Our technology, Cauldron, aggregates disparate cyber data elements (end point info, ACL data, and log data) and creates a comprehensive security assessment / Common Operating Picture.  Once aggregated, we visualize your security environment and model for optimum change management. We have been used for operational efficiency, forensic analysis and overall security assessments.

Born from years of research at DHS and the George Mason University (GMU) and funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) start-up grants, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), CyVision Technologies’ Cauldron™ is a visualization and modeling tool which allows organizations predictive and proactive defense-in-depth management of their cyber environment. The tool has an open and agnostic architecture for both the input and output of data. The technology has multiple patents awards.

Combating Cyber Terrorism
NIST has granted an exclusive license for the Cauldron™ technology used to determine network safety against unknown attacks (zero-day attacks) to CyVision, a spin-off of George Mason University. CyVision is dedicated to combating cyber terrorism and helping government and private enterprise improve their security posture. Based on this patented technology and other inventions licensed from GMU, CyVision is commercializing cybersecurity vulnerability analysis solutions.

Cauldron™ empowers organizations to remediation in three fashions:  1. through a CVSS approach, 2. through a threat path based on a host-to-host analysis, and 3. through a threat path based on connection-to-connection approach. While the CVSS-based approach is the traditional remediation approach, the latter two approaches allow organization to more accurately understand their cyber environment and more effectively allocate remediation resources.

Cauldron™ allows organizations to visualize potential cyber threat paths and model multiple “what if” configurations in order to remediate in the most organizationally efficient and effective manner. Due to its open architecture, Cauldron™ readily integrates into existing management frameworks within the operational environment.

Cauldron puts a great deal of information into a single visualization so the cyber first responder/cyber subject matter expert can interpret and act as quickly as possible.

 
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Mission

CyVision is dedicated to combating cyber threats and helping business, academia, government, and non-profits around the world improve their security posture. Our Cauldron cyber solution addresses the expanding needs of those at risk of cyber attack.

CyVision’s partnership with GMU’s Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS) is a core element of the company’s leadership position in enhanced cyber analytics. CSIS is a federally funded research center on par with Carnegie Mellon and MIT. The strong R&D foundation of CSIS powers CyVision’s ability to apply advanced analytics against emerging market requirements.

Organizations need help to identify and mitigate cyber threats in order to minimize risk and protect valuable assets. CyVision’s mission is to help companies materially improve their risk posture by providing analyst tools for more targeted and more effective use of resources – via use of our flagship product, Cauldron.

Visualization is the point of convergence. Different types of data have to be brought together to show the impact on each other. Unlike network monitoring – where the goal is to keep things running – the goal of cyber security is to keep things safe. By aggregating data and visualizing the impact of cyber elements upon each other, a context is created graphically. That context is situational awareness – and of great value.

Imagine:
…Finding the needle in the haystack every hour, every day on demand
…Analysts generating more precise and efficient remediation plans
…Higher ROI on cyber remediation efforts

This is what visualization delivers. And, this is why visualization is at the heart of CyVision’s cyber security philosophy.


Ron Benvenisti is the Subject Matter Expert for CyVision. Mr. Benvenisti is a former Special Investigator and Manager of Citywide Cybersecurity for the New York City Department of Investigation and Associate Commissioner for Network Systems Security for the New York City Department of Technology and Telecommunications. Mr. Benvenisti was also a Senior Consultant for Enterprise Cybersecurity at the New York State Police, MTA division. All of which are dependent on some of the largest and most challenging networks to manage and secure. He is currently a former law enforcement member of the National Police Defense Foundation working with the 1-800-SAFE-COP* and “Operation Kids”** programs.  He is a surviving First Responder of the 9/11 WTC attack and an active member of the USSS New York - New Jersey Electronic Crimes Task Force and FBI Infragard.

Ron Benvenisti is the Subject Matter Expert for CyVision. Mr. Benvenisti is a former Special Investigator and Manager of Citywide Cybersecurity for the New York City Department of Investigation and Associate Commissioner for Network Systems Security for the New York City Department of Technology and Telecommunications. Mr. Benvenisti was also a Senior Consultant for Enterprise Cybersecurity at the New York State Police, MTA division. All of which are dependent on some of the largest and most challenging networks to manage and secure. He is currently a former law enforcement member of the National Police Defense Foundation working with the 1-800-SAFE-COP* and “Operation Kids”** programs.  He is a surviving First Responder of the 9/11 WTC attack and an active member of the USSS New York - New Jersey Electronic Crimes Task Force and FBI Infragard.

My NYC shield photographed by an FDNY Fire Marshall in the moldering rubble of the WTC on 9/11. It was still too hot to touch.

My NYC shield photographed by an FDNY Fire Marshall in the moldering rubble of the WTC on 9/11. It was still too hot to touch.


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**Operation Kids” is a child safety program of the National Police Defense Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and supporting members of law enforcement.

The Operation Kids program is a multi-faceted NPDF law enforcement initiative that:
(1) distributes free child fingerprint kits to parents
(2) posts periodic rewards for missing and kidnapped children in the United States
(3) funds youth events
(4) provides financial assistance to child crime victims
(5) provides scholarships to members and their immediate family
(6) arranges life saving operations for critically ill children and
(7) funds its newest initiative, “Project Pedophile.”

Operation Kids has saved the lives of many critically ill children who were in need of life saving operations. The first was ‘Baby Emily’ Mendoza, who was given her life-saving heart operation with the help of the National Police Foundation and the Gift of Life Foundation, a non-profit that specializes in pioneering heart procedures. Baby Emily survived her operation and was featured on the national CBS morning news program The Early Show with Al Roker. Operation Kids has been personally endorsed by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted and was profiled on the CBS Early Show.


**The Safe Cop” program is nationally renowned for posting up to a $10,000 rewards for public information that results in the arrest and conviction of anyone who shoots a member law enforcement officer, anywhere in the United States.


The “Safe Cop” criteria for reward payment mandates a conviction for the armed assault of a law enforcement officer and a prosecutor's certification that the public information was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of the defendant. The Safe Cop program was established in 1995 and has been instrumental in the arrest of several suspects involved in police related shootings.

Additional “Safe Cop” Program Services:

  • Critical medical care and counseling to disabled law enforcement personnel worldwide.

  •  The NPDF will periodically establish a medical fund for the disabled officer or an immediate family member when they are financially unable to pay for medical treatment or have outstanding medical debt.

  •  It should be noted, the “Safe Cop” was credited for providing free grief counseling, emergency financial assistance, meals, lodging and supplies for many of the police and first responder victims of the September 11th terrorist attack.

  • In the memory of the police officials killed on September 11th, the NPDF commissioned a world renowned sculptor who created the “September 11th Police Memorial”, which is located in Orange County, New York