Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.
Silent Breach: As a developer, I’ve always had a particular interest in cybersecurity all the way back to the early 2000s when the field barely existed. Fast forward to 2014, and my Yahoo! account was compromised along with 500 million other users. This was followed by a string of other high-profile breaches that continued to make headlines on an almost daily basis. When I took a closer look at the attacks, I realized they were actually rather simple hacks that could have easily been prevented with just a bit of foresight and planning. So, one year later, I launched Silent Breach to fight back against hackers and protect companies from this growing threat. I felt that I could make a difference and make the world a better and safer place.
SD: What is the main service your company offers?
Silent Breach: Silent Breach specializes in network security and digital asset protection. We do this by supporting our clients with a range of traditional services such as penetration testing and cloud configuration audits, as well as augmenting their in-house resources with our suite of managed services. These include everything from Virtual CISOs to Incident Detection & Response by our award-winning SOC.
SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?
Silent Breach: While we work hand-in-hand with our clients to resolve ongoing security concerns, we also make sure to take a forward-looking approach to protect our clients from the emerging threats of tomorrow. It was with this in mind that we developed Quantum Armor, a single integrated application to meet the security needs of the modern organization. What makes Quantum Armor truly unique is that it retains an incredible degree of simplicity and usability, even as it provides the most robust security monitoring capabilities available anywhere on the market.
SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?
Silent Breach: Probably the general lack of education and culture around cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a company-wide effort, and employee training as well as testing your cyber defense are key to understanding your organization’s security posture. Too many companies are still focusing on incident detection and response rather than pro-actively trying to prevent their occurrence in the first place.