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What Is Threat Hunting?

Originally published in August 2019 Every industry is susceptible to data breaches and malicious cyber-attacks. In 2021, over 5 billion records were exposed and over 1,200 data breaches occurred in the United States. With an 11% increase in data breaches compared to 2020, CISOs and the security operations center must actively monitor for threats and […]

An Update on the ReliaQuest Response to the Log4j2 Vulnerability

Updated 12/29 A zero-day vulnerability involving the Log4j 2 utility was publicly disclosed on December 9, 2021, via the Apache GitHub. Log4j 2 is an open-source Java logging library integrated in many enterprise applications, as well as open-source software and other services. The widespread use and configuration variables make this is a high impact threat. ReliaQuest has […]

What Is MDR?

Managed detection and response (MDR) is an outsourced approach to cybersecurity where third parties handle threat monitoring, detection, and response. Specifically, the MDR model pairs endpoint detection and response (EDR) or endpoint protection platforms (EPP) with real-time monitoring and detection of ransomware, malware, and other security intrusions with rapid incident response to address and eliminate […]

What Is Phishing?

Phishing is the practice of stealing credentials by masking malicious intent behind the appearance of something innocuous. An email that looks like it’s from a social network asking you to reset your password is one of the most common versions. Once a user submits their credentials, attackers then use the victim’s account to spread the […]

ReliaQuest’s Experts Weigh In: 2021 Cybersecurity Predictions

This past year has certainly thrown some curveballs at security professionals.  With new threats tied to current events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States presidential election, organizations have had to re-evaluate their security strategies and shift priorities, and this new focus will undoubtedly carry into the new year.  Perhaps the greatest reveal that […]