How one “hotel guest” gained access to the entire network from a network switch found inside their linen closet during a physical penetration test.
The use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has greatly increased in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. In October 2019, Microsoft stated, “Based on our studies, your account is more than 99.9% less likely to be compromised if you use MFA.” While the veracity and context of that statistic should probably be taken with… Read more »
How we got into a heavily guarded research facility and took ownership of the network during a physical pen test. You would think that a business whose business is defense intelligence and cyber security would have an impenetrable network, right? We recently conducted a penetration test for a client that proved how simple it was… Read more »
DirectDefense performs Red Team engagements for its clients as a standard service. During many physical Red Team engagements, we are met with physical access control systems that use RFID or NFC to provide authorized users access to certain areas of buildings. These systems are often used to control entry into a building, or control access… Read more »
Tips for a fast recovery after a ransomware attack, and how to mitigate the impact of such an attack with improved data backup.
How We Compromised a Major Corporate Network During a Physical Pen Test Here’s a “pro tip” for any company out there using armed guards to protect their facility: If you’re not properly segmenting your network, those armed guards can’t do anything to stop an attacker from compromising your company’s private data. We recently conducted a… Read more »
During this time of heightened cybersecurity threats, we are offering free cybersecurity services (one per customer): Phishing Preparedness Analysis and Remote Access Policy Assessments. Phishing Preparedness Analysis: As organizations shift to this new work from home paradigm, attackers are taking advantage and expanding their already effective phishing campaigns. For a limited time, we will perform… Read more »
Free Cybersecurity to Combat Threats Posed by COVID-19 Don’t miss an event that could be putting your organization’s security at risk. During this time of heightened cybersecurity threats, we are offering a FREE 30-day trial of ThreatAdvisor. Built on the knowledge of security consultants and penetration testers with more than 50 years of experience in… Read more »
Notice to Our Customers While organizations around the world are reorganizing their workforces to handle the current health issue, I’d like to take this moment to reassure you that we at DirectDefense are well prepared to facilitate the services you count on us to provide for you. Unlike most industries that maintain a collective work… Read more »
The Cybersecurity Risks of the “Work from Home” Shift The COVID-19 virus has companies across the world scrambling to make it possible for their employees to work from home. As a result, a lot of decisions are being made rapidly, all with the goal of continuing operations as seamlessly as possible. At DirectDefense, we completely… Read more »