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.
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.
Compromising a Domain With the Help of a Spooler My job in the Cymulate Research Lab is to craft and implement attack scenarios for Cymulate customers to launch in their environment and increase their cyber-resilience. In this tech-blog post I will show how an attacker can gain access to corporate assets from an initial foothold by combining multiple techniques. The scenario is performed in two stages. In the first stage we will abuse unconstrained delegation and use techniques to enumerate.
Strategic Value: Proven by Customer Data As a veteran cybersecurity professional, I get excited when I find a solution that is both strategic and disruptive. Things that simplify, accelerate and optimize my customer’s ability to adapt to changing threats is paramount to me. These elements lead to enterprises minimizing risks, enabling business and building skills. It leads to happier and more confident individuals, teams and companies. Continuous Security Validation through breach attack.
February 2021 remained active by threat actors, launching cyberattacks and new malware strains. We saw that organizations working on COVID-19 vaccines remained popular targets. During the month, threat actors attacked an Oxford University lab, which is researching and producing COVID-19 vaccines. They were able to gain access to its internal systems, including machines used to prepare biochemical samples. In addition to Oxford University, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, overworked hospitals.
In January 2021, cybercrime kept thriving, also exploiting the current COVID-19 pandemic for personal gain with hackers leaking stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online. Stolen Data from Pfizer/BioNTech Servers The threat actors breached the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and stole part of its Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data from its servers. The stolen data included email screenshots, EMA peer review comments, Word documents, PDFs, and PowerPoint presentations. Some of the stolen.
How to Optimize your SOC If you’re here, you are looking for the “3 step magic process” that will instantly optimize your Security Operations Center (SOC) to be a premier Cybersecurity SOC right? Ok let us do that together. Though to do that let us make sure we all are on the same page about what the SOC should be doing vs what the SOC is doing to protect your organization from today’s cybersecurity threats. For that we have to turn to Lebron James. He is the best basketball player in the.
Threat actors were active as ever during December 2020, ending an already difficult year with a major ramification. TA542 Back with a Vengence Let’s start with the threat group TA542 (aka Mummy Spider, ATK 104, and Mealybug) that came back after a month and a half break. The group relaunched its Emotet botnet, delivering documents with malicious macros that once enabled, connected to seven malicious domains to download the Emotet payload. Some of the victims included Lithuania's National.
A few days before Christmas, the domain registrar and hosting service GoDaddy came under fire in the press and social media for phish-testing their users with a fake email which made it look like they were getting a US$650 bonus for the holidays. While the methodology used can and does need to be done better in future, the test itself raises some serious questions for corporate cybersecurity professionals and regular users alike. Here's What Happened: GoDaddy's cybersecurity team sent an.
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