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Fidelis Cybersecurity Wins U.S. Cyber Command Competition

Company’s innovative Network Traffic Analysis solution is named the winner of the “Rotten Apple in the Bushel” competition for its innovative machine learning analytics

Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc., a leading provider of Network Traffic Analysis and Digital Forensics and Incident Response solutions, was announced as the winner of DreamPort’s rapid prototyping event (RPE), in February, 2020. Dubbed “RPE009: The Rotten Apple in the Bushel,” the competition provides eight cybersecurity vendors the challenge of detecting compromised accounts from multiple network packet capture (PCAP) samples within a short window of time. The vendors were required to use machine learning or artificial intelligence techniques to analyze, classify and understand data in a rapid fashion.

The Maryland Innovation and Security Institute’s DreamPort Mission Accelerator is a U.S. Cyber Command cyber solutions test, evaluation and prototyping innovations partner. DreamPort was founded to help U.S. Cyber Command find ground breaking or promising solutions that meet the command’s mission needs. In this competition, DreamPort planted malware and common attacks to perpetrate the theft of user credentials. The participating vendors were required to detect anomalous user activity and determine the difference between a malicious or invalid login and a normal, valid login.

For this PCAP-based challenge, Fidelis Network, the network traffic analysis component of the Fidelis Elevate™ platform, was used to collect, analyze and detect anomalous network activity. Fidelis Elevate integrates bi-directional network traffic analysis across organization’s cloud and internal networks with email, web, endpoint detection and response, and automated deception technology. Through this integration, the platform automates and orchestrates workflows and correlates rich metadata across security layers to ensure continuous visibility of the cyber terrain, higher confidence detections, and faster response.

“With attackers using AI and machine learning to speed and scale attacks, it’s more important than ever that cyber defenders also leverage the capability to process large amounts of data quickly for faster, more informed cybersecurity decisions,” said Craig Harber, Chief Operating Officer, Fidelis Cybersecurity. “We are proud to be named the winner of U.S. Cyber Command’s competition as this further validates our approach of arming cyber warriors with the ability to detect threats at every stage and to respond with speed and precision – before a business impacting event.”

About Fidelis Cybersecurity

Fidelis Cybersecurity is a leading provider of threat detection, hunting and response solutions. Fidelis combats the full spectrum of cyber-crime, data theft and espionage by providing full visibility across hybrid cloud / on-prem environments, automating threat and data theft detection, empowering threat hunting and optimizing incident response with context, speed and accuracy.

By integrating bi-directional network traffic analysis across your cloud and internal networks with email, web, endpoint detection and response, and automated deception technology, the Fidelis Elevate™ platform captures rich metadata and content that enables real-time and retrospective analysis, giving security teams the platform to effectively hunt for threats in their environment. Fidelis solutions are delivered as standalone products, an integrated platform, or as a 24×7 Managed Detection and Response service that augments existing security operations and incident response capabilities. Fidelis is trusted by Global 1000s and Governments as their last line of defense. Get in the hunt. For more information go to fidelissecurity.com.

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