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Picus Security unveils AI assistant for improved cyber defence insights
Thu, 4th Apr 2024

In a new development for the cyber security sector, Picus Security has announced the launch of its new artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, Picus Numi AI. The AI security assistant aims to aid security teams in making more informed decisions concerning their company's security posture, offering simple inquiries to detailed insights about security validation assessments.

This generative AI security analyst has been introduced as the latest addition to the Picus Security Validation Platform. It promises to provide necessary and updated information about an organisation's security posture, allowing the team to make valuable risk-based decisions. The tool is expected to make security validation insights easily accessible to all members of a security team, thus marking a transformative advancement in the field of cyber security.

The Picus Numi AI operates on the Picus Exposure Graph, a comprehensive knowledge graph with over 70 billion relationships between various elements, such as attack simulation results, mitigation actions, threat actors, malware, and other exposures. The AI tool uses this massive data set to craft tailored responses to important questions, contributing insights to guide strategic security decisions.

"At Picus, we're focused on helping organisations get more security with less effort and ultimately reduce their threat exposure with AI-driven insights from the Picus Security Validation Platform," commented Picus Security Co-founder and CTO, Volkan Ertrk. This aim is coupled with continuing to tap into the power of GenAI, a fundamental component of their platform. Future developments proposed by the company include identifying AI-based attack scenarios based on exposure paths, proactive risk mitigation, and predicting security analytics.

Picus Numi AI possesses several features designed to reinforce cyber defences. These include AI-driven threat profiling and AI-based MITRE ATT&CK Mapping, which enables users to visualise the detection coverage offered by their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. "With Numi, we're making it even easier for our customers to validate their security and get the insights they need to address the risks that matter most to them," stated Alper Memiş, Picus Security Co-founder and CEO.

Picus Numi AI is set to revolutionise how security teams manage and mitigate threats, according to a statement. As per the company, the new release will be generally available to the customers in May after its beta testing phase. Picus Security's endeavours aim to consistently validate security posture, emulate real-world threats, and identify high-risk attack paths to critical assets continue to make it a pivotal player in the evolving landscape of cyber security worldwide.