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    Engineering Consulting Firm Improves Security with a Formalized, Top-down Risk Management Program

    Engineering consulting firm improves security with a formalized, top-down risk management program.

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    Good Europol Hunting: How Do You Like Them Apples, Emotet?

    On January 27, 2021, Europol announced that it had led a coordinated takedown of the Emotet infrastructure in collaboration with law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania,…

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    Egregor: The Ghost of Soviet Bears Past Haunts On

    By Adam Brown and Harold Rodriguez, Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team Ransomware variants come. Ransomware variants go. And while Egregor may have only recently surfaced, it is by no means a fly-by-night operation. In fact, one could argue that…

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    Sodinokibi Labels Keys with “Black Lives Matter”

    OVERVIEW Since January 2020, the Arete IR practice has responded to forty-one (41) Sodinokibi engagements.  The industry has seen two big changes with Sodinokibi/REvil from their shift to exfiltrating data as of January 2020, and more, recently with…

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    US Government Alerts of Imminent Attacks Against the Healthcare Sector by Trickbot Group

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Last week,  the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following alert: AA20-302A…

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    Election Security with Jim Jaeger

    Kevin Smith speaks with president and co-founder of Arete, Jim Jaeger about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Elections, the risks we face, and answers the biggest question of all: Just how safe and accurate is this election going to be?

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    Threat Intelligence Part 2 with Evgueni Erchov and Stephen Ramey

    Kevin Smith, Marc Belicher, Evgueni Erchov, and Stephen Ramey to continue their discussion on Threat Intelligence.

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    Monero- Overview & Quick Facts

    OVERVIEW Recently, the threat group behind Sodinokibi ransomware publicly announced the switch from Bitcoin to accepting only Monero payments. The switch was motivated largely by the fact that Monero is inherently more difficult for law…

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