ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MTSI and Guardtime announce Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSITM) Insider Threat Services, to provide Federal enterprises with next-generation enterprise integrity protection and real-time threat detection, contextual threat intelligence, and rapid incident response against Insider Threats. MTSI and Guardtime USA will provide managed services to deter and, when necessary, mitigate Insider Threats, built on the foundations of Guardtime’s GuardView SOC and GuardView Videri Appliance components of the KSI solutions portfolio. KSI Insider Threat Services will provide DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers with ‘defense-grade’ turn-key services to access the rich integrity potential of Guardtime KSI; providing immutable proof of the reliability and integrity of their digital assets, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection, reaction, Insider Threat eradication (see http://www.guardtime.com/solutions/ksi-for-insider-threat-mitigation/), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
The MTSI/Guardtime USA KSITM Insider Threat Services deliver three core elements; all built to DoD and IC standards to address new regulatory Risk Management Framework guidance for continuous monitoring of cyber assets (see NIST SP 800-53, CNSSI 1253, and ICD 503):
This combination provides the only cloud-scalable solution to both malicious and inadvertent threats, incorporating strong elements of deterrence with rapid detection and support to forensics and response. Just as the KSI infrastructure itself is transparent, the KSI monitoring and alerting capabilities against insiders are fully transparent across an enterprise, and the portable evidence provide by KSI ensures that detected activity is available for action immediately. Coupled with focused training and certification on use of KSI solutions to deter and mitigate insider threats, this combination also provides real opportunities for enterprises to dramatically reduce the number of insiders involved in monitoring and detection today.
With KSITM Insider Threat Services integrated into an enterprise, malicious insiders with know that they cannot cover their tracks, and that those tracks will be detected and communicated very quickly. The evidence of their activities can be immediately delivered for action without exposing the underlying content, or other expected activities in the enterprise. Meanwhile, the risks of unintentional threats are reduced dramatically, as detection and recovery timelines shrink. Coupled with training and education delivered appropriately to all levels of the organization, KSI Insider Threat Services help ensure that both malicious and inadvertent threat activities are actually reduced over time.
KSITM Solutions for Insider Threats represents one component of the National Security IA and SA Roadmap developed by MTSI and Guardtime USA to address the pressing digital asset integrity and reliability needs of Special Programs across the DoD and IC, including the priorities associated with insider threats, mobility, and supply chain.
Kevin Robinson, President and CEO of MTSI said: “MTSI and Guardtime recognize the unique potential for KSI solutions against critical components of the insider threat problem. KSI’s combination of transparency, timeliness, and evidence portability across large enterprises matches needs we’ve been hearing about regularly from our customers and partners. We’re confident that the application of KSI to both deter insiders, and react quickly and authoritatively when deterrence fails, will be of high value to our customers.”
Jim Blom, President of Guardtime USA, added: “We believe that use of Guardtime KSI services against insiders will become standard practice for most large enterprises concerned with protecting their electronic assets. Through our partnership with MTSI, we’re offering service solutions that meet the most critical US Government needs against insiders, to all of our markets. With professional training and certification focused on insiders, coupled to the Guardtime KSI tools and infrastructure, our service approach goes well beyond integrating a specific technology, and instead delivers a new operational capability against insiders.”
About Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI)
MTSI is an employee-owned U.S. company providing leading-edge technical and engineering services in cyber security, intelligence, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), missile defense, military aviation, space systems, and homeland security. MTSI’s mission is to make important and lasting contributions to the nation's defense and security by providing leadership and best value solutions to America's most technically challenging strategic problems. MTSI is the Guardtime KSI training and certification firm for the Federal market, as well as the DoD & IC engineering and systems integrator for KSI. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has over 550 employees, based at nine offices across the United States. Read more at www.mtsi-va.com.
Guardtime brings transparency and accountability to digital society. Founded in 2007, Guardtime invented Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSITM) - a technology that allows any type of electronic activity to be independently verified using only formal mathematical methods, without the need for trusted administrators. Deployed by world governments, KSI provides an independent audit trail for everything that happens in digital society, limiting liability and making it impossible for insiders or sophisticated cyber attackers to manipulate data and cover their tracks. Read more at www.guardtime.com.