It’s that time of year again - DEF CON! We were thrilled to run OpenSOC again at DEF CON this year, even if it had to be virtual (fingers crossed we’re all in person again in 2022).
The Recon incident response team recently responded to a case of business email compromise. The incident spanned over seven months of potential dwell time, and included the unraveling of encrypted malware hidden in an image file. Our analysis attributed the incident to a threat group known as TA551/Shathak, known for stealing banking credentials.
Whether you're on the Defensive or Offensive side of security, it's important to understand how common attack tools look in an environment. As someone defending a network, the use of proper logging can help prevent visibility gaps. You could have the best perimeter detections that are available, but without visibility into the activity on your endpoints, you're essentially missing a piece of the puzzle.
The Recon team is excited to announce the launch of SOC X™, the Professional SOC Team World Championship! The inaugural event will be on March 4, 2021.
The Recon team is thrilled to announce our newest offering, NDR Live Online!
We've been big fans of the Thinkst platform for a while now. We may have mentioned them a time or two :) Like many others, we get a lot of mileage out of their Canaries and Canary Tokens.
Recently, our team was asked to provide training for an operational military Cyber Protection Team (CPT). This unit, and many others, are working remotely due to the current global situation but still need a way to provide cutting-edge training to keep their operators sharp and mission-ready. This was a particularly important engagement to the team at Recon as we are a team composed heavily of veterans and current members of Reserve/National Guard components.