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2023 Cyber Threat Predictions

As we move towards the end of 2022, now is the time to take a look back at the major trends from the last eleven months and identify what might happen from a cyber threat perspective in 2023. 2022 will likely be remembered for several reasons; notably the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world recovering […]

APT Spotlight Series: APT41

Stealthy, sustained, and frequently state-backed, advanced persistent threats (APTs for short) are often the leading antagonists of the cyber threat intelligence scene. But with murky intelligence, unclear goals, and inconsistent naming conventions (do we really need six names for one group?), making sense of APT groups is often easier said than done for both the […]

NATO Leaders are Meeting at the Madrid Summit 2022: What is going to happen?

Today, the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are gathering in Madrid, Spain for their annual Summit, where leaders from the 30 member countries meet to discuss the key issues facing the Alliance. This year’s Summit will be critical for the imminent and long-term future of this military and political defensive alliance, and […]

What we’re reading this month: May 2022

Where is the year going? It only seems like yesterday that we celebrated the turn of the year, with the end of May also coming up fast. With that turn of the month, it is of course time for our team of talented analysts to give an update on what’s caught their attention this month.  […]

Colonial Pipeline One Year Later: What’s Changed?

For the first half of 2021, ransomware groups looked unstoppable. Ransomware gangs were adding victim after victim on their dark web data leak sites, displaying an unprecedented level of technical sophistication and corporate-like organization. On top of that, new ransomware variants were popping up with increasing regularity to capitalize on the immensely lucrative nature of […]

Russia’s Second Front: The War on Information

You would think that it would be nearly impossible to industrialize propaganda in the 21st century, especially with the tremendous number of independent news outlets, media resources, and diverse social media content that is accessible to us all. However, the war between Russia and Ukraine is highlighting how information can be weaponized and distorted.  If […]

The Russia-Ukraine War And The Revival Of Hacktivism

The international reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has manifested in a few distinct ways, as outlined in our previous reporting. This includes humanitarian efforts, wide-ranging sanctions, and businesses halting operations in Russia. Another notable response is the resurgence of hacktivism. A variety of hacktivist attacks have been conducted, with a significant number, unsurprisingly, […]

How the Intelligence Cycle Can Help Defend Against Ransomware Attack

When Tolkien first sat down to write Lord of the Rings, he probably never imagined it would go on for over 1,000 pages. The same can also be said for network defenders tackling ransomware attacks. Years ago, I distinctly remember saying that ransomware would never catch on…how wrong I was. As we near the halfway […]

Mapping MITRE ATT&CK to the WannaCry Campaign

Learning from past mistakes is a crucial part of every job. Four years after WannaCry’s outbreak, analyzing which weak security practices allowed this ransomware to proliferate is pivotal in trying to avoid similar events in the future. This blog focuses on mapping MITRE ATT&CK to the WannaCry campaign and will discuss some of the key […]