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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BlackMatter & Haron: Evil Ransomware Newborns or Rebirths

By External Author on Jul 28, 2021 2:30:00 PM

So much for darkened servers at the headquarters of DarkSide or REvil ransomware groups. Turns out, we’ve got either their rebranded versions or two new ransomware gangs  to contend with.

Topics: News Ransomware

GroupSense and Airgap Partnership Helps Companies Prepare for and Defend Against Ransomware Attacks

By Editorial Team on Jul 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Arlington, Va. and Santa Clara, Calif. – July 28, 2021GroupSense, a digital risk protection services company, and Airgap, a cybersecurity provider of the industry’s first agentless Ransomware Kill Switch™, today announced a partnership to help customers prepare for and defend against ransomware attacks. By combining GroupSense’s Ransomware Response Readiness Subscription (R3S) service offering with Airgap’s Ransomware Kill Switch™ annual SaaS subscription, customers can microsegment their networks to automatically prevent the spread of ransomware during the incident mitigation lifecycle, and also have a comprehensive and tested ransomware “playbook” for mitigating the damage caused by these attacks.

Topics: News Press Releases Ransomware

Many ransomware attacks go unreported. The FBI and Congress want to change that.

By External Author on Jul 27, 2021 7:30:00 PM

Congress, urged on by the nation’s top law enforcement agencies, is pushing to require companies to report ransomware attacks in an effort to help the government understand the scope of the threat.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, representatives of the Justice Department, FBI, Secret Service and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency all said Congress should consider passing a bill forcing companies that have been hit by a cyberattack to tell the government.

Topics: News Ransomware

How crypto is supercharging ransomware attacks

By External Author on Jul 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are becoming the preferred payment method in ransomware attacks, in which computer data is held hostage by malicious software. But crypto's anonymity means cybercriminals are becoming even harder to trace and prosecute.

Topics: News Video Ransomware

Software company’s unveiling of decryption key comes too late for many victims of devastating ransomware attack

By External Author on Jul 23, 2021 6:00:00 PM

On Thursday, the software company Kaseya announced that it could help unlock any of its customers’ systems that were still inaccessible following a devastating ransomware attack early this month that took down as many as 1,500 businesses worldwide. But for many victims it was too little, too late.

Topics: News Ransomware

Kaseya Gets Tool to Unlock Data After Ransomware Attack

By External Author on Jul 23, 2021 8:15:00 AM

The technology provider at the center of a ransomware attack this month said it obtained a tool to unlock data targeted by hackers in an incident that disrupted hundreds of firms in several countries.

Topics: News Ransomware

Podcast: Kurtis Minder, Ransomware Negotiator and CEO of Group Sense | What To Do When Your Data’s Being Held Ransom - Episode 27

By External Author on Jul 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder joins Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman on the Decrypted Unscripted podcast to discuss how GroupSense’s team of cyberspies knows how to find where the bad guys are operating and work with clients to protect their data. He describes in detail how he became the “go-to” ransomware negotiator in the country. He also explains the dark web and how it helps criminals steal information and shares why his team has seen a steady increase in threat actors accessing data remotely over the last 12 months.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Chat logs show how Egregor, an $80 million ransomware gang, handled negotiations with little mercy

By External Author on Jul 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In a series of ransomware payment negotiations last December, operatives from a gang known as “Egregor” alternated from treating their victims with surprising civility, and behaving like cartoonish movie villains.

Topics: News Ransomware

Podcast: What’s Next for REvil’s Victims?

By External Author on Jul 19, 2021 7:15:00 PM

Last week, the servers of ransomware giant REvil vanished.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Podcast: Ransomware - a very 21st century crime

By External Author on Jul 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The rush to go digital during Covid-19 has coincided with a marked rise in ransomware attacks.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast