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Cyclops Security: Pioneering a Revolutionary CSMA Platform for Cybersecurity Excellence

Eran Zilberman
January 03 2024

Legend has it that the Cyclops, mythical one-eyed giants of ancient Greek mythology, possessed remarkable intelligence and craftsmanship. Renowned for their ingenuity, the Cyclopes showcased their extraordinary abilities by crafting an iconic and powerful weapon for Zeus. the king of the Gods —this weapon is the powerful thunderbolt.

Zeus's thunderbolt played a crucial role in divine conflicts. The Cyclopes thus symbolize a fusion of strength and ingenuity, representing the multifaceted nature of mythical beings in Greek lore. Their role as masterful creators and contributors to the divine arsenal highlights their importance in shaping the mythological landscape and influencing the destiny of gods and mortals alike.

Much like the legendary Cyclopes, our team at Cyclops Security endeavors to create a groundbreaking platform that we believe will be an invaluable contribution to the cybersecurity arsenal of companies. With a commitment to security intelligence and innovation, we are crafting a CSMA (Cybersecurity Mesh)platform that empowers organizations to analyze their security data with context, providing a multifaceted perspective on potential threats and exposures. By doing so, we aim to equip SecOps teams with unprecedented efficiency, allowing them to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape with greater precision and insight. Just as the Cyclopes contributed a powerful tool to the divine arsenal, we aspire to provide companies with a tool that enhances their cybersecurity defense capabilities, making them more resilient and effective in the face of evolving cybersecurity threats.

Insights From The Trenches

Coming from years of working with top-tier cybersecurity vendors, we - the founders Eran Zilberman, Biran Franco, and Elay Gueta, have gained a profound understanding of the challenges faced by security professionals. Over the years, it has become evident that many of them are grappling with a growing sense of frustration, stemming from the necessity to manage a growing amount of data generated by an extensive array of cybersecurity tools within the orgs’ possession. 

A recurring frustration that we’ve experienced in numerous enterprise organizations, has been that SIEM and SOAR lack much needed context: While these tools provide strong data aggregation capabilities, and can manage big volumes of security data, they cannot put together the data points to provide the context of this information within the specific organization and its unique intricacies. The complexity of enterprise environments, coupled with the various assets, diverse user behaviors and specific business processes, presents a challenge that SIEM and SOAR solutions can’t solve. This contextual gap often results in false positives, and can lead cybersecurity professionals to overlook critical security threats, while they focus on less critical issues.

Our experience from working with Cybersecurity Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) solutions also raised frustrations. While the vision behind CAASM is commendable in recognizing the importance of broadening data collection from various solutions within the existing security stack, the execution appears to be limited in its effectiveness due to their asset-focused approach. Understanding the attack surface and asset management are crucial components. However, these use cases represent just one facet of the broader security needs of the enterprise. The challenge lies in the speed and efficiency of data gathering and analysis. CAASM solutions, by primarily focusing on assets, encounter difficulties in swiftly collecting and analyzing the diverse and voluminous data generated by various security sources. 

There is a clear need for a solution that goes beyond mere data aggregation. There is also a need for a solution that can analyze substantial volumes of information at a high speed. Cyber security pros are looking for added context, and solutions that can extend the focus beyond the asset level, incorporating a broader spectrum of insights including relationships, identities, and user behaviors. The demand arises from the necessity to look not only at individual assets, but also to contextualize their interactions within the larger ecosystem. 

Why Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA)?

Recognizing the need for a paradigm shift, our journey has led us to hone in on Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA). CSMA emerges as a strategic and forward-thinking approach that has the potential to redefine the cybersecurity landscape. What is CSMA? Gartner analysts Paul Furtado and Mike Cisek explain that CSMA is a “collaborative ecosystem of tools and controls used to secure a modern, distributed enterprise. It builds on a strategy of integrating composable, distributed security tools by centralizing the data and control plane to achieve more effective collaboration between tools.’ 

The consolidated data analysis that CSMA promotes enables organizations to overcome the complexity and limitations of disparate tools, and obtain a unified and contextualized view that serves as a single source of truth. By delving into relationships, identities, and user behaviors, the platform supports informed, timely, and accurate decisions. 

Our CSMA platform is designed to consolidate and analyze data from diverse sources, and provide unified and contextualized understanding, empowering organizations to make informed decisions and respond proactively to emerging threats. It employs advanced AI algorithms to expedite the consolidation, analysis, and correlation of security findings from various sources. Our sophisticated AI algorithms play a pivotal role in accelerating this analysis, enabling organizations to swiftly identify security issues and potential threats. This holistic approach ensures that the data analysis is not only rapid but also enriched with contextual details.

By providing a contextualized understanding of the data, the platform empowers organizations to make informed decisions, detect threats promptly, respond effectively and take proactive measures to emerging threats. 

The Advantage of AI-Powered Contextual Search

The act of searching for data is fundamental to acquiring knowledge and making informed decisions in various facets of life. By providing a robust platform that allows SecOps professionals to efficiently search and analyze security data, we not only facilitate quicker responses to evolving threats but also empower them to gain critical insights. 

Cyclops’s AI-powered contextual search understands the context behind our queries, offering more relevant and accurate results. The use of sophisticated AI algorithms enables the search to sift through vast amounts of information, and find specific insights, patterns, or details within the broader data set, saving time and enhancing efficiency.

Pioneering A New Era 

As we embark on this exciting journey, we see boundless opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and growth. Our team is filled with enthusiasm for the challenges and triumphs that await us, and we are eager to make a positive impact in the cybersecurity landscape. We are immensely thankful for the support of our investors, who believe in our vision and encourage us to push the boundaries. Their commitment fuels our determination to create a transformative platform. We extend an invitation to you to join us on what we believe will be a thrilling adventure. Together, we can shape the future of cybersecurity, and build a resilient and secure world.

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