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6 Jun

CounterCraft ‘highly commended’ for award-winning deception technology at Infosecurity Europe 2019


It’s another busy week for CounterCraft! Not only have we been exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe 2019 we also attended the SC Awards Europe where we picked up a high commendation in the Best Deception Technology category. And that’s not all. We are extremely proud to announce that we’ve been selected to join LORCA’s. 3rd Cohort, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the chance to get fully acquainted with the driving force behind this powerful scaleup program whilst in London.

22 May

Key benefits of using deception for threat hunting plus use cases


Many organizations are enthusiastic to adopt threat hunting as part of their cybersecurity arsenal, but in our experience, the key to success is to develop a thorough understanding of the benefits and less-obvious limitations before embarking on any enterprise level threat hunting program. In this blog we describe how and where you might get the most out of using deception to augment your threat hunting capability, based on a mix of open source proprietary research, interviews with SOC manager and CISOs, and reports published by Gartner.

29 Apr

Practical application of MITRE ATT&CK™ in threat hunting


The MITRE ATT&CK™ knowledge base framework is not only an excellent resource, it also provides the global cybersecurity community with a common language for explaining incidents and understanding how attackers operate. Incorporating it into our deception solution allows us to represent and visualize what is actually happening in a controlled and monitored environment, modeling the cyber attack in real time. Further to this, it displays information in a way we, analysts, are becoming more familiar with, giving us an increasingly thorough understanding of what the data is showing us.

15 Apr

Nine dates for your cyber security diary


The global events calendar for the cyber security industry never fails to provide us with plenty of opportunities to connect, collaborate and catch up with friends old and new. Wherever your 2019 schedule takes you, don’t miss the chance to get fresh cyber security updates, stay up to date with the newest threat trends and catch up with the cybersecurity community at the following leading industry conferences, summits and symposiums.

29 Mar

Tool Up Your Threat Hunting Team with Deception Technology


Deception is a natural fit with threat hunting and threat intelligence gathering: it allows teams to engage with adversaries earlier in the attack sequence that has been defined by the MITRE ATT&CK framework. Here we explore and explain the benefits of using high-end, full-spectrum deception in the context of today’s threat hunting challenges. Download the full white paper. Strike first Security has always been a game of cat and mouse, in which the defender is always one step behind the enemy.

6 Mar

CounterCraft presents fully MITRE integrated platform that tools up threat hunting teams at RSA Conference SF


It’s the third year running at USA RSA Conference for CounterCraft, and this year we’re proud to be representing the UK Government’s Department of International Trade as GCHQ alumni, as the business continues to expand its presence in the UK and global market. The groundbreaking CounterCraft platform aims to revolutionize the lives of threat hunters and analysts the world over, and is the product of continuous and meticulous customer-driven development. The most recent iteration delivers a vastly improved user experience and allows organizations to engage with and control attackers within highly credible synthetic environments.

18 Feb

4 things we’re most looking forward to at RSA Conference 2019


You’ll find us at RSA Conference 2019 4-8 March in sunny San Francisco, in the South Expo booth 3342. We recommend getting in touch to book a demo or a meeting in advance to help you make the most of your time at the conference. CounterCraft CEO, David Barroso, will be joined by CSO Dan Brett and Threat Intelligence Business Area Lead, Nahim Fazal, so don’t miss your chance to get to know the team better, or catch up over a beer if you’re already acquainted.

6 Feb

Café con Leche with Dan Brett, Chief Strategy Officer at CounterCraft


Last year CounterCraft celebrated many milestones and successes, and pivotal to it all was none other than Co-Founder and CSO, Dan Brett. Dan works hand in hand with CEO, David, in leading the business and oversees the end-to-end sales and marketing operation. We secured a slot in his diary to sit down and talk about some of the next steps planned for CounterCraft, and to get his views on the state of the cyber deception market.

22 Jan

Using Deception to Protect Active Directory Pt. 2


[This is part two of a two-part series to describe how CounterCraft deception technology can be used to protect Microsoft Active Directory] In the previous post we talked about the basic concepts behind a typical campaign deployed to protect an Active Directory installation using the CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform. The deception technology is used to detect this activity in three distinct areas: 1) Detecting Enumeration of AD Credentials at the Endpoint

14 Jan

Using Deception to Protect Active Directory Pt. 1


[This is part one of a two-part series to describe how CounterCraft deception technology can be used to protect Microsoft Active Directory] Microsoft Active directory is really the default enterprise network operating system. It’s everywhere. It is where we store all our network, user and infrastructure data. To quote the O’Reilly big book of “Active Directory”¹: “Active Directory enables administrators to manage enterprise-wide information efficiently from a central repository that can be globally distributed.