Using Infocyte’s agentless detection and response platform, CyberDefenses has inspected information systems for hidden cyberattacks, vulnerabilities and tampering for election departments across the U.S. as part of Election Security Assessments.
AUSTIN, Texas—June 3, 2020— Infocyte, a recognized leader in advanced threat detection and incident response, is partnering with CyberDefenses, an award-winning Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) and expert in election security, to deliver Election Security Assessments throughout the United States. CyberDefenses’ Election Security Assessment evaluates the end-to-end election process and provides cyber risk insights to arm election teams with stronger defenses against election cyberattacks and tampering. The process also includes a thorough review of security practices and delivers guidance on best practices for strengthening election security initiatives.
“Infocyte is thrilled to partner with CyberDefenses to help protect the security and integrity of our elections and voting systems,” said Curtis Hutcheson, CEO of Infocyte. “No environment is impenetrable and must conduct regular independent assessments to detect and remove advanced threats and vulnerabilities.
CyberDefenses election security experts leveraged Infocyte to create the compromise and threat detection portion of the Election Security Assessment. The assessment employs multiple standards, including the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF). The methodology leverages the best practices and expertise gleaned from decades of experience and from helping clients handle and recover from cyberattacks.
Infocyte and CyberDefenses also have capabilities, if needed, to go beyond the initial threat and vulnerability assessment to support incident response, with investigation, triage and recovery of compromised systems.
CyberDefenses provides the assessment through onsite and virtual consulting performed by its Cyber Navigator teams. According to Armando Ordonez, CyberDefenses CEO, “Infocyte gives us a powerful set of capabilities for detecting cyber threats targeting elections and other security risks at a granular level. It’s been a great partnership that combines the best of what our respective companies have to offer election teams and the state and local government agencies that support them.”
The Election Security Assessment is completed in a matter of weeks without additional election department resources, hardware or expensive consulting agreements. In advance of the 2020 presidential elections, local election authorities and state governments can request information about an Election Security Assessment by contacting CyberDefenses.
Infocyte is a recognized leader in advanced threat detection and incident response. The world’s leading security and incident response firms (Check Point, PwC, Grant Thornton, KPMG, AT&T and more) use Infocyte’s platform to detect and instantly respond to vulnerabilities and advanced threats that bypass traditional cybersecurity defenses and hide in their customers’ endpoints, data centers and cloud environments. For partners, Infocyte’s cloud based platform represents the fastest path to deliver cost-effective and flexible consulting services with agentless detection and response capabilities as well as ongoing Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. Infocyte was founded in 2014 by the leaders of the USAF CIRT and is headquartered in Austin, TX. Learn more at https://www.infocyte.com.
About CyberDefenses Inc.
CyberDefenses, an award-winning MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), is a leader in election security with expertise in providing security assessments, guidance, monitoring and intelligence services for organizations throughout the nation. CyberDefenses’ client list includes major corporations in industries such as oil and gas, healthcare and financial services. The company also serves federal, state and local governments. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Founder Randell Casey, a cybersecurity expert retiring from the US Army, was asked to ensure the nation was not under cyber attack in addition to physical attack. As a result of that assignment, a team of military cybersecurity veterans came together to launch CyberDefenses. Since then, the team has grown to include cybersecurity analysts, advisors, CISOs, cyber intelligence experts and information security leaders from the US Military, state governments, Big 5 consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies.
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