Stand G792, Infosec Europe, Olympia (25-27 April)
Oxford, UK, 25 April – At Infosec Europe a new company is being launched that is set to change completely the intrusion detection and prevention landscape.
Secerno has developed a fresh new breed of application assurance platform that puts understanding, control and protection of digital assets back into the safe hands of CSOs.
Already endorsed by several key members of the Jericho Forum and in line with their Ten Commandments just announced, Secerno offers a “scope and level of protection specific and appropriate to the asset at risk” – an underpinning principle of de-perimeterisation. Secerno’s mission is to protect applications from all threats – known or unknown, internal or external.
Secerno is now seeking six select enterprise partners to participate in their alpha programme, focussed initially on the protection of SQL databases, to ensure that this new technology achieves optimum performance and delivers maximum benefits to business.
There is no risk or financial commitment involved in participation.
Backed by investment capital which includes funding from both Eden Ventures and Quester (Isis College Fund) and Oxford Venture Management, all of whom have a successful track record in bringing truly innovative companies to market. Secerno is aiming to use Infosec Europe as a platform to identify appropriate early adopters.
Suitable candidates are likely to come from any market where the consequences of information security breaches are mission threatening and compliance and regulatory issues demand that accurate, customized data assurance is a prime consideration.
The financial, pharmaceutical and e-commerce arenas are prime targets.
The Secerno technology provides an intelligent kernel based on complex mathematical algorithms developed at Oxford University - which protects against any threat to a digital asset by understanding its normal usage and then blocking unauthorised use as abnormal behaviour.
It is not constrained by the usual black list/white list approach. Protection takes place at the perimeter of the digital asset or application itself, right up close to what is being secured – true micro-perimeterisation.
The alpha programme consists of three key stages:
• An analysis of SQL transaction data to understand potential vulnerabilities in the database application and to build to a model of current usage
• Refinement of the model to provide the user control to define abnormal behaviour and prescribe alert states for unusual or malicious events
• Final development of the system to database protect mode where it is able to block intelligently all suspicious or unapproved traffic.
The Secerno platform delivers high levels of data security along with benefits in secure application development, performance improvement, compliance support and forensic analysis.
Participating partners in the alpha programme can achieve these benefits without risk or financial commitment and have a unique opportunity to shape the user experience of the first release.
Secerno was originally founded in 2003 by CTO, Dr Steve Moyle and CEO, Paul Davie as the result of original research in to symbolic machine learning techniques led by Dr Moyle at Oxford University and is still located in Oxford.
At Secerno, Dr Moyle has led the application of the research to the development of the Secerno kernel for protecting online digital assets. Secerno is funded by UK investors, including Eden Ventures, Quester and Oxford Venture Management, who have a successful track record for backing winning innovators and entrepreneurs.
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