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Getting Inside Insider Threats: Response and Mitigation. Stopping malicious or simply incompetent insiders from doing damage isn't just an exercise in analyzing where the damage came from. Insider Threats aren’t just malicious employees. They can run the gamut from incompetent to accidental to theft.

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Cyber Diligence Provides Actionable Intelligence to M&A Teams

By Travis Peska, Vincas Čižiūnas, Jared Hudson on May 27, 2020 5:40:31 PM

Large companies take robust consultative approaches to integrating  networks and applications post-acquisition. Rarely do acquiring security teams have the resources or cost-effective internal processes to do their own investigative cyber diligence on a pending acquisition.  The most cost-effective option is intelligence analysis conducted “outside of the firewall”, analysis of unique data that combines automation and human investigation to provide timely and accurate insights  into key man risk, network security, negative press, and infrastructure and network vulnerabilities. Informed by this analysis, “on-network” compromise assessments can then provide a comprehensive inspection to enable the acquiring party to move forward confident it is on stable ground from a security perspective.

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Managed Intelligence: Shaping a Threat Hunt Program to Operationalize Data, Resource Accordingly, and Protect the Business

By Steve Michael on May 18, 2020 4:03:06 PM

Deriving actionable intelligence to enhance organizational security is a challenge faced by all global companies and often further complicated by intertwined networks resulting from mergers and acquisitions. With the volumes of data, it’s important to shape a threat hunting program to be able to consume and operationalize data collected from various sources.

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Zero Touch Diligence: Actionable Intelligence for Third-Party Risk Management

By Travis Peska & Nisos Team on May 11, 2020 5:06:21 PM

Security analysts responsible for vendor management have a unique combination of challenges, both human and technical. Questionnaires are a standard tool, but are also wrought with human error, both intentional and accidental. On the technical side, risk managers are unlikely to have access to a third party’s network. Furthermore, “on-network” investigations intended to provide appropriate cyber due diligence for third-parties, such as a penetration test or compromise assessment, are rarely completed within an actionable time period aligned with the risk manager’s work flow. Finally, while risk management tools aggregate useful insights in real time, they are unlikely to be tuned perfectly to an individual risk manager’s needs with a specific third party.

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Managed Intelligence: An Overview on Signature and Personality-Based Attributions to Mitigate Risk for the Business

By David Schertzer & Adam Gayde on May 5, 2020 1:27:48 PM

Continuing with Nisos’ series on providing context to enable actionable outcomes for Security Operations Centers (SOCs), we examine the differences between signature and personality-based attributions and how each plays a role for enterprises in prioritization efforts to define and defend threats. By focusing on the technical signatures and open source intelligence (OSINT) footprint  of a group of actors, signature-based attribution efforts allow enterprises to contextualize their findings and better address the coverage gaps in security controls. Threat intelligence or actual incident events are often used by SOCs to test hypotheses or identify previous actions of an adversary. These signatures also form the basis for metrics that enable security resources to increase their own programs that illustrate how they reduced risk exposure to the business.

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Managed Intelligence: Transitioning Cyber Threat Information to Actionable Threat Intelligence Provides Critical Context

By David Schertzer & Jonathan Neuhaus on Apr 30, 2020 1:35:33 PM

Major organizations with significant intellectual property and brand name reputation face a constant onslaught of targeted cyber attacks and information operations campaigns, but often lack the capability to attain context-based attribution - the ability to define the how and the why behind an attack. Such organizations face scenarios ranging from opportunistic threats to financially motivated hackers, state sponsored actors, and even corporate espionage firms.

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Securing Linux Against Negligent or Malicious Administrators

By Willis McDonald & Vincas Čižiūnas on Apr 22, 2020 9:27:28 AM

Linux monitoring is deceptively difficult.  The most common tools for performing monitoring - the Linux audit system, log journals and syslog sources - are all, at best, standardized by Linux distribution, and at worst, unique per host in an enterprise environment.  File-based logging can be spoofed by intruders, while kernel-based subsystems have performance issues.  Many hosts will often be under low latency or high performance requirements, either due to cost saving measures on equipment, or due to an application that sees high utilization.There are few strong solutions today that don't leave gaping holes for intruders to achieve their low resource usage.

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Insider Threat: Reducing Gaps and Increasing Visibility for a Remote Workforce

By Bryan Clements & Chris DiSalle on Apr 10, 2020 2:26:46 PM

While the rapid shift from office to home or remote-based activity has allowed work to continue, the idea that corporate assets are physically leaving the corporate space, and with them access to proprietary or sensitive data, could be a disaster if your security policies and practices are not adapting to this new norm.  Now more than ever, companies need to be evaluating information technology and security practices surrounding insider threats.

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Insider Threat Indicators to Help Baseline an Insider Threat Program

By Nisos on Apr 6, 2020 4:14:05 PM

Insider Threats aren’t just individual malicious employees. They may be anyone who had or has privileged access to the environment. From the vendor partner to the totally unwitting employee, the impact is the same.

 

Download a list of threat indicators to help you determine who is a high risk to your company.

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Compromise Assessments: For Remote Workforce

By Chris DiSalle & Travis Peska on Apr 1, 2020 1:16:58 PM

Many information technology and security professionals are starting to adjust to the “new normal” of administering a remote workforce and subsequently monitoring for malicious activity of the increased attack surface.

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Deep Fakes

By Rob Volkert on Apr 1, 2020 12:49:52 PM

This paper examines the illicit ecosystem for deep fakes.

Their technology evolution and migration paths from surface web to deep and dark sites, and uncover some of the actors creating and disseminating these videos. Nisos undertook research into deep fake technology (superimposing video footage of a face onto a source head and body) to determine if we could find the existence of a deep fake illicit digital underground economy or actors offering these services.

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