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3 Apr

Threat Intelligence: Do You Have All You Need? Do You Need All You Have?


We’re going through difficult times, in which a pandemic is hitting the world incredibly hard. Although it’s not the highest concern at the moment, we must consider the economic consequences this outbreak will bring, and its effects on the cybersecurity sector. One thing to consider is the fact that there are still security incidents occurring, with attackers taking advantage of the current health and economic crisis. In addition, most companies have moved to remote formats and teleworking presents the need to implement security measures previously not needed and reinforce existing measures.

11 Mar

CounterCraft unveils unrivalled enterprise cyber deception capabilities at RSA Conference 2020


We’re back on terra firma at our offices in San Sebastian and London after our fourth year participating in RSA Conference San Francisco where we unveiled version 2.6 of our award-winning Cyber Deception Platform. And what a way to welcome 2020! Revolutionary new features and functionality included in this latest release enter us into the top league of cyber deception vendors. We closed 2019 on a high with 60% reported growth in sales bookings and are set to continue on the same upward trajectory this year as we execute plans to expand beyond the European and UK markets, to the US.

12 Feb

CounterCraft peaks on the maturity curve with version 2.6


CounterCraft 2.6, is here, and as we throw ourselves into our fourth visit to San Francisco’s Moscone Centre in a few weeks, we can’t think of a better way to embark on this new decade. Generating more and more attention the world over, deception technology is set to influence a new generation of threat intelligence and is now recognized as a pillar of innovation in cybersecurity by the likes of Gartner.

20 Jan

PwC and CounterCraft Sign a Global Strategic Collaboration Agreement


A new year has just begun, and already there’s reason to celebrate: CounterCraft and PwC, leading cybersecurity companies, recently reached a global strategic collaboration agreement. PwC will provide digital counterintelligence consulting services and the CounterCraft Cyber Deception solution to large international companies. Through this alliance, PwC reinforces its cybersecurity services portfolio and CounterCraft strengthens its international presence for the next few years. With the increase and evolution of cybercrimes worldwide, deception technology has become a groundbreaking cybersecurity approach for organisations.

20 Dec

Our top 5 cybersec blog posts of 2019


This is the perfect time to reflect on the year past and think about what the future will bring. So, before starting 2020 with renewed purposes about making your organization more secure, why not take a moment to re-read our top 5 blog posts of 2019? Key Benefits of Using Deception for Threat Hunting Plus Use Cases Threat hunting is a proactive technique that combines security tools, analytics, and threat intelligence with human analysis and instinct.

17 Dec

Inside the mind of the enemy – understanding leads to prevention


A Cyber Criminal profile is essential in order to learn how attackers think, what motivates them and how they work. Hackers or cyber criminals are intelligent, highly skilled and usually very resourceful, making it difficult but not impossible to catch or anticipate them. Understanding the enemy is the first tool used when fighting against them and cyber deception plays an important role. Cyber crimes are based on exploring new ways of intrusion, new vulnerabilities and not getting detected, so often organizations aren’t even aware they have been compromised.

16 Oct

From check to checkmate: Interview with Nahim Fazal, CounterCraft’s Head of Cyber Intelligence


In a world of state-sponsored threat actors, anyone who has an online presence is at risk, argues CounterCraft’s Head of Cyber Intelligence, Nahim Fazal. Yet the growing sophistication and complexity of attacks has not kept pace with an increase in security budgets, resources or availability of talent. So how can CISOs prepare for this new cyber landscape? We might not be able to reduce the number of attacks in the short term, but thanks to the objective data sets, inbuilt automation and pre-emptive intelligence incorporated in CounterCraft’s Cyber Deception Platform, we can limit their impact and put strategies in place to reduce attacks in future.

4 Oct

What makes CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform worth of a place in your managed security services portfolio?


If you are a Managed Security Service Provider wondering what solutions you should include in your portfolio for your clients, then this article is for you. “What is in it for me offering CounterCraft’s cyber deception platform?”, that is what I will try to answer. Just a warning before we start… Sorry, I am not from marketing, so don’t expect a pretty text. And I am not technical either… I work with super wonderful people that bring all that glamour.

9 Sep

How deception is closing the gap: interview with CounterCraft Product Manager, Richard Barrell


“We’re small children at heart: we love taking things apart and putting them back together! Sometimes we can’t put it back together, but that’s all part of the fun.” A passion for process and a hacker mentality have enabled Product Manager Richard Barrell to take CounterCraft from an MVP to a full spectrum cyber deception platform in a matter of years. Combining active and passive automation, predictive analysis and a focus on human interaction, the platform’s industry-shaping deception technology might just be the Trojan Horse we need to catch-up with threat actors.

23 Aug

CounterCraft recognized as a Representative Provider by Gartner


In my opinion, Gartner released an excellent research report titled, Improve Your Threat Detection Function With Deception Technologies, authored by Gorka Sadowski and Rajpreet Kaur. It was published on March 27, 2019. CounterCraft was recognized as a Representative Provider in this report. According to the report, “Security and risk management leaders looking for tools to build or expand their threat detection and response function should include deception tools in their stack.