Cryptomage Cyber Eye™

Young scientists from the Cryptomage Inc. startup are developing a cutting-edge application that will take care of cybersecurity. Both large corporations and SMEs will benefit from using it. This project has attracted the interest of the National Centre for Research and Development, which has decided to support the initiative with funds totalling over 1 million euro.

The Cryptomage Cyber Eye™ system as developed by the experts will monitor behaviour at the web level (anomaly detection). It will allow the detection of cyberattacks, irrespective of the method used by the intruder. It will not matter whether a given attack method is unknown or has already been discovered and is known to the public at large.

“We are developing a probe to detect cyberattacks on the basis of a totally different paradigm than the solutions currently used, which are designed to detect web anomalies. The existing solutions rely on pre-defined attack signatures. A new kind of attack has to have been discovered previously for the firewalls to be able to detect it” - Miłosz Smolarczyk, CEO of Cryptomage Inc., describes the unique project.

The web attacks detected currently, especially the ones launched on governmental institutions, often use advanced web steganography methods. They consist of sending concealed information, with such methods used by Russian spies that have been arrested in the USA, for example. Cryptomage Cyber Eye™ is able to detect this type of communication.

- “Our goal is to create an information protection system that will anticipate forthcoming occurrences, and which is similar to a weather forecast system from the user’s perspective. If tomorrow it is going to rain heavily, today we may get ready our wellington boots and an umbrella. Our probe will detect unknown attacks in real time in large data streams, like 10 Gbit/s, and thus will let us prepare for unexpected threats” says Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Associate Professor and Vice-President for Research and Development at Cryptomage Inc.

The target solution comprises:

  • A probe device to monitor high-throughput links (up to 10 Gbit/s).
  • A software probe to support small and medium enterprises.

Cryptomage Cyber Eye™ will replace the cybersecurity department in small and medium enterprises

Another area of the project that is co-financed by the National Centre for Research and Development is ensuring access to the solution so that small and medium enterprises can be protected against cyberattacks.

Organizations that employ only a dozen or so employees cannot afford to create units responsible for security. In well-developed organizational structures, the departments ensuring security take care of both organizational and technical aspects.

The mechanism operating under Cryptomage Cyber Eye™ will analyze the infrastructure condition on a real-time basis and alert us to threats. It will also take the organizational level into account (selection of the appropriate security policy, procedures, physical security measures, password policies, and instructions for employees, etc.).

“We may say that our solution will lead to the creation of security departments in companies from the SME sector, though this will not entail an increase in manpower, but a purchase of a licence for Cryptomage Cyber Eye™” , explains Miłosz Smolarczyk, CEO of Cryptomage™.

Cryptomage Inc. innovations co-financed by the European Union

The project has drawn the interest of the European Union, and was it granted co-financing in the amount of EUR 1,044,534.63 for its implementation. The investment outlay value for the entire project is EUR 1,407,526.46. The subsidy has been allocated from the European Regional Development Fund, Operational Programme “Smart Growth”, sub-measure 1.1.1 “Industrial research and development work implemented by enterprises”. Project name: “The system for identification and monitoring of anomalies and risks in ICT networks”.