Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Predictions for 2021

2020 was a hugely disruptive year across the globe. And while cybersecurity may have been background noise to a world tuned to health and financial issues, widespread cyberattacks have left reverberations that will be felt for years to come.  We asked expert speakers from the recent Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference to share a brief look back at what happened in 2020 and what they’re focusing on in the year ahead as they work to solve the complex identity and …

NotPetya Flashback: The Latest Supply-Chain Attack Puts Active Directory at Risk of Compromise

Last week, news broke that a sophisticated adversary penetrated FireEye’s network and stole the company’s Red Team assessment tools. The attack is reportedly linked to a larger supply-chain assault that struck government, consulting, technology, and telecom organizations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.   To get an idea of what this stolen toolset is capable of, you can …

Egregor Ransomware Attack on Kmart is a Reminder that Active Directory Needs to Be Protected and Recoverable

The latest ransomware-as-a-service attack leaves the well-known retailer, Kmart, with service outages and a compromised Active Directory.   In the wake of Maze ransomware “retiring” last month, many of its affiliates have moved to the new kid on the ransomware block, Egregor. Named after an occult term meaning the collective energy or force of a group of individuals …