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29 Jan

What We're Reading

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A new year, and we already have loads of cyber news to talk about. In what comes as no surprise, we are still parsing (and chatting about) the effects of the Solar Winds breach. Read on to find out what else is on our minds and making its way across our internal message boards this month. Democracies need to re-learn the art of deception This fascinating think piece in The Economist made its way around the office in an email chain, and was thought provoking for everyone.

28 Jan

A Look Inside...Version 2.8

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Come take a look inside CounterCraft’s Cyber Deception Platform with our Product Manager, Rich Barrell. You may already have seen some of the new features launched as part of Version 2.8. Watch this video to see all the changes our development team made to the latest version, live and in action. Both current clients and those looking into deception will be interested to see the latest developments in one of the world’s most cutting edge cybersecurity companies.

27 Jan

Depicting Risk and Quantifying Mitigation with MITRE Shield

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MITRE Shield is a classified matrix of Active Defence Techniques (as we’ve mentioned before). The Shield matrix gives a simple framework to define and measure the coverage of your security programme when it comes to dealing with different attacker techniques. Why does that matter? To quote a CounterCraft customer, “Shield classification gives leadership a way to describe risk and show how our security deployment mitigates that risk.” That’s it in a nutshell.

22 Jan

CounterCraft Awarded Agreement with World’s Top Defense Client, U.S. Department of Defense

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We are proud to announce that CounterCraft will be working with the U.S. Department of Defense to dramatically enhance cyber threat detection and intelligence-gathering capabilities. We have been awarded an Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), which prototyped CounterCraft’s capabilities in the use of deception technology to prevent cyber attacks targeting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The capability to elicit high-grade threat intel from cyber attackers is a game changer.

19 Jan

An Unprecedented Level of Deception Credibility with CounterCraft Version 2.8

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A new year means new improvements for CounterCraft. Version 2.8 is here, and it is set to make important strides forward for cyber threat intelligence. CounterCraft continues to be on the cutting edge of the cybersecurity sector, thanks to our expertly crafted technology. We take deception seriously. We are still the only platform to use buffer zones for assets in the cloud and in network, offering flexible capabilities that are attack-technique agnostic.

14 Jan

Top Cybersecurity Threats to Watch In 2021

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2020 was a revolutionary year. Everything changed. The global pandemic brought the world to its knees, exposing sociopolitical, economic, racial and digital weaknesses. The pandemic, and the effects it has had on our daily lives, has changed the panorama, opening us up to new threats and exacerbating old ones. Alongside global health and climate change, cybersecurity is one of this century’s greatest threats to the world economy.[1] Here at CounterCraft, we keep our eyes on more than just the headline-making incidents of ransomware and high-profile phishing attacks.

12 Jan

Real World Cases: Threat Intel to Detect External Threats by Governments

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The future is in the cloud. This means threat actors have access to data and crown jewels via external and cloud services. In fact, attacks on cloud services users reached nearly 7.5 million in the second quarter of 2020. This widespread problem presents a challenge to security teams, as activity is taking place outside of their own network, and generic threat intelligence feeds provide no useful information. CounterCraft is the only threat intelligence tech company that allows pre-breach activity detection.

28 Dec

What We're Reading

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The end of the year brings a wealth of big cybersecurity news. Our internal chat blew up with the latest breach revelations, but we also had a couple good on- and off-topic laughs—because isn’t that the secret to surviving 2020? The Solar Winds breach The Solar Winds breach is front page news these days, and not just in the cyber world. Mainstream media has picked up this gigantic hack, the scope of which is nearly unprecedented.

22 Dec

Swiss Army Confirms 2021 is the Year for Deception

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Cybersecurity continues to be a major concern for nation states, with an ever-increasing urgency thanks to recently discovered attacks. From the Solar Winds hack (a “historic mess”) that infiltrated the U.S. government to the European Medicines Agency hack that accessed documents on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, both the number of nation-state attacks and stakes of the information being stolen are on the rise. Countries are amping up their defenses against these threat actors, and many of the world’s top powers are turning to deception technology.

21 Dec

Real World Cases: Threat Intel to Stop Spear Phishing in the Insurance Industry

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Over 90% of cyber attacks begin with spear phishing. This widespread problem is a difficult one to mitigate, because spear phishing doesn’t rely on an easily detected spam campaign. Instead, spear phishing campaigns are highly targeted, meaning that no matter what security may be in place, there is always the possibility that someone, somewhere will click on a link that will result in your corporate network being compromised. CounterCraft’s deception campaigns have proven effective in deflecting the spear phishing attack into a buffer zone to collect real-time threat intel on attackers.