Weekly Cyber Breakdown

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With so much information out there it’s good to know what is top of mind for other industry professionals.   We’ll be updating this blog on a weekly basis with the top 10 articles and newsworthy topics in cybersecurity. This is a repository of top trends based on what industry leaders have been discussing most. […]

Cyber Threats in 2021: What to watch out for

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December 2020 was a massive month in cybersecurity. Between SolarWinds, FireEye, and Microsoft, every cyber professional was on edge, and we can expect to see our fair share of notable attacks this year as well.  So what can we do about it? Our nation-state grade experts pulled their heads together to bring out some predictions […]

The 12 Days of Security

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We are all familiar with the (verrrrrry long) holiday favorite 12 Days of Christmas. While security goes WELL beyond 12 days, we wanted to share 12 of our resources to help you in your cyber defense journey this holiday season. https://youtu.be/sdJq7sUPgP8 A Weekly Cyber Breakdown Every week our team uses an AI engine to pull […]

SolarWinds: Preventing and Hunting other MSP Attacks

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The SolarWinds breach has again exposed the trusted supply chain as a favored method of cyber-attack. Nation-state level threat actors compromised its software updates in order to rollout backdoor access among its customer base. The network management and monitoring powerhouse has upwards of 300,000 customers across enterprise and government, so the potential fallout from this […]

Red Team vs. Blue Team: Discussing the Divide

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Peter Cohen, Managing Director, EMEA Red vs Blue – most people in cybersecurity agree that the gap between the two sides of the industry remains vast. Red-teams work with potent combinations of creativity, training, research, and industry kudos. This is just as well if they are to replicate the kind of attacks seen in the […]

FireEye Breach: What to Know

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Who is FireEye? FireEye provides cybersecurity products (endpoint and network) to detect and prevent against advanced threats. A few years ago FireEye bought Mandiant, one of the world’s premier cybersecurity consultancies, particularly in Incident Response. Together, the product and consulting business has had success worldwide and has several government contracts including in the US. What […]

Bringing Security into Compliance

Security teams are already overwhelmed with keeping up with threats and protecting the network and the data that flows within it. Especially when working in a highly regulated industry such as finance, healthcare, or utilities, it can be a real challenge to keep up with all the changes in regulation. What’s wrong with compliance? We […]

The State of the Nation: Incident Report in the U.K.

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“Phishing incidents are up 56% between 2019 and 2020, and hardware/software misconfigurations are up 44%.” We are all familiar with the Verizon Data Breach Report: it’s a guidebook on where the cyber world is with incidents globally. While this is an invaluable asset to the industry each part of the world has their own nuances […]

Defend Like an Attacker: 4 Required Approaches

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Brig. General Ran ShahorCEO and Co-Founder, HolistiCyber Our CEO and Co-Founder, Brigadier General (Ret.) Ran Shahor  (pictured on the left) was recently featured in Security Magazine relaying his extensive knowledge around nation-state attackers and how to defend against them. Despite the cliché “an attacker doesn’t care about your compliance” it is sadly still how aspects […]

Crafting an Effective Risk Register

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Risk is much more than a report shown to the board every quarter. It’s a major point of discussion for any CISO regardless of industry, and not just on the mitigation side. The ability to effectively assess risk is a critical part of any program – but it has to be done realistically. The Challenges […]