Cognitive Intelligence

October 15, 2015


Angler for Beginners in 34 Seconds

Post authored by Martin Rehak, Veronica Valeros, Martin Grill and Ivan Nikolaev. In order to complement the comprehensive information about the Angler exploit kit from our Talos colleagues [

September 23, 2015


Cognitive Research: Fake Blogs Generating Real Money

Summary In the past several months Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics (CTA) researchers have observed a number of blog sites using either fake content or content stolen from other sites to...

September 11, 2015


Cognitive Threat Analytics – Transparency in Advanced Threat Research

Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics is a security analytics product that discovers breaches in Cisco customer's networks by means of advanced statistical analysis, machine learning and global correlation...

September 3, 2015


Cognitive Research: Learning Detectors of Malicious Network Traffic

This post was authored by Karel Bartos, Vojtech Franc, & Michal Sofka. Malware is constantly evolving and changing. One way to identify malware is by analyzing the...

February 12, 2015


Bad Browser Plug-ins Gone Wild: Malvertising, Data Exfiltration, and Malware, Oh my!

This post was authored by Fred Concklin, William Largent,  Martin Rehak,  Michal Svoboda, and Veronica Valeros. During an average day of surfing the web via computer, smartphones, and tablets, we...

June 24, 2014


Steganographic Key Leakage Through Payload Metadata

Steganography is the ancient art of invisible communication, where the goal is to hide the very fact that you are trying to hide something. It adds another layer of protection...