Gone are the days of “Trust but Verify,” the framework made obsolete by an increasingly-malicious digital threatscape, says cloud columnist Louis Columbus in this Forbes article. Now, he says, it’s all about “Zero Trust Security,” something that emphasizes a “never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege” approach to cybersecurity.
In his article, Columbus exemplifies ten cybersecurity companies which he says are driving the “highest level of investment [in Zero Trust-related practices] this industry has ever seen.”
We highlight three of those companies below:
Blackberry Artifical Intelligence/Predictive Security
Blackberry — for those of you who only recall the company from using Palm Pilots — is now finding footing in the enterprise cybersecurity space.
After buying Cylance, Blackberry brought AI and machine learning into their platform, which uses AI and machine learning to secure “the entire attack surface” of an organization with automated detection and response and separates true threats from blacklist- or whitelist-identified items, says Columbus.
“Cylance is also the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning to cyber security and improve the way companies, governments, and end users proactively solve the world’s most challenging security problems,” says Columbus in the Forbes article.
Columbus says CrowdStrike is differentiating itself in the Zero Trust Security world by “applying machine learning to endpoint detection of IT network threats.” Forbes had previous named CrowdStrike one of the top 25 machine learning startups to watch in 2019, so it is no surprise they ended up on this list.
That’s not the only time the company made headlines: they were also given credit for uncovering Russian hackers at the US Democratic National Committee.
The CrowdStrike Falcon platform stops data breaches by detecting all types of attacks, including malware-free ones, while providing five-second visibility across endpoints, the Forbes article explains. They also have patented attack behavioral pattern recognition technology called Threat Graph.
This company is noted by Columbus for their approach to Zero Trust Security. Their technology verifies every application user to secures app access and endpoints.
“Their product and services strategy reflects a ‘never trust, always verify, enforce least privilege’ approach to privileged access, from inside or outside the network. The Idaptive Next-Gen Access platform combines single single-on (SSO), adaptive multifactor authentication (MFA), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and user behavior analytics (UBA). They have over 2,000 organizations using their platform today.”
See the full list of cyber security companies to watch here.