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January 10, 2017
SAN JOSE, CA — January 10, 2017
Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO today announced a strategic alliance with enterprise security firm TSC Advantage that will help companies better assess their risk exposure and prevent cyber attacks by improving security posture across all business functions. The partnership combines the FICO® Enterprise Security Score, which quantifies the risk of a debilitating security event, with the TSC Advantage Secure Halo assessment, which reveals vulnerabilities across six major risk domains, including insider threat and third-party relationships.
More information: http://www.fico.com/en/products/fico-enterprise-security-scoring
The combination of FICO’s empirically derived security score with Secure Halo’s control-based assessment provides a uniquely comprehensive view of cybersecurity risk posture. The FICO® Enterprise Security Score helps clients predict their likelihood of a breach, and Secure Halo Domain Risk Profile reveals security gaps and provides a roadmap for strategic investments. This objective assessment is particularly useful for clients that want to purchase cyber insurance, meet regulatory requirements or have increased visibility of cyber risk across their portfolio or supply chain.
“We’re on the front line of cyber threat trends, through 10 years of federal government cyber security support and our team’s backgrounds in U.S. intelligence, national security, military and IT security,” said Sean Doherty, president of TSC Advantage. “Threats like the explosion of ransomware and the exploitation of third-party weaknesses are not static. To defend valuable data and information assets against dynamic attacks, organizations must quickly detect breaches as well as identify risk across multiple enterprise domains, particularly from trusted insiders and external business dependencies.”
“Predictive analytics play a critical role in assessing the current state of cybersecurity factors, how these factors are managed over time, and how they correlate to past breaches at other institutions,” said Doug Clare, vice president of cyber security solutions at FICO. “Organizations around the world are trying to understand their security risk exposure — we provide the answer in a clear, concise score. With TSC Advantage, we give businesses critical information they need to shore up defenses.”
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.
For FICO news and media resources, visit www.fico.com/news.
FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and in other countries.
About TSC AdvantageTSC Advantage is an innovative leader in enterprise security assessments, cybersecurity consulting, and managed services. Using its DHS SAFETY Act-designated and award-winning methodology, TSC Advantage provides an objective understanding of security posture to help companies and federal agencies prioritize resources for a proactive and holistic defense of their enterprise. TSC Advantage is the preferred provider of comprehensive cybersecurity assessments on behalf of Lloyd’s of London underwriters, and is also the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 businesses, U.S. critical infrastructure, healthcare providers, and innovative startups.
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