Data encryption by Cigent Tech now integral to Blueshift XDR software

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Blueshift Cybersecurity offers new level of cyber protection for small and medium-sized businesses. If a breach occurs “attackers can’t compromise what they can’t see,” says new partner Cigent

Did you know that 60% of small and medium businesses hit by a cyber attack will close within six months?

That is the first statistic Blueshift Cybersecurity tells potential customers for its extended detection and response (XDR) software.

The startup, based in Fort Myers, Florida, is focused on small and medium-sized businesses and this week has announced a new partnership, which is says will increase protection further.

When a cyberattack happens an organization’s data is the target, whether it’s sensitive, commercial or R&D. Ransomware demands will threaten to release data unless payment is made, while cyber hacking may actually be focused on what information can be stolen.

Either way ‘attackers can’t compromise what they can’t see’ according to Cignet Technology, which has signed a new deal with Blueshift Cybersecurity.

Cigent’s Zero-Trust’s embedded protections render sensitive data invisible and inaccessible to all unauthorized parties. It encrypts all sensitive data immediately so, hackers and thieves won’ t be able to trade or see the information.

Zero-Trust access controls employ end-to-end encryption with continuous multi-factor authentication enforced to the individual file level.

“Adversaries compromise user credentials, clouds, hosted apps, or email to gain unauthorized access to an organization’s sensitive data,” said Blueshift CTO Greg Scasny. 

“Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR), and Rights Management (RMS) solutions have failed to slow down runaway ransomware and data theft. 

“Blueshift XDR now includes Cigent’s Zero-Trust file access as a service managed by our Security Operations Center (SOC). Protected files remain continuously encrypted and only accessible by trusted users, even when they travel outside an organization.”

Sophisticated attackers employ specialized tactics to bypass or disable traditional EDR, DLP, and RMS protections. 

Integrating Cigent controls enables the Blueshift SOC to instantaneously “lock down” sensitive data during a security event or heightened threat state by triggering these controls centrally. 

This defensive response can apply to a single system, across a department, or enterprise-wide, including remote workers. And this response can be automated – a heightened threat state can trigger Cigent controls in real-time without human intervention. 

Adding Zero-Trust data protection to the Blueshift XDR platform means that files remain encrypted and only accessible by trusted users, wherever they go: endpoints, cloud, NAS, anywhere.

“Attackers can’t compromise what they can’t see,” said Cigent’s CEO, John Benkert. “The end-game is to reduce organizational risk, and traditional protections have proven inadequate.  Embedding Cigent’s patented data protection into Blueshift XDR provides next-level cybersecurity protection to the most vulnerable market segment – Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.”

According to the 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, 43% of all data breaches involve SMBs, with attacks becoming increasingly prevalent. 

“Traditional security solutions are too complex and expensive for SMBs,” says Blueshift. “They also provide inadequate protection, as evidenced by the runaway ransomware crisis. The Blueshift-Cigent alliance moves the goal post by including managed Zero-Trust data security to an XDR platform as a managed service. SMBs can confidently offload cybersecurity responsibilities, while meeting strict compliance mandates, such as CMMC or HIPAA.”

Blueshift XDR combines fully-managed layered protection, detection, and response capabilities with a highly experienced US-based SOC team.

Another Blueshift partner, Petronella Technology Group Inc based in Raleigh-Durham, NC, specializes in managing business computer networks proactively. Craig Petronella, CEO of Petronella Tech said: “Cigent’s military-grade data protections were designed to protect data in ultra-sensitive use-cases, such as the Department of Defense (DoD). It’s a brilliant move for Blueshift XDR to offer Cigent data protections mapped to NIST, DFARS, and CMMC compliance regulations.  

“Petronella Cybersecurity Solutions and Training paired with Cigent create an ‘Easy Button’ for defense industrial base contractors to accelerate their compliance mandates,” said Petronella. “We look forward to working with both companies so we can confidently extend the highest level of security available to our customers and partners.”

About Blueshift Cybersecurity

Blueshift XDR (Extended Detection and Response) is Blueshift’s affordable, highly automated SOC-as-a-Service platform that simplifies compliance initiatives and extends security visibility and management across your entire organization. It seamlessly integrates with all existing devices, data, and systems across the network — such as cloud, IoT, endpoint, server, remote workers, and more. To learn more about Blueshift Cybersecurity and Blueshift XDR. 

Discover more HERE 

About Cigent Technology

Cigent protects your most valuable asset – your data. Funded by In-Q-Tel, it brings together experts in storage, data forensics, and cybersecurity on a mission to develop a new standard in data protection.  “Military-grade technology provides secure data protection from any threat vector.” 

To learn more about Cigent Technology, click HERE

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