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CrowdStrike and EY extend partnership to put a stop to ransomware

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 28 May 2021
FYI, this story is more than a year old

CrowdStrike and EY have expanded their alliance to provide joint cyber offerings in an effort to combat ransomware and accelerate zero trust.

More specifically, CrowdStrike Falcon has been selected as one of the EY preferred cybersecurity technology platforms, strengthening the alliance between the two organisations.

The development of the alliance introduces an expansion into new geographies as well as new joint offerings: Ransomware Readiness and Resilience, Incident Response (IR), Recovery and Remediation, and the acceleration of Zero Trust capabilities.

The CrowdStrike-EY Alliance integrates cybersecurity operations and risk management to help enterprises around the world bolster business resiliency.

The CrowdStrike and EY teams are committed to helping customers in new areas as the alliance continues to grow, for instance recently expanding into Australia.

A key focus of the EY and CrowdStrike alliance is aimed at thwarting ransomware attacks.

The Ransomware Readiness and Resilience solution combines EY Next-Generation Security Operations and Response (NGSO&R) services with the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, providing protection and detection capabilities with cyber threat intelligence and 24/7 threat hunting.

The solution offers immediate, real-time visibility into the organisations environments, identifying and eliminating potential compromises.

EY and CrowdStrike teams have also joined forces to offer customers a new approach to respond quickly and precisely in the wake of an incident.

Incident Response, Recovery and Remediation helps customers rapidly contain an attack and recover from a breach with speed and precision, using the threat intelligence and real-time response capabilities of CrowdStrike's technology and services.

CrowdStrike's IR strengths, along with EY's proactive and reactive incident response plans, encompass important aspects of a client's cybersecurity program and threat response, the companies state.

IR, Recovery and Remediation provides an understanding of the full threat context to rapidly recover endpoints and get customers back to normal business operations faster.

This helps clients to increase overall business resiliency while meeting compliance and governance requirements, the companies state.

Finally, EY and CrowdStrike teams have integrated the acceleration of Zero Trust adoption, leveraging CrowdStrike Falcons Zero Trust solutions to process vast numbers of events in real-time and continuously validate the access of resources for all users, devices and applications, regardless of the location.

Utilising the expansive telemetry of the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, customers benefit from high fidelity attack correlation, fast policy enforcement, and dynamic conditional access based on continuous, real-time security risk assessments, helping ensure frictionless Zero Trust adoption and identity protection for organisations of any size.

CrowdStrike chief security officer and president of Services Shawn Henry says, “We continue to hear from our customers that dangerous cyber actors threaten the livelihood of their business operations.

"CrowdStrike and EY have teamed up to offer our joint customers market-leading technology paired with leading transformational consulting services to aid organisations and positively impact their business objectives through the prioritisation of cybersecurity.

"We are thrilled about the maturing of this collaboration and look forward to helping more businesses around the world grow their business resiliency and security posture.”

EY Americas cybersecurity leader Dave Burg says, “The threat of cybersecurity attacks remains top of mind for EY clients and the expanded global alliance with CrowdStrike will be invaluable as they continue navigating increasing cyber threats.

"Through this collaboration, EY and CrowdStrike teams aim to address growing concerns regarding ransomware and how to manage a potential incident through the new Ransomware Readiness and Resilience, and IR, Recovery and Remediation solutions.

"Strengthening this alliance means supporting clients when they're most vulnerable so they can focus on running their business.”

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