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.
Our Ransomware Response Readiness Assessment, Playbook and Table Top Exercise gives your organization the best chance to survive and recover.
Gain visibility of your digital footprint by reaching into the most active areas of the cyber underground.
Fully managed and tailored Threat Intelligence services that becomes an extension of your current security processes and provides real-time visibility on new threats.
Providing research and investigations into known threats, to save security teams time and stress during a cyber emergency.

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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.
Taking the next step in security services, by proactively taking down phishing sites or anonymously interacting with threat actors to provide better intelligence.
Active monitoring of your brand's digital assets to protect its reputation and stop further brand abuse from targeting unsuspecting victims.

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Combining your cyber and fraud programs to effectively fight threat actors continually scamming or threatening assets within an organization.
Executives are prime targets for fraudulent activities, but with a proactive approach, any attacks or threats can be neutralized before causing any damage.
Governments, political parties and candidates must all act now to activate cyber threat intelligence services to harden their information security and get ahead of inevitable cyber threats to the election process.


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Cover Story: The dark web rises

By External Author on Oct 18, 2021 10:15:00 AM

The dark web is often seen as a virtual back alley — a shady place where underground deals are made and criminal gangs plot their next heist. While most law-abiding citizens tend to steer clear of the dark web, the growing number of ransomware attacks and cybercriminal cases has made it far too dangerous to ignore. 

Topics: News Ransomware

Couple use peanut butter sandwich to trade nuclear secrets for crypto

By External Author on Oct 12, 2021 9:30:00 AM

A husband and wife espionage team could face up to 10 years in prison after investigators discovered their alleged attempts to hide — and sell — top-secret military information in ordinary items such as a peanut butter sandwich and a stick of chewing gum.

Topics: News Ransomware

WIRED Security Virtual Event: Top Priorities to Protect the Future of Business

By External Author on Oct 12, 2021 9:15:00 AM

WIRED Security will explore current issues and top priorities for security experts to protect the digital and physical future of business. The event gathers the innovators, disruptors and leaders in security for a day of eye-opening and inspirational stories, case studies and workshops that cover new cybersecurity threats, deal with disruptive technologies and build resilience in a world that’s constantly changing.

Topics: News Webinar Ransomware Events

Hello Show by Orange Silicon Valley- October 5 to 7, 2021

By External Author on Oct 5, 2021 9:30:00 AM

9:15 a.m. (PDT) — No More Yelling in the Boardroom: How Companies Misunderstood Ransomware Response — Talk by Kurtis Minder, CEO, GroupSense, and moderated Q&A with Alex Chitea, Principal, Technology Group, Orange Silicon Valley

Topics: News Video Webinar Ransomware Events

Congress Questions FBI’s Tight-Lipped Ransomware Tactics

By External Author on Sep 25, 2021 10:45:00 AM

More weight should be placed on consideration of the victims whose business has been ground to a halt in the aftermath of ransomware attacks, according to Kurtis Minder, CEO and co-founder of security firm GroupSense, which helps ransomware victims negotiate with cybercriminals if they can’t obtain a decryption key otherwise.

Topics: News Ransomware

Best tips for negotiating with hackers

By External Author on Sep 23, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Kurtis Minder, CEO of the American cyber security company GroupSense, has been busy acting as a ransom negotiator in ransomware cases. It started with a client who needed help, and then as the number of cases increased, he refined his ability to negotiate with the criminal gangs on the other side.

Topics: News Blog Ransomware

Webinar: Technology Risks & Rewards- 2021 and Beyond

By External Author on Sep 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Join Kaufman Rossin CEOLink with our partner GrayRobinson for a one-hour session, Technology Risks & Rewards: 2021 and Beyond, moderated by WLRN's Tom Hudson, host of The Sunshine Economy.

Topics: News Video Webinar Ransomware Events

FNC Smart Talks with a Ransomware Negotiator

By External Author on Sep 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

In this interview Rodrigo Andrade receives Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense and Ransomware Negotiator. They talk about what to do in case of attacks, who are the main targets and how to prevent and stay safe from these crimes.

Topics: News Video Ransomware

Pretend Podcast: The Ransomware Negotiator

By External Author on Sep 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Ransomware. Does that term ring a bell? Even if you've never heard those words before, trust me, most of us have experienced Ransomware one way or another. If you live on the East Coast, you remember waiting long hours at the gas pump this past May. That's because a hacking group known as DarkSide hacked the Colonial Pipeline. The hackers demanded a ransom for 75 bitcoins which is equivalent to $4.4 million. How did the hackers break into the oil company's system? Easy. Some employees used the same password they used on another account that was previously hacked. And guess what? Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom and the hackers. $4.4. million dollars—gone, just like that.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: What Ragnar Locker Got Wrong About Ransomware Negotiators

By External Author on Sep 9, 2021 9:30:00 AM

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang put its victims on notice: If victims call investigators, the FBI or ransomware negotiators for help the punishment will be publishing encrypted files.

Bryce Webster-Jacobsen, Director of Intelligence Operations at digital risk protection / ransomware negotiators GroupSense, was a featured guest on Threatpost’s podcast this week. Bryce spoke to Lisa Vaas about what Ragnar Locker got wrong about ransomware negotiators. Below are a few highlights from the conversation.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast