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Attivo Networks Awarded Grand Trophy Winner and Scores Six Wins in the Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards

Tony Cole, Honored with Chief Technology Officer of the Year, Security Software  FREMONT, Calif. – February 24, 2022 – Attivo Networks, the experts in identity security and lateral movement attack prevention, announced today that the company was recognized in six categories by the 2022 Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards®, an awards program presented by the Globee® …

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Why Ransomware Groups Such as BlackCat Are Turning to Rust

The BlackCat ransomware group, also known as Alphv, has garnered attention from security researchers the world over following a chain of successful exploits in the U.S., France, Spain and the Philippines over a two-month timespan. Its most recent victims were oil terminals in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. There are indicators to show that BlackCat is a successor to the BlackMatter …

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How to Recognize and Prevent Active Directory Attacks

By Carolyn Crandall, the Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks Active Directory (AD) is under attack. That isn’t an exaggeration, an intentionally provocative statement, or a clickbait headline, but a fact. Five years ago, Microsoft stated that more than 95 million AD accounts come under attack daily. That number has exploded, with Microsoft sharing that in 2021, Azure Active Directory alone saw …

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What is BlackCat and How to Stop It.

What is BlackCat and How to Stop It.

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – In November 2021, security professionals first observed a new strain of ransomware known as BlackCat (or ALPHV), targeting organizations across multiple industries worldwide. The group running BlackCat operates within the “ransomware-as-a-service” (RaaS) business model like other common ransomware groups. They effectively license their software to cybercriminals to use in ransomware attacks for a percentage of the final ransom payment.

Safeguard Data Using Ransomware Behavioral Protection

Safeguard Data Using Ransomware Behavioral Protection

Written By: Virkram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager – Ransomware attacks keep showing up in daily cyber-threat bulletins. The State of Ransomware report from BlackFog shows a 17% increase in ransomware attacks in 2021 compared to 2020. The BlackFog’s reports also forecast a rise in ransomware attacks, and newer forms will become more sophisticated and disruptive.

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A black cat on the prowl: new ransomware making its rounds globally

Attacking the Active Directory and human-operated, the double-extortion ransomware group has already been spotted in the Philippines. A new sophisticated ransomware campaign is on the rise, claiming victims in the US, Europe and the Philippines. The ALPHV BlackCat ransomware is human-operated and command-line driven, which makes it hard for traditional detection tools to accurately alert on these …

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Attivo Networks cybersecurity predictions: Identity protection to be a priority in 2022

By Ray Kafity, Vice President – Middle East Turkey and Africa (META) at Attivo Networks Every year, IT and cybersecurity firms round up their predictions on their expectations for the immediate future. While predictions have a particular pull factor in the marketing sense of the word, we at Attivo Networks share our evidence-based forecasts into …

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Identity-Based Attack Innovation Drives the Demand for a New Security Approach

Identity-Based Attack Innovation Drives the Demand for a New Security Approach

Written by: Michelle Plato, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager – With the rise of ransomware 1.0 and 2.0 attacks – which doubled in occurrences from 2019 to 2021, comprising 10% of all breaches – it is obvious why identity security should sit at the top of the CISO’s priority list. The volume of innovative attack activity in 2021 supports evidence that attackers will continue to evolve their identity-focused exploit efforts moving forward. According to the 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the “human element” factors into 85% of breaches, with credential data theft and misuse now factoring into 61% of all such incidents. These figures prove attackers consistently attempt to access valid credentials and use them to move throughout networks undetected. These challenges drive the need to implement security solutions that effectively guard the new identity-based perimeter.

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Reducing the blast radius of credential theft

By Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks Cybersecurity has come to be defined by identity, with almost every attack today revolving around gaining control of a user’s identity as a means of accessing critical data and systems. Verizon’s latest data breach report found that credentials are the most sought-after form of data. As we have repeatedly seen, a single set …

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