ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a digital risk protection services company, today announced it has signed a deal with a major U.S. city to provide its COVID-19 Vaccine Threat Protection offering. This first-of-its-kind service offering uses cyber threat monitoring, similar to the approach GroupSense uses in its Election Threat Protection offering. This service provides the most comprehensive package available to protect the city and its millions of residents against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, disinformation and supply disruptions from cyberattacks, including ransomware attacks.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Threat Protection offering leverages a team of world-class, highly trained analysts that use both human and machine intelligence techniques to monitor, alert and take down cyber threats against the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The offering uses a four-stage model, including an assessment, pre-preparation, continuous threat intelligence monitoring and a post-vaccination communication plan regarding findings and results. The initial assessment provides an understanding of the city's digital risk profile – including structure, assets, vulnerabilities and requirements – in order to provide advice on how to reduce risk and monitor for threats throughout the entire vaccination rollout.
"The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a critical moment in world history, and threat actors are taking advantage of it with misinformation campaigns designed to sow chaos and prolong the crisis, and ransomware attacks on COVID-19 supply chain companies, many of which are businesses without enterprise-class security capabilities," said Kurtis Minder, co-founder and CEO of GroupSense. "Our election disinformation detection and mitigation services helped this particular major U.S. city prevent problems with the recent reelection, so it is turning to GroupSense once again to protect against threats that could disrupt the efficient delivery of the most important product on earth: the COVID-19 vaccine."
For more information about GroupSense's new COVID-19 Vaccine Threat Protection offering, and to inquire about pricing, please contact [email protected]. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine threats GroupSense has identified for 2021, read the company's recent blog post.
GroupSense is a digital risk protection services company delivering customer-specific intelligence to dramatically improve enterprise cybersecurity and fraud-management operations. Unlike generic cyber-intelligence vendors, GroupSense uses a combination of automated and human reconnaissance to create finished intelligence mapping each customer's specific digital business footprint and risk profile. This enables customers to immediately use GroupSense's intelligence to reduce enterprise risk, without requiring any additional processing or management by overstretched security and fraud-prevention teams. GroupSense is based in Arlington, Va., with a growing customer base that includes large enterprises, state and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and more.