Bret Padres, CEO
The presence of risk is perennial in the operation of any process in any organization. These risks come in all shapes and sizes and range from small ignorable kinds to great critical impact kind. In any project, the types of risks involved can be human error, any mechanical issue, unavailability of technology or resources, etc. However, thanks to the internet and interconnectivity of devices, cyber-threats have become significant risks affecting the performance of a project, subsequently, an organization. In the past few years, risk management of cyber-related risks has become more of a regular norm than a necessity. Even cloud services are not exempt from these threats. Also though cloud service providers look after infrastructure security, remote access is still in the hands of the client and therefore, prone to cyber-attacks. This warrants a need for a risk management solution provider which not only detects and removes threats but also prepares an organization for upcoming risks. Crypsis is one such solution provider.
Founded in 2015, Crypsis was created with a vision to provide a secure digital world for every organization to safely conduct their operation. It provides incident response, risk management, and digital forensic solutions to its clients, helping them run a smooth and secure organization. Crypsis believes in talking with its client rather than at them at the moment of crisis. This approach helps in building trust with clients and gain their confidence when a threat is mitigated. Thanks to these principles, the organization has grown nationally with offices in Washington, New York, Chicago, Austin, and Los Angeles.
To curb cybersecurity issues, Crypsis monitors and manages risks associated with cyber threats of an organization.
Crypsis believes in talking with its client rather than at them at the moment of crisis building trust with clients and gaining their confidence
It then ensures that the organization is prepared and ready for any upcoming threat and able to deal with it effectively. To achieve this outcome, Crypsis first defines security objectives. Based on the objectives, it creates a roadmap to develop controls essential to achieve them. It then gathers intelligence about the network and uses it as a base to make informed decisions about its approach to threats. Finally, it develops an actionable plan and process to manage risks with a focus on prevention or mitigation of the impact of threats.
Using the above method, Crypsis is successful in helping various companies prepare for any security threats. For example, once, it was hired by a management consulting firm to develop a plan for identifying and responding to indications of a security breach. Crypsis’ experts pulled internal information regarding people, processes, and technology. They then developed a containment and eradication plan to respond to incidents of a network breach. They then delivered an ‘incident response playbook’ to the client, which included procedures for identifying, preventing, classifying, and preserving data from any occurred incident. Crypsis was also employed by a Fortune 500 organization to test its new robust cybersecurity system. Crypsis’ experts looked for exploitable vulnerabilities in the hope of breaching the organization’s security but failed. They then launched a phishing campaign on targeted employees and found some success. In the end, they provided an assessment report to the organization detailing its vulnerabilities and steps to address them.
To increase its cybersecurity capabilities, Crypsis is now expanding its operations in New York and Austin. It accomplishes this by hiring Billy Evans Jr., a renowned expert of digital forensics and Stephen Ramey, an information security specialist. With this, Crypsis has now strengthened its presence from coast to coast, offering better risk management services than before.