Digital Shadows Helps Organizations More Quickly Identify and Mitigate Systemic Security Weaknesses
May 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON, May 17, 2016 – Digital Shadows today announced new enhancements to its cyber situational awareness offering that empower clients to identify, verify, and assess compromised credentials, as well as detect typosquatting domains that may be used to target an organization. Digital Shadows is also introducing Topical Research Reports designed to inform senior level decision-makers about in-depth technical, geopolitical, or geostrategic assessments of threats.
Digital Shadows SearchLight™, the company’s flagship data analysis platform, provides cyber situational awareness by continually monitoring the visible, deep, and dark web to create an up-to-the minute view of an organization’s data exposures and prioritized risks requiring mitigation. It is complemented with security analyst expertise to ensure extensive coverage, only relevant intelligence, and frictionless deployment. New innovation includes:
Credential Compromise – SearchLight now enables organizations to quickly understand credential compromises at both a tactical and strategic level so executives can make more informed security decisions. SearchLight already searches for leaked credentials across paste sites, social media, search engines and dark web sources. Leveraging its new breach database, Digital Shadows’ analysts are able to quickly compare instances of credential compromise against historical data – verifying whether the leak contains newly breached or recycled, older credentials. Clients can also now view instances of compromise at a broader, aggregate level, so that they can better understand the big picture – identifying systemic issues and where their credentials appear most frequently.
Typosquatting Identification – SearchLight now discovers domains likely to be used for malicious typosquatting in support of targeted attacks, where attackers use domain names that are similar to a client’s to launch a wide variety of online fraud including phishing campaigns. Early detection of these domains is critical to helping organizations identify threats specific to their business so that they can quickly take action to remove or neutralize them. In one client instance, a U.S. based global brand was targeted by another company with 50 typosquat domains, which went undiscovered until Digital Shadows SearchLight’s typosquatting identification was deployed. In a second instance, after just four weeks, Digital Shadows detected 30 active phishing sites targeting a client’s brand – most of which had been active for over 12 months, and also detected customer and employees details being shared and sold on IRC channels. Providing this situational awareness to clients helps them more quickly remediate.
Topical Research Reports – Digital Shadows also now offers Topical Research Reports (TRRs) as part of its professional services offering. These reports provide in-depth technical, geopolitical or geostrategic assessments of threats that factor heavily in an organization’s senior decision-making process. The reports are researched and written by Digital Shadows’ internal team of intelligence experts and supported by SearchLight’s vast threat database.
“As they are faced with increasingly aggressive threat actors, organizations need to understand their online presence from the perspective of an attacker, while simultaneously profiling their attackers’ tactics, techniques and motivations,” said Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-founder of Digital Shadows. “It is becoming increasingly important to detect, verify, and mitigate the effects of data breaches as quickly as possible. Today’s new capabilities further enable our customers to quickly identify online threats and gain increased insight and context to rapidly make smart decisions.”
Digital Shadows SearchLight™ credential compromise and typosquatting identification, and Topical Research Reports, are all available now. To learn more about SearchLight, visit http://www.digitalshadows.com, or request a live demo.
About Digital Shadows
Digital Shadows provides cyber situational awareness that helps organizations protect against cyber attacks, loss of intellectual property, and loss of brand and reputational integrity. Its flagship solution, Digital Shadows SearchLight™, is a scalable and easy-to-use data analysis platform that provides a view of an organization’s digital footprint and the profile of its attackers. It is complemented with intelligence operations analyst expertise to ensure extensive coverage, relevant intelligence and frictionless deployment. SearchLight continually monitors the visible, deep and dark web and other online sources to create an up-to-the minute view of an organization and the risks requiring mitigation. The company is jointly headquartered in London and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.digitalshadows.com
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