Why is it so easy for attackers to hide in your organization for days, even months, and so difficult for you to find them?
The simple answer is, it is hard to know what you don’t know. Attackers are very sneaky, covering their tracks and hiding their activities in traffic that appears “normal”. Unless you know to look, you would probably never suspect they are doing something they shouldn’t. That’s what they count on – they want you to think everything is fine. So, how do you tell when something’s not?
You could try to be prescriptive and bound (with rules) exactly what someone can and cannot do, alerting on anything that is out of the ordinary. But, if you know humans, you know that’s not going to work too well. We are, by our nature, unpredictable – circumstances change and we do unexpected things all the time. We travel, we get reassigned to new projects or new teams, and we change what we do to accommodate our new reality.
Fortscale founders understood these challenges and saw an opportunity to combine their expertise with predictive, big data analytics and advanced machine learning to create an engine that could be used to not only identify when something happens that’s out of the “ordinary”, but also whether that something makes sense and is safe or a real risk. As a result, you can finally uncover the insider threats hiding in your network and shut them down to eliminate their impact.
Identifying which anomalies represent a significant threat, so you can focus resources where they will be most impactful. Using machine learning, Fortscale detects unusual user behavior, then ranks whether this behavior represents a true threat, based on a variety of historical, peer and other contextual information. Once it has determined its risk level, Fortscale delivers the information your security team (or security infrastructure) needs to effectively address the threat, in priority order.
Processing days, weeks, months, quarters, even years worth of data to accurately identify behavioral changes that can occur over long periods of time. As a result, you can uncover lengthy attack campaigns that have been lurking in your environment, going undetected by traditional detection systems.
Providing visibility into who is doing what within your mission-critical applications (billing systems, customer databases, code repositories, or other proprietary applications), so you can spot and shut down unauthorized access and protect the integrity of those assets.
Integrating Fortscale SMART alerts into your existing security infrastructure (AIM, SIEM, Firewall, IDS/IPS, UTM, etc.) enhances their ability to do their job. You can stream Fortscale’s real-time security insights to any third-party solution within your environment to optimize your response across multiple security controls. In addition, these solutions can send feedback to the Fortscale engine that can be used to fine-tune and improve future results.
With a proven track record in both business and technology, Idan is a serial entrepreneur and a recognized expert in the field of cyber security and intelligence. Prior to founding Fortscale, he initiated, built and led the Cyber Security Business Group of Elbit Systems (NASDAQ:ELST), Israel’s leading defense integrator. This Group became the leading growth engine of Elbit Systems, and managed major Cyber Security and Warfare technological projects in Israel and abroad.
Before that, Idan was a Business Analysis Manager at Elron, the technological investment arm of IDB Holdings, one of the leading holding companies in Israel. Prior to his business career, he served as an officer and head of a key department in the IDF’s elite Intelligence & Cyber Unit (8200). Idan holds a B.Sc. in Industrial & Management Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
A seasoned industry expert and entrepreneur, Yona has over 20 years of management and technology experience in the cyber security space. Prior to founding Fortscale, he founded and managed Cyber Security, a boutique technology consulting firm. Yona also was a founder and served as VP of Security Research at Entercept, which was acquired by McAfee in 2003 for $120M. Yona then continued as VP of Security Research at McAfee HQ in Santa Clara.
Before that, he founded and worked as VP of Business Development at Netect, a pioneer in vulnerability assessment technology, which was acquired by BindView in 1999. Yona holds a PhD. in Computer Science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).
Tomer is a Data Analysis Specialist. Tomer was VP of analytics at Voyager Labs, a big data software company that specializes in human behavior analysis. Prior to that, for almost 14 years, Tomer served the Israeli intelligence community in various positions: for 6 years at the IDF’s elite intelligence unit 8200 and for 7 years at one of the governmental intelligence agencies. In his last positions at the agency, Tomer led analytics and project management teams who ran major cyber and telecommunication operations. Tomer holds an LLB and MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.
Tzlil brings to Fortscale more than 20 years of broad international experience in financial management, corporate finance, consolidation, control, and accounting, mainly in the high-tech sector.
Before joining Fortscale, Tzlil served as a CFO of Silentium, a leading provider of active noise reduction technology, where he had overall responsibility for corporate finance, budgeting and financial strategy, and planning. Before that, as CFO of Ethernity Networks—a provider of high-end network processing technology—Tzill oversaw all aspects of the company’s financial and administrative infrastructure. He has served as director of finance in several startups in the area of IT, telecommunication, clean technology, and security. In each of these positions, he led the company’s financial operations from inception to sustained business/ to exit. Tzlil is a CPA and holds an MBA in business management from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a BA in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University.
A proven technology leader and serial entrepreneur, Ophir brings to Fortscale over 17 years of experience in the information security space. Before joining Fortscale, he worked at VMware for more than eight years, where he led their security efforts, including patenting machine introspection technologies and launching the VMsafe partner program with leading security vendors such as Symantec, McAfee, and TrendMicro. Before that, Ophir co-founded Securimine, an early security data analytics company that applied data mining concepts to security logs.
Ophir began his career in the internet security space in 1998 as a co-founder of Entercept Security, which was acquired by McAfee in 2003. Entercept launched the industry’s first host-based intrusion prevention product (in essence coining the term), and; its innovative core technology is still part of many leading security products to this day. Ophir earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).
Avi is a seasoned business and corporate strategist with global market expertise and over 20 years of operating experience in the technology and cyber security sectors. He is the former SVP of business and corporate development at CounterTack, was the managing director of Accelerate IT, and the CEO of Onset Technology. Before that, Avi held various CEO and senior VP roles in the information technology industry, managing the creation and expansion of companies and developing worldwide strategic alliances. He has an MBA from Boston University and a BS in engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).
Idan has been working for over five years in software development and data analytics, focusing on machine learning and data mining solutions. He has significant experience in back-end development in a various technologies, as well as implementing innovative machine learning algorithms. Before joining Fortscale, Idan was a software developer and tech lead at Intel. In this capacity, he worked as part of a team responsible for delivering machine learning solutions over a Big Data platform.
Idan holds a BSc in information systems from Ben Gurion University (Israel).
Shay has 12 years of development experience and nine years of experience as a manager.
For the past six years, he has worked at HP, specializing in big data analytics products (operations analytics and big data analytics products for IT organizations) and cloud automation products. he specializes in scrum methodology.
Prior to that, he served for six years in the Israeli Air Force, managing a satellite communication optimization product.
Shay holds an M.Sc and a B.Sc in computer science.
Michael has focused his entire career on Cyber Security. Spending a decade at Industrial Defender, one of the first cyber security start-ups for Industrial Control Systems, Michael started as a Security Analyst and spent time in various technical roles before becoming the Manager of Industrial Defender’s Global Sales Engineering team.
After Industrial Defender’s successful exit to defense giant Lockheed Martin, Michael stayed on to lead the Global Sales Engineering team in their Commercial Cyber Security practice and also spent time as the technical lead for that group’s Strategic Partnerships team. Michael has a proven track record of aligning product capability and direction with customer need, ensuring client success and business growth.
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