For enterprise customers, Thales provides a permanent surveillance service to detect cyberattacks on their information systems and issue alerts. The hypervisor tool designed and developed by Thales engineers deals with risks dynamically as they occur.
Thales expertise in information systems security
A total of Thales 1,500 engineers based in France, the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States are dedicated to information system security. From consulting through to operations, surveillance and supervision, they make up a dedicated task force that is unique in the security market.
Since 2001, Thales has been operating a security supervision centre at the Elancourt facility near Paris to provide 24/7 protection for critical infrastructure in France.
Thales's ability to detect and respond to attacks on information system benefits directly from operational experience spanning more than a decade.
A unique approach to cybersecurity
Today, governments and essential organisations are highly dependent on IT and information systems for everything from email to industrial process control. At the same time, state and non-state players alike are developing offensive capabilities to attack networks.
The threats are real and call for active defence systems able to detect an attack and respond in a timely fashion to avert consequences such as the loss of sensitive data. Maintaining this preventive posture calls for a combination of technical and human resources, security products and services carefully orchestrated within a cybersecurity operations centre.
To support risk management and assurance, Thales has set up a rapid response team to take immediate action if a customer's system falls victim to an attack.
This team proposes emergency response measures (ad hoc supervision, for example), contributes its expertise in understanding attack mechanisms, helps the victim to draw up a response plan and assists with its implementation. The team provides permanent support at every step to guide customers through the crisis.
CYBELS: protecting critical information systems against cyberattack
CYBELS detects attacks as early as possible and generates response plans to deal with all kinds of risks. This relies on the ability to collect and correlate large amounts of heterogeneous data from a broad range of different sources.
CYBELS is built around a dedicated tool called Thales Hypervisor to support decisions in the event of a cyberattack, which often propagate extremely fast and can be complex to analyse.
The CYBELS hypervisor provides a comprehensive picture of the risks to the systems under surveillance, visualises attacks, gauges their impact on business processes and proposes response plans tailored to the specific threat and operating environment. Effective cybersecurity solutions rely on more than just products, and CYBELS also provides unique instruction and training capabilities so that customers can develop their own skills and constantly improve process maturity.
CYBELS includes an ad hoc supervision service that can be set up within hours without any impact on your company’s systems. This distinctive capability uses behavioural analysis to generate a macro view of system security, validate evidence of an attack and collect the initial information required to perform a rapid investigation – like a doctor establishing a patient's vital signs before recommending a treatment.