Plano-Based Tentacle Unveils AI Control Mapping Solution to Streamline Cybersecurity Management

Tentacle aims to help businesses say goodbye to the days of sifting through endless spreadsheets and documentation. Its new AI-fueled tool could streamline processes—and reduce headaches in cybersecurity management.

Cyberthreats are a serious concern for businesses of all sizes, and the need for strong cybersecurity measures has never been greater.

To that end, Plano-based Tentacle, an SaaS-based information security platform, has announced a new tool called Tentacle AI Control Mapping to help transform an organization’s ability to centralize and leverage critical cybersecurity information.

Using machine learning and natural language processing, the feature could be a jumpstart for organizations in the centralization of security information.

“Our team is very excited to release this new feature within the Tentacle platform,” founder and CEO Matt Combs said in a statement. “We’ve been extremely thoughtful in developing new and innovative solutions that deliver actionable value to our users; be them large or small organizations, security analysts or CISOs, auditors, assessors, or even managed service providers.”

Matthew Combs, founder and CEO of Tentacle [Photo: Tentacle]

“If the initial release of our Tentacle AI Control Mapping model is able to yield a match rate between 80 – 90%, then we have very high expectations for reaching at or near precision in the near future. The impact this will have on time saved will truly be significant,” Combs added.

The InfoSec company, founded in 2020 by Combs, puts innovation and user experience at the forefront its mission. The company aims to help organizations of all sizes improve their information security programs and overall security posture—without drowning in spreadsheets and manual processes.

Easing the burden of cybersecurity management

Tentacle’s newest solution promises to ease the burden of cybersecurity management for businesses. Its new control mapping tool allows users to import, map, and store existing security documentation with critical frameworks and standards in a streamlined, centralized manner.

By leveraging AI-fueled natural language processing, Tentacle AI Control Mapping also lets users match controls with an extensive framework library, reducing the time and effort related to manual and repetitive tasks.

The new feature, described as a market differentiator by beta testers, combines natural language processing and machine learning to quickly analyze an imported template and provide users with matched controls from Tentacle’s extensive framework library.

Tentacle said it began efforts to “train the model” over six-months ago, using existing application data to fine tune the algorithm.

Tentacle AI Control Mapping offers organizations a substantial jump-start in the centralization of security information, the company said. In doing so, Tentacle anticipates the ability for users to expedite the analysis of risk, the progress towards improvement, and the ability to comprehensively communicate program details to necessary stakeholders.

All of that can be done without sacrificing valuable, pre-existing documentation, the company said.

“In today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations can’t afford to forgo a thorough, well-documented, and easily communicated security posture,” Combs said. “With Tentacle AI features like Control Mapping, users don’t have to sacrifice past efforts in order to harness the exciting capabilities of today’s technology to solve real, daily challenges.”

Tentacle said that it’s not stopping there. The new solution is the first in a series of machine learning-powered features that Tentacle plans to release to reduce the time and effort related to manual and repetitive tasks.

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