Supercomputing firm Cray is working with consultancy Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services to offer a subscription service intended to protect organizations against intrusion, leaks and threats to the integrity of their applications and data.
The companies announced the new service this morning, saying that the U.S. Department of Defense is among the service’s users. “We are leveraging Deloitte Advisory’s Cyber Reconnaissance service to enable large-scale cyber data analytics to defend our networks and support critical national missions,” Clayton Jones, USPACOM J6 senior advisor, said in a release.
Big data, the cloud and highly distributed computing increase the opportunities for attackers, and surveys show that companies are still worried about the security of the cloud, though those concerns are diminishing somewhat. More numerous connections among companies, customers and the public mean data flows outside an organization’s walls, and it is generated and stored much faster than it can be analyzed, the firms said.
The new service examines an organization’s computer system weaknesses by viewing them as an outsider might, rather than from the inside. It’s powered by Cray’s Urika-GX, a hardware-software combination that includes up to 1,728 Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processor cores and support for Hadoop and Spark big-data analytics. Deloitte is contributing its threat risk-management services.
The two companies declined to reveal pricing. They said the service is already in use by six customers.