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Reduce Alert Noise and False Positives
Boost your team's productivity by cutting down alert noise and false positives.
Automate Security Operations
Boost efficiency, reduce burnout, and better manage risk through automation.
Dark Web Monitoring
Online protection tuned to the need of your business.
Maximize Existing Security Investments
Improve efficiencies from existing investments in security tools.
Move your security operations beyond the limitations of MDR.
Secure with Microsoft 365 E5
Boost the power of Microsoft 365 E5 security.
Secure Multi-Cloud Environments
Improve cloud security and overcome complexity across multi-cloud environments.
Secure Mergers and Acquisitions
Control cyber risk for business acquisitions and dispersed business units.
Solve security operations challenges affecting critical operational technology (OT) infrastructure.
Force-Multiply Your Security Operations
Whether you’re just starting your security journey, need to up your game, or you’re not happy with an existing service, we can help you to achieve your security goals.
Detection Investigation Response
Modernize Detection, Investigation, Response with a Security Operations Platform.
Locate and eliminate lurking threats with ReliaQuest GreyMatter
Find cyber threats that have evaded your defenses.
Security metrics to manage and improve security operations.
Breach and Attack Simulation
GreyMatter Verify is ReliaQuest’s automated breach and attack simulation capability.
Digital Risk Protection
Continuous monitoring of open, deep, and dark web sources to identify threats.
GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer removes the abuse mailbox management by automating the DIR process for you.
The GreyMatter cloud-native Open XDR platform integrates with a fast-growing number of market-leading technologies.
Unify and Optimize Your Security Operations
ReliaQuest GreyMatter is a security operations platform built on an open XDR architecture and designed to help security teams increase visibility, reduce complexity, and manage risk across their security tools, including on-premises, clouds, networks, and endpoints.
Brands of the world trust ReliaQuest to achieve their security goals.
Learn how to achieve your security outcomes faster with ReliaQuest GreyMatter.
The latest security trends and perspectives to help inform your security operations.
Industry Guides and Reports
The latest security research and industry reports.
Catch up on the latest cybersecurity podcasts, and mindset moments from our very own mental performance coaches.
A deep dive on how ReliaQuest GreyMatter addresses security challenges.
The latest white papers focused on security operations strategy, technology & insight.
Current and future SOC trends presented by our security experts.
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From prevention techniques to emerging security trends, our comprehensive library can arm you with the tools you need to improve your security posture.
Get the latest threat analysis from the ReliaQuest Threat Research Team. ReliaQuest ShadowTalk Weekly podcast featuring discussions on the latest cybersecurity news and threat research.
ReliaQuest's ShadowTalk is a weekly podcast featuring discussions on the latest cybersecurity news and threat research. ShadowTalk's hosts come from threat intelligence, threat hunting, security research, and leadership backgrounds providing practical perspectives on the week's top cybersecurity stories.
February 29, 2024
We bring our best attitude, energy and effort to everything we do, every day, to make security possible.
Security is a team sport.
No Show Dogs Podcast
Mental Performance Coaches Derin McMains and Dr. Nicole Detling interview world-class performers across multiple industries.
Make It Possible
Make It Possible reflects our focus on bringing cybersecurity awareness to our communities and enabling the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
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A Mindset Like No Other in the Industry
Many companies tout their cultures; at ReliaQuest, we share a mindset. We focus on four values every day to make security possible: being accountable, helpful, adaptable, and focused. These values drive development of our platform, relationships with our customers and partners, and further the ReliaQuest promise of security confidence across our customers and our own teams.
Organizations rely on Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) to be an extension of their security team. Our global team provide the latest tooling, relevant research, much needed context, tailored remediation advice and managed takedown support to make our clients’ jobs easier and more efficient.
In our Security Spotlight Series, we bring our team out of the shadows and into the spotlight. In this edition, we profile Dr Richard Gold, Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ Head of Security Engineering.
Name: Dr. Richard Gold
Team: Security Engineering
Title: Head of Security Engineering
Q: What areas do you focus on as Head of Security Engineering?
A: My team and I work on pre-product development – that is researching interesting and novel security techniques to see how we can integrate them into the product. We also focus on internal security, which includes performing security assessments such as Purple Team exercises, where we model and replicate both offensive and defensive attack techniques in order to learn how to best protect the organization.
Q: How have your past experiences helped you in your role at Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)?
A: For the last 20 years I have spent a lot of time doing networking, working with operating systems and programming – the three pillars of security engineering. I’ve always had a passion for security since I was a teenager, so working in this field is a dream come true. Doing a PhD also taught me the value of persistence, to keep going even though the solution may be quite far down the line and all hope seems lost.
Q: What have been your highlights working at Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)?
A: What I really enjoy is having an idea, doing some initial proof-of -concept work and then taking that into production alongside our engineers. Seeing that go live and then provide value to our customer is really exciting. Also, we’ve done a lot of large-scale reconnaissance projects for major financial institutions and enterprise organizations; these were always really instructive experiences to learn what organizations look like from the outside and how attackers use this information to perform their attacks.
Q: How do you see Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ work providing value to customers?
A: Our goal is to protect our clients and help our clients protect themselves. In Security Engineering we try to emulate attacker tradecraft as closely as possible and automate that in a scalable fashion to deliver to our customers. Through our research we seek to reduce our clients’ uncertainty around the risks that they face online.
Q: In your experience, what is the single biggest threat or risk that organizations fail to deal with effectively?
A: Two words: security debt. This is the accumulation of missed patches, unchanged credentials, misconfigurations, and the lack of attack surface reduction typically caused by the scaling issues that appear as organizations grow. These things add up over time to cause some very significant risks to organizations.
Q: What is the most commonly misunderstood problem in cyber security?
A: That you can buy your way to security without putting the time in to really get to know your environment or your tools. Security is all about the details, and that’s a big job. You need to understand how your environment operates, where the flaws are, and how attackers can then take advantage of those flaws.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out as a security engineer?
A: Learn networking, operating systems and development. Security is really a mindset – it’s about how you view these technical areas. You need to have experience of using, building, maintaining systems to appreciate the challenges.
Q: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
A: I have been training traditional Japanese martial arts for over 12 years.
Interested in hearing more from our team? Check out our blogs or subscribe to our weekly threat intelligence podcast, ShadowTalk.
Richard Gold is an information security professional experienced in both offensive and defensive security, as well as security engineering. He has worked for Cisco on web proxies and Secure Development Lifecycles (SDLs), AGT International on Internet of Things/SCADA and, currently, Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) in various security-related roles. He is particularly interested in open source intelligence (OSINT) reconnaissance, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) campaigns and offensive security techniques. He is a Certified SCADA Security Architect and holds a PhD in Computer Networking.