As part of the acquisition, former Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Chief Information Security Officer, Adam Meyer, joins SurfWatch as Chief Security Strategist
November 17, 2014 — Sterling, VA - SurfWatch Labs, a provider of cyber risk intelligence solutions, today announced it has acquired a proprietary, SaaS-based risk management technology that delivers prescriptive steps for proactively managing impending cyber risks. This risk management application provides executives and security professionals with a practical approach to quickly implement the most effective measures from a security policy, process, technology and compliance perspective – tailored specifically to an organization's business profile.
As part of the acquisition, Adam Meyer, former WMATA Chief Information Security Officer, steps into the role of Chief Security Strategist at SurfWatch Labs. For the past 15 years, Mr. Meyer has served in leadership positions in the defense, technology, and critical infrastructure sectors, and was the Director of Information Assurance and Command IA Program Manager for the Naval Air Warfare Center and Naval Air Systems Command.
"When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations are putting too much focus on the symptoms and responding to specific threats, instead of understanding and mitigating the root cause, which are the underlying cyber risks," said Dave Ellison, President and CEO, SurfWatch Labs. "The cyber risk management technology that Adam and his team of engineers have developed enhances our risk intelligence solutions to ensure that executives and security professionals gain immediate understanding of their organization's cyber risks and what to do about it through practical risk mitigation steps."
The SaaS-based, risk management technology was developed as an alternative to heavy, framework-based approaches, with the goal of simplifying cybersecurity program management and ensuring more effective incident response. By aligning proven countermeasures with the personalized approach of SurfWatch C-Suite, which identifies relevant, real-world cyber risk indicators, executives and security teams can quickly pivot and bolster risk mitigation and governance practices to better defend against the cyber risks they are facing.
"Most cybersecurity teams are overwhelmed – with threats to prevent, data that must be analyzed, tools to manage, frameworks to follow – oftentimes leaving organizations in a state of insecurity," said Meyer. "By incorporating the risk management architecture that we've developed with the existing SurfWatch Labs solution set, in a common, plain English understanding, we're connecting the dots between cybersecurity strategy and operations, so you can understand your specific cyber risks and execute the recipe for quickly and vigorously mitigating those risks."
About SurfWatch Labs
SurfWatch Labs was formed in 2013 by former US Government intelligence analysts to help organizations understand their unique cyber risks from a higher level, business intelligence perspective. SurfWatch cyber risk intelligence solutions provide relevant, timely and tailored information that allows you to:
- easily visualize and comprehend how cybercrime affects all aspects of the business
- continuously monitor cyber risk key performance indicators (KPI's)
- ensure that the most effective risk management strategies are implemented
Instead of providing overwhelming amounts of low-level threat intelligence that can bury an information security team in data, SurfWatch delivers cyber risk insights in a complete business context – so you immediately know your greatest exposures, the impact on your business and how to quickly mitigate the risk.
SurfWatch Labs: Cyber In Sight. For more information, visit www.surfwatchlabs.com.