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Breakthrough Research Report Validates SS8’s Radical Re-Invention of Early Breach Detection

Leader in Retrospective Network Analytics Selected to Lend Expertise to TAG Cyber Security Annual

MILPITAS, Calif., Sep. 8, 2016SS8, the time machine for breach detection, today announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual — Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. SS8 is part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation’s foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) following in-depth industry research and analysis.

“Most malicious activity happening in today’s enterprises can be seen on the network,” explained Faizel Lakhani, president and COO of SS8. “Only by continuously applying today’s threat intelligence to network history can we uncover the previously unknown breaches and see what’s slipping past preventative security defenses. This partnership with TAG Cyber is a testament that disruption is needed, and SS8’s involvement in this research signals that the network is going to play an instrumental role in the future of cyber security.”

The report details a new urgency for how America’s commercial, financial and utility sectors respond to escalating and increasingly complex cyber attacks. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the cyber security industry with specific insights from C-level executives and thought leaders. Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former chief security officer of AT&T and author of six books on cyber security, spearheaded writing and researching the report.

“I am so grateful to the SS8 team for their fine assistance throughout this project,” said Ed Amoroso. “SS8’s ability to translate their experience assisting law enforcement into the related discipline of network security analytics is precisely the type of support that will be required for the modern enterprise.”

The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual has been written for information security and technology professionals in all industries with a special focus on U.S. infrastructure companies, including energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and utilities. The report will be available at no cost to all users as a free download on SS8’s website at:

SS8 uses investigation-grade network communications analytics to quickly and easily identify a compromised device-of-interest. The SS8 BreachDetect solution generates and stores months, and even years, of enriched High-Definition Records (HDRs) from all communications, which are analyzed in real-time against past, current and future network activity to find unidentified breaches.

About the TAG Cyber Handbook

The handbook is centered around a revolutionary new approach to cyber security that calls on tech leaders of the largest and most important American enterprises to explode existing infrastructure to disperse data across multiple platforms, offload sensitive information into secure cloud-based solutions and reload systems, policies and personnel to better position them to effectively defend against cyber attacks that are not only likely, but occurring at an increasing rate.

It includes three volumes:

  • Volume 1: TAG Cyber Security Fifty Controls details the fifty primary control areas required for CISO teams to be effective in this new era of cybersecurity. These areas include traditional controls such as firewall platforms and two-factor authentication along with non-traditional controls such as security recruiting and security R&D. For each control area, an extensive list of supporting vendors is included to help jumpstart local source selection.
  • Volume 2: Interviews with Distinguished Vendor Principals includes in-depth conversations with the thought leaders and distinguished vendor principals. It offers a brief digest of the expert guidance and cyber security insights offered by these industry authorities during the research stages of this report.
  • Volume 3: TAG Cyber Security Vendor Listings serves as a reference guide to the cyber security industry. This comprehensive review includes nearly 1,400 vendors this year, with an additional 500 vendors to be incorporated into the 2018 report.

About TAG Cyber, LLC

The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) is a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services company. Led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former chief security officer for AT&T, TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber attacks on their systems and data.

About SS8
SS8 is a time machine for breach detection. SS8 applies today’s knowledge to history to find breaches now that you didn’t know about before. By generating, storing and analyzing months, and even years, of enriched intelligence from all communications flows, SS8 customers benefit from unprecedented content- and context-aware insights that allows them to find the threats that matter most. SS8 is trusted by six of the world’s largest intelligence agencies, five of the 10 largest communications providers and two of the world’s largest critical infrastructure entities. Learn more at