Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

62 COVER STORY Jay Kaplan CEO, Synack “The growth of the internet of things (IoT), industrial control systems and operational technology combined with digital transformation is impacting private and public sectors. ReliaQuest believes the convergence of these technologies presents an increasingly important challenge. Organisations must be able to discover the billions of devices that exist, identify vulnerabilities and provide threat detection, investigation and response. ReliaQuest GreyMatter, a security operations platform built on an OpenXDR architecture, provides integration for Microsoft’s Defender line of security tools, including Defender for IoT, to automate detection and response actions. This keeps organisations safe from attacks that might otherwise cripple the infrastructure and services upon which our global economy depends.” Joe Partlow Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest Photo: iStock/Dean Mitchell “Global digital transformation exposes new software vulnerabilities by the hour, highlighting the need for continuous offensive security testing. Synack’s software platform – combined with Microsoft Security Services – tracks improvement in teams’ security posture over time by tapping into the unique skills of security researchers on our Synack Red Team. The 1,500-plus members of our elite penetration testing community can validate effective use of cybersecurity tools like Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender while offering actionable recommendations. Joining MISA has further positioned Synack to help prevent digital intrusion across a wider array of customers as we close thousands of high-impact vulnerabilities before bad actors can exploit them.”