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.
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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Resources

How Ransomware Defense Is Evolving With Ransomware Attacks

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

Ransomware became deadly in 2020.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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