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Matthew Bredahl

Matthew is a Core Security Analyst at ReliaQuest. He started his technical career in the helpdesk/systems administration field and has since progressed to the ReliaQuest team responsible for conducting threat hunts, architecting cybersecurity playbooks, and leading tier 2 investigations. Matthew helps companies by investigating emerging threats and providing proactive recommendations to improve a companys overall security program. 

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Threat Advisory: WhisperGate Malware – Attacks Against Ukrainian Systems

Category: Malware TLP Level: TLP:WHITE Severity: High Published: True Campaign Active: 2022-01-15 Campaign Identified: 2022-01-16 Campaign Updated: 2022-01-16 Campaign Details: Microsoft published a report describing a malware campaign given the name “WhisperGate” that is targeting Ukrainian systems including government agencies and technology organizations. This malware takes destructive actions on the host in order to render […]

How to Get the Most out of Your Security Monitoring with the Cyber Kill Chain Model

Updated June 2021 In our personal lives, many of us try to get the most out of a tank of gasoline – waiting until the red indicator shines bright and we finally have to stop at a gas station to fill our tank. This mindset extends to many aspects of our lives, both personally and […]

Threat Hunting Use Case: Web Proxy

Ransomware droppers and data ex-filtration and phishing, oh my! Web traffic is an essential part of operations but also represents one of the most dynamic attack surfaces all companies have to secure. The first step to securing this attack surface is installing a web proxy, which introduces an overwhelming volume of logging that’s difficult to […]

Tips for Security Teams to Quickly Detect and Investigate Phishing Threats

Phishing is one of the most scalable and successful attack techniques used by threat actors. According to Retruster, phishing accounted for 90% of data breaches in 2019 and the prevalence of phishing attacks is growing by 65% annually.  Now, phishing has become an increasingly bigger threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog covers detection […]