Brightside AI bags $1m from Social Links for advanced cybersecurity


Brightside AI, a pioneering firm in the cybersecurity landscape, has recently marked a significant milestone by securing $1m in funding.

The company has successfully secured a substantial investment of $1 million from Social Links, a key player in OSINT infrastructure.

According to Tech EU, this investment will bolster Brightside AI’s innovative SaaS platform, specifically designed to counteract social-engineering cyberattacks, which have become increasingly prevalent with the widespread adoption of generative AI. Brightside AI’s platform is particularly crucial in addressing the vulnerabilities caused by human error, a factor in approximately 80-90 percent of cyberattacks.

The collaboration between Brightside AI and Social Links is set to transform the way cybersecurity is approached. Under this partnership, Brightside AI will gain access to Social Links’ extensive OSINT platform for the next five years. This access is expected to refine and enhance the efficacy of Brightside AI’s artificial intelligence-based human data search engine, using real-world examples for training.

Andrey Suzdaltsev, CEO and co-founder of Brightside AI, underscored the urgency of this collaboration: “Phishing attacks are up 47% in 2022 compared to 2021, and the advent of ChatGPT has personalised these threats and taken hackers’ capabilities to a new level. Phishing is like marketing. The more data the attacker has on a victim, the better he can target and convert with his fraudulent message. Using Social Links OSINT infrastructure, Brightside will be able to show its users with up to 100% accuracy what threats their digital footprint poses to their security.” He further expressed enthusiasm about the strategic partnership, highlighting its potential to revolutionize cybersecurity solutions.

Echoing this sentiment, Ivan Shkvarun, co-founder of Social Links, shared: “We are investing $1M in Brightside’s infrastructure because it offers a powerful and innovative solution to combat the problem of human error in cybersecurity. Reducing human error is essential because no one can guarantee zero risk of cyberattacks, especially in a scenario where new AI phishing developments are on the rise and present a major threat to online security. That’s why we’re not only investing in Brightside’s infrastructure but also supporting it with our data extraction solutions from more than 500 open sources. We understand the significance of harnessing technology to make a safer world.”

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