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Jun 23, 2022   |  By Dane Disimino
Splunk recently sponsored the annual SANS 2022 SOC Survey.
Jun 23, 2022   |  By Splunk Threat Research Team
The Splunk Threat Research Team (STRT) continues to monitor new relevant payloads to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe. One of these new payloads was found by the Ukranian CERT named “Industroyer2.” The name of this new payload references the original "Industroyer" malicious payload used against the country of Ukraine's power grid in 2016 and allegedly was able to affect a fifth of the power capacity of the city of Kyiv.
Jun 21, 2022   |  By Stephen Watts
You’ve built an awesome business — it is booming and making money. You’ve streamlined all the processes and operations. Business is good. But, when you build something great, it attracts cyber criminals. Your business is valuable to you and cybercriminals can leverage it. That’s why security is important. You can use different security approaches to secure your application, infrastructure and network. In this post we’ll focus on one such approach: penetration testing.
Jun 3, 2022   |  By Shannon Davis
Splunk SURGe recently released a whitepaper, blog, and video that outline the encryption speeds of 10 different ransomware families. Early in our research, during the literature review phase, we came across another group that conducted a similar study on ransomware encryption speeds. Who was this group you ask? Well, it was actually one of the ransomware crews themselves.
Jun 3, 2022   |  By Ryan Kovar
If you want just to see how to find evidence of the Atlassian vulnerability in your Confluence systems, skip down to the “detections” sections. Otherwise, read on for a quick breakdown of what happened, how to detect it, and MITRE ATT&CK mappings.
May 31, 2022   |  By Shannon Davis
If you want just to see how to find detections for the Follina MS Office RCE, skip down to the “detections” sections. Otherwise, read on for a quick breakdown of what happened, how to detect it, and MITRE ATT&CK mappings.
May 27, 2022   |  By Matt Sayar
The process for our technology partners to publish their SOAR Apps to Splunkbase just got faster and simpler. App updates are now automatically pulled from our partners’ GitHub repositories into the Splunkbase library in a matter of minutes. With 350+ SOAR Apps on Splunkbase across 200+ partners, this process improvement makes Splunk easier to integrate with and more importantly, provides our customers with even faster access to up-to-date Apps.
May 26, 2022   |  By Alexey Bokov
The way we work has drastically changed since the start of the pandemic. With more companies adopting remote and hybrid work models, there has been a 600% increase in cybercrime and 65% of organizations have seen a measurable increase in attempted cyberattacks, which is particularly problematic since 78% say remote workers are harder to secure.
May 19, 2022   |  By Splunk Threat Research Team
The Splunk Threat Research Team has addressed a new malicious payload named AcidRain. This payload, deployed in the ongoing conflict zone of Eastern Europe, is designed to wipe modem or router devices (CPEs).
May 17, 2022   |  By Kelby Shelton
No matter how advanced your Security Operations Center (SOC) is, pre-built Playbook Packs from Splunk can augment your analysts with automation that scales with your organization’s maturity. SplunkⓇ Enterprise Security (ES) users can achieve this scalable automation by using a pre-built Risk Notable Playbook Pack in Splunk SOAR.
Jun 9, 2022   |  By Splunk
Join the SURGe Team with a guest from the land down under, a recap of important news in the security landscape, a discussion on RSA, and a special interview with Danielle Jablanski of Nozomi Networks!
Jun 1, 2022   |  By Splunk
Grab a cup of coffee and join Ryan Kovar, Mick Baccio, and Audra Streetman for another episode of Coffee Talk with SURGe. The team from Splunk broke down the Follina/MSDT zero day vulnerability (CVE-2022-30190), rounded up the latest ransomware activity, and discussed supply chain risk related to Python and PHP libraries. Mick and Ryan competed in a 60 second charity challenge to explain LOLBins before taking a deep dive into the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
May 18, 2022   |  By Splunk
Coffee Talk with SURGe! Grab a cup of coffee and join Audra Streetman, Mick Baccio, and special guest Haylee Mills for another episode of Coffee Talk with SURGe. The team from Splunk discussed a ransomware attack that prompted Costa Rica to issue a state of emergency, a cardiologist in Venezuela accused of building ransomware tools, and an alert from CISA warning about cyber threats to MSPs. This week Audra and Haylee competed in a 60 second charity challenge on "certs vs. degrees" in cybersecurity before taking a deep dive into Splunk Risk-Based Alerting.
May 11, 2022   |  By Splunk
Splunk's State of Security report for 2022 found that security organizations face more — and more serious — challenges than ever before. Exacerbated by the pressures of the pandemic, the rise of dangerous avenues of attack and a crisis of staff burnout, security teams are dealing with a lot: 78% of security and IT leaders say that remote workers are harder to secure 65% of organizations have reported an uptick in attacks during the pandemic 73% within the industry have reported colleagues quitting due to burnout
May 4, 2022   |  By Splunk
Grab a cup of coffee and join Ryan Kovar, Audra Streetman, and Mick Baccio for another episode of Coffee Talk with SURGe. This week the team from Splunk discussed CISA's list of the top exploited vulnerabilities for 2021, Mandiant's analysis of 80 zero-days exploited in the wild last year, and signs the ransomware group REvil may be back in operation. Mick and Ryan competed in a 60 second charity countdown on how to solve the talent crisis in cybersecurity before taking a deep dive into the topic of zero-days and vulnerability mining.
Apr 27, 2022   |  By Splunk
In this special edition of Koffee Talk, Ryan Kovar discusses the whitepaper titled, “An Empirically Comparative Analysis of Ransomware Binaries” authored by SURGe member Shannon Davis. The research reveals that the average ransomware encryption speed is likely beyond the capabilities of most blue teams to detect and mitigate. Shannon will also explain what this means for network defense. Join Ryan and Shannon for this in-depth discussion with snark, deadpan humor, and a look at SURGe’s next phase of ransomware research.
Apr 20, 2022   |  By Splunk
This week Audra Streetman, Ryan Kovar, and Mick Baccio from Splunk discussed the latest security news, including the MS-RPC vulnerability CVE 2022 26809, a CISA alert about the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group, and Sunday's 60 Minutes episode on the threat of Russian cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure. Mick and Ryan also competed in a 60 second charity challenge to explain why Americans should be concerned about the potential for a Russian cyberattack targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.
Apr 6, 2022   |  By Splunk
Grab a cup of coffee and join Ryan Kovar, Mick Baccio, and Audra Streetman for another episode of Coffee Talk with SURGe. The team from Splunk will discuss the latest security news and compete in a 60 second charity challenge. You don't want to miss it!
Mar 29, 2022   |  By Splunk
Did you know the median time for ransomware to encrypt nearly 100,000 files is 42 minutes and 52 seconds? This speed is likely beyond the capabilities of most organizations to respond effectively before encryption is complete. These findings are the result of research published by SURGe, Splunk’s strategic cybersecurity research team.
Mar 23, 2022   |  By Splunk
Bring a cup of coffee and tune in to join the SURGe security team for a recap of cybersecurity news and events, our 60-second charity challenge, and another topic deep dive!
Oct 21, 2018   |  By Splunk
The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has exploded, sometimes overshadowing the real uses and innovations happening everyday at organizations across the globe. The reality is that applying AI and ML to data-dependent challenges presents opportunity for better security, faster innovation and overall improved efficiency.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Do you have a plan for cybersecurity? Digital technology is touching every aspect of our lives, which is giving bad actors unlimited runway to create new threats daily. It's this atmosphere that makes it imperative that organizations are prepared, informed and actively hunting for adversaries.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Cyberattacks are top of mind for organizations across the globe. In fact, 62 percent of firms are being attacked at least weekly and 45 percent are experiencing a rise in the number of security threats. But do organizations have the processes in place to investigate and effectively respond to these incidents? IDC recently surveyed security decision makers at 600 organizations to understand the state of security operations today.
May 25, 2018   |  By Splunk
How can you utilize machine data to be prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union?
Apr 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
A security information event management (SIEM) solution is like a radar system that pilots and air traffic controllers use. Without one, enterprise IT is flying blind. Although security appliances and system software are good at catching and logging isolated attacks and anomalous behavior, today's most serious threats are distributed, acting in concert across multiple systems and using advanced evasion techniques to avoid detection.
Apr 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Security incidents can happen without warning and they often go undetected for long periods of time. Organizations struggle to identify incidents because they often work in silos or because the amount of alerts is overwhelming and hard to determine the signals among the noise.
Mar 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
All data is security relevant and defending against threats involves every department in a company. With cyberthreats and bad actors constantly evolving, it is imperative for everyone in an organization to come together to identify and protect critical data.
Feb 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Recent cyberattacks have made it clear that organizations of all sizes need to focus on a holistic and cohesive security strategy. Security operations centers (SOCs) have become a focal point in this effort, consolidating the right people, processes and technology to mitigate and remediate attacks.
Jan 1, 2018   |  By Splunk
Current IT security tools and mindsets are no longer adequate to meet the scope and complexity of today's threats. Internet security has evolved over the last ten years but advanced persistent threats and the sophistication of the malware have fundamentally changed the way security teams must think about these new threats and the tools used for detective controls.

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