launch of Cybi startup in Nancy

Artificial intelligence to predict cyberattacks. An extraordinary technology developed by Cybi’s team of researchers and engineers was patented in 2020.

The Cybi team: Abdelkader Lahmadi, Frédéric Beck, Jérôme François, Régis Lhoste, Fabian Osmond. Communication service credit to Loria

Information systems, connected objects, industrial systems … these environments are faced with more frequent and sophisticated computer attacks. Companies are primary targets for hackers and must protect themselves from this growing threat. The result of the cybersecurity expertise of the RESIST team in the laboratory of Loria (CNRS, Inria, University of Lorraine), the Cybi startup offers solutions for analyzing computer attack paths and smartly automate cybersecurity operations. Supported by Lorrain Incubator and the Grand Est region, the
startup supported by Inria and the University of Lorraine was born only in Nancy.

Innovative technology: Scuba

Most cybersecurity solutions examine individual vulnerabilities in computer systems. However, hackers are increasingly operating on the paths of attack, not only using critical vulnerabilities, but also other flaws as entry points to enter the computer network and infect the entire system. A connected object (connected socket, internet box, industrial automat, etc.), with a good individual security score, can be a crossing point in an attack path to reach a critical target when it is networked with other objects.

This extraordinary technology developed by Cybi’s team of researchers and engineers was patented in 2020. It relies on artificial intelligence models and algorithms to analyze all the attack paths present in a network and prioritize vulnerabilities to correct, reducing risks and incident response time.

Detect and prioritize vulnerabilities using artificial intelligence

Scuba relies on a corpora of vulnerabilities: when a defect is discovered, during pentesting operations (a method for checking the security of a system), or a bug bounty (reward program for bug hunting), it must publish the manufacturers of the open-access patch: this information is available specifically in CVE (common vulnerabilities exposure) databases.

“Our tool is easy to read and understand large amounts of text thanks to automated language processing and artificial intelligence techniques. It can automatically analyze vulnerability reports and detect potential chains of attack, explanation of the researchers.We are also working on a testing platform dedicated to studying the vulnerabilities of connected objects, to assess the security levels of the product.The team also recently tested its technology on known viruses such as of Pegasus and Puzzle-makers and determined their attack paths.

Cybi, an important ally for business security

The start-up is now open to cybersecurity experts, large companies and more specifically to SOCs (Security Operation Centers), whose mission is to guarantee information security. Scuba appears as an important brick in the security chain of the system.

“Thanks to our chain vulnerability and vulnerability analysis solutions, Cybi offers a real decision support tool, a real risk analysis and personalized recommendations to implement the best strategies to correct the flaws ”, pointed out Régis Lhoste, president of the startup.

“The team’s expertise and maturity in cybersecurity positions Cybi as an innovative and visionary startup. Our Scuba solution arrives at the right time in the cybersecurity market. In fact, Scuba offers advanced features that are high-end demand and very little has been met so far to respond to the threats of cyberattacks that are increasing every day.Our various exchanges with the major players in French cybersecurity have been very positive.Scuba is THE solutions expected by all structures, regardless of their profile or size. », Said Fabian Osmond, general manager
of startup.

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