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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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

Cyber insurance companies need to focus more on risk profiles - and less on security ratings scores

By External Author on Apr 23, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Security ratings services have become a popular way for companies to assess their own cybersecurity posture, as well as that of their partners. And, while they are useful for establishing a data baseline of competence, they are often relied on as something more than that. For example, they’re used in boardrooms as “eye candy” to portray the state of company cyber-risk, with supply chain partners to manage third-party risk and, even more frightening, by insurance companies to create risk profiles for cyber-insurance policies.

Topics: News Blog

Ransomware negotiations: An inside look at the process

By External Author on Mar 29, 2021 8:45:00 AM

As ransomware attacks continue to surge across the globe, the demand for negotiation services has also increased -- and been hard to fill.

Topics: News Blog Ransomware

Dropbox Security Concerns

By Editorial Team on Mar 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Overview

Users quickly adopted the cloud storage tool Dropbox at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate file sharing issues and facilitate group work. Updates to Dropbox Spaces, a project management tool, reflect this shift, easing communications for remote work.1 The file-sharing company seeks to enhance collaboration and information-sharing within a distributed workforce, both now and in the future.

Topics: Blog

Five COVID-19 Vaccine Threat Predictions for 2021

By Editorial Team on Jan 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM

With the emergency approval of COVID-19 vaccines, many are (rightfully) starting to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Although GroupSense is hopeful 2021 will bring health, prosperity, and recovery from the global public health crisis, we are also cognizant of numerous cyber security threats that may derail the mass-vaccination process. Below are five of the many threats GroupSense expects to see as the world moves forward with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Topics: Blog