Cyveillance Introduces Threat-Detection Dashboard

The online risk management vendor says its Intelligence Center 3.0 allows IT administrators and execs to track threats in cyberspace, including fraud and IP theft.

Cyveillance on Tuesday announced a new dashboard product that it claims will help companies keep track of Internet fraud and online criminal activity that affects their organizations.

Cyveillance Intelligence Center 3.0 is an enterprise online risk management product that allows IT administrators to track threats in cyberspace, including phishing, physical threats, and identity and IP (intellectual property) theft, according to Todd Bransford, vice president of marketing at Cyveillance.

Cyveillance, of Arlington, Va., sells online risk monitoring services. The company has patented technology for scouring the Internet, including news groups, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) servers and blogs, for sensitive information or scams, and hires cyber-security experts to evaluate the information it gathers.

The Intelligence Center collects raw threat data and processes it according to key assets that customers have identified, such as company names, facilities, keywords, intellectual property, Internet domains and server addresses.

The dashboard adds role-based access, case management features and improved workflow so that individuals across an enterprise can access the Cyveillance data, Bransford said.

Customers can choose from nine modules for the Intelligence Center, such as Anti-Phishing, ID Theft Protection, Fraud Protection, Corporate Security, Brand Protection and Corporate Compliance, according to a company statement.

Customers who spot problems can use the Intelligence Center to begin remediation using Cyveillance, such as having a phishing Web site shut down, he said.

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Constellation Energy has been using Cyveillances risk monitoring services since mid-2005 and is now evaluating Intelligence Center 3.0, said John Petruzzi, Jr., director of enterprise security at Constellation in Baltimore, Md.

Petruzzi said he is impressed with the kinds of information Cyveillance has uncovered about security threats to Constellations network and facilities, which include nuclear energy plants.

The dashboard makes it easier to sift through the information Cyveillance turns up and research threats to the companys assets on his own, Petruzzi said.

For example, Petruzzi said, he can use the Intelligence Center to inquire about Internet addresses that turn up in logs from companys firewalls or intrusion prevention systems.

The dashboard format also makes it easier for company executives to call up and study threat information, even if they lack technological expertise.

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The Cyveillance service has already alerted Constellation Energy to coordinated plans by anti-nuclear activists involving one of its facilities. The service has also turned up IP that was being leaked to the Internet by former employees, he said.

"Theres no way me and my folks, even given the time to scour the Internet, could have found some of this stuff," he said.

Intelligence Center, like the companys existing services, still requires significant customer input to identify important assets. However, Petruzzi said the service is vital to a company that faces threats from both online and real-world attackers.

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Nine Cyveillance customers are currently evaluating the product, including companies in the hospitality, financial services and transportation industries, Bransford said.

The Cyveillance Intelligence Center 3.0 is available Jan. 24 and starts at $50,000 per module for an annual subscription.

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