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Attivo Networks and Swimlane empower organizations to get ahead of would-be cyber attacks

Attivo Networks and Swimlane announced a technology alliance partnership that brings together privilege escalation prevention and threat lateral movement detection with security automation. The integration combines Attivo’s deception technology that deploys decoys to help hide critical assets with Swimlane’s automation platform. With this integration, security operations teams gain the ability to stay ahead of would-be attackers by identifying …

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13 Lateral Movement Tactics Security Experts Should Recognize

One of the most curious elements of this year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was the inclusion of the new attack pattern “system intrusions.” Representatives from Verizon identified the category as a broad one that tends to include attacks with many steps, indicating significant lateral movement within the network. Research shows that many recent …

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How ADAssessor Brings Visibility to AD Attack Surfaces

Effectively securing and protecting Active Directory (AD) is an undeniable best practice for businesses today. Especially since some 90% of the world’s enterprise organizations are using AD as their primary method for authentication and authorization. AD’s enormous market share has made it a prime target for attackers. In fact, cyberattacks on AD are so prevalent …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Cyber experts give Biden top marks at six months

At his six-month mark in office, President Biden is making the right moves to ensure the United States is safer in cyberspace, according to an overwhelming majority of cybersecurity experts we polled.  Biden’s term has been marked by a string of cyber cataclysms starting with cleaning up the SolarWinds Russian espionage campaign, which was discovered …

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Japanese government official says Olympic ticket data leaked

Previously: A Japanese government official told Kyodo News on Wednesday that login IDs and passwords for the Tokyo Olympic ticket portal had been posted to a leak website following a breach. The official said the leak was “not large” but admitted that the IDs and passwords would give someone access to a person’s name, address, bank account …

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Researchers create ‘Shadow Figment’ cybersecurity decoy tech that lures attackers into a fake world

Over the past several years, hackers have increasingly targeted the physical systems we rely on to run our society. Electrical utilities, food processing plants, and aluminum producers are only a few of the industries that have recently been attacked, resulting in tremendous supply chain disruptions. Fortunately, innovative research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is bringing …

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Top 8 Ways Attackers Can Own Active Directory

By Carolyn Crandall, chief security advocate, Attivo Networks Active Directory (AD) is one of the most valuable targets for cyberattackers because it handles authentication and authorization across all enterprise resources and touches virtually everything on the network. AD is complicated to secure, and today, red teams estimate that they can compromise it 100% of the time. …

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The New Normal: Exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks

News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Tony Cole, CTO Attivo Networks, and Sean Joyce to talk about the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. Tomorrow, President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden is expected to raise concerns over a series of ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity concerns with Putin. Ransomware attacks …

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Fujifilm becomes latest ransomware victim as White House urges business leaders to take action

Tony Cole, CTO of Attivo Networks and a former executive at FireEye, McAfee, and Symantec, told ZDNet that there were a variety of reasons behind the recent spate of ransomware attacks. Enterprises have an over-reliance on vendors and in general, organizations continue to add digital tools to their operations which increases the complexity of work for cybersecurity officials.

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