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Business​ ​Risk​ ​Intelligence​ ​-​ 2017​​ ​Review​,​ ​2018​ ​Flashpoints

Business​ ​Risk​ ​Intelligence​ ​-​ 2017​​ ​Review​,​ ​2018​ ​Flashpoints

China leads the hacking charts with the highest combination of impact factors ticked off on a matrix combining the potential capability and impact of possible attacker groups, thus presenting the highest risk, forming one of three actors with a potential tier 6 catastrophic impact (alongside Russia and the Five Eyes) according to a new report by Flashpoint.


The authors say that this Decision Report reinforces the need for decision makers inside the enterprise to incorporate Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) into their risk assessments and strategies.


Flashpoint has detailed the main factors that will increase cyber-threat levels producing its Threat Matrix which details the capability and potential impact of different attackers, from specific nation states to Jihadis.


A primary focus is the fact that cyber-warfare is a main component used in all conflict now. Consequently the increase in

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/business-risk-intelligence--2017-review-2018-flashpoints/article/737415/

Using cyber intelligence to find the bad guys quicker and faster

Don’t think the police will help you find, let alone catch, cyber criminals if they make off with your corporate loot. And don’t think this is only a problem for companies in other countries. South African businesses, like South Africans themselves, are increasingly being targeted.

The story of a local bank being taken for R300 million by cyber criminals who had 100 people withdrawing money from ATMs in Japan made the headlines. But South African companies, unlike their US counterparts, are not required by law to report cases of cyber theft so how many more have gone by unmentioned? The bank reportedly never got its cash back so it’s still wise to secure your systems from attack; the more proactive the better.

The likelihood of cyber attackers plundering your vaults is already vast and growing daily. The threat landscape today is highly sophisticated but our defences are typically outdated and reactive

Read more at: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/KPNG878XEr674mwD

Kaspersky Lab signs threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL

INTERPOL

In a fight against cyber crime, Kaspersky Lab signed a threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL.

Kaspersky’s experts have regularly cooperated with INTERPOL to share fresh cyber threat discoveries with police in its member countries.

The antivirus and internet security software company participated in a groundbreaking INTERPOL-led cybercrime operation that identified nearly 9,000 botnet command and control (C2) servers and hundreds of compromised websites, including government portals, across the ASEAN region.

Kaspersky Lab has also previously assisted in a global operation coordinated by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore to disrupt the Simda criminal botnet – a network of over 770,000 infected PCs around the world.

INTERPOL has helped Kaspersky Lab experts to test and improve a free open-source tool that enables quicker and easier cyber threat research.

Anton Shingarev, vice-president for public affairs of Kaspersky Lab, said: “Sharing intelligence is vital in tackling today’s ever-growing threat landscape

Read more at: http://www.softwaretestingnews.co.uk/kaspersky-lab-signs-threat-intelligence-sharing-agreement-interpol/

Flashpoint Digs Into Dark Web With Security Intelligence API

Security startup Flashpoint is in the business of providing Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to its customers and partners in a number of ways. On Sept. 26, Flashpoint is set to announce a new update for its API, providing an improved method for organizations to benefit from security intelligence.

“We’re providing improved visibility and context into the Deep and Dark Web, the underground of the internet that is inaccessible to traditional search engines,” Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and co-founder of Flashpoint, told eWEEK

The new Flashpoint API v4 provides access to Flashpoint’s finished intelligence reports across a range of topics, including cyber-crime, emerging malware, fraud and looking at physical security-related issues including violent extremism. API v4 also provides access to an aggregated collection of Flashpoint analysts’ Deep and Dark Web conversations with the most secretive attackers on the internet.

“With the API, organizations are able to search across our intelligence and Deep and

Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/flashpoint-digs-into-dark-web-with-security-intelligence-api

Flashpoint Digs Into the Dark Web with Security Intelligence API

Security startup Flashpoint is in the business of providing Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to its customers and partners in a number of different ways. On Sept. 26, Flashpoint is set to announce a new update for its’ API, providing an improved method for organizations to benefit from security intelligence.

“We’re providing improved visibility and context into the Deep and Dark Web, the underground of the internet that is inaccessible to traditional search engines,” Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and Co-Founder, Flashpoint, told eWEEK

The new Flashpoint API v4 provides access to Flashpoint’s finished intelligence reports across a range of topics including cyber-crime, emerging malware, fraud and looking at physical security related issues including violent extremism. The API v4 also provides access to an aggregated collection of Flashpoint analysts’ Deep and Dark Web conversations with the most secretive attackers on the internet.

“With the API, organizations are able to search across our intelligence and Deep

Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/flashpoint-digs-into-the-dark-web-with-security-intelligence-api

Flashpoint Exposes Dark Web With Security Intelligence API – eWeek

Security startup Flashpoint is in the business of providing Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to its customers and partners in a number of ways. On Sept. 26, Flashpoint is set to announce a new update for its API, providing an improved method for organizations to benefit from security intelligence.

“We’re providing improved visibility and context into the Deep and Dark Web, the underground of the internet that is inaccessible to traditional search engines,” Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and co-founder of Flashpoint, told eWEEK

The new Flashpoint API v4 provides access to Flashpoint’s finished intelligence reports across a range of topics, including cyber-crime, emerging malware, fraud and looking at physical security-related issues including violent extremism. API v4 also provides access to an aggregated collection of Flashpoint analysts’ Deep and Dark Web conversations with the most secretive attackers on the internet.

“With the API, organizations are able to search across our intelligence and Deep and

Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/flashpoint-digs-into-dark-web-with-security-intelligence-api

Flashpoint Exposes the Dark Web with Security Intelligence API

Security startup Flashpoint is in the business of providing Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to its customers and partners in a number of ways. On Sept. 26, Flashpoint is set to announce a new update for its API, providing an improved method for organizations to benefit from security intelligence.

“We’re providing improved visibility and context into the Deep and Dark Web, the underground of the internet that is inaccessible to traditional search engines,” Josh Lefkowitz, CEO and co-founder of Flashpoint, told eWEEK

The new Flashpoint API v4 provides access to Flashpoint’s finished intelligence reports across a range of topics, including cyber-crime, emerging malware, fraud and looking at physical security-related issues including violent extremism. API v4 also provides access to an aggregated collection of Flashpoint analysts’ Deep and Dark Web conversations with the most secretive attackers on the internet.

“With the API, organizations are able to search across our intelligence and Deep and

Read more at: http://www.eweek.com/security/flashpoint-digs-into-the-dark-web-with-security-intelligence-api

Operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Chris Coleman, CEO, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions

Businesses and governments continue to struggle with effectively and efficiently defending their organization and constituents from cyber attacks. The impact of cyber attacks is global and is a threat to national economic growth. A report recently published by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies estimates that cyber attacks against the Group of Twenty (G20) alone has resulted in the loss of 2.5 million jobs to counterfeiting and piracy and that governments and consumers lose $125 billion annually, including losses in tax revenue.    

To address the impact of cyber attacks to brand, reputation, and operations, the security industry is evolving its defensive techniques through the use of threat intelligence. The goal of threat intelligence bears a close resemblance to business intelligence. Just as business intelligence is utilized to drive optimum performance into a business function, threat intelligence provides an organization

Read more at: https://security.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/operationalizing-threat-intelligence-nid-14122-cid-21.html