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NSFOCUS Cloud-in-a-Box Wins 2019 InfoSecurity Product Guide Excellence Award

February 15, 2019 | Devika Jain

NSFOCUS Cloud-in-a-Box Wins 2019 InfoSecurity Product Guide Excellence Award Four months after it was released to the general public, our newest cloud security service Cloud-in-a-Box has been named a bronze winner in the 15th annual 2019 InfoSecurity Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards in the ‘Best Innovation in Cloud Security’ category. In this day and age, […]

Retrospective: NHS, ransomware and technical debt

May 31, 2017 | NSFOCUS

By: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS On May 15th, the NHS (UK’s National Health Service) suffered its single worst disruption to service in the history of the organisation. The disruption was due to a type of malicious software, known as ransomware, with the purpose of attempting to extort money from victims by encrypting their […]

Solving the DDoS Problem – One Summit at a Time

April 8, 2017 | Devika Jain

By: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS It’s no secret that DDoS attacks are on the rise. Statistic-after-statistic, report-after-report, all say the same thing about DDoS. However, who are the companies that have perfected the technology, tactics, techniques, and procedures used in front-lines to defeat DDoS attacks every day? NSFOCUS is one such company that […]

Threat Intelligence – You’re Purchasing the Process

February 6, 2017 | Devika Jain

By: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS Over the past year, the cyber security industry has changed significantly in the light of an innovative tool called “Threat Intelligence” (TI). Organizations of all sizes are beginning to gain understanding of the value of TI; however, there is some confusion concerning what organizations believe they are receiving […]

“Shifu” Banking Trojan – Technical Analysis and Recommendations

January 27, 2017 | NSFOCUS

By: NSFOCUS Security Labs Overview The banking Trojan “Shifu” was discovered by the IBM counter fraud platform in April, 2015. Built on the Shiz source code, this Trojan employs techniques adopted by multiple notorious Trojans such as Zeus, Gozi, and Dridex. This particular Trojan targeted 14 banks in Japan and re-emerged in Britain compromising 10 […]

ElasticSearch Hit by Ransom Attack

January 26, 2017 | NSFOCUS

By: Dr. Richard Zhao, SVP of Global Threat Research, NSFOCUS Overview During the week of January 21, 2017, over 34,000 vulnerable MongoDB databases fell victim to a ransom attack. Data residing on these databases was erased or encrypted and bitcoin payment was demanded in lieu for return of the data. Moreover, on January 18th, 2017, […]

Gazing into our Crystal Ball – 2017 Cybersecurity Predictions

December 19, 2016 | NSFOCUS

By: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS Cyber extortion and attacks can take many forms – from ransomware to DDoS shakedowns and data-dump blackmail, organizations all over the globe have been directly impacted by these campaigns in 2016. This year we saw the first DDoS attack exceeding 1Tbps in size and the proliferation of attacks […]

Case Study: Thwarting 100,000+ Attacks on the G20 Summit, the NSFOCUS Experience

December 12, 2016 | NSFOCUS

By: Dr. Richard Zhao, SVP of Global Threat Research, NSFOCUS In September 2016, prominent world leaders representing the top 20 global economies gathered together in Hangzhou, China to kick off the 11th meeting of Group of Twenty (G20). This year marked the first time that the event was hosted in China and as a result, […]

Threat Intelligence: What It Is and How to Use It Effectively

November 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

By: Anil Nandigam, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, NSFOCUS In today’s cyber landscape, decision makers constantly question the value of their security investments, asking whether each dollar is helping secure the business. Meanwhile, cyber attackers are growing smarter and more capable every day. Today’s security teams often find themselves falling behind, left to analyze artifacts from […]

Threat Intelligence – You can’t complete the picture, if you don’t have the missing piece.

October 11, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Author: Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS Over the last year, the cybersecurity industry has been abuzz about this new thing called “threat intelligence”. However, threat intelligence (intel) as a whole is not really that new. Threat intel was probably used in every military-like campaign going back to the rise of the great civilizations […]