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empow Announces Expansion of its i-XDR Platform

empow’s i-XDR platform now includes endpoint protection with the Elastic agent.
It’s finally possible to get SIEM, EDR and SOAR all rolled into one tightly integrated, highly automated, easy-to-manage solution.

December 9, 2020

The future of SOAR (Is there one?)

A recent Gartner report indicates that soon SOAR will no longer be offered independently by vendors, but rather be rolled into SIEM platforms. Avi Chesla examines why this is and where the market is moving in Security Magazine.
November 18, 2020

Interview With Avi Chesla – empow

The idea of empow intrigued Safety Detectives’ Aviva Zacks, so when Founder and CEO Avi Chesla agreed to an interview, she got ready. She asked him about empow’s technologies and how they work to stop cyberattacks.

October 1, 2020

empow Announces the Launch of a new XDR Product

i-XDR is an intent-based Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform designed to work alongside the organization’s existing SIEM and security tools, to get rid of the noise in your network, so analysts can focus on only the truly high-risk attacks.

August 13, 2020

How Voice Activation Can Assist SOCs

If you’re a child of the 80’s you’ll remember how Knight Rider talked to Kitt. Back then we thought that in 2020 everyone would be talking to appliances. While that’s still not the case,  voice activation is making inroads into some arenas. In the security arena it could be a real game changer.

August 11, 2020

The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic

To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.  Find out how to do it in Avi Chesla’s contributed article in Dark Reading.

April 1, 2020

What Is Next Generation SIEM? 8 Things to Look For

The SIEM market has evolved and today most solutions call themselves “Next Generation SIEM.” Effective NG SIEM should provide better protection and equally important, if not more, a much more effective, next gen user experience. What you should look for when evaluating a next generation SIEM?

November 14, 2019

Stop the Abuse! (Of Your Cybersecurity Team)

Avi Chesla’s article in Security Magazine on what security professionals intuitively know to be correct – that having analysts sit down and analyze mountains of logs is not only frustrating for them, but ultimately ineffective for the organization. AI can help.

October 23, 2019

#Infosec19: How to Defend Against ‘Multi-Intent’ Malware

Speaking at Infosecurity Europe 2019, Iko Azoulay, founder and CTO of Empow, discussed ‘multi-intent malware’ – which he described as malware designed to have multiple attack impacts and methods that do more than just infect a system for a single goal.

June 5, 2019

Detect attacker intent with Elasticsearch security plugins

Following an interview with Avi Chesla at Elastic{ON} San Francisco, George Lawton covered the launch of empow’s Attacker Intent Search open-source module, and how Elastic users will use its NLP capabilities to hunt down attacks.

March 19, 2019

empow Selected as SC Media 2019 Excellence Award Finalist

empow, whose intent-based SIEM enables companies to detect and respond to attacks automatically – without correlation rules – today announced that it has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best Emerging Technology category for the 2019 SC Awards.

December 19, 2018

empow Announces Partnership with Elastic

Integration of empow’s intent-based NG SIEM with the Elastic Stack will provide unprecedented, rules-free proactive security coverage BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2018 – empow, whose next-gen SIEM enables companies to detect and respond to attacks automatically – without correlation rules, today announced that it has joined the Elastic OEM partner program. Efficiently… Read More

November 19, 2018

Moving from “Big Rules” to “No Rules”

No two cybersecurity events are exactly alike, so it’s a fool’s errand to plan and protect solely against known threats. The need is greater now than ever for security teams to arm themselves with innovative SIEM technology with automatic threat detection and adaptive response. Read the full article to learn how traditional security rules are no longer the right approach for today’s dynamic environments.

October 31, 2018

No-Rules SIEM Solutions with Avi Chesla of empow

Is there another way to deploy, manage, and maintain SIEM solutions? It’s a question more and more enterprises are asking as threat detection becomes the Archstone of modern cybersecurity platforms. To learn more, we spoke with Avi Chesla, Founder and CTO of SIEM solution provider empow, about no-rules SIEM and what it could represent for enterprises around the world. Read the full article.

October 3, 2018

empow Adds Native UEBA Functionality to Become First SIEM to Automatically Detect and Respond to Threats Across the Entire Cyber Kill Chain

empow’s native artificial intelligence, natural language processing and cause-and-effect analytics now ingest user and account activity logs to correlate all data source types covering all stages of the attack lifecycle Boston – September 25, 2018 – empow, creators of a new kind of security information and event management (SIEM) system… Read More

September 25, 2018

empow Drives SIEM Innovation with Six Patents Granted and 10 Pending

[Boston – August 22, 2018] Company’s high patent volume focuses on using true artificial intelligence, natural language processing, security infrastructure abstraction and other innovations to automatically detect and respond to cyber attacks. empow, creators of a new kind of security information and event management (SIEM) system that detects cyber attacks… Read More

August 23, 2018

empow Announces $10M Funding Round, with Ascent Ventures, Peter George as CEO

[BOSTON, USA, April 12, 2018] Ascent Venture Partners joins existing investors in $10M Round, demonstrating strong support for empow’s ability to transform SIEM from passive to active orchestration by understanding and responding to attacker intent. empow, a Boston-based cybersecurity startup that quickly became a Gartner Cool Vendor company – driven… Read More

May 1, 2018

AI toys: The new insider threat

Today’s hottest gifts are pretty much all smart, connected devices, like Cozmo, Zoomer Kitty or Smart Toy Bear. And while they may seem cute, entertaining and sometimes furry, they are actually about as innocent as a hacker sitting in a lab in North Korea.
How can you protect against AI toys?
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December 25, 2017

Where is the first CTO turned CEO?

Are we in a new era where CTOs should have a path to top-dog status? With IoT and other new tech increasing the attack surface of enterprises, it’s critical for CEOs to have the proper background to counter the threats.

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November 12, 2017

empow Partners with Lastline to Accelerate Malware Detection and Response – To Fight Latest Threats

empow’s patented intent-aware “mind-reading” platform automates malware detection and response to create next-generation security organizations. TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 28, 2017 – empow, a pioneering cybersecurity startup known for its innovative security abstraction and intent-based orchestration, today announced a partnership with Lastline Inc., a leader… Read More

September 28, 2017

Leveraging AI To Maximize Cybersecurity ROI

We need an ecosystem that will treat siloed security tools as one defensive system, from detection and identification, to investigation of the attack and then mitigation and remediation – how empow leverages AI to maximize cybersecurity ROI. 

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July 10, 2017

AI: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

From Siri to Alexa to Watson, we are living in an AI world; it understands when we ask it to play our favorite song; it knows what book we will want to read next. AI can recognize the face of an individual, and the distinctive look of a cancer cell. Read More

May 21, 2017

Ransomware Wake-up Call – What You Need to Know

By Avi Chesla “Ransomware” – it’s been screaming from headlines around the globe in the last 24 hours – almost a hundred nations attacked, the British health system paralyzed, likely billions in damages, and an already weary world had its sense of security shaken, yet again. Companies and organizations worldwide… Read More

May 13, 2017

Big Data: Noise, or Actionable Cyber Security Info?

Big Data. The phrase conjures a sense of next-gen problem-solving through sheer informational might. There is a whole lot of hype today around Big Data, leaving many to assume that it can only contribute positively, which means – the more data – the merrier. But in truth, Big Data is not making life any easier for security professionals. In fact, it is making them far less than merry.

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March 12, 2017

The Dust Has Settled – Impressions from RSAC 2017

RSAC 2017 – with its grand mix of speakers, exhibitors, and presentations – was a whirlwind of security news and innovation. While last year’s conference highlighted point products and tools centering around deception and end-point anti-malware, this year’s buzz tended towards more holistic security solutions, with collaboration, intent-based security and… Read More

March 1, 2017

empow honored as Editor’s Choice winner in the 5th Annual 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards in Security Abstraction Solutions Category

TEL AVIV, Israel – February 13th, 2017 – empow, a cybersecurity startup with a revolutionary approach for elevating enterprise security, announced today that Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2017, has named empow the winner of the Editor’s Choice… Read More

February 13, 2017

Cybersecurity: Learning from the Future

Cybersecurity demands the impossible: that we look into the future to see where hackers are heading and what tactics they are brewing up. Of course there is no such crystal ball, so instead we focus on strategies hackers have carried out in the past and try to make predictions about future moves.

February 11, 2017

empow Secures $9M in Funding

Innovative “Security Abstraction” Startup empow Secures $9M in Funding to Accelerate Breakthrough Product and Expand Offices to North America Cybersecurity Company’s New Security Particles™ Paradigm Helps Enterprises Make More of What They Already Have by Coordinating Existing Security Arsenals [TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – February 9th, 2016] – Cybersecurity startup empow… Read More

February 9, 2017

The CISO’s 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Research shows that 90% of New Year’s Resolutions fail.  That’s not catastrophic if your goal is to lose 15 lbs., learn Mandarin, or spend less on lattes.  But if you fail to live up to your Cybersecurity Resolutions, you could end up with the reputational whiplash and consequence cascade of Yahoo!, the DNC and all the others who fell prey to malicious hacks in 2016. Fortunately, the resolutions we’re proposing should be relatively simple to keep.

Check them out and join all of us in keeping 2017 a year safe in cyberspace.

January 27, 2017

Understanding the Benefits of Security Abstraction

The world of cybersecurity is becoming more and more complicated and – some say – almost unmanageable.  This is due to the increasing volume of advanced attack campaigns and subsequent investment by organizations in more and more security tools – tools that are potentially effective, but are also trapped in silos that limit their capabilities. Each of these security tools has its own abilities, with different policy models and different alert languages.

January 9, 2017

Russia’s Election Hack is a Serious Threat to US Democracy

The attacks that Hillary Clinton has blamed in part on her Electoral College loss to Donald Trump raise a critical question: will cyber-attacks targeting political organizations and prominent political players become the new norm?

December 29, 2016

Zero to One Security Innovation

In today’s market, more does not mean better. We need security innovation that makes more of what the industry already has by turning what we have into what we need.

December 12, 2016

On the Third Day of Christmas

With 2016 drawing to a close, what are the experts predicting about what we can expect to face in 2017?

December 7, 2016

How Security Collaboration Will Prove Vital in 2017

The dangers in cyberspace in 2017 will only increase – most likely with even more sophisticated attacks such as advanced IoT DDoS invasions and ransomware campaigns, not to mention sensitive data hacks with a variety of end goals – from stealing our most critical corporate and personal data to stealing elections. Standard security solutions don’t seem to be working. What, if anything, can be done?

November 22, 2016

The Case for a Virtual Security Box

A virtual security box transforms all security products and services into virtual security resources, decoupled from the underline security physical infrastructure.

March 28, 2016

Why Advanced Attack Campaigns Like Security Silos

Advanced attack campaigns are typically multi-vector, prolonged and adaptive to the defenses they encounter – unlike the defending side, which is inherently more rigid and structured around products and security solution silos.

March 1, 2016

Why We Need Holistic Context-based Security Decisions

Now more than ever, context-based decisions have become a necessity. This is because the identification process of an advanced persistent attack campaign is all about putting events in the right context.

March 31, 2015

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