Endgame and Spire Solutions Partner to Introduce Endpoint Protection and Threat Hunting to the Middle East
ARLINGTON, Va. and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Endgame, a leading endpoint security platform to close the protection gap against advanced attackers, today announced that Spire Solutions, the leader in information security solutions for the Middle East, will utilize Endgame’s endpoint protection platform to stop nation state level attackers in time to prevent damage and loss. Endgame will be available to Spire’s broad client base in the Middle East which includes 700 clients across 15 countries.
This partnership leverages Endgame’s recently-announced platform enhancements that provide continuous prevention and detection of zero days, malwareless attacks, and ransomware in time to stop information theft. Endgame’s endpoint security platform combines full stack prevention, detection, and threat hunting in a single dissolvable sensor to eliminate new and already-entrenched adversaries without prior threat intelligence.
Core to the partnership are Spire’s seasoned security analysts whose unparalleled expertise and customer service make them the security provider of choice for enterprises across the Middle East. Spire’s purpose-built services offer clients the best possible solutions, consultation, support, and training designed to help security teams streamline operations and stop attackers faster than ever before.
“Advanced attackers are waging war on the endpoint, and security teams now know that existing defensive technologies are not enough to prevent sophisticated attacks,” said Nate Fick, CEO at Endgame. “Our partnership with Spire will allow enterprises across the Middle East to access the technology necessary to disrupt the attack lifecycle prior to data theft or damage.”
Endgame is a leading endpoint security platform that transforms security operations teams and incident responders from crime scene investigators into hunters that prevent damage and loss, and dramatically reduces the time and cost associated with incident response and compromise assessment. Endgame’s platform uses machine learning and data science to prevent and detect unique attacks at the earliest and every stage of the attack lifecycle. Endgame’s integrated response stops attacks without disrupting normal business operations. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.
Former FBI special agent Kendall Stoneham will be the guest speaker at the Kilmarnock Museum s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Haydon Building, Stoneham Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Stoneham will present a security briefing on the active shooter and will give tips on how to survive, reported museum president Carroll Lee Ashburn. A Lancaster High School graduate, Stoneham has a bachelor s from Randolph Macon Woman s College and a master s from the College of William and Mary. She is on the board of governors at St. Margaret s School, a board member of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society and a member of the Holly Ball Committee.
She is co-chairing an industrial security committee, the I-270 ISAC in Maryland and a member of the DAT and UDC. Stoneham continues to work as a contractor for the FBI s Background Investigation Contract Services (BICS) program and credits the FBI for giving her a strong background in security and investigation which she continues to use as a facility security officer for a defense contractor in the Gaithersburg, Md., area, said Ashburn. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
SITA, the global provider of border security and IT solutions to governments, airlines and airports, has created a Secure Journeys Working Group to address today s airport security threats in the USA and to work towards creating a secure and efficient passenger experience throughout the airport.
The launch of the Secure Journeys initiative is in response to the current security climate and recent attacks on non-secure areas of the airport, including the Brussels airport bombing and Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Members of the working group cite these incidents as examples that demonstrate the need to rethink the approach to getting passengers through the airport quickly and safely.
Because CVG is a mid-market airport, we have the unique ability to quickly test the effectiveness of emerging technology on security and efficiency, said Brian Cobb, Vice President of Customer Services, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
As a member of Secure Journeys, we can use our knowledge to help shape recommendations to the TSA and CBP based on real-world experience rather than untested concepts.
We look forward to collaborating as a community to ensure the safety and convenience of the traveling public. Secure Journeys is an evolution and expansion of SITA s Border Automation User Group which was formed in 2015 to facilitate implementation of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection s (CBP) Automated Passport Control program.
The newly extended group will address growing challenges, including:
- Moving passengers and baggage more rapidly through non-secure areas of the airport, such as check-in and baggage claim areas
- Reducing and effectively managing security wait times to reduce lines of people in non-secure areas
- Incorporating biometrics for passenger screening authentication
- Addressing ways in which identity management solutions can be used along with data analytics to reduce the growing concerns around the insider threat
(Learn More about one of SITA s more recent initiatives to ease the airport journey while improving security, is single token travel. Using blockchain technology, passengers could create a verifiable token on their mobile phone containing biometric and other personal data that can be used anywhere they travel. Courtesy of SITA and YouTube)
The value of Secure Journeys is its ability to bring together experts and representatives from across the air transport spectrum to provide input and recommendations based on their unique perspective and experience.
Given the Administration s focus on transportation security and commitment to large-scale investment for the nation s infrastructure, the solutions and recommendations identified by Secure Journeys are vital to informing key decision makers.
As the U.S. government looks for answers to a new set of threats passengers face, Secure Journeys will identify solutions to common soft target challenges, passenger screening and insider threats and develop a set of recommended standards for U.S. airports to adopt, commented David Menzel, Sales Director-Government Markets, SITA, Founding Member, Secure Journeys.
We look forward to continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security and our airline and airport partners to make America s airports safer and improve the overall passenger experience from reservation to destination.