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Escalating Threats, Meet Our Growing Threat Hunting Team

by Damon Fleury  CTO Increased cyber security challenges  With some of the largest scale hacks occurring last year, there has never been a better time to pay attention and re-evaluate your defenses. An estimated 111 billion lines of new software code being created every year, equates to billions of potential vulnerabilities. There are new estimations that cyber-crime damages will cost…

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CHRIME and Execution

by Monty St John Execution comes last in CHRIME, but it’s far from the end at the same time.  Like I’ve mentioned more than once, it can be the beginning, where the steps of the operation performed are a better starting point.  I’ve highlighted many times that CHRIME is meant to be flipped or even…

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CHRIME and Malware

Malware, the scourge of our existence as cyber threat intelligence.  It’s the last thing we want to detect in our network and a strong part of our enemy’s arsenal.  In fact, commonly when I’m teaching students about malware in our Introduction to Threat Intelligence class, I explain to them that malware is like a firearm. …

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CHRIME & Intent

by Monty St John Intent.  It’s all about attention, or resolve if you prefer.  It’s equally a discussion of focus and the point behind performing an action.  Those reasons are key points behind the inclusion of Intent, the “I” in CHRIME, in the first place.  It speaks to the “why”, something always asked in the…

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CHRIME and Reputation

by Monty St John No one lives in a vacuum.  Just like the process of living leaves artifacts that point to history, so do the same events leave behind a trail of impacts, of evaluations that we clump together to call reputation.  Reputation is the “R” in CHRIME and a key factor in evaluating an…

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GDPR’s Far-Reaching Impact: Ripples From Across the Pond

By Damon Fleury, Chief Technical Officer As we head into the new year and plan our 2018 priorities, it’s probably a safe bet that almost every planning calendar has a circle around one date – May 25, 2018. If it’s not on your calendar, chances are it should be and here’s why. This deadline for GDPR compliance will impact…

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NIST SP 800-171 DIY Compliance

CYBERDEFENSES LAUNCHES NIST SP 800-171 DO-IT-YOURSELF PROGRAM By Damon Fleury Chief Technical Officer As we mentioned in a blog post last month, we’re publishing a new NIST SP 800-171 Do-It-Yourself Compliance Program that expands our popular NIST SP 800-171 compliance resources. The more robust offering is designed to help federal contractors quickly address Defense Federal Acquisition…

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CHRIME and History

by Monty St John Nicholas Sparks rolled out this beautiful saying that I often butcher, but like to use nonetheless — “Nothing is ever lost nor can be lost…”.  The “H” in CHRIME is about history, specifically the history of the element you are examining with CHRIME and those elements linked to it.  History and…

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CHRIME and Constellation

by Monty St John If you haven’t had a chance to look over the introduction of CHRIME via this link, take a second to do so prior to diving into this first topic. It sets the stage to understanding what CHRIME is all about and gives some context to make the dive we are about to…

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What is this CHRIME thing anyway?

by Monty St John If you work in any intense environment where large volumes of information are processed, you figure out how to be efficient and agile or you don’t last long.  CHRIME came into being as the output of late night brainstorming sessions about how to do things better.  It was borne in the…

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