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.
With the increased uptake of automated and continuous security validation, security teams are seeking further value through integrations with security controls and other security programs. By emulating an adversary and launching simulated attacks they discover security gaps and remediate them in addition to increasing the operational efficiency of both security and IT operations. How the Integration Works Integration with Microsoft Defender ATP is available for both Endpoint Detection and.
If we summed up the 2019 threat landscape in one word, it would be "more." Targeting was more specific. More people are crossing over to the dark side. There were new tricks—and more ransomware than you can shake a stick at. Without further ado, here are the top six trends that we noted in 2019. More Specific Targeting Attackers became pickier about their targets. Some targeted specific systems, like AnteFrigus ransomware, which targeted specific users' USB drives to encrypt. Some had distinct.
The No. 1 Barrier to Better Security Testing A recent poll by the SANS Institute found that the top barrier cited by security practitioners to improving their security testing is a “Lack of a systematic approach to defining testing (e.g. lack of testing plan).” In fact, this echoes questions we get from security professionals we meet at conferences, as well as organizations getting started with their own automated security testing. Building a Security Risk Assessment Plan So, how do you.
‘Tis the season for budget planning. With 2019 coming to a close, you may be scrambling to put together a coherent proposal for 2020. And if you’re lucky, you may have some leftover budget that you need to spend wisely. Focal Points for 2020 Budgets Analyst firm IDC forecasts a 10% increase in spending around security analytics and SIEM solutions, as well as more than a 10% increase in cyber threat intelligence. Automated continuous security testing, performed using breach and attack.
*This blog's content has been updated on Sept. 23, 2020. Continuous security validation is the practice of challenging, measuring and optimizing the effectiveness of an organizations security controls, infrastructure configurations, policy enforcement, and more on an ongoing basis. Also called “security effectiveness testing,” the objective of continuous security validation is to enable constant optimization of an organizations security stack by testing it in production and providing security.
Cymulate is proud to usher in a new age in the cyber security of small and midsized business (SMBs). With the launch of our new BAS for SMB bundles, it has never been simpler and more affordable to get your security posture up to par with the most security-mature enterprises. When it comes to cyber security, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have it hard. Aware of their limited cyber security resources, threat actors specifically target them for their commercial accounts. According to.
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.
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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