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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The Ransomware Pandemic that COVID Started

By Kurtis Minder on Oct 15, 2021 9:45:00 AM

By Kurtis Minder, CEO, GroupSense

Topics: News Blog 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

The Baltimore Sun: Kurtis Minder Ransomware Negotiator

By Editorial Team on Sep 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

“What bothers me most is how preventable this all is.”

Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense, provided commentary to The Baltimore Sun yesterday about “vaccinating” a company against ransomware. “What bothers me most is how preventable this all is. In fact, like current COVID-19 deaths, it’s at least 99.2% preventable. “Vaccinating” a company against ransomware isn’t expensive or technically daunting — yet companies fail at simple cyber hygiene and put their businesses, our critical infrastructure, and sometimes even people’s lives, at risk,” says Kurtis Minder.

Below are a few highlights from Kurtis’ op-ed.

Topics: News Blog Ransomware

How Can I Reduce the Chances of My Company Getting Hit by Ransomware?

By Kurtis Minder on Sep 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Question: How can I reduce the chances of my company getting hit by ransomware? Where do I start?

Topics: News Blog Ransomware

Webinar: Ransomware Negotiator - Ask Me Anything

By Editorial Team on Sep 6, 2021 11:08:00 AM

Ransomware attacks have increased significantly over the past year. There were 93% more ransomware attacks carried out in the first half of 2021 than the same period last year.

Topics: News Blog Webinar Ransomware Events

To Prevent Ransomware Attacks, We Must Look Inward

By Kurtis Minder on Aug 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM

By Kurtis Minder, co-founder and CEO of GroupSense

A year and a half ago, I was pulled into a ransomware negotiation as a lead negotiator. My company has been negotiating with threat actors on the underbelly of the internet for years, so we were uniquely suited to assist. Following that case, more cases came that varied in size and complexity. 

Topics: Blog Ransomware

A Disgruntled Threat Actor Provides a Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Ransomware Group’s Playbook

By Editorial Team on Aug 6, 2021 2:09:02 PM

Background

On 5 August 2021, a seemingly disgruntled Russian-speaking threat actor claiming to work as an affiliate for the popular ransomware group Conti leaked on the underground forum XSS a 113 MB archive of training materials and tools allegedly used by Conti to conduct its ransomware attacks (Figure 1). 

Topics: Blog Ransomware

Kaseya Ransomware Incident

By Editorial Team on Jul 2, 2021 5:43:58 PM

GroupSense analysts became aware of a wide-spread attack leveraging Kaseya’s Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) platform, commonly in use by Managed Service Providers.

 

Topics: Blog Ransomware

Webcast: Ransomware in the Remote Work Era

By External Author on May 10, 2021 4:30:00 PM

Join this month's episode of The (Security) Balancing Act as Diana Kelley and guests discuss why ransomware is surging again, which sectors are most at risk, the threat to enterprises and how it is being used for more than just ransom (ex: distractionware, destructionware, etc).
- The rise in ransomware under the cloak of the pandemic
- Why email continues to be the channel of choice
- The difference between fully automated and human-operated campaigns
- How to decide whether or not to pay or not to pay the ransom
- Why your backups may not be immune to ransomware
- Addressing the threat with best practices

Speakers
- Nicole Hoffman, Intelligence Analyst, GroupSense
- Courtney Radke, CISO for National Retail, Fortinet
- Patrick Lee, Senior Incident Response Consultant, Rapid7

Topics: Blog Video Webinar Ransomware

SIM Swapping: What Is It and How to Protect Yourself From It

By Editorial Team on Apr 27, 2021 12:15:57 PM

Background

Recently, a hacker known as PeteRepete leaked over 533 million Facebook users’ personal information online. There were no passwords in the database, but it did contain full names, phone numbers, email addresses, employer information, and a few other pieces of information from Facebook users’ profiles. GroupSense confirmed only a small portion of the records contained email addresses, but almost all of the records contained a phone number. 

Topics: Blog