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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Resources

Podcast- The World Tonight ransomware discussion with Kurtis Minder

By External Author on Jun 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Kurtis Minder speaks to Razia Iqbal of BBC News on what happens when a ransomware attack occurs and if they can be prevented. In his discussion he explains the basic steps he takes when starting a ransomware negotiation and his experiences throughout the process. 

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

The business of negotiating with ransomware hackers

By External Author on Jun 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Recent ransomware attacks have shown just how vulnerable any business can be to hackers. The growing threat has forced some companies to negotiate with hackers, and has created a whole new business to help corporations navigate the process. Kurtis Minder, a ransomware negotiator and the founder and CEO of GroupSense, joined CBSN to discuss.

Topics: News Video Ransomware

Can Investors Find Opportunity in the Cybersecurity Industry? A Look at the Trends and Risks

By External Author on Jun 8, 2021 10:15:00 AM

News of cyberattacks and data breaches are almost becoming commonplace, but particularly stunning attacks still make headlines, such as the Colonial Pipeline disruption and the SolarWinds attack.

Topics: News Ransomware

Podcast: The booming ransomware business

By External Author on Jun 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Hackers are making millions from ransomware attacks. What can be done to stop them? Ed Butler speaks to professional ransomware negotiator Kurtis Minder, about the increasing professionalisation of the ransomware business. Kimberly Grauer, head of research at Chainalysis explains why following the bitcoin trail may be the best way of bringing ransomware gangs to justice and Vishaal Hariprasad, boss of cyber insurance company Resilience, tells us why the ransomware threat means there needs to be a stepchange in how companies view cyber security.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Webinar: Cyber Ransom Negotiation

By External Author on Jun 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Ransomware is not just a problem for large enterprises and utility companies, it is impacting thousands of small and medium businesses in all sectors. Kurtis Minder, founder of digital risk protection services company GroupSense, has led the response, mitigation, and negotiations of ransomware incidents world-wide. He will share how these attacks occur, who are the perpetrators, how to minimize the chances of being a victim, and what to do if you are.

Topics: Webinar Ransomware

The Current: Examining the threat of ransomware attacks

By External Author on Jun 7, 2021 8:45:00 AM

The U.S. government says it's taking ransomware attacks as seriously as terrorism after meat plants and a major U.S. pipeline network were temporarily shuttered by hackers. But will that make it any easier to catch the perpetrators? Joe Uchill, a senior reporter with online cybersecurity publication SC Media, brings us the view from Washington. We also speak with Kurtis Minder, founder and CEO of GroupSense, which helps organizations defend against cyber threats; and David Shipley, co-founder and CEO of Fredericton-based cybersecurity startup Beauceron Security.

Topics: News Ransomware Podcast

Bloomberg Quicktake "Take the Lead" with Kurtis Minder

By External Author on Jun 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Kurtis Minder#GroupSense CEO, speaks to Bloomberg about ransomware and ransomware negotiations  at 41:52. 

Topics: News Video Ransomware

A cybersecurity expert takes us inside a ransomware attack on a 70-employee company

By External Author on Jun 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM

At GroupSense, there’s such a demand for ransomware remediation services they’ve added a hotline that’s featured prominently on the frontpage of their website. No one escapes this form of cyberthreat, Minder told Insider.

Topics: News Ransomware

Meet the ransomware negotiators you hope you'll never need

By External Author on Jun 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Kurtis Minder has some advice about how to negotiate with criminals who extort millions of dollars by crippling companies’ computer systems and stealing their data: Don’t call them “bad guys.”

Topics: News Ransomware

How to Negotiate with Ransomware Hackers

By External Author on May 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM

A few days after Thanksgiving last year, Kurtis Minder got a message from a man whose small construction-engineering firm in upstate New York had been hacked. Minder and his security company, GroupSense, got calls and e-mails like this all the time now, many of them tinged with panic. An employee at a brewery, or a printshop, or a Web-design company would show up for work one morning and find all the computer files locked and a ransom note demanding a cryptocurrency payment to release them.

Topics: News Ransomware