Security

September 28, 2016

SECURITY

Creating a “Kill Switch” in the Cybersecurity “Kill Chain”

“Kill chain,” a cybersecurity term coined by Lockheed Martin, is shorthand for how cyber criminals target, recon, develop, and eventually penetrate their targets.  It’s among the hottest buzzwords in the cybersecurity industry right now, with many security products talking about how they address the kill chain.  But playing buzzword bingo in tech often results in […]

September 27, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Threat Spotlight: GozNym

This blog was authored by Ben Baker, Edmund Brumaghin, and Jonah Samost. Executive Summary GozNym is the combination of features from two previously identified families of malware, Gozi and Nymaim. Gozi was a widely distributed banking trojan with a known Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) and also contained the ability to install a Master Boot Record […]

September 26, 2016

SECURITY

2016 Forrester TEI Study Shows TrustSec Cuts Operations Costs up to 80%

Forrester Consulting recently conducted an analysis of customers using TrustSec software-defined segmentation in production networks and deduced the following: This matters today as network segmentation in the branch, campus and data center is a critical foundation for any network defense. Effective segmentation helps protect key assets and data while preventing the dangerous lateral movements of […]

September 21, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

The Rising Tides of Spam

This blog post was authored by Jaeson Schultz. For the past five years we have enjoyed a relatively calm period with respect to spam volumes. Back at the turn of the decade the world was experiencing record-high volumes of spam. However, with the evolution of new anti-spam technologies, combined with some high-profile takedowns of spam-related […]

September 20, 2016

SECURITY

The True Value of Network Security Monitoring

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted research into how cybersecurity professionals view network security monitoring and how they use it in their organization. The report Network Security Monitoring Trends surveyed 200 IT and cybersecurity professionals who have a knowledge of or responsibility for network security monitoring. Some of the key findings include: Many organizations now […]

September 19, 2016

SECURITY

Cognitive Threat Analytics: Turn Your Proxy Into Security Device

This post was authored by Veronica Valeros, Petr Somol, Martin Rehak and Martin Grill, on behalf of the whole CTA team. Some of us still intuitively believe that our extensively...

September 15, 2016

SECURITY

Protecting against the latest variant of H1N1

This is the third and final installment in our technical analysis of the H1N1 loader. In case you missed it, my colleague Josh Reynolds peeled apart the latest variant of H1N1 and analyzed its obfuscation tactics and techniques in the first blog, and in the second blog provides deep technical analysis of its execution. While […]

September 14, 2016

SECURITY

H1N1: Technical analysis reveals new capabilities – part 2

This is the second blog in a 3 part series that provides an in-depth technical analysis on the H1N1 malware. You can read the first entry here where I covered the evolution of H1N1, its infection vector and obfuscation techniques. This blog will provide an overview of its execution. H1N1 Execution Execution flow is broken down […]

September 14, 2016

SECURITY

Why Cisco Is an Essential Partner in Cyber Ops: PART 2

Once an organization has deployed technology infrastructure that enables visibility into the network (discussed in the first part of this blog), that organization now requires the properly trained security personnel to bring that time to detection (TTD) down to acceptable levels and to respond appropriately to a security breach. Once detected, a breach must be […]

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