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and strategies for combatting targeted attacks

What Do Attackers Really Want? Answer: Your Credentials!

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Jun 27, 2019 11:40:37 AM

You're vulnerable. And cyber attackers know it.

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2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report: Five Findings

Posted by Jason Silberman on Apr 30, 2019 11:26:17 AM

The CyberEdge Group recently released its 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR), capturing the current perceptions of IT security professionals from 17 countries, 6 continents, and 19 industries. The report­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, co-sponsored by Illusive, delivers unique insight into their views of cyberthreats, current defenses, and planned security investments.

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LockerGoga, A Ransomware Attack, Shows the Need for Cyber Hygiene

Posted by Jason Silberman on Apr 9, 2019 7:14:35 PM

Spring is here, and with it comes news of a new and vicious ransomware attack, known as LockerGoga.

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Cyber Defense for Bank Wire Transfers: SWIFT CSCF Compliance

Posted by Guy Rosenthal on Dec 13, 2018 5:15:22 PM

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, known as SWIFT, became a household name in 2016, when hackers breached Bangladesh Bank's SWIFT wire transfer system and made off with almost $81 million. More than a dozen other banks around the world were hit with similar cyberattacks. Although compromised wire transfer systems haven't made headlines lately, they're still happening—and starting to appear in the consumer world.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Focus on the Attacker, not the Cyber Attack

Posted by Ofer Israeli on Nov 12, 2018 11:30:50 AM

At a recent industry event, I got to chatting with the CISO of a major children’s hospital. Over a beer, he shared with me the challenges he faces daily. Our far-reaching conversation covered nation-state actors enticing students to exfiltrate clinical trial test results, to his search for a secure USB port cover for patient-facing devices. Maybe it was the beer, but as he described his tribulations, each to me worse than the next, his enthusiasm and energy grew. Every so often he stopped to shake his head in disbelief at his own story as if to say, “Even I can’t believe how bad this is…” 

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3 Ways Privileged Credentials May be Available to Cyberattackers

Posted by Revital Aronis & Dolev Ben Shushan on Oct 23, 2018 3:14:05 PM

Preventing the ability of attackers to perform lateral movement within your network is not only a threat detection function—it’s also a cyber hygiene function. In this blog, we’ll review some of the most common—and invisible—ways that privileged user credentials proliferate in enterprise networks. It’s well understood that domain admin or other high-powered credentials are gold to a cyberattacker. With “keys to the kingdom,” they can move easily and silently from one system to another, change domain attributes, add permissions, change passwords, and connect to any machine in the domain. Most organizations dedicate significant resources to careful management of Active Directory and use various technologies and practices to control access privileges. But our experience shows that even in the most diligent organizations, privileged user credentials are more accessible to attackers than you’d think.

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