The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory provide a cybersecurity approach as well as tactics for cyber defense, which is called the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD). Ignyte has the distinct pleasure of cooperating with them in this process to advance cyber defense. It’s Ignyte’s hope that by working together, U.S’ cybersecurity defenses and operations will be vastly improved. This unlocks Ignyte to work closely with any federal branches that may be interested in managing their own cyber assurance processes.

“Being part of IACD presents Ignyte an opportunity to work in a tight-knit community of peers from the federal sector,” said Max Aulakh, President of Ignyte. “Working with this community authorizes us to contribute and shape requirements on how to conduct integrated defense operations, which will benefit our cybersecurity community.”

Ignyte will have an active presence within this cybersecurity group to collaborate with peers both in the NSA and DHS. This gives Ignyte a special privilege where their role will be to aid the shaping of cybersecurity regulations on how to manage integrated defense operations. Ignyte is known for its GRC usability and it’s bringing that approach to this operation. Openly proposing and discussing solutions grants Ignyte to play and important role in lifting and enforcing their status as a leader in GRC solutions. There are three specific areas Ignyte will provide solutions for:

  • Academia — teaching people how to properly handle cybersecurity
  • Private industries sector — providing valuable input for how businesses should handle cyber risk and cyber defense
  • Government branches — getting federal branches up-to-date on the latest approaches to cybersecurity

Harley Parkes, IACD Portfolio Lead, stated, “The IACD Integrator Community of Interest provides companies a unique opportunity to collaborate on technical challenges and to connect with parties looking to engage industry for assistance deploying automation concepts.”

The IACD will be able to use Ignyte to implement strong standards for cybersecurity operations and their expertise will reinforce IACD’s already solid approach to security operations. With Ignyte’s help, everyone within this community will be able to align their processes with the IACD approach, which is based on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Structured Threat Information Expression (STIX), and many other standards. IACD will be able to utilize Ignyte’s automated and integrated GRC solutions to identify upgradable areas within a framework and allows Ignyte to provide a specific and targeted capability for improving that framework.

The Connection Between Ignyte and IACD:

  • Opens the possibility for Ignyte to further collaborative research projects with federal groups in order to better identify and cybersecurity issues
  • Allows Ignyte to contribute to federal defense operations
  • Promotes collaborative efforts for cybersecurity solutions

Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) is a strategy and framework to adopt an extensible, adaptive, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based approach to cybersecurity operations. They are sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). They seek to dramatically change the timeline and effectiveness of cyber defense via integration, automation, and information sharing.Ignyte Assurance Platform™ is a leader in collaborative security and integrated GRC solutions for global corporations. For corporate risk and compliance officers who depend heavily on the protection of their resources, Ignyte is the ultimate translation engine that assists with data collection, analysis, and helps streamline processes across multiple security frameworks at once. The Ignyte Platform is used by leading corporations in diverse industries, such as Healthcare, Defense, and Technology. Ignyte is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio. To find out all that we do, follow the link Ignyte Assurance Platform’s website.

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