Randy Pargman Joins Binary Defense as Senior Director of Threat Hunting and Counterintelligence

Binary Defense is pleased to announce that Randy Pargman is our new Senior Director of Threat Hunting and Counterintelligence. Pargman was most recently with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) serving on the Cyber Task Force. Read more about Pargman here.
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Binary Defense MDR Integrates Microsoft Antimalware Scan Interface Interoperability (AMSI)

With the latest release of the Binary Defense Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution, we have now fully integrated Microsoft Windows AMSI. When looking to detect enhanced threats, especially with scripting languages and other methods of cyberattacks, AMSI provides an extensible platform for Binary Defense to get improved visibility into the latest threats and to […]
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Ransomware: what is it, and why should your organization be concerned?

Businesses of all sizes can be a target for ransomware attacks. Small business owners might think a hacker will ignore their organization in favor of a larger company with more data. In fact, small businesses are the low-hanging fruit of cybercriminals everywhere. This is partly because small-to-medium business owners think “it won’t ever happen to […]

Binary Defense Recognized in the Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Binary Defense has been identified as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection & Response Services (MDR) report (July 2019 edition; available to subscribers). Read more here.
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SOC Alert! Uptick in Ursnif Distribution

Binary Defense has noticed a recent uptick in Ursnif distributed using Reply-Chain attacks and password protected .zip files across multiple clients. Inside of the .zip files will be documents containing macros which execute and reach out to a Ursnif distribution server to download the payload. The Reply-Chain attacks are carried out by infecting one victim, accessing their emails, locating […]

Binary Defense Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

Binary Defense is pleased to announce that it has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 Fastest- Growing Private Companies List for 2019. The Stow, Ohio organization is ranked at #1,361 of 5000 and boasts 304 percent growth over the evaluation period of three years. In Ohio, the company ranks among the top 30 fastest-growing firms, […]
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TrickBot: Ono! New Tricks!

During the past few weeks, my team and I (The Binary Defense Security Operations Center Threat Hunters), have been tracking a TrickBot gtag that has been behaving differently compared to the other TrickBot gtags. In those weeks, we observed differences in its: Distribution Runtime Post-infection High-level TrickBot Exploitation Flow TrickBot’s actions in runtime Let’s look […]
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Don’t Fall Victim to Wire Transfer Fraud: Tips to Stay Safe

Hackers employ a multitude of methods in order to gain access to a company’s data, but at the end of the day, they are looking for the fastest route to payday. One such method is known as a wire transfer scam. This scam has been around for a while; you’ve surely heard of the famous […]
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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 […]