Awards season isn’t over yet – not when SC Magazine UK has yet to give out its annual European IT security awards. At Pwnie Express, we’ll be picking out our best formalwear and joining our fellow nominees for the June 2016 event.
As an industry-recognized 2015 SC Magazine Security Innovator, we were thrilled to learn that Pwn Pulse has also been named one of SC Magazine UK’s six finalists for the Best Vulnerability Management Solution, which “acknowledges superior products and services that help customers address the most pressing cyber security threats.” This recognition comes on the heels of the launch of Pwn Pulse into the European market, which provided EU workplaces new, full visibility into the connected devices posing threats to their networks.
Meanwhile, demand for wireless/wired detection continues to surge in the region. According to the ISACA European 2015 IT Risk/Reward Barometer, 70 percent of European business and IT professionals consider it a medium to high likelihood that a company will be hacked through a connected device. As bring your own device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices continue to proliferate in workplaces across the EU, 51 percent believe their IT department is not aware of all of the connected devices within the organization, and one in three do not have a policy in place to address BYOD at all — let alone discover and analyze the multitude of devices in and around their networks.
These devices can be inherently malicious or can be used as gateways into the networks of these organizations, including critical networks used by utilities, financial institutions, government organizations, and others.
At Pwnie, we work with our global customers to help them better understand the threat of connected devices in and around their organizations. With the Pwn Pulse enterprise-class SaaS platform, European organizations can continuously detect and fingerprint every wireless and wired device – from phone to printer – and hone in on the ones they actually care about. This helps them prioritize security response, reduce alert fatigue and provide situational intelligence to implement real-time remediation. This visibility from Pwn Pulse also enables companies to more comprehensively protect critical business infrastructure while preserving data privacy.
Being recognized by SC Magazine UK is a testament to our incredible team, and in particular, our top- notch engineering talent, as well as our amazing users around the globe who have deployed Pwn Pulse. The SC Magazine Awards Europe are one of the information security industry’s most prominent recognitions. Winners in the Threat Solution categories are decided by an expert panel of judges, hand- picked by SC Magazine UK’s editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The awards honor both the cyber security professionals working in the trenches, and the products and services that help protect today’s corporate world from a myriad of ever-changing threats.