Network Security

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Cybersecurity – Week 9

The Good | US Bans Sale Of Personal Data To China & Others The Biden administration this week took steps to ban data brokers from trading personal information of U.S. citizens to nations on a list of ‘countries of concern’, currently expected to be China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. The Executive Order …

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Simplifying the Security Analyst Experience with Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF)

In this blog, we dive into how the Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF) improves the security analyst experience. By standardizing third party cybersecurity data through OCSF, SentinelOne enhances efficiency and effectiveness, enabling customers like Liberty Group to prioritize security operations over data acquisition challenges. This exploration offers insights into the real-world benefits and potential of …

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February 2024 Cybercrime Update | Commercial Spyware, AI-Driven APTs & Flawed RMMs

February saw the U.S. government take significant actions against cybercrime, continuing the current administration’s policy of using all the resources of the state to tackle the problem head on. Nation-state actors, meanwhile, have taken to leveraging AI to enhance their operations and attacks. In this month’s update, we also highlight a crop of CVEs in …

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PinnacleOne ExecBrief | China’s Hacking Ecosystem

Last week, PinnacleOne collaborated with SentinelLabs to unpack the leak of internal files from a firm (I-Soon) that contracts with Chinese government security agencies to hack global targets. In this ExecBrief, we examine how I-Soon (上海安洵) fits into the larger Chinese hacking ecosystem and highlight key implications for business leaders. Please subscribe to read future …

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Cybersecurity – Week 8

The Good | LockBit Ransomware Gang Locked Down & Chinese Cyber Espionage Ecosystem Exposed The cybersecurity community saw two valuable developments this week, the first being a hard-won shut down of the notorious LockBit infrastructure, and the second, a rare glimpse into the inner workings of China’s cyber espionage operations. LockBit has long plagued victims …

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Cybersecurity – Week 7

The Good | Back-to-Back FBI Ops Disrupt Major RAT Infrastructure & GRU Spy Network This week counted two wins for the FBI in the fight against malicious activities orchestrated by cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers. First, the Bureau dismantled an extensive cybercrime operation revolving around the Warzone remote access trojan (RAT). Daniel Meli, a 27-year-old Maltese …

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PinnacleOne Alert | Russian Space-Based Nuclear Anti-Satellite Weapon

Key Takeaways Russia is likely developing, but has not fully deployed, a nuclear-weapon based anti-satellite system (which would be a treaty violation). This system would threaten to destroy wide swaths of military and commercial systems in low and medium earth orbit, create ground effects, and complicate strategic deterrence. The USG is peeling back the curtain, …

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Kryptina RaaS | From Underground Commodity to Open Source Threat

One of the key drivers behind the explosion in ransomware attacks over the last five years and more has been the development and proliferation of the ransomware-as-a-service model, a means of providing cybercriminals with easy to use, low cost tools with which to undertake and manage ransomware campaigns. Developers benefit from a steady stream of …

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PinnacleOne ExecBrief | Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI

Welcome back to the re-launched PinnacleOne Executive Brief. Intended for corporate executives and senior leadership in risk, strategy, and security roles, the P1 ExecBrief provides actionable insights on critical developments spanning geopolitics, cybersecurity, strategic technology, and related policy dynamics. For our second post, we summarize SentinelOne’s response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology …

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