Richard Gold

Richard Gold

Richard Gold is an information security professional with experience in both offensive and defensive security as well as security engineering. Before focusing on security, he was worked for ten years with Wireless Sensor Networks/Internet of Things including network protocol development, security systems and real-world deployments of Zigbee networks for energy monitoring. He has worked for Cisco, AGT and, currently, Digital Shadows in various security-related roles. He is particularly interested in OSINT reconnaissance, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) campaigns and offensive security techniques. He is a Certified SCADA Security Architect and holds a PhD in Computer Networking.

Recent Posts by Richard Gold

SamSam But Different: MITRE ATT&CK and the SamSam Group Indictment

February 26, 2019

In our latest research report, A Tale of Epic Extortions, the Digital Shadows Photon Research Team highlight how cybercriminals abuse our …

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Threat Actors Use of Cobalt Strike: Why Defense is Offense’s Child

November 29, 2018

I’m a big fan of the Cobalt Strike threat emulation software. Here at Digital Shadows, it’s a staple of our …

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Mapping the ASD Essential 8 to the Mitre ATT&CK™ framework

November 27, 2018

Australian Signals Directorate Essential 8 The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has published what it calls the “Essential 8”: a set …

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The 2017 FSB indictment and Mitre ATT&CK™

September 20, 2018

On  February 28th, 2017 the US Department of Justice indicted a notorious hacker, Alexsey Belan, and his FSB (Russia’s internal …

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MITRE ATT&CK™ and the North Korean Regime-Backed Programmer

September 13, 2018

On 6th September the US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against a North Korean regime-backed programmer who is …

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Mitre ATT&CK™ and the FIN7 Indictment: Lessons for Organizations

August 22, 2018

On August 1, 2018, the US Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against three members of the international cybercrime group …

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Security Spotlight Series: Dr. Richard Gold

July 31, 2018

Organizations rely on Digital Shadows to be an extension of their security team. Our global team provide the latest tooling, …

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Mitre ATT&CK™ and the Mueller GRU Indictment: Lessons for Organizations

July 17, 2018

A recent indictment revealed how the GRU (Russia’s Military Intelligence agency) used both influence operations and network intrusions to achieve …

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