CyCraft Japan announces Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI) and MRI Group’s INES (Information Network Engineering & Solutions) Inc. as authorized distributors of the CyCraft AIR Platform security solutions suite. Japan is pushing to raise its cyber resilience in an effort to rapidly raise the resilience of Japanese enterprises in the coming year. CyCraft AIR uniquely provides the AI-driven technology, intuitive UI, and actionable intelligence required to provide large-scale Japanese enterprises with comprehensive endpoint and network security from beginning to end.
The Shifting Cybersecurity Landscape of 2020
Cyberattacks have been rapidly escalating in Japan in frequency and severity. From the rapid encryption speed and damaging effects of ransomware to the sophisticated APT-level cyberattacks targeting national security, the intrusion methods and tools at a hacker’s disposal are continually evolving to be faster and stealthier. Legacy security solutions are no longer enough to withstand modern cyberattacks.
Amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations worldwide had to adapt their workforce suddenly and quickly. Remote workforces implemented security solutions such as VPNs or remote desktops but also provided threat actors with new intrusion channels and security vulnerabilities to exploit. As the attack surface of each organization dramatically increased, so too has their security costs.
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In the first quarter of 2020, five major Japanese defense contractors announced they had been targeted, and in some cases compromised, by sophisticated APT cyberattacks. In many of these cyberattacks, overseas subsidiaries were compromised first. The threat actors were then able to compromise the organizations’ headquarters in Japan, gain privileged access, and were then finally able to exfiltrate sensitive information. Some systems had been compromised for more than half a year. The escalation of cyberattacks has brought Japan to the brink of a smokeless war–a cyberwar.
New Problems Require New Solutions
CyCraft AIR is an AI-powered digital forensics, threat detection and response platform designed by CyCraft Technology. CyCraft AIR has undergone third-party evaluation by the U.S. Defense contractor MITRE via their MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluations. CyCraft AIR specializes in malicious behavior detection, and its unique AI is capable of continuously monitoring and managing the cyber situation of large scale enterprises. The platform also provides automated threat notifications, correlation analyses, auto-investigations, and enables smart and strategic incident response. CyCraft offers enterprises deployment flexibility, including on-prem or cloud, continuous or one-time scanning. Most importantly, CyCraft AIR has already successfully performed numerous time-sensitive incident response investigations in Japan and has leveraged its powerful AI to assist large enterprises to resolve security operations problems. CyCraft AIR’s AI-driven continuous forensics allows security operations centers to perform faster, more accurately, simpler, and more comprehensively; CyCraft AIR turns your cybersecurity into cyber resilience.
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“I am pleased to announce that on the 50th anniversary of the founding of MRI, CyCraft Japan, MRI, and INES will be working together to provide an AI-driven SecOps platform to Japanese enterprises, dramatically reducing their IR response time while increasing their SOC efficiency and overall cyber resilience.”
James Cheng, Chief Operating Officer, CyCraft Japan
“It goes without saying that ensuring cybersecurity is a major managerial challenge; however, cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated and difficult to deal with. Mitsubishi Research Institute, in collaboration with INES, will be utilizing CyCraft AIR to expand its security operation support services and establish a managed security service system to provide comprehensive support–from customer cybersecurity consulting to daily security operations.”
Hiroshi Iwase, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Business Consulting Unit, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
“Today, readying countermeasures against cyberattacks are now considered to fall under the responsibility of management. The impact of an incident on management is immeasurable. We must fully prepare and ready our information security solutions. It is no exaggeration to say that incident response directly influences the survival of a company. To ensure the safety and security of our customers, INES now provides the AI-driven automated network security platform CyCraft AIR, giving our customers the fast and comprehensive security service they need. We proudly support our customers with quality incident response.”
Hirotaka Kawamura, Executive Officer and General Manager, IT Solutions Division, INES