
3. Collective Defense Cyber Intelligence Sharing
The centre will facilitate secure and strong industrysector and cross-sector cyber intelligence sharing between the two partners. IronNet's IronDomesolution aggregates and analyses behavioural anomalies in realtime and at machine-speed across public and private sector organizations atscale to identify cyber threat targeting an industry or geography.
Combined with Ensign InfoSecurity's access to the metadata from Starhub'stelco network and analytics capabilities, the COE will be able to connect thedots and provide complete visibility on imminent threats across an industry orgeographic region and identify stealthy, sophisticated cyber campaigns thatwould otherwise be challenging for an individual organization to detect andstop.
Ensign is theexclusive distributor in Singapore and select Asia Pacific markets for IronNet'sIronDefense and IronDome solutions used by numerous Fortune 500 multinationalenterprise and government agencies across Energy, Financial Services,Healthcare, and Defense industry sectors to detect and collaboratively defend againstsophisticated cyber attacks.
About Ensign InfoSecurity
Ensign InfoSecurity, a Temasek-builtcompany brings together more than 15 years of experience in the cyber securitybusiness with an extensive Asian footprint. The company is headquartered inSingapore and has offices in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It has a workforce ofaround 500 certified security professionals with skills in the provision ofcomprehensive cyber security services. Core competencies include technologyarchitecture design, validation and management of advanced security solutions,as well as consulting, incident response and forensic services.
For more information, visit www.ensigninfosecurity.com.
About IronNet Cybersecurity
Founded in 2014 by GEN. (ret.) Keith B. Alexander, the former Director of the NationalSecurity Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, IronNetCybersecurity is a worldwide cybersecurity leader that is revolutionizing howenterprises, industries, and governments secure their networks by deliveringcollective defense at scale. IronNet takes the skills of its cybersecurityoperators with their real-world experience working on both offense and defensein the public and private sectors and integrates their deep tradecraftknowledge into its industry-leading products to solve the most challengingcyber problems facing industry today. IronNet has won a number of accolades forits products and was recently highlighted as a key representative vendor in thenetwork threat analytics, Gartner's newest cybersecurity market segment.IronNet is headquartered in Fulton, MD,with major offices in Tysons, VA and Frederick, MD.