Situational awareness has long been used in different fields of human activity. With the increasing complexity and challenging nature of cyberspace, the situational awareness is finding its way into new age cyber security architecture and is being touted as indispensable for tackling modern cyber threats. Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA) is the ability to identify, process and comprehend actionable information in real-time. It allows an organization to perceive the cyber environmental elements and cyber events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning and the projection of their status.
Situational Awareness is a time-tested weapon and mobile devices have offered a direction. Dissemination of situational awareness over smartphones is emerging as the next-generation modus operandi for tackling cyber threats. Mobile devices are being used to leverage the power of situational awareness to transform the entire paradigm of cyber security. Now organizations can easily receive quick real-time actionable threat-intelligence and alerts and be guided by meaningful analytical information on securing their ecosystem from cyber and physical threats. Not only this but now organizations can have deep insights on vulnerable endpoints and threat vectors and security incidents can be directly reported even by non-security employees from remote locations to organization’s CIRT, using Report Incident Feature over mobile devices. This is resulting not only in the reduction of dwell time detection but also a new corporate culture with increased employee awareness and engagement between the security and non-security employees with a ‘Security First’ emphasis.
Role-based Situational Awareness:
CSAP disseminates real-time role-based cyber situational awareness on new malware signatures, threat methods, vulnerabilities and other cyber threats to its users. The goal is to instill cyber conscience among the users by inculcating cyber awareness and empower and enable them to understand security threats.
Real-time Information Sharing and Reporting: Information is key to the success in cyber security. CSAP brings cross-industry and cross country organizations on a common centralized and customizable platform allowing structured intelligence and information sharing. The goal is to improving consistency, interoperability, and overall situational awareness thereby reducing analyst fatigue, awareness deficit, response time and prioritizing cyber risk at machine speeds.
Conventional security training and awareness platforms do not track real-time developments in cyberspace. They are mechanical, obsolete and focus on compliance training. Conventional training and awareness platforms work by providing periodic security guidelines and information. The information and guidelines so provided are generic and based on ‘One Size Fits All’ principle. Moreover, consumption of the bulky set of guidelines by the users at one-go does not result in effective absorption and is subsequently poorly reflected in their work. The present-day threat landscape cannot be managed by traditional platforms. The cyber landscape is continuously evolving at a rapid speed with new malware, vulnerabilities, phishing techniques, threat and obfuscation methods emerging every single method. What is required is a platform that keeps the users aware of new cyber threats in real-time, empowers them to quickly report any suspicious security incidents to the security team and share sensitive information with peers.
On the contrast, CSAP is a next-gen cyber situational awareness and information sharing platform that keeps organizations aware of the latest security threats in real-time. CSAP continuously scans the internet including the dark web for new security risks and fetches actionable intelligence for proactive mitigation of threats. CSAP integrates cybersecurity with each role in the organization by sending role-based alerts. CSAP instills cyber conscience in them to help detect events or configurations linked to adversarial or anomalous configurations and empowers them to report suspicious incidents to the security team thereby significantly reducing incident detection time.