Why accurate attack attribution is critical in cybersecurity

Why accurate attack attribution is critical in cybersecurity

  By Igor Baikalov, chief scientist at Securonix   Read this article on SC Magazine UK   The Internet favours anonymity by design. Despite being an obvious boon to cybercriminals and terrorists, anonymity has long been touted to be a worthy price to pay for supporting the foundations of democracy: privacy...

Securonix Threat Research: Detecting Persistent Cloud Infrastructure/Hadoop/YARN Attacks Using Security Analytics: Moanacroner, XBash, and Others

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, Securonix Threat Research Team   Figure 1: Moanacroner Establishes Persistence After Initial Cloud YARN/Hadoop Infection Using Crontabs   Introduction In recent months, we have been observing an increase in the number of automated attacks targeting exposed cloud infrastructure/Hadoop/YARN instances. Some of the attacks we...

The Top Seven Cybersecurity Horrors

…and how to protect yourself It’s Halloween! And before the night exposes the horrors from the netherworld, most of us still have to get through the wacky costumes at work. Just the same, the cybersecurity demons do not slow down, and our SOC superheroes must continue to save the world...

Inaugural Securonix Customer Excellence Awards Announced

The Securonix Customer Excellence Awards     The Securonix Customer Excellence Awards recognize forward thinking security leaders who are demonstrating a long-term vision to elevate the role and impact of security in their organizations, and have implemented cutting edge cybersecurity solutions to realize this vision. The Securonix Cybersecurity Excellence Awards...

Securonix Threat Research: KRONOS/Osiris Banking Trojan Attack

By Oleg Kolesnikov and Harshvardhan Parashar, Securonix Threat Research Team Figure 1: Document with Malicious VBA Macro used in Osiris Germany Campaign   Introduction The KRONOS malware was first discovered in June 2014 as a Banker Trojan available for purchase in a Russian underground forum for $7,000 [1]. After staying...

“5 Questions to Ask About Machine Learning,” a Securonix Response

By Igor Baikalov, Chief Scientist, Securonix In his January 31 article in Dark Reading titled “5 Questions to Ask about Machine Learning” Anup Gosh proposes 5 questions consumers should ask in order to separate marketing hyperbole from technical reality. The questions Gosh proposes are all good points that you should...