The Silicon Review has selected Sweepatic as one of the 50 Smartest Companies of 2020! Read an excerpt of the interview with our CEO & Co-founder Stijn Vande Casteele below.
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Prevent further cyber threats with Sweepatic’s automated attack surface management platform
Q: Where do you think the modern enterprise security system is lacking behind, and how is your company filling the void?
The main issues of enterprises are understanding and keeping track of the organization’s onlineattack surface and how that is perceived and can be misused by others. Understanding attack surfaces and being aware of how they evolve is critical in proactively organizing the right defenses around an organization.
With increased teleworking and the boost of online services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, digitization has become an even bigger priority for organizations. It makes it even harder to keep track, and it increases cyber exposure significantly. Additionally, the modern enterprise security system is too often reactive in its approach:if or when a security incident occurs, the enterprise reacts when the damage is already done. Sweepatic is proactive: prevent a security incident from happening by cleaning up your attack surface. It’s about making organizations cyber resilient in the first place. Sweepatic fills the void in two ways: attack surface visibility and proactive attack surface reduction to stay a step ahead of the threat actors.
Q: Modern cyber-attacks are equally automated. How do you help organizations to fight fire with fire?
The first step in the cyber kill chain is the reconnaissance phase. Cybercriminals try to find as much information as they can about the victim organization before they execute an attack. They search the internet for weaknesses and entry points. Our automated Sweepatic Platform mimics these reconnaissance techniques so that the organization knows about these weak points before others do and can fix them before they are taken advantage of. This allows organizations staying a step ahead of threat actors and modern automated cyberattacks to become cyber resilient. Internal inefficiencies in an organization undermine security analytics and operations.
Q: Do you help your clients patch their internal operations?
The Sweepatic Platform is designed to provide a clear and simple dashboard, an intuitive user experience, actionable insights, and quick fixes. This unburdens the internal security team since there is an easy onboarding, a globally accessible portal, and no learning curve. The Sweepatic Platform automatically discovers all internet-facing assets, so the security operations don’t have to this manually by combining many tools and excel files. Using the Sweepatic
Platform, security analytics and operations can work together and streamline their patching process. Thanks to our notifications, the security teams will receive alerts about changes in their attack surface that need evaluating or fixing. Issues can then easily be tracked and assigned to the right person. We are currently also working on our API and with a technical partner to facilitate technical integrations towards organizational processes and existing capabilities (e.g., Jira,SIEM, VM, etc.) for our customers.
Q: Do you have any new services ready to be launched?
The Sweepatic Platform takes a continuous improvement approach, launching new features in biweekly sprints. On our short-term roadmap are the extension of CVE detection, auto-tagging & annotation feature and security testing of cloud resources. We have big plans for the coming months, so make sure you keep an eye on our website!
The full interview can be downloaded in PDF here or consulted online.