SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CyberUnited, a cybersecurity intelligence consulting firm providing enterprise IT security consulting services and solutions, and LIFARS, a digital forensics and cybersecurity incident response firm, have formed a security consulting joint venture CyberUnited LIFARS that will disrupt the traditional "prepare and recover" model used by traditional security consultants after a security incident. Instead the new entity will also utilize continuous monitoring through new products and services that will enable organizations to reduce their chances of being attacked, while also providing remediation techniques in the event that an attack is successful. The venture also provides an elite military-style cybersecurity breach preparedness training.
LIFARS was just named one of the hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2015 according to Cybersecurity Ventures, well ahead of Symantec and Trustwave on their Cybersecurity 500 list. The firm was ranked 101st in the nation and 2nd among firms in New York.
"Proactive preparation has become much more important recently, but most firms aren't prepared to provide this type of service," commented Darin Andersen, Founder and CEO of CyberUnited. "While you can't prevent attacks completely, our products and services can reduce the chance of these attacks significantly. While we provide all the services of a traditional firm, we go beyond those solutions."
"LIFARS' hands on digital forensic investigations, data breach incident response, web application security testing, digital risk assessment, and academic research, coupled with CyberUnited's highly skilled strategic cybersecurity consultants and products will provide a full range of cybersecurity services and business intelligence," commented Ondrej Krehel, Founder and CTO of LIFARS.
"There is a need to move beyond traditional consulting services for security advisory firms," commented Mark Rasch of Securitycurrent. "The combination of products and services designed to be proactive rather than passive, are just beginning to overtake existing consulting services that help audit and establish corporate policies; recommend traditional passive security products; and typical forensic remediation."
The new entity will also enhance the products, services, markets, and geographic reach of the companies. CyberUnited has been focused on general commercial, technology, and governments markets. They recently hired Mike Coomes of the U.S. Department of Defense, for example. LIFARS has significant experience and expertise in the financial services, medical, and software engineering industries. Current engagements are with international medium to large corporations.
"In addition to our focus on food, oil and gas industries, we see insurance companies and law firms pushing for more proactive cybersecurity solutions," Andersen concluded.
CyberUnited is a cybersecurity intelligence consulting firm providing enterprise IT security consulting services and solutions. CyberUnited's team of highly skilled certified IT security professionals offer a full range of cybersecurity services and enterprise IT security consulting and implementation. These services include: cybersecurity policy and operational procedure development and training. Cybersecurity engineering and architecture design; operational security management; network security testing and evaluation; computer security incident response; vulnerability analysis; malicious code analysis; security risk assessment; and security assessment and authorization (A&A) compliance.
CyberUnited offers fixed and variable pricing on turnkey risk assessment and Authorization & Assessment services. For more information visit: www.cyberunited.com.
LIFARS is a New York City based digital forensics and cybersecurity intelligence firm. At LIFARS, we believe that cybersecurity is a matter of trust - that is why most of our services are rendered in person at your premises while forming a personal relationship. Our solutions are based on best practices and personal hands-on experiences. LIFARS conducts digital forensic investigations, data breach incident response, web application security testing, digital risk assessments, and academic research. LIFARS continuously explores the latest innovations in the cybersecurity field and always seeks to find what is shaping tomorrow's industry landscape. Our company's efforts were recently recognized and we were ranked the #2 cybersecurity firm in New York City on the Cybersecurity 500 list.