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Daily Security Briefing - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 20, 2018

Grab your coffee and read up on today's top information security stories and articles from around the web:

The Value of Unified Vulnerability and Patch Management

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 16, 2018

This week, Cygilant announced its latest service available via the SOCVue Security Operations and Analytics Platform – Unified Vulnerability and Patch Management. Why is this unique and why is it important?

Daily Security Briefing - Friday, February 16, 2018

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 16, 2018

Grab your coffee and read up on today's top information security stories and articles from around the web:

5 Steps to Protect Against Ransomware

Posted by James Cote on Feb 15, 2018

Ransomware made waves this year when it exploded onto the internet in a series of headline-grabbing attacks, all of which were attempts to extort businesses for exuberant amounts of money. The concept of ransomware is simple: install malware that encrypts all the files on a workstation, attempt to spread through saved email addresses, and ultimately force the user to pay a ransom to decrypt their data again. This is textbook extortion, highly illegal, and extremely disruptive to organizations being targeted.

Daily Security Briefing - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 15, 2018

Grab your coffee and read up on today's top information security stories and articles from around the web:

New Vulnerability Announced. Now What?

Posted by Miguel De Los Santos on Feb 14, 2018

Imagine this scenario: It's Monday morning. As far as Mondays go, this looks to be a relatively light day. No changes were made over the weekend, so you do not anticipate any fires to put out. All you have to focus on are a couple meetings later this morning. Before those meetings begin, you check your favorite tech outlet (we recommend Cygilant Daily Security Briefing),  and realize that a major vendor has announced a critical vulnerability. This vulnerability could potentially be on every node across your network. One executive finds out about this issue shortly after. He or she now needs to know where the company stands.

Daily Security Briefing - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 14, 2018

Grab your coffee and read up on today's top information security stories and articles from around the web:

Creating SIEM Alerts To Detect Attacks

Posted by Cygilant Labs on Feb 13, 2018

A good portion of the security research done at Cygilant is done around alerting. For us, an alert occurs when a data point in a log message contains a value we were waiting to see. These data points are usually values such as: IP addresses, authentication statuses, network protocols or error codes, for example. This work is ongoing because there are continually new and better ways to determine if something unique or nefarious is occurring on systems. The log messages we parse come from devices and applications that are deployed within the environment and are commonly referred to as SIEM (security information and event management) data. Most of the hardware and software you are familiar with produce SIEM data which makes it useful determining what is happening on the systems you are monitoring.

Daily Security Briefing - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 13, 2018

Grab your coffee and read up on today's top information security stories and articles from around the web:

A Step in the Right Direction

Posted by Neil Weitzel on Feb 13, 2018

We apologize for the contemptuous comments directed toward the security community that our Twitter account posted on the evening of February 8th.  Understandably, the security community is upset and troubled by this unprofessional behavior and we deeply regret it.  What took place should not have happened and unfortunately cannot be undone.   We wish to emphasize that these actions do not reflect our core values at Cygilant. We can promise that the actions we are taking will prevent circumstances like this from occurring again.

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