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Tego Cyber Hires MSSP Pioneer Chris White as CISO

Cyber threat intelligence startup Tego Cyber has hired MSSP industry veteran Chris White as chief information security officer (CISO).

Chris White, CISO, Tego Cyber
Chris White, CISO, Tego Cyber
Shannon Wilkinson, CEO, Tego Cyber

White previously was  deputy CISO and  director of global security operations for Interpublic Group of Companies. He also built Ernst & Young's MSSP offering, acting as CTO, and responsible for providing security services to 500,000 endpoints, Tego says.

Now at Tego Cyber, White is responsible for overseeing cyber security operations, cyber intelligence, data loss and fraud prevention, assisting with development of application, overseeing beta testing, developing additional security architecture, overseeing program rollout, governance and documentation.

Tego Cyber, led by CEO Shannon Wilkinson, has six employees listed on LinkedIn. Wilkinson previously launched Axiom Cyber Solutions. Earlier, she held key application development and IT posts at the United Nations.

Tego Cyber, founded in 2019, is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Threat Intelligence Platform Launch

Tego Cyber in June 2021 began beta testing the Tego Threat Intelligence Platform (TTIP). The company says the TTIP platform:

  • Takes in vetted and curated threat data;
  • leverages a proprietary process to analyze and deliver data to an an enterprise network in a format that is timely,
  • informative, and relevant.

The threat data provides additional context including specific details needed to identify and counteract threats so that security teams can spend less time searching for disparate information, Tego Cyber says.

The first version of the TTIP integrates with Splunk. Future releases, Tego Cyber says, will integrate with SIEM (security information and event management) systems and platforms such as AT&T AlienVault, Elastic, Exabeam, IBM QRadar and Google Chronicle.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Reporting Service

Tego Cyber also launched a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) reporting service in June 2021. The service provides individuals or enterprises with custom cyber threat intelligence on issues such as social media impersonation, compromised email credentials, look-a-like domains, social media trends and possible DarkWeb presence, the company says.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.