Security Industry Association (SIA) member SecuriThings provides end-to-end security for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The system leverages big data and advanced machine learning to identify and mitigate cyberattacks in real time. SecuriThings is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with U.S. offices in New York City.
SIA spoke with Roy Brockman, director of marketing at SecuriThings, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
SIA: Tell us the story of your company.
Roy Brockman: SecuriThings was founded in 2015 by Roy Dagan, a product expert who managed teams in the security divisions of EMC and NICE Systems, and Raanan Lidji, an experienced internet security and IoT technologist. These two ex-RSA colleagues understood that, once deployed, the cybersecurity of IoT devices is a complete blind spot. Considering the ever-growing number of connected devices, enterprises and IoT service providers quickly found interest in the software only solution they developed. Respectively serving as CEO and chief technology officer, Roy and Raanan built a team of 25 cybersecurity experts and established strong partnerships with leading system integrators and device and management platform vendors.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
RB: SecuriThings’ end-to-end software-only solution detects and mitigates cyber threats to IoT devices in real time. The solution provides IoT service providers and enterprises with full visibility over their edge devices, incorporating big data from the millions of connected devices we already monitor. We ensure full control and mitigation by empowering our customers with an IoT security operations center enablement. We earned our reputation of being the cybersecurity reference for any IoT device, trusted by leading system integrators and certified by numerous device and management platform vendors.
The cybersecurity space is overcrowded with solutions. We provide cybersecurity for IoT solutions, being on the device edge. Our capabilities to collect and incorporate big data from millions of devices we already monitor and the multiple options of integration we provide on large-scale deployments position us as a reference in this market.
While North America is SecuriThings’ main market, we now monitor hundreds of millions of devices globally, detecting and mitigating cyberattacks in real time and providing peace of mind to our growing base of customers.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
RB: In addition to our core cybersecurity skills, we empower our customers with data enrichment that our agent collects on edge devices, particularly regarding health monitoring. We are also investing a lot in adding new mitigation capabilities to our solution.
SIA: What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
RB: SecuriThings’ vision is to share its IoT security expertise, providing peace of mind to enterprises and IoT service providers with their connected devices.
SIA: What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?
RB: While there are already 42 billion deployed connected devices, the uniqueness of our solution securing large-scale post-deployed IoT solutions is a huge opportunity.
SIA: What are your predictions for the security industry in the short and long terms?
RB: In parallel of reaching 100 billion connected devices and sensors by 2022 (Cisco), 25 percent of cyberattacks on enterprises will involve IoT by 2020 (Gartner). As 46 percent of IoT security buyers experienced a breach in the last two years (Altman Vilandrie & Co.), those new challenges urgently dictate a new level of security for enterprises and IoT service providers.
SIA: What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership?
RB: SIA could be a great place for SecuriThings to connect and engage with decision makers, leading us to new business opportunities. In this sense, SIA events as well as references would be a major benefit for us. In addition, the access to thought leaders and resources is a great tool for our teams.