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22 Jan

Using Deception to Protect Active Directory Pt. 2

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[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

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[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.

17 Dec

Our top 5 most read cybersec blogs of 2018

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Arbitrary Code Guard vs. Kernel Code Injections Throwback to May 2018 when we analyzed the common means of attack used by the WannaCry and Slingshot malware. The Windows 10 Creators Update had just been released and introduced new techniques for mitigating against remote code execution. This blog focuses on one mitigation technique in particular; the Arbitrary Code Guard, an update on the dynamic Code Restrictions mitigation. Alonso Candado, Security Software Engineer at CounterCraft, demonstrates how the Arbitrary Code Guard works, and tests its effectiveness against kernel code injections that are commonly used by malware.

11 Dec

30 minutes with David Barroso, CEO of CounterCraft

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It’s been a year full of significant milestones for David Barroso, CEO and Co-founder of cybersecurity startup CounterCraft. We spent just half an hour with the man in very high demand before he headed off to his next industry conference and penultimate event of the year in Brussels. So, David, to get us started, how would you sum up deception technology in 280 characters? OK! I’m glad Twitter extended their character limit…here goes.

26 Nov

Deception deconstructed: how CounterCraft 2.0 works

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We recently released the latest evolution of the CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform. Our robust and powerful tool for the design, deployment and management of enterprise cyber deception now benefits from an enhanced user-interface, optimized workflow and an automated behaviour analysis engine technology that will revolutionize the role of today’s Threat Hunter. Mature organizations with an appetite to diversify their existing enterprise defence strategies are leading the adoption of emerging cyber deception solutions, but first let’s remind ourselves why deception is so effective in the context of threat intelligence.

23 Oct

Interview with Raúl Pérez: The State of Play for Business Partnerships

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Following the launch of the CounterCraft Business Partner Program, we spoke to VP of Enterprise Sales, Raúl Perez to understand more about becoming a CounterCraft partner, and why deception is a such a strong differentiator in the cybersecurity services market. Raul joined the company in spring 2018, and brings significant commercial business experience and expertise in implementing secure digital environments. Raúl now plays an integral role in the global expansion strategy, leading on the partner program.

9 Oct

CounterCraft 2.0 is live

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It’s been a long time in the making and we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform version 2.0. Until now, our product development team have worked quietly behind the scenes, continuously iterating and innovating to deliver monthly platform releases. However, as we celebrate three years since CounterCraft was established, we think you’ll agree that it’s about time we shared more about what we’re up to.

25 Sep

7 of the best places to get top deception tech insights and meet CounterCraft

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The CounterCraft team are preparing for a busy schedule to close the year, with attendance confirmed at a host of exciting industry events. This represents just another reason to share our pride in the team’s growth throughout 2018. Expanding our core team and our partner network to achieve a stronger global presence has enabled us to extend our reach and ensure organizations across the globe have access to our advanced deception technology — and we’re not done yet!

11 Sep

CounterCraft launches powerful three-tiered partner program

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New developments are fundamentally what keep people engaged in any story, and ours is no different. Not only does the CounterCraft team work tirelessly to keep up with evidence of new developments in cybercriminal operations, we’re also devoted to delivering against our global commercial strategy to become the go-to deception tech solution for enterprise. And like designing a client-specific deception campaign, diversifying our efforts and developing a multi-layered proposition sets us up to achieve that objective.

7 Sep

How to Fight Threats in the Modern Age

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Most security professionals will tell you how dynamic today’s threat landscape is, and that it is constantly evolving. Everyday, new information circulates. Some of it is highly accurate, and of course some is more speculative. In many cases, cyber attacks are attributed to one criminal group based on some indicators of compromise (IOCs), the type of tools used by the attackers, or their modus operandi (referred to herein as MO).