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  • The Victim’s Perspective: What Makes Me a Target?
    The Victim’s Perspective: What Makes Me a Target? Chris Yule, Senior Security Researcher Recorded: Mar 14 2017 49 mins
    SecureWorks’ incident responders assist hundreds of organisations annually with the containment and remediation of threats during security incidents, including both targeted and opportunistic threats. Visibility of these incidents provides the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team with a unique and comprehensive view of emerging threats and developing trends.

    In this webcast Chris Yule, Senior Security Researcher with the CTU, will draw on recent research garnered from SecureWorks’ incident response engagements in Q1 and Q2 of 2016 to address some of the most prominent threats and security challenges organisations face today.

    Chris will be viewing and presenting this insight through the lens of the victim, and will answer the following questions which many organisations will be familiar with:

    - Am I likely to be a victim?
    - Should I care about targeted or opportunistic threats?
    - What makes me a victim of a targeted threat?
    - How can I protect myself against the most common threats?
  • 2017 Cybersecurity Threat Insights Report for Leaders
    2017 Cybersecurity Threat Insights Report for Leaders Chris Yule, Senior Researcher, Counter Threat Unit Recorded: Feb 24 2017 53 mins
    In our “Cybersecurity Threat Insights Report for Leaders”, we shared several key findings and observations from our client engagements and about the security industry. This webcast will cover our findings and observations but will also provide you with clear direction on where you need to focus your resources to evoke positive action in your security program.

    During this webcast one of our lead Counter Threat Unit™ researchers, Chris Yule, who helped develop the report, will give his perspective, observations and guidance through responses to a series of questions led by our EMEA Marketing Manager, Andy Patton.
  • 2017 Threat Landscape: Increased Sophistication, or More of the Same?
    2017 Threat Landscape: Increased Sophistication, or More of the Same? SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit Research Team Recorded: Dec 7 2016 45 mins
    As 2016 draws to a close, security professionals worldwide will be left pondering another year of publicised breaches, vulnerabilities and threats. So what are the key takeaways and how can global security events from the past 12 months inform your plans for 2017?

    We’ve asked a panel of experts from the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), our highly-trained team of experienced security researchers, to paint a picture of threat actors and their tradecraft across the globe by sharing their views on 2016’s most significant security events. The panel will end the session by providing actionable insights and recommendations for organisations to factor into their security strategy in 2017.

    Join this exclusive webcast to gain CTU insight on the following topics and more:

    - eCrime trends including the rise of ransomware, business email compromise and the Mirai IoT botnet activity
    - Nation state sponsored threats and whether organisations are set up to defend against them
    - How organisations can use threat intelligence gathered in 2016 to improve security
  • TI Spotlight Series Part 4: The Cybercrime Landscape, 2016 in Review
    TI Spotlight Series Part 4: The Cybercrime Landscape, 2016 in Review Pallav Khandar, Researcher, CTU EMEA Recorded: Nov 9 2016 34 mins
    The underground cybercrime marketplace is now a well-organised machine that follows the level of business processes you would expect from a legitimate industry. Cybercrime has evolved into a nexus of highly-organised actors, each with a dedicated function to perform, with each individual fulfilling a specific role to propel the mission of cybercrime forward.

    In this short 30-minute on-demand webcast, the final instalment of the four-part SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Spotlight Series, Pallav Khandar, Senior Researcher with the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), looks at how the cybercrime landscape has evolved over the past 12 months.

    Key topics include:

    - Botnet prevalence
    - Industry and geo targeting
    - Distribution vectors
    - New attack vectors
    - The rise of ransomware
  • TI Spotlight Series Part 2: An Exposé of a West African Fraud Syndicate
    TI Spotlight Series Part 2: An Exposé of a West African Fraud Syndicate Lee Lawson, Senior Researcher, CTU EMEA Recorded: Nov 4 2016 25 mins
    "Nigerian prince" and "419" scams have plagued victims for decades and transitioned to the Internet in the 1990s. There are many variations and names for these scams, which originated in Nigeria. The scammers refer to their trade using the terms "yahoo yahoo" or "G-work," calling themselves "yahoo-yahoo boys," "yahoo boiz," or "G-boys." However, the simple con man fraud practiced by many West African-based threat actors is being replaced by a new crime they refer to as "wire-wire," "waya-waya," or "the new G-work."

    In this short 25-minute on-demand webcast, the second in the four-part SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Spotlight Series, Lee Lawson, Senior Researcher with the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU), explains how the low-level con games these threat actors are typically known for have evolved into more sophisticated and conventional cybercrime that is compromising businesses around the world.
  • TI Spotlight Series Part 3: Skeleton Key Malware Bypasses Active Directory
    TI Spotlight Series Part 3: Skeleton Key Malware Bypasses Active Directory Stewart McIntyre, Senior Researcher, CTU EMEA Recorded: Nov 4 2016 23 mins
    The third instalment in the four-part Threat Intelligence Spotlight Series details how the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) Research Team discovered malware that bypasses authentication on Active Directory (AD) systems that use single-factor authentication.

    In this short 25-minute on-demand webcast, Stewart McIntyre, Senior Researcher with the SecureWorks CTU, explains how the threat actor gained unfettered access to remote access services on this compromised client network. Stewart also spends time explaining how a Skeleton Key can be detected and mitigated.
  • TI Spotlight Series Part 1: The Targeting of the DNC & HillaryClinton.com
    TI Spotlight Series Part 1: The Targeting of the DNC & HillaryClinton.com Tom Finney, Senior Researcher, CTU EMEA Recorded: Nov 3 2016 32 mins
    Before the widely-publicised spearphishing campaign against HillaryClinton.com and the DNC during the 2016 Presidential Election, Threat Group-4127 (TG-4127), also known as APT28, Sofacy, Sednit, Fancy bear and Pawn Storm, had traditionally targeted governments, the military and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    In this short 30-minute on-demand webcast, the first in the four-part SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Spotlight Series, Tom Finney, Senior Researcher with the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) shares what the CTU learned after spending a year tracking the threat group that hacked the DNC and HillaryClinton.com.
  • When Hackers Use Your Security Tools Against You
    When Hackers Use Your Security Tools Against You Daniel Gortze, Delivery Manager, SecureWorks Incident Response & Forensics Consulting Team Recorded: Nov 2 2016 44 mins
    You have spent significant financial and human resources to configure and protect your network and digital assets, purchased several new security tools and software, and now you're wondering if those technologies will be able to protect your organisation against potential cyber intrusions.

    Join this webcast and hear from Daniel Gortze, Delivery Manager for the SecureWorks Incident Response & Forensics Consulting Team, who will examine real-life scenarios in which security technologies failed, and even worst cases where threat actors used an organisations' own security technologies against them.

    Key Topics Covered Include:

    - Examples of Threat Actor Abuse of Security Technology in real-world Incidents
    - Anti-Virus Abuse
    - Exploiting Whitelisting Misconfiguration
    - The Human Weak link
    - Lessons learned and actionable insights
  • 2016 Threat Analysis: Learning from Real-World Attacks
    2016 Threat Analysis: Learning from Real-World Attacks Matt Webster, CTU Security Researcher, SecureWorks Recorded: Sep 6 2016 44 mins
    SecureWorks® incident responders assist hundreds of organisations annually with the containment and remediation of threats during suspected security incidents.

    Visibility of these incidents provides the SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team with a unique view of emerging threats and developing trends. This Threat Intelligence is then continuously provided to clients, arming them with the information they need to stay one step ahead of adversaries trying to compromise their networks.

    In this webcast Matt Webster, CTU Security Researcher, will discuss developments in the threat landscape observed through SecureWorks’ Incident Response engagements from April to June of 2016, including;

    - Key developments of the APT threat
    - Criminal cyber threat trends
    - Developments in Ransomware

    Matt will also discuss observations of how the affected organisations could have better prepared for the threats they encountered.
  • You’re The One That They Want: Targeted Threats and You
    You’re The One That They Want: Targeted Threats and You Don Smith, SecureWorks, Ian Glover, CREST & Peter Wood, First Base Technologies Recorded: Jun 15 2016 46 mins
    The rise in targeted threats means that security teams must move beyond a general understanding of the threat landscape, to a detailed understanding of their own context and the ability to spot threats targeted at their specific organisation.

    In a world of information-overload and an explosion in communication channels, how do you sift through the noise and identify true threats to your business?

    Key themes:

    •The challenges faced by organisations from the rise in targeted threats
    •Limitations of security processes in protecting from targeted threats
    •How to gain early visibility into the threats targeting your particular organisation

    Don Smith leads the CTU™ Cyber Intelligence Cell: a team of experienced threat analysts who, through the application of established intelligence practices, deliver actionable and timely intelligence products on the threats most relevant to SecureWorks clients. Don also leads the CTU research team in EMEA.

    Don joined SecureWorks in 2005 and, since then, has been instrumental in establishing a CTU presence in EMEA and building important relationships for SecureWorks in the region. His enthusiasm and threat expertise means that he regularly represents SecureWorks at industry events in EMEA. Don has 24 years’ experience in the IT industry and was previously responsible for security architecture and operations for a multi-billion enterprise, where he took a lead role in successfully integrating 14 acquisitions. He is a recognized subject-matter expert many areas of cybersecurity and advises SecureWorks and SecureWorks’ clients globally.

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