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We've reached the final strategy in our series, 6 Ways to Upgrade your Threat Intelligence Program. This final strategy focuses on your digital attack surface, which extends to any vendor or partner that you share data with. If they get breached, there’s a chance your data can be exposed, so it...

It's another week, which means another tip for upgrading your threat intelligence program: Take Down Fraud Campaigns & Cyber Scams. Cyber fraud is a booming business for hackers, generating millions of dollars worth of fraudulent purchases each year. Even if a company is not responsible for...

In part 4 of our blog series, we focus on: Expanding Protection to Your Customers and Your Brand. As corporate cyber defenses have become stronger and more efficient, threat actors have turned to what's typically the weakest link, the customer. Cybercriminals often impersonate popular brands...

To continue our blog series on how to upgrade your threat intelligence program, we turn to part 3: leverage automation and integrations. The longer a threat goes unmitigated, the bigger risk it poses. That’s why automation is key to an effective threat intelligence program. Using integrations...

We continue our blog series on how to upgrade your threat intelligence program with part 2: focus on action, not searching. There is lots of threat data and threat intelligence that you can consume. You might think that it's better to have access to as much information as possible, but this...

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is a hot buzzword in the world of cybersecurity. Many enterprise organizations are beginning to build out a dedicated threat intelligence program, focused on proactively identifying and hunting cyber threats before they are carried out as an attack. This has...

The 2018 NFL season kicks off this week, meaning football fans and fantasy team owners are gearing up for what’s sure to be an exciting season. There are lots of expressions and sayings in football, like there’s no “i” in “Team” or clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. But there’s one saying that...

In our recent Dark Side of Asia research report, we uncovered some of the key goods, services, threat actors and motivations behind the growing underground Asian Internet community. One of the largest forces of this community is China, whose Internet population has grown immensely over the past...

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." This is quote from Sun Tzu's famous book, The Art of War. To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy, and the same goes for the world of cyber security. The financial services industry is the...

Phishing is a popular social engineering tactic used by hackers, typically intended to dupe users into clicking on a link, opening a malicious file and/or giving away some sort of personal info. Sometimes the phishing attempt is the primary goal of the attack, like tricking a user to download...

The Dark Web has received a lot of attention recently, and is often portrayed as a scary, mysterious place where cyber criminals steal identities and purchase illegal goods. While this is true, the Dark Web can actually be a great source of threat intelligence. Hackers and Advanced Persistent...

Browsing the Internet has become a minefield, where nearly any web page has the potential to infect a visitor’s endpoint (i.e., the user) and the endpoint's entire internal network (i.e., the organization). If users are not careful, they can trigger malicious malware downloads or get fooled by a...

As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, it's important to have tailored, actionable intelligence you can use to anticipate cyber attacks and data leakage. Organizations need to start looking beyond their perimeter to monitor their digital footprint and view their organization like an...

2017 was a historic year for cybersecurity. The estimated number of records stolen through 2017 doubled from 2016 (from 1.38 billion to 2.7 billion). In addition, the world was hit with unprecedented ransomware attacks, like WannaCry (which we just celebrated the 1 year anniversary of). This has...