Governance, Risk and Compliance, Content, EMEA, Endpoint/Device Security, Europe

Cylance Consulting Intros GDPR Assessments

Cylance's consulting arm now offers European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) assessments.

Organizations can use Cylance's GDPR assessments to review their data security measures and comply with regulatory requirements, according to the company. Also, organizations can work with Cylance consultants to identify security gaps and optimize their cybersecurity technologies and personnel.

In addition to introducing GDPR assessments, Cylance this week integrated automated incident response playbooks into its CylanceOPTICS endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution.

CylanceOPTICS's incident response playbooks execute on an endpoint where a threat is detected, the company noted. They also can be set up to execute both CylanceOPTICS and third-party product responses and replicate security analyst decision-making without cloud or human intervention.

Organizations can create up to 100 CylanceOPTICS incident response playbooks to automatically execute tasks on endpoints when a detection rule is triggered, the company indicated. That way, organization can use these playbooks to automate security processes and procedures and streamline incident response across all departments.

Cylance Bolsters Its Portfolio

Blackberry announced plans to acquire Cylance last month. Since that time, Cylance has announced the following additions to its portfolio:

  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO): The Cylance vCISO service provides technology and security resources to supplement an organization's security staff.
  • CylanceOPTICS Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): The CylanceOPTICS APIs enable organizations to create automated workflows to generate help desk tickets, collect data, quarantine files or launch other tasks in real-time.
  • CylancePROTECT for Amazon Web Services (AWS):  The CylancePROTECT endpoint security solution now supports AWS Linux to safeguard application instances running on cloud services infrastructure against cyber threats.
  • Cylance Smart Antivirus on Amazon: Cylance Smart Antivirus is now available via the Amazon Electronic Software Downloads (ESD) program.

Cylance offers AI-based malware prevention, threat hunting, automated detection and response and security services. The company also enables MSSPs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other technology resellers to integrate its threat detection and prevention solutions into their portfolios.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.