1. Fidelis blog: A SOC under siege: alert fatigue

    A SOC Under Siege: How to Reduce Alert Fatigue

    Sam Erdheim |

    I recently sat down with a SOC analyst from a large e-commerce vendor who showed me his daily workflow. He walked through how he had different data sources pumping into his SIEM, which spit out lots of alerts. Then he walked through a few examples, starting with the alert from the SIEM and then … READ MORE

  2. Five Key Components of Active Cyber Defense

    5 Key Components of an Active Cyber Deception Defense

    Doron Kolton |

    The goal of cyber deception is to more effectively detect attacks that have infiltrated an organization’s network, to confuse and misdirect the attacker, and to understand what assets have been compromised. Remember, deception defenses can leverage the attackers’ knowledge gap while they try … READ MORE

  3. Fidelis SOC under siege

    A SOC Under Siege: Alert Overload and Cyber Skills Shortage

    Sam Erdheim |

    A SOC Under Siege: Alert Overload and Cyber Skills Shortage One of the key issues in cybersecurity today is the skills shortage – there simply are not enough cybersecurity professionals to go around in the everyday battle against cybercriminals, nation-states and hacktivists. According to the … READ MORE

  4. Most Popular Decoys and Breadcrumbs for Deception Defense

    Popular Decoys and Breadcrumbs for Deception Defense

    Doron Kolton |

    As we saw in ourprevious blogpost, creating a knowledge gap for your attackers allows you to divert them and slow them down in their quest for information. At the same time, knowing what attackers desire creates the opportunity for an active, intelligent defense to lure, detect, and defend. This … READ MORE

  5. The knowledge Gap

    Knowledge Gap Impact with Deception Defenses

    Doron Kolton |

    Capture the flag exercises show how quickly attackers can learn a new network environment to reduce their noise levels and evade detection. This puts pressure on detection defenses in the first few hours or days when attackers are likely to be noisier. This concept is known as the ‘knowledge ga … READ MORE

  6. DNS plumbing leak

    Is Your Network's DNS Plumbing Leaky?

    Introduction: As detection mechanisms grow more sophisticated, malware developers try new methods to evade. Recently, there has been a growing trend to exfiltrate data and issue commands to malware via the DNS protocol. DNS Command & Control and DNS exfiltration can be successful because DNS is … READ MORE

  7. People first approach to building a cybersecurity team

    The People-First Approach to Security Operations

    Kaustubh Jagtap |

    Security spending is on the rise and prioritized over other IT investments for 2018. A recent Tech Pro Research survey revealed 53 percent of respondents said security will be a top priority in their overall 2018 budget, which 39 percent expect to increase from 1-10 percent over 2017.1 These inc … READ MORE

  8. Olympic Destroyer Cyber Threat

    What Can We Learn from the Olympic Destroyer Malware?

    By now we are all aware of the commotion that ensued behind the scenes of the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Organizers have indeed confirmed an attack on non-critical computer systems. For approximately 12 hours on Friday the Olympic networks were down due to the attacks. WiFi … READ MORE

  9. Fidelis Blog - Exploring X.509 Vulnerabilities and covert data exchanges

    Sometimes What’s Missing is Right in Front of Us, We Only Need to Look.

    Jason Reaves Chad Robertson |

    Introduction: Recent research conducted by our threat research team has identified a new method of covert channel data exchange using a well-known and widely implemented public key certificates standard (X.509) utilized in both TLS and SSL cryptographic internet protocol implementations. While c … READ MORE