Most CIOs and CIOs agree that security is a board-level issue. A far cry from the days when hacks often amounted to insignificant or recoverable damage, today’s businesses are grappling with attacks that could cripple supply chain infrastructure and irreparably damage consumer perception.
Seeing companies struggle to constantly check and recheck their level of security has created a new niche of solutions…and a niche in which Horizon3 AI Inc. specializes. Automated penetration testing is Horizon3’s raison d’être and is offered through the company’s NodeZero tool, which will play an important role as the company advances its partner program globally.
“Horison3’s new product and go-to-market strategy is expected to leverage NodeZero and make it global for partners and more importantly customers to automate the tedious and costly slope testing process and to further automate the observability and discovery of secure environments in the cloud and on-premises,” said John Furrier, co-founder and CEO of SiliconANGLE Media Inc. and industry analyst theCUBE.
On September 27, theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio, and Horizon3 will broadcast a special live event titled “Horizon3 AI Drives Global Partner-First Approach”, interviewing enterprise experts on enterprise preemptive cybersecurity and thought leadership advice to CIOs and CISOs for agile security infrastructures. (*Disclosure below.)
Everything is no longer rocket science with malicious actors
Previously, imagining a hacker at work conjured up images of a bespectacled, hyper-focused individual flashing thousands of lines of code on a screen. These days, hacks are often not that tedious. From taking advantage of companies running outdated, and therefore vulnerable, software to cloaking attack procedures to mimic expected user behavior, these malicious craftsmen now run the full gamut of complexity, simpler to more complex.
“The threat landscape is that attackers don’t hack, they connect,” said Snehal Antani, co-founder and CEO of Horizon3, who spoke to theCUBE last month. “Organizations should focus on getting the basics and fundamentals right right first before they overlap with magic button which is security AI tools, hoping this will save their day.
Unequivocally, organizations must respond to this issue through continuous observation and validation of their security posture. NodeZero is designed to be so simplistic that non-security personnel can deploy it, making the “trust, but verify” mantra possible at enterprise scale.
On the way to new horizons
Horizon3’s Partner Program covers the company’s efforts to get MSPs, MSPs, and consultants to offer NodeZero to customers, all as part of the customer-focused go-to-market strategy. business channels. The program is expanding as Horizon3 strives to expand the reach of its disruptive technology, creating more opportunities for partners to better position themselves as trusted cybersecurity advisors and unlocking new revenue opportunities.
Having raised $30 million in its recent Series B round, the company’s ingenuity is led by a CEO with a defense background from his time at US Special Operations Command.
“What I wanted to do was proactively check my security posture, make sure that my security tools were really effective, that my people knew how to react to an offense before the bad guys are there,” Antani told CUBE. “And so this whole idea of constantly check my security posture through security testing has become one of my passion projects for over a decade. And through my time in the DoD I found the right group of people who had offensive and defensive cyber experience. And we got together at the end of 2019 to start Horizon3.
TheCUBE Event Live Stream
Don’t miss theCUBE’s coverage of the “Horizon3.ai Drives Global Partner-First Approach” event on September 27. Plus, you can watch theCUBE’s on-demand coverage of the event after the live event.
How to watch theCUBE interviews
We offer several ways for you to watch theCUBE’s coverage of the “Horizon3.ai Drives Global Partner-First Approach” event, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and YouTube channel. You can also get all of this year’s event coverage on SiliconANGLE.
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During the “Horizon3.ai Drives Global Partner-First Approach” event, theCUBE analysts will speak with Horizon3’s Rainer M. Richter, Vice President EMEA and APAC; Chris Hill, Area Manager for Strategic/Federal Accounts; and Jennifer Lee, Head of Channel Sales, Head of Americas at Horizon3 AI Inc.
(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the “Horizon3.ai Drives Global Partner-First Approach” event. Neither Horizon3 AI Inc., the coverage sponsor of theCUBE event, nor other sponsors have editorial control over theCUBE or SiliconANGLE content.)