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Myth vs. Reality -- Testing Security Controls Against APTs
Dor Sarig, September 3, 2019
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Why are advanced persistent threats a concern for large and mid-size enterprises? And how can they defend against them? Formerly the concern of only mammoth-size enterprises and government bodies, advanced persistent threats (APTs) are now also a source of alarm for midsized companies targeted for their fewer cyber security resources. And while the stereotypical APT is launched for political or intelligence gains, APT groups have been confirmed to act out of financial motives, as well,.
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Immediate Threat Analysis – New Dharma Ransomware Strain Found in the Wild
Cymulate Research Lab, August 12, 2019
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Originally an offshoot of CrySiS, the Dharma ransomware family has brought forth a new variant, as part of its ongoing creation of new strains. In this blog post, we analyze the latest variant found in the wild by malware researcher Jakub Kroustek. Cymulate customers can check if they are vulnerable to this threat by running an Immediate Threat Intelligence simulation of this variant, uploaded to the dashboard on 28th July 2019. (Login to the dashboard here.) Overview Dharma has been operating.
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Red Teaming on Steroids - How to Optimize Security Controls Faster
Mor Ahuvia, July 19, 2019
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In the beginning there was pen testing. Then, developers accelerated pen testing with automated pentesting tools. Next, came the realization that instead of just one pen tester, a full team of pen testers could be deployed. Instead of seeking and exploiting security gaps opportunistically, they would perform reconnaissance work ahead of time, then plan and carry out a multi-step, multi-vector attack across the cyber kill chain, mimicking today’s sophisticated cyber heists and advanced.
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Threats that made Fireworks in the Headlines
Eyal Aharoni, July 4, 2019
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The lead up to this year’s 4th of July has been chockful of cyber events, from cities getting extorted, through triple-threat ransomware, to state-sponsored APT activity. Here’s a recap of last month’s cyber threat highlights. The month started with AMCA (an American billing collections service provider) announcing on June 3 that an unauthorized user had accessed its system containing personal information that AMCA had received from various entities. The personal data of 11.9 million customers,.
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Rationalizing Your Cyber Security Budget to Maximize ROI
Dor Sarig, June 14, 2019
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Cybersecurity consumes a significant share of organizational budgets. As some of the most trusted brands experienced data breaches over the past 2 years—including Intel, Yahoo, Macy's, Adidas, Sears, Delta Airlines and Best Buy to name a few, companies are wondering if they are next in line, and if they are spending enough to protect their data, users, brands, and business continuity. They're already paying a lot. The online publication CSO partnered with the CERT Division of Software.
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Three Things to Consider in a Breach and Attack Simulation Solution
Mor Ahuvia, May 21, 2019
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You’ve come to the conclusion that quarterly pen tests, monthly vuln scans and annual red teaming are great, but there still not enough. You need to know if you’re truly secure, and you need to know it right now. You’ve recently heard about breach and attack simulation (BAS) and how it can help. So what should you look for when evaluating BAS solutions? Here’s our $0.02.   Validation of both Internal and External Controls Many BAS solutions focus solely on challenging your internal network.
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How BAS Optimizes Defense Against Supply Chain Attacks
Dor Sarig, May 6, 2019
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Supply chain cyberattacks are increasing as companies outsource a growing number of services. Today, your enterprise is more likely than ever to have third parties touching sensitive data[1]. Even when your security controls are robust, an attacker can breach a weaker network—like the network of one of your suppliers, service providers, or partners—and use it as an indirect route into your network[2]. In 2018, many highly publicized breaches were the result of supply-chain attacks: Atrium.
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How BAS Killed the Pen Test
Eyal Wachsman, April 23, 2019
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Cymulate’s Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) as-a-Service has forever changed pen tests as we know them. From months to minutes, cloud-based BAS has revolutionized how fast organizations can get security assessment results, and how much they must pay to know how secure they are at any given point in time. Predicting the Present In February 2018, Mr. Augusto Barros, Research VP at Gartner, predicted that breach and attack simulation technology (BAS), combined with vulnerability assessments,.
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March Cyberattacks Wrap-up
Eyal Aharoni, April 4, 2019
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March's Cyberattacks In our monthly wrap-up, we cover the latest cyberattacks highlighting the attack methods and payloads used by malicious hackers and cybercriminals. Cybercrooks were very active in March 2019 successfully attacking Asus, Toyota, Jackson County, Earl Enterprise restaurants (e.g., Planet Hollywood), and various other industries.   If we look at the Asus breach, attackers used the Asus’ software update system to distribute their malware to about 1 million Windows computers. It.
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4 Steps for Getting a Handle on Your Organization's Security Posture as a New CISO
Dor Sarig, March 21, 2019
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You just signed on as CISO. Congratulations. Now you can expect to be deluged with security emergencies and unresolved issues from your predecessor while you're getting to know and building credibility with your team. Meanwhile, cyberattackers are still pounding at the door. All of these immediate pressures are important, but optimizing organization-wide security is why you were hired. Here are four steps that will help you identify security priorities and appropriate remediation steps, so you.
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