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23 Jul

Meet The Crafters: Shunta Sanders

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The team behind CounterCraft is a group of cybersecurity experts, passionate about the world of threat intelligence and the brains behind our powerful deception-powered platform. On our series, Meet The Crafters, we introduce you to some of them, and get their takes on current cybersecurity issues and today’s technology and challenges. Watch the video to get to know Shunta Sanders, our Senior Solutions Architect, and hear about his experience in the federal IT space.

15 Jul

CounterCraft Receives ISO 27001 Certification

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We’ve done it! After a long and grueling year of analyzing business processes, how we develop our product and the way we work as a company, CounterCraft is really (really) pleased to announce we’ve been granted ISO 27001 certification! ISO 27001 is an international standard for the management of information management systems. In terms of CounterCraft it means we’ve had to define a framework of policies and procedures covering all legal, physical and technical controls for the process of managing risk.

13 Jul

Our Vision, from the Founders of CounterCraft

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We sit down to talk about the CounterCraft vision: the mission, the approach and the values that drive our business forward day to day and year to year. The vision that originated in a hotel room in northern Spain with our three founders David, Dan and Fernando is still the vision that guides the company today—world-class deception for relevant and timely threat intelligence. Our Mission CounterCraft’s mission is to be a pioneering provider of cyber deception and real time threat intelligence that detects targeted attacks.

8 Jul

Cyber Deception as a Service: Multitenancy and MSSPs

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One of the most useful operating features of Countercraft’s Cyber Deception Platform is the capability to provide multitenant capabilities out of the box. According to Gartner, multitenancy is “a reference to the mode of operation of software where multiple independent instances of one or multiple applications operate in a shared environment”. What multitenancy really means is loads of time saved for those who balance various clients, departments, or other instances in a cyber deception platform.

7 Jul

The Cyber Peace Institute’s 2021 Healthcare Report Highlights Cybercrime Risk

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2020 was a year for the record books, and, when it comes to cyber crime in the healthcare sector, it was a real watershed. That’s why the Cyber Peace Institute’s report Playing With Lives: Cyberattacks on Healthcare are Attacks on People was so timely and relevant. This 2021 report provides an in-depth exploration of the victims, targets and impact of e-crime on the healthcare sector, its infrastructure, its workforce and, above all, its patients.

1 Jul

Profiling Adversaries

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What is Profiling? The FBI refer to profiling as ‘reverse engineering a crime’ - the process of analyzing a crime scene to build a picture of the criminal, ultimately leading to an arrest. In cyber terms, profiling is a process of identifying individual characteristics and traits displayed by the adversary. This article aims to show how we can profile cyber adversaries using deception technology. Some Context… When tracking a serial killer, the FBI looks for characteristics they can use to identify the murderer.

29 Jun

What We're Reading

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Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware…it was the word on everyone’s lips this month (even ours!). It feels like a critical time in cybersecurity when it comes to this growing threat. Check out the articles we’ve been passing around this month and we think you’ll agree. FBI and Australian Police Ran an Encrypted Chat Platform to Catch Criminal Gangs Filed under news that will surely be turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, we found out this month that the FBI, together with the Australian Federal Police, ran an encrypted chat platform and intercepted secret messages between criminal gang members from all over the world for more than three years.

17 Jun

A Look at Ransomware Cloud Alpha Testing

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What if solving the ransomware problem was as simple as trying out a different tactic? Endpoint security, paying ransoms, and getting governments involved are all temporary, stop-gap measures that have little if any effect on your organization’s likelihood of being ransomed. That is what led us to create a ransomware defense deception campaign in the first place. After tracing ransomware actors’ steps, we identified the common stages of their attacks and set out to define a campaign that would address their actions during different stages.

15 Jun

Why We’re Running a Ransomware Beta | Founder Chat

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CounterCraft’s founders talk about the company’s new beta program designed to defend against ransomware. The aim of the CounterCraft ransomware campaign is to discover threats early and use the intelligence uncovered to stop ransomware from being deployed. CounterCraft has been running an alpha version of this campaign for some time. It is designed to detect the early stages of any ransomware attack. After studying the methodology of the typical ransomware attacks, we’ve broken down the steps that these groups take and designed a sophisticated campaign that looks for this type of activity.

14 Jun

The Technology Behind Our Cyber Threat Deception

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Here at CounterCraft, we know we have the best active defense technology on the planet. Our Cyber Deception Platform is the most advanced in the world, which is why we have clients ranging from NATO to the US Department of Defense. But what is it, exactly, that sets us apart from other deception companies? The different pieces of proprietary technology that make up our platform create a powerful, versatile tool for creating deception environments for your attackers to fall into.

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