We at MixMode have accomplished a lot in 2021. As we approach the end of December we thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at the year and highlight the stories and news that we believe exemplify our forward momentum in what continues to be a challenging year for all.

Our focus across the entire company continues to be how to build and deliver an innovative and impactful cybersecurity platform built on Third-Wave AI to our customers and partners. We work in an incredible industry, always evolving and ripe for innovation. This year, MixMode rose to the top as a newsworthy and award-winning organization. 

Here is a look back at some of the most memorable MixMode news and stories from 2021.  

MixMode Named a 2021 Best Tech Startup in Santa Barbara

January 21, 2021 – MixMode has been recognized as one of the best tech startups in Santa Barbara in 2021. Thank you to the staff at The Tech Tribune for this honor. The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Santa Barbara, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  • Revenue potential
  • Leadership team
  • Brand/product traction
  • Competitive landscape

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CPO Magazine: Proactive vs Responsive AI: Which One Protects Against Major Modern Adversaries in Cybersecurity?

January 14, 2021 – MixMode CTO and Chief Scientist, Igor Mezic, recently contributed an article for CPO Magazine that examines the evolution of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within cybersecurity, the three waves of AI, and the modern-day application of predictive AI in cybersecurity to protect against adversaries who are also utilizing AI technology.

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Igor Mezic, MixMode CTO and Chief Scientist, Earns J.D. Crawford Prize

March 3, 2021 – MixMode CTO and Chief Scientist, Igor Mezić, has received the prestigious J.D. Crawford Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded every two years to one individual for a significant accomplishment in the area of nonlinear science. Dr. Mezic received the award for his mathematical theory that makes it easier to understand and speed up an array of previously unsolvable computations in a wide range of applications, including fluid dynamics, energy-efficient design, network security and operations, and complex systems dynamics. 

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MixMode Featured In Latest Gartner® Report on Emerging Trends in Network Detection and Response

August 17, 2021 – MixMode announced today their inclusion in the 2021 Gartner report, ‘Emerging Trends: Top Use Cases for Network Detection and Response.’ The report, available only to Gartner users, provides in depth analysis on the top four use cases driving the NDR market including detection, hunting, forensics and response, as well as NDR development recommendations for product leaders.

Gartner defines Network Detection and Response in this report as a platform, “That uses a combination of machine learning (ML), advanced analytics and rule-based matching to detect anomalous and suspicious activities on enterprise networks. NDR solutions continuously analyze traffic — either rawpackets or flow-based data (metadata) — to baseline normal behavior. When NDR tools detect deviations from these baselines in the form of abnormal traffic patterns, and after predicting whether the anomaly is a security risk, they raise alerts.”

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DarkReading: Superhero Loki Lurks Like a Zero-Day Threat

September 1, 2021 – Recently, MixMode’s Head of Federal, Matt Shea, wrote an article for DarkReading titled, “Superhero Loki Lurks Like a Zero-Day Threat.” The following is an excerpt from that article:

The Marvel creation may just be the perfect example of a zero-day attack with no signature.

Loki on Disney+ is a fun new show that pulls back the curtain on the new multiverse aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with infinite timelines where almost anything that could happen has happened somewhere. It gives fans the “What if?” of many comic book conversations over the years: What if this character got away with the infinity stones? What if that event never happened, or the bad guys won? You get the picture.

All this timeline chaos apparently doesn’t sit well with the newly introduced Time Variance Authority (TVA), which is empowered to remove all the characters behaving differently than the desired, sacred timeline. Let’s call this timeline the baseline of outcomes that are supposed to happen in the eyes of the TVA. Anyone not falling in line with that is considered a “variant” that shall be removed, or “pruned” from the timeline.

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MixMode Joins 5G Open Innovation Lab, Bringing Self-Learning AI to the 5G Ecosystem

September 20, 2021 – MixMode, the leader in AI-driven, real-time anomaly detection for Cybersecurity, has formally joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s (“5GOILab”) Fall 2021 program.  The Lab is supported by its founding and corporate partners which include Amdocs, Dell Technologies, F5, Intel, Microsoft, NASA, T-Mobile and VMware. Read the press release from 5G Labs here announcing the fall cohort.

“5G is at the forefront of growth for connectivity, and with this new technology and speed comes new cybersecurity needs,” said John Keister, CEO of MixMode. “Legacy cybersecurity tools have no solution for monitoring and effectively protecting environments in which massive volumes of data are being managed like 5G. MixMode’s unique innovation in self-learning AI is the solution necessary to tackle this problem.”

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MixMode Recognized by CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program for Overall Network Security Solution of the Year

October 6, 2021 – MixMode, the leader in AI-driven, real-time anomaly detection for Cybersecurity,  was named the winner of the “Overall Network Security Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market.

“We are honored to be recognized as the leading Network Security Solution by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards,” said John Keister, CEO of MixMode. “MixMode’s unique innovation in self-learning AI has allowed us to provide the world’s best security teams with faster, more effective tools to protect their enterprise from the threats of today and tomorrow.”

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MixMode Recognized as a Supply-side Innovator in AI-enabled Attack Detection Technology by Gartner®

November 18, 2021 – MixMode Inc., a leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-powered Cybersecurity, announced today that the company was recognized as a supply side innovator in the November 2021 Gartner report: Emerging Technologies: Tech Innovators in AI in Attack Detection — Supply Side.

“Enterprises today utilize Cybersecurity systems that are largely reliant upon rules-based approaches, limiting detection to only known attacks. Cybercriminals and adversarial nation-states exploit these legacy systems, exposing organizations to ransomware and novel zero-day attacks,” said John Keister, CEO of MixMode. “We are excited to highlight the importance of going beyond rules-based and intel-based approaches and using advanced AI to address both known and novel threats. MixMode is honored to be recognized in the AI-enabled Attack Detection category.”

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