As you have no doubt heard, LastPass has suffered yet another breach which makes at least 3 separate incidents this year alone. The latest incident appears to be a follow-up to the previous intrusion from back in August. Rather than recap the details of the breaches, this post will focus strictly on "how does this affect me/my organization" and "is LastPass still safe to use?"
Logs are on the systems, why do I need this?
Do you have resources on prem? In the cloud? How about in multiple clouds? How do you access them all, and how do you track all of those resources? How do you handle key management? Password management? User management? How do you maintain who or what has SSH and RDP access? How do you provide secure access to internal websites or even other data sources? How do you know your admins and analysts and end users are accessing them securely? How do you know who has keys sitting in their downloads folder? How do you track any of it?
If anyone in your organization handles financial transactions, invoices, or payroll changes over email, you're at risk of wire transfer fraud. Criminals target sophisticated social engineering attacks toward anyone that can authorize or redirect payments or financial transactions, including accountants, salespeople, payroll and HR staff, and executives. The core issue is this: email is never a trustworthy way to validate a person's identity. It is critical that your leadership and users understand this.
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With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and U.S. sanctions against Russia continuing to build, the need has never been greater for American infrastructure entities to protect their operations from cyber threats and attacks.
As many in the industry are now aware, Okta experienced a form of security breach back in January which the wider industry was unaware of until screenshots obtained by the LAPSUS$ group were posted on Twitter on March 21st, at 10:15pm CDT.
At Recon, we are committed to meeting the security demands of the evolving threat landscape and exceeding the expectations of our customers. We follow best practices, up to and including closely following Google's BeyondCorp approach to "Zero Trust" for our entire infrastructure. Our security philosophy is, "we must always be the most secure part of any organization that we may ever work with." This has enabled us to be a strong, trusted advisor and service provider to our customers and channel partners.
In this blog post we cover a widespread phishing campaign Recon recently observed targeting multiple customers. This post is not meant to be highly technical, instead it walks through how these attacks unfold and but still provides defenders and organizations some tools to defend against these attacks.
This guide will walk you through using CanaryTokens.org to generate a token and how to use that token to determine if an application is vulnerable to Log4j. The generated token is a string of text that you will place in various user-controlled fields of the applications (such as search boxes, forms, and password fields). If the application is vulnerable, you will receive an email from CanaryTokens.org indicating that the application is vulnerable.