Author: Bethany Kozal

Tales From the Road: What An Enterprise Risk Assessment Looks Like

Has your corporation been keeping up-to-date on the latest security practices? An important one to bring into your security repertoire is an enterprise risk assessment. It’s crucial to regularly conduct enterprise assessments to ensure the effectiveness of your corporation’s security measures. An enterprise risk assessment helps your organization continuously update and measure all security protocols,… Read more »

Combat Ransomware: Try Halcyon’s Anti-Ransomware Platform Free for 60 Days

Armor Your Endpoints Free for 60 Days  If you’ve experienced the impact of a ransomware attack, you understand how severely it can disrupt business operations. That is why we’re partnering with Halcyon to offer a 60-day free trial of their anti-ransomware platform.  Halcyon’s next-generation anti-ransomware solution stops attackers at all phases of a breach using… Read more »

Tales From the Road: A Cybersecurity Breach is Only A Phone Call Away

How DirectDefense Compromised a Banking Institution’s Help Desk and Member Services Using a Phone Social Engineering Attack + 5 Common Vishing Pitfalls to Avoid Cyber criminals will stop at nothing to steal personal and confidential information from their target. In recent years, many high-profile attacks have leveraged targeted phone social engineering attacks, known as vishing.… Read more »

Tales From the Road: When it comes to your SCADA Network: Segment. Segment. Segment.

How DirectDefense uncovered weaknesses in a municipality’s SCADA systems and a need for SCADA network segmentation A large municipality enlisted the services of DirectDefense to perform a Critical Infrastructure Assessment of the SCADA network controlling their water and electric services. During the SCADA assessments, our team identified several weaknesses that demonstrated the need for SCADA… Read more »

Tales From the Road: Minimize Third-Party Software Security Risks

How to Prevent Credential Stuffing with IPv6 Protocol Security Third-party software security risks are created when third-party vendor products lack security, giving attackers wide open access to your organization’s networks and databases. When a vendor has access to your network, including customer and corporate information, your own company’s security doesn’t cover all the gaps, so… Read more »

Tales From the Road: Oops, We Did it Again! Breaking the Bank During a Red Team Assessment

Plus: 10 Tips to Keep Your Organization Out of the Red A financial institution enlisted our services to perform a Red Team assessment – an effective approach to simulate a real-world threat actor attempting to compromise an organization from the outside in. Using an email phishing campaign combined with a physical breach, DirectDefense consultants uncovered… Read more »

Tales From the Road: The Best Defense Against Injection Attacks is to Protect Your Legacy App

How DirectDefense accessed sensitive financial and personal data through injection vulnerabilities The best defense against injection attacks is to secure legacy applications by leveraging an app security assessment. Got a legacy app? Then listen up: Legacy applications can be particularly susceptible to injection attacks and organizations should take immediate action to remediate this vulnerability before… Read more »

2023 Security Operations Threat Report

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