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Aussie company ParaFlare awarded Microsoft Intelligent Security Association membership

Australian cyber defence company ParaFlare has been nominated as a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).

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Thu, 21 Jul 2022
Aussie company ParaFlare awarded Microsoft Intelligent Security Association membership
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The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) members' common goal is to build better defences against cyber threats and the ecosystem is made up of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to protect businesses.

According to Adam McCarthy, ParaFlare CEO, after years spent protecting the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the company is now focused on actively detecting and responding to constantly emerging cyber threats.

"The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association has grown into a vibrant ecosystem comprised of the most reliable and trusted security software vendors across the globe.

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"We understand the challenges businesses face in building layers of defences to keep sophisticated cyber threats out.

"By bringing together a range of leading cyber security partners with a shared goal, MISA empowers businesses to make informed decisions when engaging cyber security partners," McCarthy said.

ParaFlare's team of specialists are based in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth. Founded in 2016 by Adam McCarthy and Frank Santucci, ParaFlare's goal is to combine the techniques learned as intelligence operatives to secure and protect private businesses and government agencies.

Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association lead, added that the MISA members' commitment to collaboration is key to threat response.

"Our members, like ParaFlare, share Microsoft's commitment to collaboration within the cyber security community to improve our customers' ability to predict, detect, and respond to security threats faster," Thomson said.

ParaFlare specialises in active cyber defence for mid-market and enterprise organisations and actively detects and responds to emerging cyber threats by leveraging the native integrations between Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

The ParaFlare team is capable of providing visibility and protection across all levels of operational technology and not just network endpoints. The team has combined human-centred approach, knowledge and skills to differentiate an alert and a threat, and guide customers accordingly. By leveraging the capability of Microsoft's security platform, the nomination to MISA enables ParaFlare to uplift cyber resilience.

[Related: ACCC’s new 3-step plan to stop malicious cyber actors from targeting Australia]

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