ActZero an AI-driven cybersecurity startup with a mission to democratise cybersecurity for small and midsize companies, announced the debut of its Maturity Model, which is housed within its new customer portal. The ActZero Maturity Model evaluates the environment against 137 important ransomware controls, as well as other control sets for business email compromise protection, CIS, and CMMC. Businesses can use ActZero’s Managed Detection and Response service to handle the majority of key ransomware controls right away and use the client interface to continually monitor their environment to find the most valuable hardening measures. 

“IT security teams don’t have time for low-value work. We want to help them identify the highest impact actions they can take to harden their environment and focus our service on helping them quickly close critical control gaps, starting with ransomware and account takeover protection,” said ActZero COO Chris Finan

Earlier this month, after receiving Executive Orders to improve national cybersecurity, White House officials urged corporate communities and the private sector to improve cybersecurity and health after high-profile attacks on critical infrastructure were hindered. Businesses position on security, especially small and medium-sized enterprises usually lack the resources or reputation to fill their gaps. Although companies do not lack concepts, in practice, they often boil down to a complex mosaic of cyber security policies. ActZero, led by a former White House cybersecurity official, has developed a maturity model and continuous scoring system to meet these challenges.

The Maturity Model provides a powerful method for evaluating a company’s IT environment against the most common and severe cybersecurity threats, identifying key risks, and prioritizing the risk control required to achieve expected IT or business results. Eliminate ransomware and account takeover risks, as well as CIS and CMMC controls, by taking a set of priority actions for your business. With ActZero’s guided detection and response services, organizations can resolve the most critical control issues in just a few days.

The ActZero customer portal provides companies with centralized access to information about their security activities. Companies can analyze current events that ActZero has determined to be potentially harmful and take specific measures to remedy them if necessary.

“We are committed to providing SMBs not only with exceptional monitoring and response services on our end, but also with the ability to assess, measure, and improve their security on their end. Our new portal makes security-related info — from recaps of total monitored events to reports of specific malicious incidents — accessible and digestible to businesses, and our maturity model gives them insight into how to refine and bolster their own security posture,” said Ronnie Duan, Senior Product Manager at ActZero.