Protecting Your Assets Against Invisible Stealth Attacks

Malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated in concealing itself, lurking in places in your network, servers and endpoints to deliberately avoid detection by traditional anti-virus tools and signature-based inspection. Stealth viruses can self-modify, or hide outside the OS, or in data, memory, partitions and bootsectors. They may hide quietly for months before launching an attack. This…

Wikileaks, Assange and Cyber Security

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after Ecuador withdrew their asylum status after seven years. In response to the arrest, activist communities launched several attacks against the Ecuadorean government. Yesterday, Ecuador confirmed that over 40 million cyberattacks have hit public institutions in response to the arrest of Julian Assange….

Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)

Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) was first created and defined by Gartner as an emerging category of security solutions that use network communications as the foundational data source for detecting and investigating security threats and anomalous or malicious behaviors within that network. NTA was named one of the top 11 emerging technologies in 2017 by Gartner….

Threat and incident response – closing the loop in cyber defense

Two of the Gartner’s 2019 top 10 security projects involve threat detection response and incident response. This highlights the importance of remediation and response aspects in cyber security, they are the last steps taken to close the loop in threat and attack defenses. Threat or incident response refer to the techniques and processes as well…

Ransomware: Are we really prepared for cyber attacks?

On Black Friday of 2018, a powerful ransomware attack hit the San Francisco light rail system, threatening to destroy more than 30 GB of critical databases such as email, staff training, payroll, ticketing and other system data, unless they paid the authors 100 Bitcoins (which equals to approximately $ 355,966 USD). The company refused, resulting…