Monitoring deep, dark and surface web to detect exposure of your sensitive data, secret projects and initiatives, privileged users, critical systems, IT infrastructure, and more.
Monitoring and alerting of third party data breaches impacting your employees’ emails, usernames, and personally identifiable information.
Assess the risk footprint and security posture of key business relationships to get a handle on external risk introduced through your extended attack surface.

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Digital risk monitoring of key personnel with telemetry and risk metrics. VIPRecon provides broad coverage of social media, deep and dark web, as well as physical threat assessments.
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GroupSense offers a comprehensive package of services for assessing and responding to ransomware attacks, including negotiations with threat actors.
Actively researching and monitoring threats from vendors or third-party companies that can affect organizational security.
Monitoring for threats to elections, VIPs, and more on social media to proactively prevent or mitigate digital risk.
Focusing on the threats and risks that matter to your security processes and providing intelligence and insights to prevent or mitigate digital risk.
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Executives are prime targets for fraudulent activities, but with a proactive approach, any attacks or threats can be neutralized before causing any damage.
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How Ransomware Defense Is Evolving With Ransomware Attacks

By External Author on Nov 24, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Ransomware became deadly in 2020.

Topics: News

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder #3

By External Author on Nov 12, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Joe has a story about how Emotet is being used in phishing emails through thread hijacking, Dave's story is a two-fer: one is about bad guys using image manipulation and the other has Elon Musk giving away Bitcoin again taking advantage of the US election, The Catch of the Day is from a listener named John about an email-based vishing attack, and later in the show, later in the show, we welcome back Kurtis Minder of GroupSense on the burgeoning ransomware negotiation industry. 

Topics: News

How to Avoid Paying Ransomware Ransoms

By External Author on Nov 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Last month, two agencies of the US Treasury department issued advisories warning against paying ransomware.

Topics: News

Kurtis Minder of GroupSense: 5 Things You Need To Know To Optimize Your Company’s Approach to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

By External Author on Nov 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM

As a part of our series about “5 Things You Need To Know To Tighten Up Your Company’s Approach to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kurtis Minder, CEO and co-founder of GroupSense.

Topics: News

Getting real about ransomware [Q&A]

By External Author on Nov 6, 2020 8:45:00 AM

For every high-profile ransomware incident in the headlines, there are many more that never get reported. Particularly among small- and medium-sized businesses, often with small IT and cybersecurity teams, a ransomware attack can be an existential problem.

Topics: News

The 5 Reasons WhatsApp Could be a National Security Risk

By Editorial Team on Oct 28, 2020 1:35:00 PM

Republished from October 2019

Last week I was asked by one of the 24-hour news networks to comment on camera about Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp for official White House business. The news network wanted my thoughts on the vulnerabilities and risks associated with this behavior. My first thought was that this was outside the core focus of what we do at GroupSense, but before I declined I gathered my thoughts on the topic. I quickly realized that this falls squarely in line with the GroupSense mission. Since the networks only want sound bites, I thought I would crystalize the concerns with greater context here. It is my intention to make this post apolitical, but in today’s climate, people are likely to trigger on the particular individual, so replace “Mr. Kushner” with “WH Staffer with critical national intelligence information”, and the risks remain.

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Podcast: Kurtis Minder with Decipher Discusses Ransomware Negotiation

By External Author on Oct 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense, joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the delicate process of ransomware negotiations and how enterprises are dealing with infections today.

Topics: News

US Treasury Department ban on ransomware payments puts victims in tough position

By External Author on Oct 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

It's not very clear what room for maneuvering is left for incident response companies to assist their clients with ransomware attacks and whether providing information about the attackers, engaging with them to test whether they're able to actually decrypt files or to negotiate a lower ransom would qualify as "facilitating" a transaction under the OFAC regulations. "Frankly, that puts us in an interesting situation with a client, where we say: 'Hey, we are not able to facilitate payments. Can we still negotiate on your behalf? Absolutely. And we can validate all the keys and do all of those things to get you to the point where you can do a transaction but we cannot do a transaction'," Kurtis Minder, CEO of threat intelligence firm GroupSense, tells CSO.

Topics: News

Ransomware groups are going corporate

By External Author on Oct 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense, a company that offers ransomware negotiation services, told SC Media that most large ransomware groups with multiple concurrent victims deploy automatic, pre-determined answers through the early stages of a negotiation until it progresses far enough to warrant human interaction. Similar to the business world, ransomware managers are seemingly looking to make sure their workers’ time is being spent wisely.

Topics: News

Securing WhatsApp – What You Need to Know Today

By External Author on Oct 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Webinar on October 28th at 1:00 pm EDT

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Treasury Dept. Advisory Shines Spotlight on Ransomware Negotiators

By External Author on Oct 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Threat intelligence firm GroupSense is one recent example. Earlier this month, the company introduced a new service that it says can help ransomware victims navigate a slew of issues following an attack. According to GroupSense, it can help organizations evaluate and confirm attacks, negotiate with threat actors to reduce ransom demands, manage cryptocurrency payments, arrange for the destruction of any stolen data, and carry out other post-transaction activities.

Topics: News

Ransomware Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts with an Expert Negotiator

By External Author on Oct 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Webinar on October 21st at 10:00 am!

No one ever expects it to happen to them. But with ransomware and cybercrime on the rise, it’s more likely than ever to discover that ransomware has locked down your system and cybercriminals are holding your data hostage. Kurtis Minder, an expert ransomware negotiator, advises executive teams when their worst cybersecurity nightmares come to life. Join us for an interview with Kurtis as we discuss:

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Cybersecurity firm offers official Ransomware Negotiation Service

By External Author on Sep 29, 2020 3:56:07 PM

While FBI is urging ransomware victims not to pay any ransom to hackers as it encourages crime, a Cybersecurity firm from Virginia says that it will offer a ransomware consultation and negotiation service on an official note to deal with a situation.

Topics: News

Think Before You Share: How Tweets Fuel the Infodemic

By Editorial Team on Sep 15, 2020 9:44:15 AM

Twitter is a fun and easy way to engage with pop culture and maybe even spark a spirited discussion. Many of us on twitter can retweet/share without thinking or researching what tweets truly say, causing them to spread quickly to a larger audience. But, the sad fact is, some tweets might end up being misinformation or disinformation, especially politically-oriented tweets.

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Breached Passwords and Legacy Protocols Still Defeat Azure MFA

By Editorial Team on Sep 3, 2020 10:04:24 AM

In August 2020, Microsoft posted an article focused on email authentication utilizing their Azure Active Directory (AD) authentication and the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Topics: Blog

Five tips for managing information security in the post-COVID world

By External Author on Aug 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many security challenges that will persist long after the crisis ends. As time passes, it appears that work-from-home will become more permanent. Couple that with rushed digital transformation projects and inflamed security vulnerabilities that if not addressed quickly will lead to serious security and compliance problems. As we look to 2021, here are some challenges security teams must address:

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Foreign actors seeking to sow divisions by targeting Native American populations, cyber intelligence firms says

By External Author on Aug 27, 2020 8:30:00 AM

MADISON - Foreign actors are using social media to target Native American populations in an effort to create disruption and sow division ahead of the 2020 election, according to preliminary research from cyber reconnaissance company GroupSense.

Topics: News Elections

Shoring Up the 2020 Election: Secure Vote Tallies Aren’t the Problem

By External Author on Aug 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM

With the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election coming up in just two months, cybersecurity concerns are taking center stage for average citizens and politicians. That said, the likelihood of election results being impacted by an attack are slim, security researchers say. The focus should be on other problem-plagued election infrastructure issues that are ripe for attack.

Topics: News Elections

Trump pushes fringe beliefs mainstream

By External Author on Aug 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Using his social media megaphone, President Trump has pushed once-fringe beliefs into the consciousness of everyday Americans.

Topics: News Elections

GroupSense Offers Special Package of Services to Protect Elections from Misinformation, Disinformation and Cyber Attacks

By Editorial Team on Aug 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a threat intelligence company, today announced a special package of its Election Threat Protection offering for state and city governments. This package of services includes a readiness assessment, pre-election preparations, and cyber threat monitoring both during and after an election. This approach to election security protects city and state governments and their citizens from cyberattacks on voting technology, mis/disinformation campaigns, ransomware attacks, hacktivism, physical threats and other crimes.

Topics: News Press Releases

The COVID-19 vaccine: A developing tale of black and cornered markets

By External Author on Aug 13, 2020 4:00:00 PM

What’s the single most valuable product in the world? 

Topics: News

Stopping Disinformation: A 'How To' Guide

By Editorial Team on Aug 6, 2020 1:17:07 PM

Topics: Blog Elections

Livestream: Election 2020 and the Cyber Security Impact

By External Author on Aug 5, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Kurtis Minder joined Security Guy TV for a quick discussion on election security for the upcoming 2020 election. 

Topics: News Video Elections

QAnon's 2020 resurgence

By External Author on Aug 4, 2020 12:30:00 PM

The strange realities of 2020 have perfectly played to the kind of fear QAnon thrives on, driving record online interest in the conspiracy theory.

Topics: News Elections

America’s meme machine is fueling the populist movement globally

By External Author on Aug 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The QAnon conspiracy is picking up steam abroad, particularly in Europe, where populist movements are on the rise.

Topics: News Elections

Livestream: 'Data' vs 'Intelligence' What's the Difference?

By External Author on Aug 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder joins Security Guy TV as part of the RSA pre-show interview to discuss the differences between "data" and "intelligence." 

Topics: News Video

How Should I Securely Destroy/Discard My Devices?

By External Author on Aug 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Question: How should I securely destroy/discard my devices?

Topics: News

How GroupSense uses 'cyber double agents' to rescue businesses' private information from the dark web and identify future leaks

By External Author on Jul 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A 2020 study on US consumers and cybercrime recorded nearly 1,500 significant data breaches in 2019 resulting in the exposure of more than 164 million sensitive records. Meanwhile, one executive of a major US accounting firm argued that 2020 may be one of the most fraud-rich environments in our nation's history.

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Threat Intelligence in a Big Data World

By External Author on Jul 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Threat intelligence is an important piece of any size organization’s cybersecurity system. But effective threat intelligence often fails is because threat analysis teams aren’t aligning themselves to the business, so they may be looking at the big picture of threats rather than for specific industry vertical threats. In the age of big data and data privacy regulations, this could be leaving an organization open to a damage data breach.

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Expert Roundtable to Discuss the State of Threat Intelligence, Featuring Digital Shadows, Flashpoint, GroupSense and Recorded Future

By Editorial Team on Jun 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a cyber reconnaissance company, today announced it will host an online expert roundtable discussion, titled "Threat Intel in the Real World," on Wednesday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The roundtable is open to the public – people who would like to attend can register now. The roundtable will also be available to view on-demand, beginning immediately after the conclusion of the live session.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to roundtable members.

Topics: News Press Releases Webinar

Threat Intel in the Real World: An Expert Roundtable

By Editorial Team on Jun 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Find out what happens…when intel analysts stop being polite…and start getting real.

Today’s typical enterprise security team subscribes to at least four, often more, intelligence feeds, which analysts must comb through to find relevant information for operationalization. As a result, most threat intel has become “yet another tool to manage.” It’s simply not practical to expect every security organization to be able to hire threat intelligence analysts to make sense out of the feeds. Vendors need to deliver “threat-analyst-in-a-box” capabilities, so intelligence can be operationalized with minimal intervention.

Topics: News Webinar

Video: Kurtis Minder - TechStrong TV

By External Author on Jun 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Kurtis Minder, GroupSense CEO, talks with Charlene O'Hanlon about the black market and Dark Web activities as they pertain to COVID-19.

Topics: News Video

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder #2

By Editorial Team on Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Dave shares a story of an attempt on his father's Verizon account, Joe has the story of an Amazon gift card phishing attempt, The Catch of the Day is a funny phishing email, and later in the show, Joe checks in with Kurtis Minder from GroupSense. They dig a little deeper into some of the topics Kurtis discussed in his previous appearance on our show. 

Topics: News

Exposing the dark web coronavirus scammers

By External Author on Jun 15, 2020 1:09:28 PM

Dan Patterson: Kurtis Minder works for GroupSense, and they have been tracking some of the most outrageous coronavirus scams. Kurtis, what are you seeing right now that people need to pay attention to?

Topics: News

Fireside chat with Kurtis Minder, Co-Founder and CEO of GroupSense

By External Author on Jun 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM

David Raviv will be hosting Kurtis Minder for a virtual fireside chat to talk operational security and other cyber security topics. Hear what he has to say at the meetup tomorrow at 5:00 pm EST by signing up!

Topics: News

Preventative Medicine: Pharmaceutical Company Uses Targeted Intel to Stop IP Theft

By External Author on May 18, 2020 10:43:48 PM

With the average cost to bring a new drug to market surging upwards of $2.5 billion, our client
wanted to get in front of any mentions of trial drugs before they are officially available. This is
the story of how GroupSense partners with a global pharmaceutical company to fight back against IP fraud.

GroupSense identified a syndicate claiming to have access to name-brand medications. Whether the activities are the result physical theft of medication, or manufacturing of counterfeit drugs, there could be negative impact for the client.

Armed with this intel, our customer can quickly take action to prevent further activities from this
group. Understanding how a threat actor operates empowers the client to modify their own processes in the future to prevent recurrences.

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Manufacturing a Stronger Supply Chain: When People are the Weak Link

By External Author on May 18, 2020 10:37:35 PM

Humans were the weak link in this tech giant’s supply chain. Motivated by easy access to dark web marketplaces, assembly line workers had no qualms about using their access to  intellectual property for personal gain.

Topics: Case Study

M&A Process Changes: Assess Digital Risk Before You Make That First Call

By External Author on Apr 30, 2020 2:35:00 PM

Information and cybersecurity audits are a fundamental part of the M&A due diligence process. Given the impact of a breach on potential valuation, market acceptance, public relations and brand value, the security posture of a business being considered for an acquisition is a key element in understanding the liability, risk and value of the business.

Topics: News

5 ways COVID-19 is reshaping the cybercrime economy

By External Author on Apr 30, 2020 1:54:00 PM

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the above-ground economy to the brink of a major recession, the cybercrime economy appears to still be hard-charging ahead. And yet, the virus has rapidly reshaped the way business is being done on the dark web, as buyers and sellers jump on the opportunity to capitalize on global fears, as well as dramatic shifts in supply and demand.

Topics: News

Credit unions know Zoom isn’t secure. They’re using it anyway.

By External Author on Apr 28, 2020 5:45:00 PM

Videoconferencing tools may help bridge the communication gap credit unions are currently facing during the coronavirus, but at what cost?

Business continuity has been strained as credit union employees work remotely. To help with that, many management teams have turned to videoconferencing to keep their institutions running and employees informed.

However, the last few weeks have unveiled a host of cybersecurity concerns with the popular video messaging platform Zoom. There have been problems with end-to-end encryption, and hackers have been able to access the webcams of users. As a result, thousands of personal photos and email addresses of users have been exposed. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for Zoom's cyber vulnerabilities.

Despite this, credit unions are still using the software.

Topics: News

CNN Discusses Prescription Black Market

By External Author on Apr 23, 2020 5:46:00 PM

There are currently sellers on the dark web, offering what they claim is hydroxychloroquine, according to GroupSense, a cyber intelligence firm based in Virginia. Some of the posts are obvious scams, but others are from sellers with strong reviews who are considered reliable.
Topics: News

Podcast: Hacking Humans with Guest Kurtis Minder

By External Author on Apr 23, 2020 1:51:00 PM

Dave warns of fake QR code websites stealing Bitcoin, Joe has the return of classic cons, the Catch of the Day forgets one crucial element, and later in the show, our interview with Kurtis Minder. He’s with a company called GroupSense and they’ve been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dark Web.

Topics: News

Channel Happy Hour Episode 278: COVID-19 Crunch Time

By External Author on Apr 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM

What the Podcast Talks About:

Topics: News

GroupSense Shares Instances of COVID-19 Fraud

By External Author on Apr 16, 2020 1:37:00 PM

With trillions of dollars of financial aid being made available to help individuals and organizations weather the COVID-19 pandemic, it should come as no surprise there is now a massive wave of attempts being made to divert those funds into the hands of cybercriminals.

Topics: News

Morning Cybersecurity

By External Author on Apr 14, 2020 1:32:00 PM

GroupSense named Adam Bregenzer as chief technology officer and Jeffrey Duran as chief marketing officer. Prior to joining GroupSense, Bregenzer was a senior engineering manager at Venmo. Duran, who has had stints with Verizon and U.S. Army Cyber Command, most recently was vice president of marketing for threat investigation company Nisos.

Topics: News

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 April 2020

By External Author on Apr 13, 2020 12:07:00 PM

Talent – Digital Risk Mitigation: GroupSense has named Adam Bregenzer as chief technology officer and Jeffrey Duran as chief marketing officer.

Topics: News

GroupSense Names Adam Bregenzer Chief Technology Officer and Jeffrey Duran Chief Marketing Officer

By Editorial Team on Apr 13, 2020 12:05:00 PM

ARLINGTON, Va.April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a digital risk protection company, today announced it has named Adam Bregenzer as chief technology officer and Jeffrey Duran as chief marketing officer. Bregenzer will be responsible for the direction and implementation of GroupSense's technology roadmap, particularly in the area of frictionless delivery of finished, actionable digital risk intelligence into customer security operations. Duran, a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, will lead the vision and strategy for the company's marketing operations.

Topics: News Press Releases

The Intersection of Cyber Crime and Coronavirus Stimulus: The Perfect Storm for Fraud

By External Author on Apr 13, 2020 12:03:00 PM

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will provide economic relief to millions of businesses and taxpayers during the coronavirus pandemic. This stimulus bill may recall the last time government injected a huge sum of money into the U.S. economy— via the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, following the 2008 mortgage crisis. But this time, the fraud risks are far more extensive due to the emergence of cyber crime.

Topics: News

Webinar- Detecting and Preventing Fraud in the Age of COVID-10: What You Need to Know

By External Author on Apr 7, 2020 11:52:00 AM

Please join us for insights on what your organization can do now and moving forward to proactively prevent fraud in these uncertain times. Our group of fraud experts will explore the risks posed by recent events with a focus on how fraud professionals can minimize risk through a series of tools and techniques, and help their organizations to keep going.

Topics: News Webinar

How Do I Make Sure My Work-From-Home Users Install Updates?

By External Author on Apr 7, 2020 11:47:00 AM

Question: How do I make sure my work-from-home users install updates?

Topics: News

Are Companies Turning a Blind Eye to Their Lost Data on the Dark Web?

By External Author on Mar 25, 2020 11:42:00 AM

Cybersecurity practitioners who scan the dark web for threats against a client, or its stolen assets, also commonly spot data or assets belonging to non-client organizations and offer courtesy reports to those businesses.

Topics: News

The dark web turns 20 this month. From black market hotspots to facilitating the Arab Spring, here's how it changed the world.

By External Author on Mar 21, 2020 4:45:00 PM

The dark web, a segment of the internet used by outlaws, dissidents, and hackers to share information without scrutiny, will turn 20 years old this month.

Topics: News

Closing the Regulatory Loop: Third-Party Breach Notification

By External Author on Mar 19, 2020 11:28:00 AM

According to AT&T's A CEO Guide to Navigating the Threat Landscape report, approximately, 50 percent of data breaches are first detected by the breached company's employees. What about the other 50 percent? Those notifications are more-or-less evenly distributed across law enforcement, customers and service providers. 

Topics: News

Everyone Here is a Criminal or Spy: How Darknet Groups Operate

By External Author on Mar 18, 2020 11:17:00 AM

Darknet groups where corporate employees illegally peddle inside information come with their own sets of rules.

Topics: News

Insiders Sell Employer's Secrets on Darknet Bazaars

By External Author on Mar 18, 2020 11:10:00 AM

In the hidden corners of the internet, company insiders routinely offer access to their employers’ computer systems, sensitive client information and even advance looks at financial statements and business deals, security professionals say. Experts say little can be done to stop them.

Topics: News

The Dark Web turns 20 this month

By External Author on Mar 13, 2020 5:44:00 PM

While we're all being encouraged to sing 'Happy Birthday' as we wash our hands to ward off the COVID-19 virus, you might like to know that you can sing it to the Dark Web, which turns 20 this month.

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Dark Web Timeline

By Editorial Team on Mar 4, 2020 11:45:00 AM

The dark web has been around for 20 years, and in “celebration” we’ve put together a timeline of the major events from these past two decades. It’s important to note that many events have formed it into the dark web we see today. This is only a taste of its history…

Topics: Blog

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 03 March 2020

By External Author on Mar 3, 2020 5:42:00 PM

Alliance – Risk Mitigation: GroupSense, a digital risk protection company, and Grant Thornton LLP, one of the nation’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, have teamed to offer a digital crime mitigation solution, the companies say.

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GroupSense and Grant Thornton Announce Technology Alliance

By Editorial Team on Mar 2, 2020 5:41:00 PM

ARLINGTON, Va.March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a digital risk protection company, and Grant Thornton LLP, one of the nation's largest audit, tax and advisory firms, have teamed to offer a digital crime mitigation solution. The new solution couples GroupSense's operationally ready intelligence, gathered through both automated and human reconnaissance, with Grant Thornton's cyber and fraud risk, data privacy and due diligence offerings to give Grant Thornton clients a powerful, tailored solution for identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in their digital environments. 

Topics: News

How Should I Answer a Nontech Exec Who Asks, 'How Secure Are We?'

By External Author on Feb 26, 2020 5:38:00 PM

Question: How should I answer a nontech exec who asks, "How secure are we?"

Topics: News

GroupSense Wins Esteemed InfoSec Award During RSA Conference 2020

By Editorial Team on Feb 25, 2020 5:35:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference -- GroupSense, a digital risk protection company, today announced it was honored with the "Most Innovative Security Team of the Year" award as part of the InfoSec Awards program from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), one of the industry's most influential electronic information security magazines.

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Livestream: Digital Risk Management & Threat-Intelligence Overload

By External Author on Feb 14, 2020 5:35:00 PM

Kurtis Minder joins Security Guy TV as part of the RSA pre-show interview to discuss how companies are overwhelmed with intelligence and how a human element can improve their security processes.

Topics: News

Podcast: Pros and Cons of Notifying Breached Companies

By External Author on Feb 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM

Spoofed emails may be an Iranian espionage effort. And the confessed Ninendo hacker cops a plea. Craig Williams from Cisco Talos with updates on Emotet. Guest is Kurtis Minder from GroupSense on the Pros and Cons of notifying breached companies at 6:15.

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Biometric Security: More Risk than Reward

By Editorial Team on Feb 4, 2020 1:57:00 PM

Using biometrics for authentication has always been a source of controversy. At face value, it seems like a fool-proof way to authenticate users (everyone has unique fingerprints, right?). But dig a level deeper, and biometric access management systems store that fingerprint (or iris, or facial map, or walking gait) as data. And, we all know what happens to data if it’s not protected properly. Which brings us to the big problem with biometrics: while passwords can be changed if there’s a data breach, fingerprints and other biometric data are permanent. One breach of a biometrics database is all it takes for someone to lose their identity for a lifetime.

Topics: Blog

GroupSense and Cybraics Form Strategic Technology Alliance

By Editorial Team on Jan 14, 2020 5:16:00 PM

ARLINGTON, Va.Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GroupSense, a digital risk management company, and Cybraics, a security analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced a strategic technology partnership. GroupSense's customer-specific, operationally ready intelligence, which is gathered and pre-processed through both automated and human reconnaissance, combined with Cybraics' advanced AI-based threat detection, will provide enterprises with an unparalleled end-to-end security-as-a-service offering to prevent and remediate cyberattacks.

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What Tools Will Find Misconfigurations in my AWS S3 Cloud Buckets?

By External Author on Jan 6, 2020 5:14:00 PM

Question: Are there any tools that can help me find misconfigurations in my AWS S3 cloud buckets?

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Should I Have A Security Travel Policy to Protect Devices and Sensitive Data?

By External Author on Dec 20, 2019 5:08:00 PM

Question: Should I have a security travel policy to protect devices and sensitive data, particularly when our staff are crossing international borders?

Topics: News

Tempting, but just say no to public charging stations and Wi-Fi

By External Author on Dec 16, 2019 5:05:00 PM

We've all been there. The battery percentage on your mobile is in the red and you forgot your charger. And, you're expecting an important call. Luckily, you remember there's a public charging station at the discount department store at the local strip mall. 

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Poor security, not just password reuse, to blame for Disney+ breach

By External Author on Nov 21, 2019 4:50:00 PM

“All it takes is faith and trust, oh! and something I forgot: dust,” Peter Pan tells Wendy, John, and Michael in Disney’s 1953 adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s novel. But after a widespread breach of the entertainment company’s new Disney+ accounts, at least one cybersecurity research company is indicating that its new streaming service needs more than a magical concoction to fly among those it’d qualify as reasonably secure.

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A CISO's Perspective: Michael Lines Shares How CISOs Can Succeed

By Editorial Team on Jun 4, 2019 11:47:00 PM

As a CISO, you constantly worry if today is the day you’ll have a security incident. It’s a common problem. There are huge expectations on you and your team, but the support from the business is not always in line with those expectations.

Topics: Blog

The Rise of Cyber Threat Intelligence in the War on Internet Fraud

By Editorial Team on Jan 29, 2019 11:50:00 PM

Stolen digital information accelerates and enables fraud. This simple truth is changing the way organizations think about protecting themselves from fraudsters. A recent example drives this point home. Ridesharing has become part of our daily life—Uber and Lyft are ubiquitous across the United States and abroad. Not long ago, someone began ordering rides and then contacting the drivers via phone. This is possible given that rideshare applications offer up the driver’s phone number once a ride is hailed. The fraudster would spoof the calling number to look like it came from the rideshare HQ and then tell the driver to cancel their ride with “Mark,” which the driver recognized as the passenger’s name, and pull over.

Topics: Blog

The strange birth, death and rebirth of a Russian troll account called 'AllForUSA'

By External Author on Aug 16, 2018 2:40:00 PM

An Indiana man named Jesse D. Allen created a website in 2005 with the title, apparently to pursue some business interests, but he soon abandoned the site. A decade later, at the age of 80, Allen died.

But AllForUSA was just getting started.

Topics: News

How To Use The Intelligence Cycle To Secure Your Brand

By Editorial Team on Oct 9, 2017 9:30:00 AM

One of the most fundamental aspects in the world of intelligence is the application of a process known as The Intelligence Cycle.  It enables intelligence professionals regardless of the area of focus – from Counterterrorism to Cyber security – to establish a plan of action and execute on that plan to deliver a high-quality intelligence product to the client.

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