There is a myriad of ways by which our networks can be breached. Many organizations lack visibility into their cybersecurity posture and have a poor understanding of their breach risk. Consequentially, the right decisions don’t get made, and the correct actions don’t get prioritized, leaving them wide open to attack and compromise. To better understand the cybersecurity problem, let’s take a quick look at this picture of the enterprise attack surface.
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For a medium sized enterprise, there are over a hundred million time-varying state variables that determine its breach risk. For larger organizations this number is several hundred billion or more.

To answer the question—”what is our risk?”, we need to do a complex calculation for each point ofthis attack surface, and in this calculation we need to take into account information about inventory, vulnerabilities, active threats, exposure, ease of propagation, compensating controls, and business criticality.

This calculation cannot be done using human scale methods anymore. For a medium sized enterprise, there are over a hundred million time-varying state variables that determine its breach risk. For larger organizations this number is several hundred billion or more. Our systems are simply not able to scale with the size and complexity of the enterprise attack surface and deliver the right information to stakeholders.

The Equifax breach and wannacry are excellent examples of this. Leading indicators of vulnerabilities exploited by attackers in these attacks were drowning in a sea of unprioritized security data and were not acted upon. Software may be eating the world, but cyber insecurity is the sh*t of software!

Measure, measure, measure…

There is an adage— without measurement there can be no improvement.

Legacy techniques like vulnerability management and penetration testing only look at less than 5% of your attack surface. Security teams today have no way to measure the enterprise’s overall breach risk, or to predict how and where you are most likely to be hit next.

Even with an army of people, analyzing the myriad of attack vectors is very difficult. Security operations are mostly reactive, preoccupied with a constant stream of indicators of attacks (IoAs) and compromise (IoCs) relating to past security attacks— a never-ending game of whack-a-mole.

This is the trillion-dollar challenge—how do we secure the enterprise when we can’t see properly?

To get ahead, we need an automated and intelligent way to map our changing attack surface. Also, given the fragility of software, we need to constantly evaluate our cyber-resilience, the ability to limit the overall impact of security attacks— and focus on improving it by deploying the right mitigations.

Imagine … if you could use automation and self-learning techniques to discover all risk related attributes about each network entity, including their business impact. Also, imagine if you could reason about all that could possibly go wrong in the enterprise, understanding your massive attack surface with AI algorithms that closely mimic how human experts analyze risk and mitigations. You would then be able to understand your risk, and organize security activities to improve cyber-resilience, and stop attacks.

This is exactly what we do! Balbix uses deep learning and other specialized AI algorithms to continuously analyze your attack surface and business context and produce relevant insights. Balbix is able to predict where and how breaches are most likely to happen and provides actionable prescriptions to improve cybersecurity posture, avoid breaches and improve cyber-resilience.

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Effective Risk Model

Balbix uses deep learning and other specialized AI algorithms to continuously analyze your attack surface and business context and produce relevant insights. Balbix is able to predict where and how breaches are most likely to happen and provides actionable prescriptions to improve cybersecurity posture, avoid breaches and improve cyber-resilience.

Delivering key outcomes

Balbix also provides a prioritized set of actions that you can take to transform your cybersecurity posture and reduce cyber-risk by 95% or more, while making your security team 10x more efficient.

Balbix focuses on three broad technical capabilities

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Gathering of security related information at massive scale

To accurately quantify breach risk, Balbix continuously analyzes up to several hundred billion time-varying signals from your network.

Analysis
Real-time analysis of this security information

For breach risk and cyber-resilience, taking into account business criticality.

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Visualization and consumption of this output

Using natural language search, rich clickable heatmaps, insights and prescriptions prioritized by risk, plus integrations and APIs for various enterprise workflows.

You know how your security tools give you 10,000 things to do without prioritizing your risk? Balbix is different.

It categorizes and accurately prioritizes our risk and tells me where we might get breached – every single time something changes in my security posture.”

“Balbix gives me a holistic view of our breach risk exposure, a real-time heat map. I can consistently watch and effectively prioritize our ever-evolving areas of exposure and cyber-risk."