detection

February 25, 2020

THREAT RESEARCH

New Research Paper: Prevalence and Impact of Low-Entropy Packing Schemes in the Malware Ecosystem

Detection of malware is a constant battle between the technologies designed to detect and prevent malware and the authors creating them. One common technique adversaries leverage is packing binaries. Packing an executable is similar to applying compression or encryption and can inhibit the ability of some technologies to detect the packed malware. High entropy is […]

July 19, 2018

THREAT RESEARCH

Blocking Cryptocurrency Mining with Cisco Talos

The value of cryptocurrencies has fluctuated wildly, but the value is still high enough to garner a lot of attention, both legitimate and malicious. Most of the malicious...

November 17, 2014

SECURITY

OpenSOC: An Open Commitment to Security

According to the Breach Level Index, between July and September of this year, an average of 23 data records were lost or stolen every second – close to two million records every day.1 This data loss will continue as attackers become increasingly sophisticated in their attacks. Given this stark reality, we can no longer rely on […]

January 13, 2014

SECURITY

Detecting Payment Card Data Breaches Today to Avoid Becoming Tomorrow’s Headline

A few months ago we discussed the various ways that consumer PII is compromised. The recent attacks against Target and Neiman Marcus illustrate the constant threat that payment card accepting retailers of all sizes face. Yesterday Reuters reported that similar breaches over the holidays affected “at least three other well-known U.S. retailers”. Given the current […]