In a recent interview with The New Stack, DFLabs CEO, Dario Forte, talks about the company’s supervised artificial intelligence approach: combining machine learning and automated playbook and being cautious about relying on full automation in cyber incident response. You can read the whole interview here.
IncMan 4.0, DFLabs’ flagship platform, to help cybersecurity operations and incident response teams tackle automation challenges with machine learning
Boston – February 7, 2017 – DFLabs, the leader in Security Automation and Orchestration Technology, announced today the launch of a landmark release of its flagship platform, IncMan 4.0. Based upon an innovative machine learning and incident correlation engine DFLabs offers a force multiplier solution that helps security operations and incident response teams quickly orchestrate the triage, containment, reporting, and remediation of data breaches and other cyber incidents while gradually guiding them on the maturity path to full automation.
The pace of cyber attacks combined with data breach and privacy regulations are making security operations platforms mandatory for organizations of all sizes. DFLabs has conducted months of discussions with dozens of Fortune 1000 CISOs showing that taking the “human” completely out of security automation may be dangerous. Significant concerns with making a sudden switch to fully unattended automation include complex issues such as “Trust on Input,” e.g. If the input data is incorrect, the output could cause even more damage to the business than the incident itself and “Proof of Evidence,” e.g. An unattended full automation response computer can not be a case for a compliance violation and can leave CISOs exposed to avoidable and excessive legal liability.
With IncMan 4.0, DFLabs delivers on its vision for Supervised Active Intelligence™ (SAI) driven by the industry’s first Dual Mode Playbooks (Machine-to-Human and/or Machine-to-Machine). IncMan includes hundreds of playbooks – based on U.S. and UE international industry regulations (including GDPR), standards and best practices. These playbooks are automatically assigned and dynamically applied to an incident to provide the Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response (IR) teams full control of the situation until they are ready for the next step, at which point the machine learning algorithm takes over the process and brings the organization to the next level of automation.
“Progress of enterprise security organizations towards orchestration spanning multiple functional teams is advanced in part by deep, console-based platforms,” said Dan Cummins, Senior Analyst Security, 451 Research. “SOC product buyers should focus not only on acquiring programmable, process-centric expertise of current practitioners but also on establishing an agile foundation to meet future cyber security risks as well.”
IncMan 4.0 is also the only solution available with an innovative Knowledge Base that reduces the amount of time spent on the lifecycle of an incident. The Knowledge Base is managed and updated by the DFlabs dedicated research team and includes threat catalogs, frameworks, standards, regulations and more. Incident response orchestration can be enhanced with actionable intelligence to provide effective direction in assisting the SOC and IR teams in creating and executing a response plan as well as for conducting risk analysis and demonstrating compliance with state, federal and international breach regulations.
A complete and thorough orchestrated incident response plan utilizing IncMan 4.0 has shown to save many organizations significant time in mitigating security issues, resulting in up to 80% reduction in reaction time.
“CISO’s are under heavy scrutiny and pressure to adopt the latest innovation in security automation, yet they are not ready to suddenly and irreversibly replace humans with technology. They must have the ability for their security teams to supervise the intelligent role of the machine – at least at the beginning of their journey,” said Dario Forte, Founder and CEO, DFLabs and internationally recognized ISO standards expert. “This is the basis for the design and development of our Supervised Active Intelligence paradigm that we believe is the only effective path to full automation.”
IncMan 4.0 offers a single, transparent “pane of glass” through which organizations can automate and orchestrate their entire security operations. It is an out-of-the-box platform featuring an intuitive interface and workflow combined with flexible use cases and reporting to meet the needs of any industry. Triage, Containment and Remediation operations can be navigated through the configurable, role-based dashboard. In addition to the Dual Mode Playbooks and Knowledge Base, other innovative features include:
• Integration Ecosystem: Any data source can be easily consumed and IncMan 4.0 features native integrations with the entire cybersecurity ecosystem of data sources to “connect all the dots” within the security operations and incident response process from end-point detection and response and malware analysis to threat intelligence services, through support for STIX and TAXII OpenIOC, and IODEF, as well as integration with commercial threat intelligence, feeds.
• Correlation Visualization Engine: Visualizing the correlation between incidents and artifacts allows analysts to promptly apply industry recognized response and mitigation actions.
• Threat Intelligence Sharing: This correlation capability also ensures that both corporate and government data security organizations can effectively and bi-directionally share new threat intelligence and after action reports.
“Automation and machine learning are in strong demand in InfoSec. On the other hand, we should not forget that Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence are still relatively new to get applied in businesses. Model design is crucial to consider social factors, human judgment on values, and sensitivity for possible bias. That’s why a guided path to full automation could be advisable, especially for critical applications such as security operations,” said Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach, Advisory Board Member of DFlabs.
Demo and trial of IncMan 4.0 are available immediately. DFLabs Professional Services Team is also available for Breach Readiness and IR Plans to help organizations achieve the appropriate plan, whether it’s guiding security teams through the process or augmenting their internal team.
DFLabs is a recognized global leader in cyber incident response automation and orchestration. The company is led by a management team recognized for its experience in and contributions to the information security field including co-edited many industry standards such as ISO 27043 and ISO 30121. IncMan – Cyber Incidents Under Control – is the flagship product, adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations worldwide. DFLabs has operations in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia with US headquarters in Boston, MA and World headquarters in Milano, Italy. For more information visit: http://www.dflabs.coms! or connect with us on Twitter @DFLabs.
Leslie Kesselring, Kesselring Communications