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Why corporates need to rethink their cyber security

Major corporations face cyber attacks. According to Accenture, one-third of corporate attacks succeeded in 2016. Why are corporates so vulnerable to cyber attacks? They are facing trouble because they have inadequate security controls. Attack methods are becoming more and more intelligent, but companies are still using defense methods from the 90’s. For instance, many businesses are still working on external threats whereas internal core systems are the ones used to make successful attacks like email phishing (PrivatBank), intrusions through third-parties (Target) or even software vulnerability exploitation (US Democratic National Committee).

Luc & Emmanuel worked five years at l’ANSSI, the French national agency in charge of cyber defense matters. Their jobs? They were in charge of the security of nation critical systems. During a crisis, they oversaw the identification of the attack origin point and had to manage all the cyber defense to push back the criminals. There are one of the few who faced real-world highly skilled hackers. During these operations, the two founders were able to identify a standard attack scenario which was continuously used by attackers to compromise the most secured environments. : there were exploiting directory infrastructure flaws.

“One million Yahoo accounts stolen, $951 million embezzle from Bangladesh Bank, US presidential election influenced, etc. Let’s be honest; we are currently losing the fight against attackers. When we created Alsid, we had only thing in mind: create technologies able to stop modern threats.” said Emmanuel Gras, CEO & co-founder of Alsid

Alsid : from research to innovation in the cyber security sector

During two years, Luc and Emmanuel published innovative research in brightest French security conferences to warn the security industry about the risks of unsecured directory infrastructures. During their studies, they demonstrate the central role of directory infrastructures have in the security of nowadays companies. They also found out that most of business executives in charge of security (called Chief Information Security Officers) don’t have proper solutions to identify security weaknesses on their infrastructure which usually lead the complete compromise of their companies.

Present in more than 90% of corporations, directory infrastructures provides authentification services. Each time you start your computer, access to shared files, read emails or even control industrial systems, you are using directory infrastructure without knowing it. These systems are in charge of controlling what you can do and what you can’t on information systems. Unfortunately, if a hacker can control these systems, he has complete access to company assets. In this way, major attacks on directory infrastructure can paralyze a company for years. Facing this significant risk which didn’t have a proper defensive solution, Luc et Emmanuel founded Alsid with the aim of redefining the way companies protect themselves against modern cyber attacks.

Alsid (a new Axeleo company) developed a SaaS solution that allows corporates to monitor the security of their directory infrastructures in real-time and anticipate cyberattacks by alerting about issues before criminals can exploit them. The magic thing? Companies do not need to change their business foundation. Deployable in less than an hour, Alsid technology understands the information system of the enterprise, detects flaws and gives pieces of advice to prevent attacks. With their technology, Alsid is changing the way companies protect themselves by providing an innovative solution able to stop advanced threats.

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(IN FRENCH) Yogosha, plateforme française de Bug Bounty, rejoint Axeleo !

Axeleo accueille un nouvel accéléré : Yogosha. La plateforme française de Bug Bounty, co-fondée par Yassir Kazar et Fabrice Epelboin en 2015, rallie le premier accélérateur labellisé French Tech. Elle bénéficiera de son programme d’accompagnement dans une phase d’amorçage, capitale pour sa future croissance. Également soutenue par le programme startup de Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), la startup compte déjà une douzaine de clients de premier plan !

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(IN FRENCH) [Interview] Jean-Michel Cambot et Benoît Gourdon – Tellmeplus : « Il n’y a plus de frontières. »

Genepred : « Axeleo nous aide concrètement à structurer notre modèle économique »

Retour sur le parcours de Tellmeplus, accéléré Axeleo depuis près de deux ans. Jean-Michel Cambot, le fondateur de l’entreprise, et Benoît Gourdon, son CEO, nous racontent la naissance de Tellmeplus, son évolution, leur rencontre et le soutien apporté par Axeleo.

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[Infographie] Débrief 2015 – Les accélérés Axeleo en chiffres

Vous l’avez constaté dans notre dernière infographie, arrivées et événements ont rythmé l’année 2015 pour Axeleo, 1er accélérateur soutenu par le Fonds French Tech Accélération. Levées de fonds, croissance et développement, l’infographie qui suit montre que 2015 a été tout aussi riche pour les startups accélérées par Axeleo !

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[Interview] Olivier Détour, CEO de Netheos, nouvelle startup accélérée Axeleo !

Genepred : « Axeleo nous aide concrètement à structurer notre modèle économique »

Netheos, startup montpelliéraine spécialisée dans la dématérialisation et l’optimisation des parcours digitaux fortement réglementés, rejoint le programme d’accélération d’Axeleo. Olivier Détour, CEO de Netheos, nous raconte sa rencontre avec l’équipe Axeleo et les enjeux de cette collaboration.

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[Read the English version below] TellMePlus lève 4,2 millions d’euros

TellMePlus, spécialiste des solutions d’Intelligence Artificielle embarquée réalise une levée de fonds de 4,2 M€. Benoit Gourdon (co-fondateur de Neolane) rejoint la startup en tant que CEO pour accélérer le développement international de ce futur “Tech Champion”.