SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Stairwell, a new kind of security company, today introduced Inception, the world’s first platform for recursive threat research, detection and response. Inception helps security professionals decisively and quickly determine whether they have been compromised, now or in the past, by immediately revealing threats that typically take months to detect. Stairwells’ unique approach – safety inside out – has caught the attention of leading investors, ensuring $ 20 million in the Series A financing of Sequoia Capital, Accel, Allen & Company LLC. Accel Partner Steve loughlin and partner Sequoia Bill Coughran joins the company’s board of directors.
Stairwell’s inside-out approach to security begins by examining a company’s data, generating an intelligent view of its environment, and enriching it with insights into emerging threats to identify artifacts, patterns and relationships. that indicate harmful activity. By preserving evidence in an organization’s environment, Inception removes the temporal nature of detection and can identify tradeoffs faster by applying new learnings to past, present, and future states of an environment. Stairwell aims to provide security professionals with an expressive query language that can be applied simultaneously to threat research, detection and incident response activities.
According to IBM 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average time required to identify and contain a violation was 287 days. The SolarWinds attack was a classic example of the damage slow detection and response can create. It is estimated that attackers gained unauthorized access to the Orion platform 14 months before the breach was disclosed and the downstream effects began to occur.
“We give security teams the context and visibility they need to get back on track; they don’t have to accept defeat as inevitable, ”said Mike Wiacek, founder and CEO of Stairwell. “We are building Stairwell to help organizations outsmart attackers by detecting compromises faster and in some cases identifying new activity or files that may not be dangerous now, but could become malicious in the future.” . “
“Stairwell has created a different approach to security that allows organizations to get ahead of the most sophisticated attackers,” said Coughran of Sequoia. “The Inception platform automates what has traditionally made threat hunting difficult, giving teams the tools to stop threats. We are excited to partner with Mike and see the impact the Stairwell team will have on the market and the industry in general. “
The team behind Stairwell is made up of security experts like Google and Mandiant. Founder and CEO Mike Wiaceck created one of the first threat intelligence teams, the Google Threat Analysis Group, and co-founded Chronicle (now part of Google Cloud). New hires to the management team include Mike wayne as Director of Revenue, Paul Scott as product manager, and Steve miller as the threat intelligence officer. Wayne was previously responsible for North American security sales at Google Cloud. Prior to Stairwell, Scott was Director of Threat Research at Perch Security and Head of Intelligence and Research at Alert Logic. Miller has held research and data analysis positions at the US Department of Homeland Security, FireEye, Anomali, and Mandiant.
“The Stairwell team applies decades of experience working with massive data sets to security and takes a bold step forward in solving the most serious security challenges that businesses face on a daily basis,” said Loughlin of ‘Accel. “Mike and his management team have a strong track record of moving the industry forward at critical times in response to the needs of security professionals. They know what is needed because they were on the front lines while defending their opponents on behalf of the world’s most respected. companies. “
Learn more about the creation Inception accelerates compromise detection by enabling teams to analyze, detect, and recursively respond to contextual threats. The main advantages include:
Detects trade-offs between past, present and future states Inception treats all files as suspicious and pre-preserves them as evidence to speed detection and uncover previously unknown compromises. By continuously evaluating the completeness of evidence in light of emerging information, it frees up time, detecting tradeoffs on past, present, and future states of an organization’s environment and denying attackers the benefits they seek. depend.
Produces contextual threat intelligence With its inside-out approach, Inception discovers what is most important to an organization. The platform begins by analyzing an organization’s files to produce intelligence, then enriches them with external information to provide actionable insights to intelligence and response teams.
Keeps organizations out of reach of attackers Inception helps organizations outsmart even the most sophisticated attackers with threat detection unique to each organization and invisible to attackers. It does this by providing organizations with tailored defenses and intelligence that attackers cannot test or reverse engineer.
About the stairwell Stairwell helps organizations get back on top of cybersecurity with solutions that attackers cannot escape. The Inception platform is designed to help security teams outsmart any attacker, providing them with recursive contextual threat analysis, detection and response to detect compromises faster. By removing the time-sensitive nature of threat detection and starting in reverse, Inception frees up time and creates tailor-made, ever-adapting defenses. Stairwell is comprised of security industry leaders and engineers from Google and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Accel and Gradient Ventures. For more information visit www.stairwell.comor contact us on TwitterWhere LinkedIn.
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