Ankura InterXeptor to help clients monitor cyber-risks

23 November 2022 2 min. read
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Global advisory firm Ankura has launched a new cybersecurity solutions service. Ankura InterXeptor is an expert-led platform, designed to provide middle-market organisations with threat detection and real-time response assistance, as they look to fight off cyber threats.

As cyber-threats continue to mount for rapidly digitalising markets, firms are finding it difficult to keep up with the latest breakthroughs in cybersecurity. One solution which has evolved to help with this is the managed detection and response (MDR) – a form of cybersecurity service that combines technology and human expertise to perform threat hunting, monitoring, and response. The main benefit of MDR is that it helps rapidly identify and limit the impact of threats without the need for additional staffing.

Tapping into the demand for MDR, and looking to spread its use throughout the mid-market segment, international consultancy Ankura has rolled out a new adaptation of its 24/7 MDR services. Ankura InterXeptor builds on the firm’s longstanding expertise in the market, having spent more than a decade delivering cyber-threat detection services – in which time it has conducted more than 4,000 incident response investigations, and delivered over 70,000 hours of uninterrupted threat-monitoring.

Ankura InterXeptor to help clients monitor cyber-risks

"Today, the middle-market cyber threat landscape is more dynamic and complex than ever before. Supply chain attacks, ransomware demands, and debilitating strikes by nation-state actors are all on the rise," said Robert Olsen, Senior Managing Director and Ankura's Global Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy. "With Ankura InterXeptor, we are taking our MDR services to the next level to provide our middle-market clients with unparalleled access to the experts, technology, and intel required to build a comprehensive and adaptable solution that helps them anticipate and thwart these threats in real-time – every hour, every minute, every second."

Through Ankura InterXeptor’s global 24/7/365 service delivery model is designed to tailor its approach to address the unique cybersecurity risk profile and security pressure points of any client. This sees a global team of skilled security analysts monitor and hunt for threats, using best-in-class technology and a combination of machine and human intelligence, including machine learning. The team can rapidly validate activities, verify threats, and respond swiftly to cyber-attacks.

Jason Straight, Senior Managing Director and Ankura's InterXeptor team lead, added, "When it comes to an organisation's cybersecurity defence, prevention is ideal, but detection is a must. Ankura InterXeptor immediately deploys a team of long-serving security practitioners with industry-leading technology to serve as their eyes, ears, and hands to protect growing organisations in their ever-evolving cyber threat landscape."

The move comes as Ankura continues to expand its global offering. In October 2022, this also saw the consultancy announce the formal launch of its sports advisory practice – working to help sporting organisations manage political, reputational and financial risks.