LINDON, Utah--(AccessData Group, a leading provider of digital forensics, cyber security and e-discovery software, today announced it will be visiting Toronto, Canada on October 1st as part of its recently announced worldwide roadshow. The roadshow is intended to showcase the capabilities of the CIRT 2.0 (Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology), an innovative platform that allows users to detect both known and unknown threats throughout the enterprise.)--
“We are very pleased to conduct a CIRT briefing in Toronto, a center for multinational firms that need to be sure their data is protected”
Representatives from AccessData Group will discuss the product in Toronto at SecTor, located at 255 Front Street, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Attendees will learn more about the CIRT 2, the first cyber security product to integrate network forensics, computer forensics, large-scale data auditing, malware analysis and remediation capabilities in a single product.
The need for data protection and proactive monitoring exists for Toronto public and private sector organizations as well as companies throughout the globe. For example, in July of 2009, Toronto Hydro’s data was breached, with 179,000 customer accounts were accessed through the company’s e-billing system. The breach was part of a scheme where the thieves would then contact these customers in order to obtain more personal information that could be used for financial fraud. This incident prompted more calls for tighter rules and possible penalties for data breaches in the future.
“We are very pleased to conduct a CIRT briefing in Toronto, a center for multinational firms that need to be sure their data is protected,” said Jason Mical, director of network forensics at AccessData. “CIRT 2.0 is an advanced cyber security platform that features continuous monitoring, built-in batch remediation, and advanced malware disassembly analysis that does require any signature-based tools.”
The Toronto briefing is part of the CIRT 2.0 roadshow extending from August 8 to October 18, 2012 that covers many of the world’s largest security markets including Washington DC; New York City; Seoul, Korea; Sydney, Australia; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico;; Dubai; and Johannesburg, South Africa; among others.
CIRT, which made its debut in March 2011, is a total security framework that significantly enhances the ability of organizations to protect information assets from both internal and external threats. By correlating network and host data, it allows security personnel to be unusually proactive in how they detect, analyze and remediate security breaches and data leakage.
In the age of advanced exploits and persistent threats, such as Flame and Stuxnet, reliance on signature-based tools and data leakage prevention products is not enough, noted Mical. “IDS, DLP and other tools of this kind don’t catch intrusions or leaked data unless you tell them specifically what to look for.”
Built-in Malware Analysis without the Sandbox
The inclusion of AccessData’s Cerberus malware triage technology into the CIRT 2 platform achieves an even higher level of effectiveness. Cerberus allows first and second responders to automatically examine suspect binaries and determine behavior and intent without waiting for a specialized malware team. Its two-stage protocol quickly tallies a “threat score” approximating how dangerous a binary might be, followed by much more complex disassembly analysis that gives incident responders actionable intelligence without waiting for time consuming sandbox analysis.
Toronto-area IT executives and other security industry specialists can register to attend the October 1st briefing by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3914638790.
About AccessData Group:
AccessData Group has pioneered digital investigations and litigation support for 25 years. Its family of stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions, including FTK, SilentRunner, Summation and the CIRT security framework, enable digital investigations of any kind, including computer forensics, incident response, e-discovery, legal review and compliance auditing. More than 130,000 users in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms worldwide rely on AccessData software solutions and its premier digital investigation and hosted review services. AccessData is also a leading provider of digital forensics and litigation support training and certification. www.accessdata.com.