Fabien Dombard conducted an interview in French for Compagnie Européenne d’Intelligence Stratégique (CEIS) presenting QuoScient in the “Focus Company” category. CEIS led the interview with Amélie Rives, Senior Cyber Security Consultant. The original interview can be found at: https://omc.ceis.eu/quoscient-combiner-le-meilleur-de-lintelligence-humaine-et-des-technologies-de-cyberdefense/. You can read the English translation below.
QuoScient: Combining the best of human intelligence and cyber defence technologies
Interview with Fabien Dombard, CEO and Constantin Schüßler, Communications Manager
Founded in April 2016 by Fabien Dombard and Ioannis Bizimis, this SME based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany but also based in Boston (USA), now employs 42 cyber defence specialists with various profiles such as geopolitical analysts, but also software engineers, including incident response specialists.
The company has grown very quickly, first with the support of a seed fund and then, very soon, with a first round of funding.
- Cyber defence “as a service”
QuoScient offers an active cyber defence solution “as a service” to fight cybercrime, to clients from all sectors: from financial services to telecommunications, including the pharmaceutical or agri-food industry, critical infrastructures (transport, energy) but also the public sector and government agencies.
- A global but modular concept of cyber defence
The active cyber defence solutions proposed by QuoScient are based on a global; but modular approach to cyber defence, and are based on the interaction of three of its essential components:
– THREAT INFORMATION for decision-makers, carried out through a watch of sources combining OSINT, trusted sources and information sharing platforms such as MISP or STIX/TAXII, which aim to identify and anticipate threats while communicating them at a strategic (forecasts, trends), operational (analysis reports and newsletters) and tactical (indicators) level.
– CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS, which allow an organization’s security teams to detect threats but also to collaborate in multi-entity investigations.
– CYBERDEFENCE TECHNOLOGIES, which increasingly use automation and orchestration, as well as machine learning to facilitate incident response and make it more efficient and faster through the enhancement and automated characterization of information.
- Collaborative and decentralised cyber defence
Focus: QuoLab, a decentralized, agile and automated cyber defense platform
QuoLab integrates operational (analytical reporting, information management) and tactical (indicators and enhanced information) data sources with analytical tools to enable more effective and timely threat and incident management.
It thus constitutes a single interface providing security teams with the analysis and reaction tools necessary for a rapid investigation in the event of an attack.
This innovative platform is based on the original combination of several features:
- COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION from a variety of internal and external sources and protocols for automated collection of structured and unstructured data;
- SHARING INFORMATION within trusted communities of security professionalswhose exchanges are governed by rules ensuring granularity and anonymity;
- CONTROL on shared information, which remains hosted by each organization;
- Advanced COLLABORATIONS between trusted communities, allowing to follow and comment in real time on any type of information, participant, technical source;
- Large-scale data DATA ANALYSIS through a directory of various tools combining statistics and visualization techniques, facilitating threat detection;
- AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION with security controls (SIEM, NIDS, EDR, etc.), IT management platforms and analysis tools (disassemblers, post-mortem collection), in order to enrich, collect and update the organization’s defenses.