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A Case for Security Prioritization in Retail


I was shoppping with my daughter the other night for indoor soccer socks at a major sporting goods retailer here in Massachusetts. As we rolled up to the register with bright pink and purple options, I noticed something at checkout - the retailer was not ready for chip and pin credit cards. 

As I swiped my chip and pin credit card, I got to thinking...there are cyber risks everywhere, during every transaction, before and after every transaction, at any store, any company, coffee shop, airplane, airport, organization you visit...but back to the example here. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, APT, CounterTack, Breaches, Breach, retail data breach, data breach, EDR, chip and pin, retail security

Cyber Resiliency is a Message That Resonates

I've been attending the Inbound Conference, hosted by HubSpot this week, to brush up on a few things in my discipline (Marketing). Speakers present new Marketing strategies, and mainly inspiration for Marketers to find truly different ways to communicate to audiences. Every session focuses on specific tactics, like blogging or email or telling better stories.

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Cyber Attack, APT, cybersecurity, Tom Bain, Sentinel, endpoint security, CounterTack, threat detection, Zero-day Attack, Security Intelligence, Breach, Gartner Cool Vendor

State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Data Breach

Today the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services issued an announcement  that hackers broke into a server containing sensitive information the state was housing.

It was reported that the breach happened in May, and due to the number of records potentially breached, which they are estimating at 1.3 million.

The fact that they are tracing an attack to a singular server compels me to write not just for the benefit of CounterTack, and not just to say ‘I told you so’ either. But really, its yet another example of how organizations simply do not have a visible way to trace behavior when an attack starts.

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Topics: Breach, Healthcare

Sean Bodmer, Chief Security Researcher, CounterTack

We are pleased to announce Sean Bodmer as Chief Security Researcher at Countertack. Sean joins us from Damballa where he was also the senior security researcher. We believe that Sean will greatly enhance our mission in delivering “next generation” host intrusion detection & prevention.

A highly visible authority on the frontlines of cyber security, Bodmer brings a unique background and industry perspective to advanced threat detection and analysis to CounterTack.

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Topics: Cyber Crime, Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Predictions, Cyber Attack, Cyber attack intelligence, APT, Zero-day Attack, Breach

Introducing CounterTack’s New Senior Vice President of Sales

We are very pleased to introduce Kirk Appelman to the CounterTack team today as senior vice president of sales. Kirk, a veteran security executive, will be responsible for the direction and management of our sales operations, as well as driving CounterTack’s overall revenue growth.

Specializing in information security for more than a decade, Kirk holds more than 20 years’ experience in technology sales and sales management. He joins our team from Damballa, where he served as vice president of service provider solutions and established the company’s Telco/ISP business, which under his leadership became a substantial piece of the company’s overall revenue. He also established the company’s international presence by signing marquis clients across Europe and Asia. Prior to Damballa, he was a director of sales at Proofpoint, where he restructured and led the successful growth of the company’s business in the Eastern United States. Throughout his career, Kirk has also held sales leadership positions with McAfee, Juniper Networks and Internet Security Systems (ISS). You can read Kirk’s full bio here.

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Topics: Cyber Defense, Cyber Security, Cyber Attack, Cyber attack intelligence, APT, Honeynets, Detecting in-progress attack, Breaches, Zero-day Attack, News, Breach

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