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Staying Lean with Cybersecurity Efforts when Budgets are Tight

By: VerSprite β€”

2022 is becoming the year that is drastically changing the cybersecurity landscape. We are witnessing sweeping layoffs and budget cuts. But will it save organizations money and help get through the tough economic times, or can it only become detrimental to organizations?

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Building a Modern Effective SOC – A Realistic Undertaking in 2022?

By: VerSprite β€”

A SOC is the company’s guide and armor in the world of cyber security. In the ever-evolving cyber landscape, a well-functioning SOC ensures organization’s continuity and scaling. A security operations center functions are not limited to just cyber threat intelligence analysis and prevention.

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ERAs are Dead. Long Live the Organizational Threat Model!

By: Tony UcedaVΓ©lez β€”

The OTM is a 7-stage process, inspired by the application threat modeling methodology, PASTA, that is applied at an organizational level. Much like application threat models, the intent is to have risks proven by various important contexts – business impact, likelihood, and the effectiveness of native countermeasures (or controls) that help reduce inherent risk levels.

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Ransomware Readiness – When Failing is Good

By: VerSprite β€”

Integrated into the cybersecurity procedures, A Red Team engagement becomes an ultimate tool in protecting your organization’s assets, developing an effective threat model, and giving your stakeholders a peace of mind to focus on scaling the business.

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Russia-Ukraine War, Cyberwarfare, and the Impact on Businesses Worldwide

By: VerSprite β€”

With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, we are here to shed some light on the cyberattacks going on between Russia and Ukraine, how it is shaping the geopolitical landscapes, and the cybersecurity impact the war is having on organizations and businesses around the world.

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Why Context is King for Your Governance Program

By: Tony UcedaVΓ©lez β€”

Security is a process. It takes time to build a strong security posture and commitment to optimize and manage it. Security governance is implemented as a means by which organizations can control the security management and direct their approach.

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Age of Misinformation

By: VerSprite β€”

Second half of the 20th century saw the dawn of the information age. Now, at the beginning of 21st century, and especially with the proliferation of IoT devices and social media usage, we are seeing the dawn of misinformation.

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Major Threats to the Retail Industry

By: VerSprite Threat Intelligence Group β€”

Our team does extensive work with the retail industry. To give back, we host a living attack tree, free to download. These resources are updated yearly with the most modern and impactful threats, attack surfaces, attack scenarios, and exploitable vulnerabilities our team sees.

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Penetration Testing Standards – a Viral Topic at RSAC 2022

By: Tony UcedaVΓ©lez β€”

Penetration Testing, frequent misrepresentation of its results, and the effect on the security infrastructure. The feasibility of exploitation should be the main focus of penetration testing, and it is at the core of VerSprite’s testing methodology: solving for the probability variable in a risk analysis of realistic attack patterns.

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Part 6: Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

This research series examined the Linux OS in detail and discussed everything from its architecture to the drivers and even the exploits. Today, we conclude the comprehensive research of Linux with an overview of its main elements.

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Threats of IoT Devices

By: VerSprite β€”

IoT devices have embedded their way into our daily lives. From appliances, smart home systems, trackers, and doorbells to CPAP machines. We look at the security risks these IOT devices can bring into your life and how you can protect yourself from the risks.

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Part 5: Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

To summarize again briefly, syscall is an instruction that lowers the privilege level of the currently running application to 0 and allows the program to be performed in higher privilege using the required registers. In this section, we look at the Syscall instruction at the assembly level and try to analyze it in detail.

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Part 4: Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

We already know that the entire Linux operating system is written in C. And not just the operating system, but many binaries that run on it are written in C. Although there are multiple reasons for this, the main reason is that C is a very fast and powerful language.

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Overview of OSINT and Its Importance for Businesses & Organizations

By: Jesse Zamarripa β€”

Open-source information is available through major search engines, but not limited to the websites, databases, and files which Google indexes, Yahoo, Bing, or others. Most information found on β€œdeep web” and β€œdark web” is considered open source.

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Part 3: Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

As we discussed in the previous parts, the Linux Kernel is a collection of code written entirely in C. This is important to keep in mind while we are dealing with the attack floats because the vulnerabilities found in the Linux Kernel can be found in any executable file written using the C programming language.

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AltorCloud

By: Greg Mosher β€”

AltorCloud works with single and multi-cloud operations. After the initial setup and configuration, the platform continues to perform real-time monitoring and provides step-by-step instructions to fix issues that it identifies.

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Part 2: Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

In this section, we explore how these boundaries and privileges are shaped and even how they can change. We analyze User Mode and Kernel Mode, what the modes were developed for, and how the two are related.

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Insight Into Critical Threat Report Envisions 2022

By: Tony UcedaVΓ©lez β€”

Each year, VerSprite's dedicated team of cybersecurity experts monitors new threats, hacker activities, and developments in the geopolitical and cyber world to evaluate and analyze the risks and help organizations to better prepare and protect their assets from digital threats.

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Comprehensive Research of Linux Operating System

By: Batuhan Irmak β€”

In the next series of articles, we conduct extensive research on Linux operating system. We do a deep dive into its architecture, strengths, vulnerabilities, and optimal ways to mitigate threats to the system

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