Government News Service Provider Integrates Powerful Security Analytics Content into its New Cybersecurity iPhone App
July 22, 2014 — Sterling, VA — SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, announced that its security analytics content is being used to power the Nextgov Cybersecurity app, available in the iTunes store.
Nextgov.com is the information resource for federal technology decision makers and part of the Atlantic Media Company and its Cybersecurity app provides a snapshot of current government threat levels, delivers alerts on data breaches, and streams news and commentary on the latest development for protecting critical networks and information.
A key component of the Nextgov Cybersecurity App is the Threat Level rating, which is based on data from HackSurfer, a cybercrime news and information hub owned and managed by SurfWatch Labs, and includes a trend graph with threat levels from the previous week for various sectors.
"The threat level data from SurfWatch Labs provides our subscribers with an immediate understanding of the current cyber risk levels and trends for the government sector as well as other industries," said Camille Tuutti, Nextgov Executive Editor. "This is a critical component of our Cybersecurity app."
The threat level information found on HackSurfer and in the NextGov Cybersecurity app is based on a deeper set of cyber risk information from SurfWatch Analytics, a comprehensive data warehouse and analytics engine. SurfWatch Analytics aggregates and standardizes volumes of structured and unstructured cyber data from a myriad of sources, and drives advanced business intelligence analysis of security information to answer questions such as "What risks should my business worry about most?"
"The Nextgov Cybersecurity App is an excellent example of how SurfWatch content can add significant value and easily be integrated with any IT environment or application," said Jason Polancich, Founder and Chief Architect, SurfWatch Labs. "This business intelligence approach to cybersecurity helps connect the dots between outside risks and your business domain — all in a manner that is easy to understand by anyone from the IT and security professional to the C-Suite."
SurfWatch Analytics is available through:
SurfWatch Analytics API, an easy-to-access data feed that allows IT and security professionals to seamlessly integrate highly relevant, real-time cyber risk information to power cyber defense applications, business intelligence applications, third-party products and OEM integrations.
SurfWatch Cyber Risk Reports which provide C-Suite and board members with monthly insights and analysis on cybersecurity trends across the most active industries.
SurfWatch Analytics is available now online at www.surfwatchanalytics.com.
About SurfWatch Labs
SurfWatch Labs delivers cyber risk intelligence solutions that help organizations understand the potential for cyber-attacks, determine the impact to their business and proactively address threats head on.
SurfWatch Labs was formed in 2013 by former US Government intelligence analysts to go beyond the low-level threat intelligence approach that can drown organizations in data. By aggregating and automatically analyzing vast amounts of data from a wide range of structured and unstructured sources, SurfWatch enables organizations to zero in on their unique cyber risk profile and ensure the most effective risk management strategies are identified and implemented.
With SurfWatch, organizations can immediately understand and act on their cyber risk. SurfWatch Labs: Cyber In Sight. For more information, visit www.surfwatchlabs.com.
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Nextgov is the all-day information resource for federal technology decision makers. Through news, analysis and insights from our award-winning journalists and a nationwide community of expert voices, Nextgov provides the first word on technology and government. Nextgov's editorial mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions. Central to this mission is the exploration of emerging technologies and their potential impact on government. Nextgov contributors include influential thinkers across government, academia and the private sector providing fresh and provocative insights on key federal IT topics.
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