Kivu Debuts Managed Services for Cloud and Identity Threat Mitigation

Kivu Debuts Managed Services for Cloud and Identity Threat Mitigation

By Greg Tavarez

There is an alarming surge in compromised user credentials, such as passwords and usernames. In fact, in 2022, the number of data compromises in the U.S. stood at 1802 cases, according to Statista. At the same time, over 422 million individuals were affected in the same year by data compromises, including data breaches, leakage and exposure.

What needs to be noted here is that this is not just a minor inconvenience. It poses a substantial risk to personal and organizational security. Organizations need to be equipped with capabilities that address the expanding technology attack surface and continued targeting of digital identities by cyber threats.

Enter Kivu Consulting, a global cybersecurity solutions provider. Kivu introduced two new managed security services – Cloud Detection and Response and Identity Threat Detection and Response – that are powered by CrowdStrike, as part of Kivu and CrowdStrike's MSSP partnership.

Kivu's Cloud Detection and Response service offers a comprehensive, fully managed solution tailored for cloud and hybrid environments. Its notable features encompass identification and alert capabilities for cloud account issues, infrastructure misconfigurations, and compliance breaches, along with proactive detection and mitigation of threats targeting cloud accounts and control planes.

Additionally, the service actively addresses vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in cloud workloads and provides runtime detection and response functionalities for applications utilizing containers and function-based architecture.

Kivu's Identity Threat Detection and Response service offers integration with Active Directory and cloud-based identity stores, combining real-time threat detection through AI-based behavioral analytics for immediate actionable insights.

The service excels in early threat identification, allowing proactive measures to be taken before systems and data are compromised. It introduces identity scoring and enforces strong authentication to facilitate risk-based remediation, while also embracing zero trust principles to enhance overall security posture.

“Remote work has surged post-pandemic, the cloud has become a predominant IT delivery model, and zero trust is a priority," said Gary Alterson, Vice President of Kivu's Managed Security Services. "Our cloud and identity managed services address modern threats and ensure we are providing the best possible security outcomes for our clients."

Staying on course to deliver cybersecurity solutions to organizations in need, Shane Sims, CEO of Kivu, said that this launch further cements Kivu as a trusted cyber incident partner to insurance carriers and law firms worldwide as well as its cybersecurity ecosystem partners.

Edited by Alex Passett
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