Startup Noetic Cyber is creating a platform that leverages automation to identify cyber threats. Using API aggregation and correlation, Noetic aims to combat cyber threats by drawing insights from security and IT management tools. Graph database technology enables the platform to discover and inventory key entities present in an organization’s environment, including cloud and on-premises systems. Noetic builds a map of the connections between those entities to highlight cyber risk and noncompliant setups. Built-in orchestration and automation drive enrichment and remediation, helping restore compromised assets — ideally to their desired state. Noetic is designed to help security teams identify common problems that create risk and increase an organization’s attack surface. These can include the use of ‘shadow IT’ — cloud services or SaaS applications outside of the normal business approval process, missing or poorly configured endpoints creating security coverage gaps, and unsecure cloud services. At the heart of Noetic is an engine that extracts data from existing cybersecurity tools in an organization. This data represents a real-time view of assets, their current cyber state, and the relationships between them.