Part 1: Protect Your Organization from Social Engineering

Learn the Tactics Savvy Attackers Use to Dodge Anti-Spam Protection and Infiltrate Networks Social engineering attacks are commonly used in red teaming simulations and breaches. While many companies are reducing their web and network attack surfaces, most employees – if not every employee – has one or more of the following communication surfaces that are… Read more »

Tales From the Road: How Secure is Your API?

How We Were Able to Alter API Settings that Control Energy Production During a recent security assessment of an Application Programming Interface (API) that dynamically manages the energy resources for a large energy utility and allows external client devices to communicate with end devices that sit behind the API server, DirectDefense was able to gain… Read more »

The Emotional Toll of Incident Response Events

Navigating the 5 Stages of Grief Following an Incident Response Event Are you a victim of a data breach and are you feeling signs of grief? You’re not alone. As an incident response professional, I have met many different types of corporate staff, from the IT staff to the C-suite. Unfortunately, it was probably on… Read more »

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Assessing Microsoft’s Social Engineering Attack

Breaking Down Microsoft’s Response to the Lapsus$ Gang’s Social Engineering Compromise Microsoft has done an excellent job in explaining the social engineering breach that originated against them from the Lapsus$ group. In their recent blog post, they detail the Lapsus$ attack and how access was obtained, as well as provide some decent recommendations to enhance… Read more »

2023 Security Operations Threat Report

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