Tessian’s mission is to secure the human layer by empowering people to do their best work, without security getting in their way.
Having deployed Tessian at the end of 2020, Israel Bryski, Head of Information Security at an investment management firm headquartered in NYC, shared how Tessian has helped him and his team improve their security posture while changing employee behavior long-term.
The firm, which was formed in the early 1980s, has offices across Spain, Germany, the UK, and Singapore, and currently has 200 employees managing retirement plans and investments for roughly 30,000 current and former Mckinsey employees.
For Israel and his team, education is key.
Having learned from their custom-built Outlook Add-In which warned employees when an email was being sent to the wrong email address, but didn’t offer insight into the “why”, the team wanted to find a solution that offered context and that would bolster their security awareness training programs.
They found that in Tessian and, since deployment, they’ve actually seen a change in behavior and a reduction in data loss incidents.
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Because Tessian is powered by machine learning instead of rules, it’s able to detect data exfiltration attempts and misdirected emails with incredible accuracy. In fact, on average, employees receive just two warning messages per month.
That means when an email is flagged, they pay attention.
Better still, Tessian gets smarter over time and evolves in tandem with changing relationships. As data becomes more accurate, false positives decrease. And with a decrease in false positives, comes an increase in trust.
Since deploying Tessian, over 100 data loss incidents have been prevented.
Israel shared an example:
It goes to show: Tessian does more than prevent breaches. It also saves employees from red-faced embarrassment.
Israel and his team have gotten kudos from quite a few people in the firm. One exec in particular was always casting a shadow over the different security tools that had been deployed.
He explained, saying “When we got kudos from him, that was a big win in my book! He actually sees the value of Tessian, why we’re purchasing new technology, and why we’re constantly evaluating new solutions on the market that can augment and complement our security program.”