In today’s interconnected world, cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses across all industries. The global cost of cybercrime is estimated to hit $8 trillion this year and is expected to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025. The rapid growth of digital ecosystems has expanded the attack surface for malicious actors, necessitating robust threat intelligence and incident response capabilities.

To address these challenges, Appsbroker, a leading Google Cloud partner, has joined forces with Mandiant, the global cybersecurity-focused company renowned for its expertise in threat intelligence and incident response. This strategic partnership aims to provide Google Cloud customers with enhanced security measures and proactive defence against the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

The Changing Landscape of Cybersecurity

Why would Appsbroker and Mandiant partner to improve cybersecurity? This union comes at a time when organisations face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Traditional security measures alone are no longer sufficient to protect sensitive data and critical infrastructure. 

Today’s CISOs, CTOs, and business leaders must prioritize comprehensive security solutions that encompass the entire cybersecurity landscape. Which must include cloud security, threat intelligence, incident response, and attack surface management. 

Mandiant: A Trusted Name in Threat Intelligence 

With extensive resources and knowledge, Mandiant is widely regarded as one of the largest cybersecurity companies globally, outside of the military. The organisation has established itself as a leading cybersecurity company, often called upon to investigate and respond to large-scale security breaches. Recognised worldwide for its expertise in threat intelligence, it provides actionable insights into specific malicious activities targeting different industries and attack vectors. In fact, Mandiant publishes a yearly threat intelligence report that takes a deep dive into changing cyber security risks.

This contextual understanding is crucial, as threat actors tailor their tactics based on the unique characteristics of each domain. 

The Google-Mandiant Acquisition 

Google’s recent acquisition of Mandiant signifies the search engine giant’s intent to prioritize cybersecurity beyond cloud security. By integrating Mandiant’s capabilities into its ecosystem, Google demonstrates a holistic approach to security, recognizing that malicious actors exploit vulnerabilities across various fronts, from data centres, remote workers, the cloud and beyond. 

This acquisition also aligns with the industry’s growing emphasis on end-to-end security, where organisations must fortify every aspect of their infrastructure.

The Synergy between Appsbroker and Mandiant

As a Google Cloud partner for Mandiant, Appsbroker offers a unique value proposition to customers seeking comprehensive security solutions. The partnership is rooted in a shared cybersecurity framework and a common aspiration to provide enterprise-class security services.

This alignment allows Appsbroker to leverage Mandiant’s extensive suite of solutions, covering not only cloud security but also the broader spectrum of technological infrastructure. As a reselling partner, Appsbroker actively collaborates with Mandiant to shape and enhance the program’s offerings.

Empowering Customers with Proactive Security

Appsbroker’s security practice goes beyond being a mere cloud security vendor. By employing enterprise-class consultants who possess comprehensive knowledge of various security vendors and platforms, Appsbroker enables informed conversations with customers. 

Through public attack surface reports and threat intelligence feeds, Appsbroker empowers customers to understand their unique threat landscape and take proactive measures to safeguard their systems. This approach helps debunk the misconception that security is solely a hindrance, presenting it as an enabler for development and growth.

Mandiant prides itself on an impressive 70% of its workforce solely dedicated to researching the dark web, keeping an ear to the ground of what new cyber security threats are lurking. When you pair that with Google Cloud, which has huge search engine visibility, it creates an enormous data source, providing critical information on cyber threats, the cyber landscape and the different ways in which people are consuming services.

The Power of Attack Surface Management

Attack surface management (ASM) plays a vital role in identifying potential vulnerabilities and managing security risks. Mandiant’s ASM module, integrated into Appsbroker’s managed service, provides proactive monitoring of the public attack surface. By continuously assessing changes in the threat landscape and offering valuable insights, ASM enhances Appsbroker’s ability to protect customers effectively. 

Appsbroker is an authorised Google reseller. Talk to us today if you’re interested in creating a potent defence against evolving cybersecurity attacks, that combines the robust threat intelligence capabilities of Mandiant with the security expertise of Appsbroker.