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Phishing Financial Firms is Big Business

Cyberattacks on financial institutions in the US occur at the staggering rate of approximately 30 times per second. The reality is while major news outlets report on wide-scale breaches such as the 143 million US resident records accessed in the Equifax breach, countless other successful breaches happen daily that don’t earn national headlines. Information security […]
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Secure Your Site(s): Avoid SSL/TLS Certificate Expiration

Not too many years ago, a few websites began adding an extra layer of security in the form of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certification. Today, most legitimate business sites are sure to have SSL certificates installed. Many of the SSL certificates installed and available today are actually Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates, although they are […]
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Using Sysmon and ETW For So Much More

Recently the team over at Microsoft’s SysInternals team Mark Russinovich and Thomas Garnier landed a new version of Sysmon v10 which adds a new event ID type Event ID 22 (DNS). If you are not familiar with Sysmon, it’s a free tool from Microsoft which incorporates a number of enhanced events from the operating system, […]
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Binary Defense Software Developer Uses Programming Expertise to Help Injured Veteran Regain Mobility

Many Binary Defense employees are involved in their communities, using their skills to give back or to educate their neighbors about cybersecurity. Binary Defense Senior Python Developer Ilya Gotfryd recently gave his time to a very worthy cause. In conjunction with a group called Challenge America, Ilya and a team of volunteers helped develop a […]
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Gh0stCringe (Formerly CirenegRAT)

Since early December, 2018, I’ve been seeing a new type of Gh0stRAT-like malware being distributed over SMB.  This sample has been dubbed Gh0stCringe by @James_InThe_Box on twitter.  While the network communications of this new malware is very similar to that of Gh0stRAT, there are some key differences: Instead of the use of Zlib compression on […]
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Binary Defense surges amid awareness, product launch

Credit: Crain’s Cleveland Business Crain’s Cleveland Business recently published an article on the growth of Binary Defense. Binary Defense CEO, Mike Valentine, explains how hackers are using different methods of attacks. “Today’s savvy malware perpetrators offer customer-support lines to help their victims figure out how to buy cryptocurrency, like bitcoin, to pay the ransom. They […]
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Credential Stuffing…A Side Effect of Data Breaches

Credential stuffing is a type of brute force cyberattack which uses automation in an effort to gain unauthorized access to systems around the world…and it all starts with a simple data breach. Data from One Breach Poses Risks to Additional Systems An alarming number (almost half) of people use the same or similar password across […]
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Protect Yourself from Password Spraying Attacks

Password spraying attacks are just one method hackers use to gain unauthorized access to systems around the world. The technique itself is not complex, and a simple online search turns up instructions even cyber-novices can follow. While the attack is relatively simple and should be easy to defend against, it is effective, and it continues […]
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AT&T Cybersecurity Names Binary Defense Global Partner of the Year

Binary Defense™—a leading cybersecurity firm in Endpoint Detection and Response, SOC-as-a-Service and Counterintelligence—was named AT&T Cybersecurity’s (formerly AlienVault) 2018 Global Partner of the Year. Binary Defense had been named Global Partner of the Year in 2016 and returned to the top spot in 2018 by delivering 100% year-over-year growth. Binary Defense teams with AT&T Cybersecurity […]
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Binary Defense Expands Security Operations Center in Stow, Ohio

Binary Defense™—a leading cybersecurity firm in Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (M-EDR) now with built-in Endpoint Platform Protection (EPP)—has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Stow, OH. The new location at 600 Alpha Parkway will serve as the operations hub for the 5-year old cybersecurity company, benefiting Binary Defense customers by offering an expanded Security […]