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CounterTack Announces Series D and Continued Growth


This week, CounterTack announced a Series D round of financing. This round of funding is led by new CounterTack investor Singtel Innov8 (venture capital arm of The Singtel Group), along with SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2 ™), also a new investor in CounterTack.

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Topics: malware analysis, endpoint security, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, Ransomware, endpoint software, threat scan, ETP, enterprise security, threat hunting, malware detection, Endpoint Threat Platform, endpoint security solution, memory analysis

CounterTack’s Ransomware Protect Organizations Against WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware started to hit companies worldwide this past Friday, setting off a wave a panic about what to do about it. The reality is this attack will continue to proliferate, and it will likely continue to command attention from CISOs to the boardroom to the media for the upcoming weeks. The attack was first reported to have started to hit companies in Europe and Asia this past Friday, and so far to-date, over 200,000 systems in 150 countries.

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Topics: Zero-day Attack, Ransomware, wannacry, ransomware virus, ransomware attacks, ransomware protection

CryptoLocker: What's Old is New Again (in cyber years)


It’s been a few years since we have seen CryptoLocker on a regular basis, but now it seems to be making its rounds again via a new spam campaign. The new CryptoLocker variant has been around for many years, and has evolved over that time.

CryptoLocker used to be very popular back when the Zeus botnet was making its rounds. The way it worked was once a computer was infected with the Zeus malware, it would be used to push the CryptoLocker ransomware onto the machine.

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Topics: malware analysis, endpoint security, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, Ransomware, endpoint software, threat scan, ETP, CryptoLOcker, enterprise security, threat hunting, malware detection, Endpoint Threat Platform, Micah Graf, endpoint security solution, memory analysis

Take Your SMB Cyber Program from “I Hope,” to “I Know”

As a small business or mid-sized organization, cybersecurity can mean very different things. Most small businesses have less resources available to deal with threats.

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Topics: Tom Bain, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, SMB, SMB Security, ThreatScan PRO, on-demand endpoint scanning

Endpoint Security, EDR Vendors Move to Platform

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the endpoint security market and particularly as a next-generation provider. There is so much opportunity to help protect businesses in every industry and every size. And we have so much potential to be innovative, agile and adapt to the market’s evolving needs. Coming out of RSA 2017, I’ve never been more confident in CounterTack’s position in the market, and the direction we’re headed with innovation and technology.

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It’s Valentine’s Day at RSA – And We’re Flattered!

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—and we agree! Today we saw other endpoint security vendors promote their “streaming prevention.” Well we say “welcome to the club guys,” because this isn’t a new technology.

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Topics: Blog

EDR: An Essential Component of the SOC

As a leading platform provider to enterprise and Federal customers in the endpoint detection and response (EDR) market, we’ve been closely watching the changing nature of how Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) are structured for optimal aggregation and correlation. We are seeing several trends emerge as SOC managers demand a more robust, yet less cumbersome set of integrations into SIEM platforms as their centralized cybersecurity lens into threat management.

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Topics: EDR, cybsersecurity, SOC, SIEM

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)—A Look at the Evolving Industry

Over the past 18 months we’ve watched the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) market evolve and take shape as organizations both small and large and across industry are recognizing the need to protect the endpoint.  A clear focus for technology market-wide, has been on trying to solve customer challenges by detecting threats faster and with more efficacy, integrating endpoint intelligence into other platforms, improving SOC workflow and preventing commodity malware in favor of focusing more on advanced threats. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, EDR, SIEM

2017 Cybersecurity Predictions

As global cybersecurity threats intensify and attackers continue to grow in sophistication, the industry faces increasing challenges in the years ahead. Following are some of my predictions on what we can expect to see in the cybersecurity landscape in 2017—both in terms of industry trends and rising threats: 

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Topics: Predictions, cybersecurity, Blog, IoT, Monitoring

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