CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZitoVault, an innovative provider of security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the company has been granted a new patent for predicting impending cybersecurity events. The patent covers ZitoVault’s innovative new system and method for prediction using multi-channel behavioral analysis in a distributed computing environment.
While most existing approaches only address the real-time detection of threats or anomalies based on a limited set of pre-established data points, ZitoVault’s latest patent defines a new approach to predicting cybersecurity threats by:
- Analyzing multiple sources of data: Most current approaches primarily use source and log data from IT and security systems. ZitoVault’s behavioral analysis patent defines how to correlate a broader array of disparate channels of behavioral data, including third party data, social media, phone, text and email activity, context of searches within and outside of corporate domains, financial data, travel history and changes in HR status. The system provides a software architecture for linking users to events and to other users by partitioning the data into working units that can be processed across a distributed network of virtual hosts without losing associative context.
- Automating the collection of independent data points: The new patent defines how to automate many of the aspects that a human investigator would use to collect independent data points. This differs from anomaly-based detection systems in that it is based on threat storylines and actor profiles instead of on detecting the variance from predetermined data points. The new patent offers a graph-based approach via semantic networks to compare event inputs from multiple log channels against threat profiles and game theory to predict future outcomes.
“ZitoVault’s patent for behavioral analysis is a huge milestone and an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of patented cybersecurity solutions,” said Tim McElwee, CEO and founder, ZitoVault. “We’ve seen growth in both the use of cloud-based infrastructure and in the number of endpoints accessible to hackers, which is why we’re continuing to innovate outside of our existing technology and patents to offer best-in-class threat prediction and security.”
The new patent has already been licensed by CyberSight, the creators of RansomStopperTM, a next-generation anti-ransomware solution. CyberSight has licensed this patent and others, including CryptoScale, from ZitoVault to enable the company to better fulfill its mission of predicting and proactively remediating cyberattacks before they materialize.
“As the methods hackers use have become increasingly more complex and varied, it’s no longer enough to detect and block a ransomware attack in real-time. The ability to predict attacks before they happen has become crucial,” said Hyder Rabbani, COO, CyberSight. “We’re excited to add ZitoVault’s patented behavioral analysis method for predicting impending security threats to our next generation threat detection platform.”
Additional details can be found on the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database, here.
CyberSight is a leading cybersecurity intelligence platform that predicts, detects and stops cyberattacks before they happen. CyberSight’s RansomStopper software uses proprietary technology and machine learning to provide multi-layered defense against ransomware for home and business uses. Learn more at www.cybersight.com.
ZitoVault’s mission is Safeguarding the Internet of Things. We preserve the integrity of IoT ecosystems, devices, and users by providing a secure communications fabric between IoT connected devices and cloud-based applications. CryptoScale, our patent-protected technology, is unique because it’s designed to efficiently establish secure connections that truly scale to the magnitude of the IoT.
ZitoVault enables IoT device makers and service providers to deploy trusted value-added services, and benefits IoT users by reducing the risk of cyber incidents. ZitoVault partners with leading providers of smart home, healthcare, industrial, and other IoT solutions. Learn more at www.ZitoVault.com.