Nyotron Brings Disruptive PARANOID Security Solution to the UK

PARANOID whitelists normal behaviour patterns and permissible actions at the operating system level as opposed to blacklisting attacks and takes a ‘threat-agnostic’ approach


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Nyotron, the creator of threat agnostic cybersecurity solutions, announced its expansion into the UK and Europe and its debut at Infosecurity Europe 2017 where it will be exhibiting PARANOID, the flagship new-generation endpoint security platform.

PARANOID whitelists normal behaviour patterns and permissible actions at the operating system level as opposed to blacklisting attacks and takes a ‘threat-agnostic’ approach. This enables PARANOID to detect, prevent, respond to and analyse any attack – even unknown unknown threats such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Zero-hour attacks – because it requires no prior knowledge of the threat.

The technology is disruptive in that it challenges the accepted wisdom that point solutions or advanced threat intelligence are the best way to deal with unknown unknowns, instead using legitimate user behaviour patterns to verify activity to provide a single form of future-proof defence.

Nyotron’s launch into the UK market marks the latest move in an aggressive expansion strategy. Originally founded in Israel in 2012, the company CEO, Nir Gaist has spent the past five years developing the Behaviour Pattern Map (BPM) programming language on which the PARANOID solution is based.

Following the successful patenting of BPM, and with a number of high profile customer wins including El Al Airways, a major US law enforcement agency and the largest bank in Israel, the company opened its US headquarters in Silicon Valley in late 2016 and is now turning its sights on EMEA, opening offices in the Leadenhall Building in Central London.

The Nyotron PARANOID new-generation endpoint security platform is the brainchild of Nir Gaist, a cybersecurity prodigy from Israel who realised that while attacks may vary, their end objectives were finite and typically limited to file deletion, data exfiltration, and malicious encryption.

Rather than focus on attacks he decided to look at how to capture legitimate user behaviour in the form of a programming language (BPM) which enables PARANOID to classify system calls that are normal, suspicious or malicious.

Nir Gaist, CEO, Nyotron, said: “Today’s advanced malware is able to bypass traditional and so-called next-generation endpoint products to avoid detection. Even advanced threat intelligence solutions are reliant upon machine learning, artificial intelligence or mathematical-based techniques which use some element or attribute of a known attack to predict threats as opposed to the deterministic nature of PARANOID.

"We take the opposite approach and focus on the damage stage. Our unique threat-agnostic approach assumes threats WILL get into the network. The attack then becomes irrelevant, a red herring, with legitimate activity the focus. By whitelisting normal behaviour patterns at the operating system level we don’t need to have any knowledge of the threat’s characteristics."

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