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August 13, 2020

False Flags in Cyber Threat Intelligence Operations

Like “fake news” also in the security world there is the risk of “false flags”. There are tons of information in the form of paid and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) feeds that enrich and add value to any indicators used to protect the networks. It is relatively easy to inject...

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August 6, 2020

Malware analysis: a successful cooperation between Cyber-Detect and Lorraine University

The Europol annual the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) [1] states that known malware threats are always active and that new threats are appearing. Ransomware are still one of the major causes of cyber-attacks, but more targeted attacks seems to more profitable for cyber-criminals. That is the collaboration between...

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Education
July 30, 2020

Preparing to fight Cyber Threats – The Human aspect

It is news to no one that everyday organizations experience incidents related to Cybersecurity. Cyber threats follow an increasing progression for the last five years. What can organizations do in order to be better prepared and more resilient? Having identified this rising threat, in the last years organizations have started...

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July 23, 2020

Opportunistic Cyber Threats in a Time of Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has spread globally in a matter of weeks, infecting hundreds of thousands while catching the medical community by surprise. While we know where the pandemic originated, we still know very little about cures, treatments, or even a way to immunize patients from it. However, two things also...

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July 16, 2020

SURF’s TAO approach to Cybersecurity

Good things come in threes SURF is the "collaborative organisation for ICT in Dutch education and research", we also operate the Dutch NREN (National Research and Education Network). With ICT so prominent in our one-liner description you might think that we love technology (and you would be right!), but we...

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July 9, 2020

Threat Intelligence and Operation Resilience

Leveraging Threat Intelligence for proactive defences The COVID-19 is forcing organisations around the world to adopt "work-from-home" or telecommuting. This paradigm shift is putting immense pressure on cybersecurity operations. As organisations are making extraordinary efforts to protect their workers and serve their customers during the pandemic, exposure to cyberthreats is...

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July 2, 2020

COVID-19, Telecommuting and Threat Intelligence

How threat actors are abusing the global pandemics In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations around the world decide to adopt telecommuting. With the communication increasing due to working from home policies, threat actors are taking advantage and are even using the novel coronavirus as a lure to mount attacks....

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June 25, 2020

Securing the sky

Unoccupied aerial systems (UAS) - colloquially referred to as ‘drones’ - are increasingly being deployed for a plethora of military and civil applications as well as for entertainment. This is a major challenge for the defence and aeronautical industry, as those vehicles need to be integrated into an already congested...

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June 18, 2020

Boosting the CONCORDIA’s Cyber Security Ecosystem: Virtual Lab, Services and Training

Several activities within CONCORDIA build and improve trusted ecosystems with the goal to provide impact and sustainability for communities. Besides Threat Intelligence Platform and House for DDoS Attacks, CONCORDIA‘s ecosystem has this focus by providing lab infrastructures, services, and training. As CONCORDIA takes a holistic and scalable approach to cyber...

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June 11, 2020

Securing Machine Learning

The advancements in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have produced a drastic change in the organization of many systems, services, and the society itself. Machine learning has become one of the main components for many systems and applications that leverage the huge amount of data collected from many different sources,...

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