AirEye launches Office of CISO

The network airspace control and protection company's new initiative will guide security teams to combat the growing threat of digital airborne attacks.

AirEye, network airspace control and protection company, has announced the formation of an Office of CISO, headed by Sarb Sembhi, founder of the Security2Live initiative. AirEye's Office of CISO aims to help organisations control and protect their network airspace from the growing threat of digital airborne attacks.

"The wild nature of the corporate network airspace is a new and pressing issue that corporations need to address, but until now, they have not had the know-how or tools to enforce controls or protect it," said Shlomo Touboul, CEO and co-founder of AirEye. "After tireless research into these growing threats, it became staggeringly clear to us how necessary this guidance body truly is. We have no doubt that with Sarb at the helm, this initiative will help countless security teams across the industry as they take on this new attack surface."

The Office of CISO will function primarily as a Trusted Advisor to provide guidance and thought leadership on recommending policy, controls, security orchestration and ultimately, protection of the network airspace. The Office of the CISO is staffed with cybersecurity and IT leaders allowing it to offer a real-world holistic understanding of risk management and cybersecurity challenges surrounding digital airspace control and protection. By identifying frameworks where NACP should be included - for Incident Response, cyber intelligence and security orchestration – the new office will advise customers on the implementation of NACP strategies. These strategies include threatscape mapping, guidance papers, regulations, standards, policy frameworks and risk mitigation. 

Sarb Sembhi is CTO and CISO at information services company Virtually Informed. He has first-hand experience educating the industry and advancing innovation in the face of new cyber threats, as a long-time mentor for cybersecurity start-ups and founder of the Security2Live Initiative for raising digital safety skills, as well as accomplished published writer and contributor.

"As the true magnitude of the digital airspace attack surface gains market recognition, this Office will play a key role in spreading industry awareness," said Sembhi. "I'm excited to team up with the forward-thinking team at AirEye and lead its new office as we assist industry in building the necessary policy, control and protection against digital airborne attacks."

Recent revelations of attacks and vulnerabilities that can compromise corporate network space like FragAttacks and AWDL hacks highlight the need for CISOs to adequately protect their digital airspace. With the infusion of wireless-enabled devices into the market, the potential for remote hacking by leveraging these Antennae for Hire™ has increased at an alarming rate.

Recent AirEye research shows on average there are 200-250 potential Antennae for Hire™ per each corporate access point - an average of 30,000 potential ones in the corporate proximity. With Antenna for Hire™ becoming an increasingly ubiquitous presence in the vicinity of corporate airspace, AieEye says it is critical that the industry understands their risk on the corporate network.


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