Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.
Enthec Solutions: Enthec was founded by cybersecurity experts with backgrounds in sectors like banking, aeronautics, telecommunications, and consulting, with experience of more than ten years.
Even though their experiences and points of view were very different, all of them agreed that there was an important gap in the ways organizations evaluate the risks they are exposed to and protect themselves accordingly.
The corporate cybersecurity infrastructures are meant to be designed as if they were a “protected cloud,” where the information inside seems to be in a safe place.
However, this is not quite the way it actually works.
Organizations typically do not monitor the outbound flow of information, which, although it is already outside their scope of infrastructure protection, can still result in risks not only to the IT infrastructure but also to reputation, third-party personal data, and intellectual property.
So that is how Enthec was born in 2019, by recognizing the need to go one step beyond traditional cybersecurity tools.
Enthec’s mission is to contribute to a better and safer society by identifying and understanding the cybersecurity risks that companies face worldwide, and help them better protect themselves, their data, their partners, and their customers.
Enthec exploits the dark web and the deep web layers of the network and collaborates with governments to help uncover illegal or hazardous content.
SD: What is the main service your company offers?
ES: Enthec delivers a 360 view of the security status to governments and public institutions, and also to companies in several vertical markets, including Health & Pharma, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Energy & Utilities, and Telecoms. Kartos by Enthec Solutions addresses the gaps of information related to all that is available outside the companies´ IT perimeter by demonstrating how much of their information is already outside their organization and is easily accessible by cybercriminals.
Adding this extremely valuable information to the traditional inside cybersecurity information would give companies a more comprehensive and effective protection system. All vertical markets experience hacking attacks, ransomware, and security breaches because of data leaks to the public web.
Finding those leaks on the Internet, the Dark Web, and Deep Web is not an easy task. In addition, once identified, the results could not be classified or analyzed in an automated and comprehensive way. Enthec has developed one specific product that addresses this need, named Kartos.
Besides Kartos, the team works on another product named Teron, which helps homeland security offices and public administrations to fight cybercrime.
SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?
ES: Enthec’s specialized team has expertise in hacking, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, scalable architectures, and parallel computing. They have developed their unique set of algorithms that analyze the Internet, the Dark Web, and the Deep Web to find data and information that could represent a vulnerability for public and private companies around the world.
There are some other tools that offer cybersecurity ratings and indexes, but these normally analyze global trends and threats and see how to apply to a particular company, and provide some of the information that Kartos can provide.
However, Kartos is the one and only tool that searches and finds all the specific information of a company available to anyone looking for the best way to harm a company or a business. We provide companies with the answer to the following question: If I were to be attacked, what could the cybercriminal know about me?
SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?
ES: Those related to human behavior.
No matter how sophisticated and powerful a system may be, it will never be able to protect an organization from human error or intended action.
This is the reason why most attacks currently target the person as the main attack vector. The problem is that human cybersecurity breaches very often run undetected, so products like Kartos are key to finding leaks and information that may have gone through the cybersecurity infrastructure.