A cyber security plan is not complete if it exclusively focuses on stopping cyber criminals entering an organisation’s domain. It’s understandably an area in which organisations are prone to devote greater time and resources to. Stopping attacks before they happen is the most desirable defence, however, complete cyber security needs to be smarter than this.


Preparing for when attacks do penetrate an organisation’s system is not a defeatist approach, it is a necessary precaution taken by all those who take cyber security seriously. A proper threat response plan is vital because it recognises that the cyber security landscape is complicated and ever evolving. New ways to penetrate and attack organisations are constantly being developed, to the point that it is negligent for organisations to not proactively adopt systems designed to detect and expel unauthorised access.

In reality, it is simply not always possible to guarantee attacks won’t gain access to an organisation’s domain. Not to mention, cyber security incidents on many occasions are generated from within. At CyVolve, we use AI (Artificial Intelligence) in our threat response solutions to provide constant and thorough protection and surveillance of an organisation’s data. A complete cyber security defence takes no chances, protects data in every scenario, and prepares for the worst-case scenario.

One recent survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance showed that many organisations are simply not prepared for the worst scenario. While some 90 percent felt they were prepared to deal with a cyber security incident, only 57.6 percent of SMB organisations interviewed indicated they currently had a response plan ready to go should a cyber incident take place. A strong response is being overlooked by too many.

Threat response is not a part of cyber security that should be neglected in this way. Our CyOS technology allows us to easily integrate it into an organisation’s cyber security defence.

Respond from solid ground

Our strong threat response is delivered by auditing, behavioural analysis and state-of-the-art AI technology. Our CyOS (Data Management Operating System) technology is the secure basis from which our threat response can leap into action.

So, what is CyOS?

Using patented technology CyVolve has created its own unique architecture called CyOS which combines Multifactor Identity Management, super secure hierarchical public key management and fractional and hierarchical private key management.

We create unique end-point encryption that delivers true zero-knowledge security. True zero-knowledge security means that only an organisation and those it wishes to share data with can ever access its data.

Essentially, CyOS creates a system structure that gives complete control back to organisations. Everyone on the system has been vetted and verified, and every piece of data is fully protected and encrypted. Organisations have complete control over who can access what data and when.

Always present AI Threat Response

CyOS provides a basis from which CyVolve can employ a powerful AI threat response. When it detects a threat, it notifies admin teams to investigate, or can even shut down suspicious activity automatically. It grows stronger over time learning from failures and success, adapting its response. Primarily, the AI uses auditing and behavioural analysis for machine learning.

CyOS allows for auditing of every action. It logs what users are accessing and when, even if they are trying to access data they do not have the correct permission for. CyVolve can analyse the data, user and device for every action. Full audit reports for each and every day can always be produced.

The full auditing carried out allows for behavioural analysis. User activity is monitored and analysed constantly. What is normal behaviour is learned by the AI threat response system. It analyses behavioural patterns so it can learn when suspicious and unusual activity occurs.

As said, this grows stronger over time. The system will get better at knowing what is noteworthy and what is not, and what is definitely dangerous and needs shutting down immediately. However, CyVolve allows that to be combined with baseline acceptable behaviour that can be seeded in advance. It combines an organisation’s security team discretion, with an always online learning AI behavioural analysis – the best of both worlds. Crucially, the system aims to not interfere with legitimate use and disrupt workflow unnecessarily. The whole CyOS system is designed to add security without compromising convenience.

Once a threat has been detected, perhaps because a user account attempted to access files it shouldn’t have, or attempted to download multiple files simultaneously, the AI will notify the data managers. They can then investigate to see if a real threat is taking place. The AI can judge whether more immediate action is needed if the behaviour is particularly suspicious. It can shut out access immediately for a suspicious account that is being misused or has been compromised.

Multiple lines of defence

We would all like to believe we can employ solutions that guarantee no cyber security attacks will break into our domains, but it’s just not realistic, and just not the way to properly implement a complete cyber security defence. Organisations have to prepare for every scenario. They need to be as vigilant and pro-active in defence as hackers are in attack.

Therefore, a threat response plan cannot be overlooked. Here at CyVolve, by implementing an AI based system, organisations can implement an always live, always proactive, and always complete cyber security defence. No chances are taken, and no corners are cut. Find out more.