Cloud-native forensics technology provider Cado Security announced that it is raising $10 million for a planned expansion through a funding round headed by Blossom Capital, TechCrunch
reports. The funding campaign reflects the growing demand for advanced forensics services as part of an enterprise’s cloud security protocol, as evidenced by the recent SolarWinds attack, which demonstrated that the ability to perform advanced investigations to determine the specifics of a breach, whether it is still active and whether attackers can still exploit the vulnerability, is just as important as data loss detection and attack prevention. Response – Cado’s offering – is designed to be compatible with on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments and is available for deployment on AWS EC2 as well as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS Fargate and OpenShift container systems, with plans to expand to Azure, according to the company, though Google Cloud is currently a low-priority target, according to CEO James Campbell. Response addresses the typical post-breach problem of slow investigation times by employing big data tools that enable fast, automated analysis of activity logs to detect unusual activity and discover patterns – a method for which the company has filed patents.