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Our experts’ unique discoveries, observations, and opinions on what’s trending today in Business Risk Intelligence and the Deep & Dark Web.

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Risk vs. Threat: Best Practices from a Fortune 50 Retailer

March 23, 2017

I’m happy to present a guest post from an experienced cyber intelligence analyst for a Fortune 50 retailer — who happens to be a Flashpoint client. He wanted to share some best practices based on his experience leveraging cyber threat intelligence to assess business risk, address threats, and shape the strategy for his company’s information […]

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From Planning and Direction to Collection: Laying the Foundation for Business Risk Intelligence

March 9, 2017
BRI

Regardless of which domain we operate within or what our security objectives are — whether technical indicators of compromise (IOCs) and insider threat activity, or supply chain integrity, physical security, and executive protection — intelligence is integral to accurate, risk-based decision making. Unfortunately, integrating intelligence properly and in a way that serves all business functions […]

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Best Practices for Addressing Four Common Threats

Flashpoint’s customers represent a diverse mix of global organizations and business functions spanning nearly every industry. On one hand, this means that our team has gained extensive experience using Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to help our customers address some of the rarest, most obscure threats emerging from the Deep & Dark Web. On the other […]

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Business Email Compromise: The Oft-Overlooked Costly Dark Horse of Attacks

Business Email Compromise (BEC), also known as “free money scams”, is a constant threat to organizations, their employees, and their users. Although little sophistication is needed to carry out a successful BEC, these types of attacks continue to occur more frequently and inflict greater damage than ever before. Unfortunately, this means that many of us […]

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Psychology of an Eastern European Cybercriminal: Mindset Drives Behavior

By FP_Analyst
February 14, 2017

Most conversations about the Eastern European cybercrime landscape focus heavily on the specific threats originating from this community of actors. For security practitioners and intelligence analysts, this often means in-depth technical analysis on everything from new strains of malware and emerging fraud schemes to zero-day vulnerabilities and large-scale DDoS attacks. While such information is undoubtedly […]

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Jihadists React to President Trump’s Executive Order

January 31, 2017

Key Takeaways • Since President Trump’s inauguration, jihadists have discussed what they perceive to be growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States, with many claiming that the U.S. is showing its “true face.” • This chatter has increased since President Trump’s executive order on January 27, 2017, which banned travel from several Muslim-majority countries, including […]

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The Intelligence Cycle and Services: A Methodology Traversing The Enterprise

January 30, 2017
BRI

Across the enterprise, intelligence programs supporting both cyber and physical domains continue to emerge and mature more quickly and more frequently. Unfortunately, many of these programs lack the methodology, capabilities, and strategic guidance necessary for optimizing the accuracy, efficiency, and value of their intelligence. While few organizations tend to apply and integrate such intelligence in […]

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