Taking a different route
Nicola Whiting: “Unlike our competitors, which mainly rely on legacy scanning techniques, Nipper virtually models the entire device configuration, – assessing its security and compliance posture “line by line.” This includes conflicting rules and network interdependencies which helps deliver unrivalled accuracy. This virtual modeling approach to performing assessments makes it more accurate at identifying configuration drift than scanning-based tools, which is the industry norm, and reduces false positives. Nipper also provides a network risk context for any issues it finds.
Competitor products may just use CVSS severity rather than risk scoring, but Nipper does this. plus it provides security teams with additional information to empower their decision making. Nipper includes other factors representing a risk to the network, not just to the device, such as: the impact of exploitation of the misconfiguration & how easy it is to exploit, (assessing risk likelihood, and the time it will take to remediate). Furthermore, Titania tools provide fix recommendations and anticipate resource requirements, which help inform the network owner’s remediation plan. This risk and remediation information is of real value to our customers, meaning they optimize their resources and achieve significant security and financial ROI.”
Staying ahead of the curve
Nicola Whiting: “Our success and growth are down to two factors: firstly, the team we have built up—they are truly passionate about and experienced in cyber, and we’re doing great things together and are very proud of that as a team. Secondly, with our software product, Titania Nipper. For more than a decade, leading pentest, vulnerability assessment, and compliance teams have been using Nipper to complement their scanning and software vulnerability management, providing the additional accuracy that’s vital in configuration auditing. Nipper was originally developed to automate pentest and device hardening best practice checks to identify exploitable misconfigurations in networking devices. We know that over the years, the scope, scale, and cadence of our customers’ assessment needs have evolved, and we continue to invest in our products and roadmaps to meet their changing requirements. That’s why today we have so many customers – including the US military, 30+ federal agencies, global telcos, multinational financial institutions, and oil and gas companies – who advocate using Nipper to secure their networks. With its accuracy advantage and trusted risk criticality rating, Nipper has become a must-have tool for cyber leaders focused on establishing a defendable network.”
Nicola Whiting: “I’ve been part of building Titania for over a decade, but alongside that journey, I’ve enjoyed living one of our core values to the max—”Go-Giving”. I’ve supported multiple tech-accelerators sales, market positioning, and growth programs, helped mentor countless start-ups, and contributed to online, on-demand courses to encourage more young people into our industry. I’ve delivered talks and articles across the globe on A.I., ethical business growth, inclusion, and diversity and serve pro-bono on multiple not-for-profit and industry boards dedicated to those areas. My proudest moments were being given the Sparky Baird Award (by the U.S. Military’s Signal Magazine) for my thought leadership in A.I. and how it has changed warfare, receiving the UK’s inaugural Cyber Citizen Award for my services to cyber security, and being awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for Services to International Trade and Diversity.”