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Ben Nahorney

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Cisco Security

Ben Nahorney is a Threat Intelligence Analyst focused on covering the threat landscape for Cisco Security. With more than a decade and a half of experience in the Internet security field, Ben has weathered threat outbreaks reaching back to the early 2000s and helped develop and report on breaking research such as the Stuxnet virus.

A firm believer in “the right tool for the job,” Ben has been an avid producer of written, graphical, video, and data-driven content to help convey how threats operate, and authored papers on security topics ranging from email threats to detecting IoCs to annual reports on the state of the threat landscape.

Articles

August 11, 2021

SECURITY

Threat Protection: The REvil Ransomware

We take a look under the hood of the headline-grabbing REvil ransomware, showcasing what the threat looks like and how it goes about locking down a computer.

March 23, 2021

SECURITY

Threat Trends: DNS Security, Part 2

A deep dive into industry-specific threat trends surrounding malicious DNS activity.

March 11, 2021

SECURITY

Threat Trends: DNS Security, Part 1

An examination of the trends seen in malicious DNS activity during 2020, covering threat categories such as illicit cryptomining, phishing, trojans, ransomware, and others.

November 9, 2020

SECURITY

RDP and the remote desktop

Does your organization use RDP? In our latest Threat of the Month blog, we examine how bad actors leverage the protocol and what can be done to protect against attacks.

October 12, 2020

SECURITY

Threat Trends: Endpoint Security, Part 2

In this blog series, Threat Landscape Trends, we’ll be taking a look at activity in the threat landscape and sharing the latest trends we see. By doing so, we hope to shed light on areas where you can quickly have an impact in defending your assets, especially if dealing with limited security resources.

September 21, 2020

SECURITY

Threat Trends: Endpoint Security, Part 1

In our new blog series, Threat Landscape Trends, we’ll be taking a look at activity in the threat landscape and sharing the latest trends we see. By doing so, we hope to shed light on areas where you can quickly have an impact defending your assets, especially if dealing with limited security resources.

September 3, 2020

SECURITY

Threat protection: The WastedLocker ransomware

What is WastedLocker and how do Cisco Security technologies stop it? In this blog, we walk through the infection process, alongside points where our technologies can detect and block the threat.

May 28, 2020

SECURITY

Remote work and the threat landscape

This month, we decided to take a look at some of the trends we’ve seen in a shifting threat landscape, including attackers who are adapting their techniques to take advantage of new opportunities. When you understand what they’re doing, it’s easier to mount a better defense against new trends in the threat landscape.