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Under the Hood of an MDR Company: an Exercise in Innovation [Video]

Running a successful EDR platform and MDR service is never-ending pursuit to stay one step ahead of hackers. As threat actors find creative ways to attempt to circumvent our customers defenses, we are constantly innovating to ensure we can detect and respond to security incidents quickly. Our founders Chris Gerritz and Russ Morris joined me…

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Log4J/Log4Shells Exploit Analysis (CVE-2021-44228)

As a follow up to our other blog post related to CVE-2021-44228, the Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting Apache Log4j, we wanted to go into analysis of a log4shells attack. Who is vulnerable? Basically, this vulnerability affects any apache web server using vulnerable versions (2.11.0 – 2.14.1) of the log4j logger. The list of…

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Log4J Exploit Detection (CVE-2021-44228)

This post was last updated on December 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 amUPDATED: 12/22 – Added new detection logic to mitigate common obfuscation tactics. De-emphasized mitigation procedures which no longer help. If you are reading this than I assume you have already heard about CVE-2021-44228, the Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting Apache Log4j, the Java…

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How an MSSP successfully fought off a major cyber attack

This post was last updated on November 19th, 2021 at 03:27 pmHere at Infocyte, we are helping our customers and partners respond to major attacks on almost a weekly basis. When I say attack, I don’t mean an antivirus notification about a bad file that a user inadvertently downloaded. The attacks I am talking about…

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How Can State and Local Municipalities Protect Themselves from Ransomware?

This post was last updated on November 3rd, 2021 at 09:54 amThe extent of ransomware attacks among government entities was especially revealed when the world, particularly the US, was countering the pandemic. It’s now clear that cybercriminals might continue halting delivery of essential services unless state and local municipalities do something to end the ransomware…

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Detecting and Responding to Ransomware Attacks

Behind the Scenes: What Happens in a Ransomware Attack? [Video]

This post was last updated on September 27th, 2021 at 12:31 pmThe first step to protecting yourself from a ransomware attack is understanding what it actually is. The behaviors that constitute a threat might individually seem like perfectly normal activity, even to someone who knows what they are looking for. If we put ourselves in…

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Five MDR Service Principles to Reduce Risk in Mid-Sized Enterprises

This post was last updated on November 1st, 2021 at 04:04 pmIf you are responsible for IT security for an organization with less than 2,500 employees and the “core” Microsoft security, you might think that hackers have bigger fish to fry and won’t set their sites on you. That line of thinking is risky. As…

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Dealing with DarkSide

This post was last updated on September 23rd, 2021 at 03:28 pmBrian Krebs recently reviewed more details about ‘DarkSide’ and this ransomware group’s role in shutting down the Colonial Pipeline. DarkSide is a group that packages and provides ransomware capabilities as a service. Other ransomware gangs and organizations pay a fee for DarkSide tools and…

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Infocyte Completes first 100 Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Assessments

This post was last updated on November 12th, 2021 at 04:41 pmOrganizations Struggle with Proper Microsoft 365 Configuration with 28% Average Compliance Score (less than 50% of our target) Microsoft 365 (aka Office or O365 or MS 365) is the most popular SaaS productivity and back-office platform in the market today. The MS 365 platform…

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Practical MITRE ATT&CK Coverage Part II: Top 20 Focus

Follow up blog on why you should monitor for the Top 20 attacker behaviors: not 10, not 30.

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