Eastwind leaves stealth to help companies respond to cyberattacks

Eastwind leaves stealth to help companies respond to cyberattacks

Security tools are only useful if their warnings are heeded. Yet one of the culprits behind the infamous 2013 data breach at Target was the company’s decision to ignore its own alert system. The result: Tens of millions in fines, the compromise of 40 million shoppers’ credit card data, and the departure of its chief executive.

Eastwind Breach Detection is emerging from stealth with a software-as-a-service tool that does its best not to be ignored. The post-breach detection software will send alerts to anyone who’s supposed to receive them — incident responders, a company’s leadership team, the IT department — until the problem is addressed.

“The interesting thing about [breaches at Home Depot, OPM, and Target] is that the alerts fired just became part of the noise,” says chief executive Paul Kraus. “If our systems don’t see a change in behavior we’ll alert again. And we send out an insight report the day the breach is identified and then again every week after.”

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