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BAE Systems Detica targets the covert cyber criminals hidden inside corporate networks


New attack detection service protects organisations’ most valuable information and resources

Information intelligence expert BAE Systems Detica has today launched its Detica Treidan™ cyber defence service, which applies techniques pioneered in protecting national security and fighting organised crime to the cyber security domain. Having been devised initially for a select pool of Detica’s government and private sector clients, it is now available to the wider market for the first time, to help combat these covert cyber threats.

Detica Treidan™ is designed to protect against sophisticated cyber threats that are highly targeted and likely to have been developed by determined adversaries such as organised criminal gangs, state-sponsored groups or industrial spies - combating cyber espionage and IP theft crimes estimated by Detica in its recent report for the Cabinet Office to cost the UK economy £17 billion annually*.

These adversaries typically aim to commit industrial espionage or intellectual property theft by drawing on a wide range of technological and human techniques in a persistent campaign that will eventually deliver success. These continually evolving attacks are far more likely to go unseen and unchecked by existing network defences.

Detica Treidan™ employs unique behavioural analysis based on massive-scale compute cloud technology to detect signs of potential compromise, which are then prioritised according to the level of risk they pose and investigated by Detica’s team of expert cyber analysts. This team uses the information to build a thorough understanding of the attacker’s behaviours and develops methods to prevent further attacks.

Henry Harrison, Technical Director at Detica said:

“We see too many companies still believing that traditional defences are enough to protect them from targeted cyber attacks. Businesses need to decide whether they’re going to try and do something to fight back against these threats, or whether they want to resign themselves to being – in effect – “open source” organisations.

“The good news is that recently the discussion around advanced cyber attacks has begun to move gradually from the question ‘will we be attacked?’ to ‘we are likely to be attacked, what should we do about it?’
“A second mind shift is now required to move away from pure attack prevention to pursue, alongside prevention, the threat from intruders who have already broken into the organisation but who are still lying hidden, covertly working towards their eventual business goal.

“The beginnings of these shifts in thinking and a growing awareness of the scale of this problem is why we’re launching Detica Treidan™ to the mainstream information security community.”

Detica Treidan™ detects the underlying activities associated with sophisticated cyber attacks, which typically go undetected and unfiltered by traditional methods. It uses complex network analysis to identify where stealth attacks are taking place and provides the tools organisations need to evict the perpetrators and shore up the network against future threats.

The Detica Treidan™ service includes:

• Ongoing estate monitoring: analyses behaviour across an organisation’s estate using network and endpoint sensors to discover targeted attacks
• Incident investigation: investigates ongoing attacks, identifying the method and extent of attack, the vulnerabilities exploited and the information targeted
• Remediation and estate hardening: develops a remediation plan to address the vulnerabilities exploited and harden the estate against repeated attacks

Detica will be showcasing its capabilities with live demos and expert insight at Infosecurity Europe 2011, revealing how to detect and recover from sophisticated attacks. Please come to the press briefing room at 3pm on April 19th to see Detica Treidan™ in action, or visit stand K65.

About BAE Systems Detica

BAE Systems Detica delivers information intelligence solutions to government and commercial customers. We help them collect, exploit and manage data so they can deliver critical business services more effectively and economically. We also develop solutions to strengthen national security and resilience.

We integrate and deliver world-class solutions to our customers’ most complex operational problems – often applying our own unique intellectual property. Our services include cyber security, managing risk and compliance, data analytics, systems integration and managed services, strategy and business change and the development of innovative software and hardware technologies.

Detica is part of BAE Systems, a global defence and security company with over 100,000 employees worldwide. BAE Systems delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.


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