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Trust Village start-up Brightside AI combats advanced phishing threats

Brightside AI, a cybersecurity SaaS platform, has successfully closed a USD 1 million deal with technology investor Social Links. This investment propels Brightside's mission to fortify teams against sophisticated cyberattacks, particularly those leveraging genAI.

The collaboration grants Brightside AI access to the Social Links platform for five years, enhancing their AI-driven human data search engine with real-world examples.
The collaboration grants Brightside AI access to the Social Links platform for five years, enhancing their AI-driven human data search engine with real-world examples.

In the digital era, human error is a critical vulnerability, accounting for 80-90% of cyberattacks. Email-based social engineering attacks are increasingly sophisticated, with a notable rise following the advent of ChatGPT. These AI-enhanced phishing attacks are more personalized, posing significant detection challenges.

Ivan Shkvarun, Co-Founder of Social Links, emphasizes the importance of reducing human error in cybersecurity, saying: “Investing in Brightside’s infrastructure is vital to combat the escalating threat of AI phishing. Our collaboration, backed by data from over 500 open sources, is a step towards a more secure online world.”

Based in the Trust Village in Prilly, Brightside AI offers advanced cybersecurity solutions, particularly vital for SMEs in controlling their external data risks. Its intuitive platform highlights employees’ public data exposure and provides tools for efficient data management in line with GDPR standards. Brightside AI’s user application raises awareness about public data exposure, while its business dashboard assists administrators in assessing the company’s security position and conducting targeted phishing tests.

Andrey Suzdaltsev, CEO and Co-founder of Brightside AI, addresses the increasing phishing threat in the ChatGPT era. “The precision and personalized nature of these attacks necessitate an advanced response. Our partnership with Social Links enhances our ability to pinpoint digital footprint threats with remarkable accuracy,” Suzdaltsev noted.

Brightside AI’s strategic location within the unlimitrust campus and Trust Village offers a conducive environment for cybersecurity innovation. The Trust Village, managed by Trust Valley, supports emerging start-ups specializing in digital trust and cybersecurity. Here, entrepreneurs benefit from collaborative opportunities, expert guidance, and a network fostering trust-based technological advancements.

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