New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Resecurity is a cybersecurity company that delivers a unified software platform for endpoint protection, risk management and threat intelligence. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and its software-as-a-service (SaaS)/platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions offer intelligence-driven security tools for large enterprises and government agencies.
SIA spoke with Gene Yoo, CEO of Resecurity, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
Tell us the story of your company.
Gene Yoo: Resecurity was founded in 2016 out of a need for advanced threat intelligence and risk management in the industry. As previous security leaders for large organizations, we saw the need for innovative and smart artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions that could help security leaders and teams make better decisions, see across their growing endpoints and evolve at the rate that cybercriminals were evolving – without the need for multiple tools. We created the concept of cybersecurity PaaS oriented on enterprise of any size and profile.
Since the company’s launch, we have continued to build from our initial offering to multiple software solutions and services that detect and mitigate threats for organizations of all sizes. Today, we offer some of the most innovative threat intelligence and risk management tools on the market and are growing rapidly, recently being recognized in the 2021 Inc. 5000.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
GY: Resecurity’s services and platforms focus on early warning identification of data breaches and comprehensive protection against cybersecurity risks.
Our platforms include:
- Risk is an AI-powered digital risk management platform that delivers insight into any significant changes to your security posture due to dark web, data breach, compromised credentials, network infections and other security incidents.
- Context is an intelligence platform designed to accelerate analysis, prevention and investigation workflows by leveraging lightning-fast search and data science.
- Endpoint Protection is an extendable and highly scalable endpoint protection solution with its own ecosystem providing additional services on top of a traditional security stack.
Resecurity also offers digital forensic, managed threat detection, intelligence services and vCISO services. All of our services are tailored to each organization’s unique needs and assist in eradicating cyber threats through proactive hunting, threat detection and security guidance.
We pride ourselves on delivering best-in-class data-driven intelligence solutions and tapping into industry experts, which is truly our most significant differentiator. Not only have we been in the shoes of many security leaders and professionals, but we’ve used this experience alongside data science and intelligence to build platforms and solutions we wish we would have had in our past roles.
What is something we might not know about your company – or something new you are doing in security?
GY: Since the start of Resecurity, a big part of our work has focused on research and development. This stands true today, with our teams constantly researching the latest techniques and tradecrafts of cybercriminals and nation-state actors and analyzing massive amounts of data to improve our products.
The researchers from Resecurity HUNTER team have identified critical vulnerabilities in software of major IT giants including Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, TP-Link and ASUS.
Resecurity (as an intelligence provider) supports law enforcement and national security agencies in various regions including the European Union, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.
What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?
GY: Resecurity’s vision is to revolutionize cybersecurity for organizations of all sizes, making them safer. While this may seem like a tall order, we believe with the right technology, information and training in place, enterprises, national security and law enforcement agencies can combat cyber threats regardless of how sophisticated they are. Our goal is to be the partner of choice and advisors to our clients and partners on threat intelligence, endpoint protection and risk management.
What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?
GY: Despite being a year into the pandemic, the industry is still struggling to effectively mitigate the increased cyber threat landscape that came with the global pandemic and remote workforce. Notably, there is a massive opportunity around cloud security.
Many companies have rapidly moved to the cloud, but security practices and visibility into this expanded environment are lagging. As a result, we see cloud breaches make the headlines almost daily. Gartner predicts that through 2025, 90% of the organizations that fail to control public cloud use will inappropriately share sensitive data.
To effectively leverage the cloud for your business, you must have risk management and threat intelligence measures in place. There is inherent complexity in using cloud technologies, but we can overcome this challenge using data-driven solutions and training.
What are your predictions for the security industry in the short and long term?
GY: In the short term, we believe there will be a movement towards tool consolidation and creating user-focused platforms that allow security professionals to make data-driven decisions and reduce the redundant tasks that plague many security teams today. This will also drive our industry to take a more proactive approach rather than wait for the next incident.
Looking ahead, we expect to see big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning play a key role in processing the massive amount of data our industry collects and tries to manage each day. This may sound like a cliché, but in reality, we must do this to stay ahead of adversaries and cyber threats. Resecurity has already invested heavily in applying data science to our platforms to investigate complex cybercrimes, APT campaigns and threat actors. An example is the AI-enhanced analytics in our Endpoint Protection platform that continuously ingests and contextualizes real-time data by cross-referring trillions of events, accelerating incident response and mitigation.
What are the biggest challenges facing your company and/or others in the security industry?
GY: Currently, the security industry is facing enormous pressure and challenges with limited resources, creating the perfect recipe for burnout of security professionals and ultimately leaving organizations vulnerable. Organizations have to do more with less, despite cybercrime being on the rise.
Security leaders must take the time to invest in their talent and technology that enables them to do their best work. Consolidating tools and using context-driven security insights will be essential for organizations to secure their environment in today’s world.
What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?
GY: Resecurity is excited to leverage SIA’s many partnerships and industry collaboration opportunities. As a growing industry, cybersecurity organizations must work together to solve the many challenges and cyber threats that exist today and in the future. We look forward to connecting with our fellow SIA members and partners and showing our support for the cybersecurity industry.
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