Below is our recent interview with James Campbell, CEO & Co-Founder of Cado Security:
Q: For those who have never heard of it, how would you describe Cado Security?
A: We are a specialized software company, focused on innovative cyber security solutions. We (James and Chris, image below) have an extensive background in responding to cyber security incidents – i.e. helping organisations detect, respond and mitigate cyber security breaches. We have taken those insights, along with our knowledge of computer forensics to build a software platform that will automate and centralise a lot of what is required to investigate a breach, particularly in cloud environments.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your platform?
A: We take in a variety of data-sources, but most commonly a full forensic copy of a system. That means we have every bit and byte from the hard disk of the system, whether it’s on-premise or in the cloud. We process the data with unique machine learning and detection methods looking for signs of malicious activity, such as malware or credit card numbers being stolen etc. Then we take all that information, and present it to security analysts so they can quickly answer questions such as “How did the attackers get in?” and “What did they take?”
Right now there are lots of great solutions to detect cyber-security threats. But there are few to respond and forensically investigate those incidents, and none to do that in the cloud.
Q: What were the main challenges you faced in developing the service?
A: We had to break new ground in terms of how we acquire data in a forensic manner in cloud environments such as AWS and Azure. By forensic, we mean we can prove that we are collecting all the required data for a detailed investigation and that it hasn’t been tampered with or modified.
Building the combinations of novel detection and processing methods was also a very big but fun research task.
Q: You’ve recently raised $1,500,000 in Seed funding; can you tell us something more?
A: We’re hiring! That’s probably the most exciting part of all of this, and it’s where the bulk of the investment will be going. We’re based out of London, which has just gone into lockdown today, so it’s a challenging time to be growing a new team.
Q: What are your plans for the future? Do you have any new features in the pipeline?
A: Currently we’re on-boarding development customers to our Cado Response platform. The short term focus is giving them the best possible experience, then making the platform more generally available.