NEW YORK—EY and Los Alamos National Laboratory have formed a strategic alliance to deliver some of the most advanced behavioral cybersecurity tools available to the commercial market.
“Cybersecurity attacks are ever more frequent and more sophisticated, and they destroy the trust needed to conduct business,” says Duncan McBranch, Chief Technology Officer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Every organization must improve its ability to detect and stop attacks as they occur, and before secure data is compromised.”
The relationship with EY will improve the ability to develop and test adaptive cybersecurity technologies across both industry and government networks. “Defensive cybersecurity is an area that requires strong public-private partnerships to shift the balance,” McBranch says.
The alliance comes when increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks are inflicting significant economic, social and even political damage to U.S. organizations. The tools developed by Los Alamos and delivered to the private sector by EY can help counter these threats by detecting them before they do deep and lasting damage, McBranch says.
“We are very excited to be working with Los Alamos as part of our overall mission to transition their heritage of national cybersecurity and innovation to the private sector, and arming our clients with the most advanced tools and resources to combat cyber threats,” says Bob Patton, EY Americas Advisory Vice Chair. “This collaborative approach is reflective of our global strategy to help organizations manage cybersecurity better and doing our part to build a better working world.”
The alliance follows the launch of the EY Managed Security Operations Center (SOC), which uses advanced analytics to predict and prevent future cyber threats worldwide. EY plans to invest more than $20 million in SOC and increase the number of EY cybersecurity professionals six-fold by 2020.