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Insights on threat and cyber risk trends, use cases for deception technology
and strategies for combatting targeted attacks

Ofer Israeli

Ofer Israeli
Founder and CEO, Illusive Networks

Recent Posts

Our View on US CERT TA18-074A: A Critical, Missing Capability to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Targeted Attacks

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Mar 22, 2018 11:03:39 AM

On March 15, 2018, US CERT (U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team) issued a Technical Alert about “Russian government cyber actors” conducting a concerted cyberattack campaign against energy companies. Specifically, they gained access through small organizations connected to the target companies and then “conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems (ICS).”

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Cyberthreat Outlook 2018: What to Expect Next

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Mar 14, 2018 3:32:47 AM

As we survey the threat landscape, two things are certain—targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) are here to stay, and organizations face increased risk from advanced attacks compared to the past two years. Several existing trends will continue, and we’re seeing attackers refine their tools in ways that will drive new trends in the coming months.

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Deception Technology:  Prevention Reimagined

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Nov 16, 2017 8:50:11 AM

*This blog was originally posted on Dark Reading

In discussions about cyber attacks, “when, not if” has become overused. We all know attacks are going to happen to every organization that depends on the Internet—which of course, is nearly every one. The risk of an attack is always present—and, in fact, malicious actors or software are probably present at most times in most environments.

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Between Die Hard and Defending the Industrial Ethernet

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Jan 25, 2016 9:41:00 AM

When Bruce Willis began his role as John McClane in the first Die Hard movie in 1988, Ethernet connectivity was only just finding its place in the world.

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Getting Back to the Real Meaning of “Advanced Persistent Threat”

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Dec 3, 2015 6:27:00 AM

Have you ever realized that some words completely lose their meaning because they’re so overused? In the cybersecurity world, “hack” is a word that seems completely benign now that terms like “life hack” and “dinner hack” have become so popular.

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Running the Numbers: What's the Actual Cost of a Data Breach?

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Nov 16, 2015 4:43:00 AM

Recently, it feels as if security breaches are running rampant throughout the business world – and it’s costing companies billions.

The Target debacle will end up costing over $1 billion, and Home Depot is expected to pay $10 billion over the next decade to compensate for the 56 million accounts that were hacked.

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