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Intsights: Helping Enterprises Manage External Security Threats

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Enterprise organizations are under continuous threat from increasingly sophisticated bad actors. In response, enterprises have improved perimeter defenses, implemented solutions to detect intrusions, taken steps to protect against insider attacks and prepared to rapidly mitigate the impact of security breaches.

While these efforts are necessary, they are also reactive. Cybersecurity startup Intsights wants to help organizations become proactive by identifying threats before they become attacks. The company’s sophisticated technology searches the clear web (publicly accessible web pages), the deep web (web pages requiring authentication) and the dark web (web pages not accessible using standard protocols and traditional browsers) to help enterprises detect actionable threat intelligence before hackers have actually initiated an attack.

Delivering their service using a subscription model, the company applies data mining algorithms and machine learning to sort through the mass of threat intelligence data. Its solution prioritizes and distills the threat intelligence into a manageable set of alerts that help security analysts focus on the most critical threats such as data leaks, targeted attacks, phishing sites and fake mobile apps.

The company recognized, however, that organizations require a comprehensive platform to deal with these external threats. Its system, therefore, also provides automated remediation capabilities. This automation enables organizations to remediate identified threats either automatically or with minimal interaction by security analysts.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.