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MTN Government launches managed service for social media threat intelligence
MTN Government ( MTNGOV), a subsidiary of MTN Communications and provider of satellite communications, cyber security and integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance serving U. S. DoD and civilian agencies worldwide,
has unveiled the industry’s first ‘ Social Media Threat Intelligence’ managed service. It is a predictive cyber solution that enables U. S. government agencies using social networking, mobile devices and distributed workforces to protect against the onslaught of cyber threats. Specifically, it identifies and analyses malicious actors, threats and targeted attacks against U. S. government leaders and agencies, and provides proactive, actionable threat analytics and intelligence in advance of any network compromise. The service uses a patented enterprise- security platform powered by ZeroFOX, a social risk and cyber threat intelligence solutions company.
“MTNGOV is partnering with ZeroFOX and other cyber security experts to deliver innovative new predictive analytics to our U. S. government
customers,” said Peg Grayson, president of
“Our customers are realising traditional cyber security approaches are no longer working and new approaches are needed to detect cyber intrusions threatening our national security, critical infrastructure, state and local governments, and our
U. S. government leaders.”