Proficio launches detection and response service to tackle identity-based threats

Managed detection and response (MDR) service provider Proficio has launched ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response to protect businesses from identity-based attacks and credential abuse. The firm claimed the service is the industry’s only vendor-agnostic Open XDR solution that supports identity threat detection and response and works with existing security tools without proprietary agents or sensors. The release comes at a time when identity-based threats are one of the top cybersecurity risks faced by organizations…


Directory Of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) To Watch In 2019

The global shortage of cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2021, up from 1 million in 2014. MSSPs are responding to the labor crunch by providing organizations of all types and sizes with a growing portfolio of services to choose from…

The MSSPs we follow, and you should too…

The List

125+ cybersecurity companies in healthcare to know | 2018

Healthcare organizations face an increasing threat from cyber attacks and hospitals are spending big to ensure their patients’ data is protected. In 2017, healthcare spending on IT reached $100 billion and there were around 32,000 intrusion attacks per day on healthcare organizations, according to FortiGuard Labs, as reported by CSO.

Here are more than 125 companies focused on cybersecurity for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations…

Read More

Global MSSP Proficio opens new Melbourne base to serve Aussie businesses

Global managed security services provider Proficio has established a new base in Melbourne that it will use to further push into the Australian and Asia Pacific markets.

Proficio’s newest international facility is part of the company’s growth initiative to provide around-the-clock managed security services for regional businesses.

The company, which has an office in Singapore, as well as a security operations centre (SOC) in Hong Kong, now adds the Melbourne operation as its third in the region.

“Proficio has seen an incredible 29 consecutive quarters of revenue growth that has been greatly influenced by an ever-growing number of clients from the Asia-Pacific region, comments Proficio president Tim McElwee.

According to Proficio, it works with a range of financial, telecommunications, legal, and healthcare institutions, many of which have an ‘extensive’ presence in Asia Pacific…

Read More

Proficio Extends MDR, Managed Security Services to Australia

Proficio, a Top 100 MSSP for 2017 that provides managed detection and response (MDR), log monitoring and other cybersecurity services, has opened a facility in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne hub is Proficio’s third location in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

With the Melbourne hub, Proficio is better equipped than ever before to expand its cybersecurity services and infrastructure in the Australian market, President Tim McElwee said in a prepared statement. The Melbourne hub also highlights Proficio’s commitment to global expansion.

Proficio has recorded…

Read More


Proficio, a world-class managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR), has received eleven top honours by several industry award outlets in the first quarter of 2018.

Each awards programme highlighted Proficio’s services offerings for managed cybersecurity services, Splunk services, their global expansion efforts in North America, EMEA and APAC and their security team’s depth of expertise.

The eleven awards include…

Read More

Veterans: A Good Bet to Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

There’s a talent shortage for trained cybersecurity pros, but fertile hunting grounds can be found among veterans preparing to leave military service.

Organizations as diverse as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies promote hiring veterans for jobs in the private sector.

The cybersecurity industry is projecting a staffing shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022, according to Forrester Research. And research from Enterprise Strategy Group and the Information Systems Security Association indicates that 45 percent of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills…

Read More

Cybersecurity Services Provider Proficio Secures Additional Investment

Proficio, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based cybersecurity company announced on Dec. 14 that it had completed a round of funding led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Although the deal’s dollar amount was not disclosed, the transaction pushes Kayne Anderson’s investment in Proficio past the $20 million mark. In November 2016, the company revealed it had secured $12 million from Kayne Partners Fund, a Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors unit focused on technology businesses.

Proficio specializes in security-as-a-service solutions. The managed security service provider (MSSP) delivers security information event management (SIEM) and Security Operations Center (SOC) monitoring to businesses. Customers include Universal Music Group, HealthSouth and the AAA, among others…

Read More

Proficio nets more funding for cybersecurity as a service platform

Proficio, a Carlsbad firm providing managed cybersecurity services to businesses, said last week that it has received a second round of funding from current investor Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, bringing the total raised by the firm to more than $20 million.

Founded in 2010, Proficio moved its headquarters from Irvine to Carlsbad about three years ago. It will use the money to further international expansion efforts for its managed cybersecurity platform, which it sells on a subscription basis.

“This funding will allow us to rapidly expand our global presence in Asia Pacific and Europe as well as deliver a number of enhancements to our security operations center-as-a-service platform,” said co-founder and President Tim McElwee…

Read More

What should be done to prevent more credit data hacks like Equifax’s

In the wake of the hacking last week of U.S. consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc., security experts bemoaning are calling for big changes, including big penalties for the data brokers that hold so much information critical to everyone’s financial life.

“For far too long, businesses have under-invested in software integrity, relying on network-based defenses that are incapable of protecting many exploit vectors, including those associated with open source security defects,” Wayne Jackson, chief executive officer of Sonatype Inc., told SiliconANGLE. “The Equifax breach and loss of 143 million records (including mine) serves as a painful reminder of why every link in the software supply chain must be automatically and continuously managed. To do otherwise is simply negligent.”…

Read More