AMP Threat Grid

April 15, 2019

SECURITY

Black Hat Asia 2019: Watch Out for the Secondary Payload

Cisco Security was a proud technology partner in the Network Operations Center (NOC) at Black Hat Asia, providing secure and open Internet access to attendees. See what the NOC discovered.

February 20, 2019

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

New Perspectives on Software-Defined WAN

The integration of SD-WAN with cloud management functionality into the Cisco family of routers in 2018 excited many of our customers. So what can we look forward to as this technology enters its next phase?

February 10, 2017

SECURITY

Indicators of Compromise and where to find them

Indicators of Compromise (“IOC”) are used to suggest a system has been affected by some form of malware. An Indicator of Compromise can be anything from a file name to the behavior observed while malware is actively running on an infected system. Where do they look? Social media, new feeds, industry reports, Threat Grid sample […]

December 19, 2016

SECURITY

To be Effective, Security Needs to Be a Force Multiplier

Effective security is simple, open, and automated.  We’ve already talked about simple and open. Now let’s talk about automated. Security admins can relate to this scenario. You just learned of an infected system in your environment of thousands of devices. How many others are affected? That’s hard to figure out even in elite operations. What […]

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 13, 2016

SECURITY

H1N1: Technical analysis reveals new capabilities

This blog is the first in a 3 part series that will provide an in-depth technical analysis on the H1N1 malware. I’ll be looking at how H1N1 has evolved, its obfuscation, analyzing its execution including new information stealing and user account control bypass capabilities, and finally exploring how we are both using and influencing security tools […]

August 17, 2016

SECURITY

CryptXXX Technical Deep Dive

0.0 Introduction: In our previous post we discussed the AMP ThreatGrid Research and Efficacy Team’s continuous support for Ransomware attack vectors, generic behavior detection of un-discovered variants, and the creation of behavioral indicators once new variants are identified. In this post we’ll be discussing one of the more prevalent variants to surface in the wake […]