As a twenty-plus year cybersecurity professional I can count on a single hand the times I had to respond to a vendor who made crazy, unsubstantiated claims. As practitioner in Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) and Purple Teaming, I wanted to counter some really misleading “marketecture” that I heard another vendor make. I am going to take the high road and not call that vendor out by name and set the record straight by giving my experience with specifically the Cymulate Continuous Security.
Going on the Offensive In the US government and in the private sector the last few weeks have been truly fascinating from a ransomware perspective. We have reached a tipping point where both sectors see Ransomware as a high-risk threat. In the case of the US government, they have taken a more proactive and offensive approach in going after ransomware criminals, their infrastructure, and even their stolen funds. In this blog, we will discuss this as well as some guidance for the private sector.
Cymulate’s May 2021 Cyberattacks Wrap-up During May 2021, threat actors, quite likely DarkSide, went big-game hunting, hacking the Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates one of the largest U.S. fuel pipelines. The company decided to comply with the ransom demand and paid $5 million to restore operations. Also in May 2021, branches of insurance giant AXA based in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines were hit by ransomware cyberattacks. This cyber attack followed the announcement of.
Introducing Cymulate Cyclone New Cymulate offering will become the next important as-a-service offering provided by MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers) and consulting services providers. I cannot tell you how many times showing up at a customer's location to run a meeting, a proof of concept or a training session and asking the question, “Are we waiting for anyone else from the security team?” Sadly, often I hear the reply, “You are looking at the entire team.” There has been a global.
Applying The Wisdom of Many Jane Benitz Wong, Vice President Security Products, Splunk I love my work. Product management is a combination of science and art as products must appeal to both the heart and mind of our customers. Even in a high-tech industry like cybersecurity, the most successful products are those of rich functionality and capabilities, which are also intuitively usable and look cool. I am often asked to sit on the board of directors or advisory board of rising technology.
Cymulate’s April 2021 Cyberattacks Wrap-up Threat actors stepped up their game during April 2021, with ransomware groups finding new ways to increase their profits by putting on corporate victims. For instance, the DarkSide ransomware group is openly approaching stock traders to offer them inside knowledge of their latest corporate victims, which would allow the brokers to short sell the breached company’s stock before any data is leaked and the breach becomes public. The Babuk ransomware group.
I get a great deal of satisfaction working with enterprises and professionals helping them to develop the skill sets to meet difficult challenges and overcome them. This is especially true when looking at and defeating nation-state and criminal attackers. We have seen some very disastrous Nation-State APT (advanced persistent threats), ransomware and supply chain attacks recently. As sophisticated and frightening as these attacks are, they are, however something we can protect ourselves from..
Cymulate’s March 2021 Cyberattacks Wrap-up Threat actors were busy during March 2021, breaching major companies such as SITA, a global IT company supporting 90% of the world’s airlines. In this case, the PII belonging to airline passengers was stolen, including their names, card numbers, and status level. In the Netherlands, the stolen personal data of an estimated 7.3 million residents were offered online for sale. The data was stolen from RDC, a company that provides car garages with IT.
Introduction On March 2nd Microsoft announced that a Chinese Nation-State actor they called HAFNIUM had been utilizing four zero-day vulnerabilities on premises version of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft and other researchers say that the Chinese government had successfully penetrated and expanded into around 60,000 companies, globally. Microsoft released a patch on the same day of the announcement. Being well thought out and planned, the attack established backdoors that remain even if the.
The Attack in Plain English Last Tuesday March 2nd Microsoft announced that a Chinese Nation-State actor they called HAFNIUM had been utilizing four zero-day vulnerabilities on premises version of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft and other researchers say that the Chinese government had successfully penetrated and expanded into what was initially thought to be around 30,000 US companies and organizations. Since then, the number has been expanded to 60,000 companies and includes companies.
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