Trend Micro Insider Breach

The Tokyo based cyber security company Trend Micro has revealed it has been the victim of a sophisticated insider threat attack. Customer records were accessed and exfiltrated by an employee then used by attackers in a vishing attack on Trend Micro customers. According to ZDNet: “Trend Micro has revealed a “security incident” leading to the […]

Insider threat: former SEC investigator charged

The SEC investigator was charged with several crimes including unauthorized computer access and disclosure of confidential information. The defendant, Mr. Cohn, was the MD and Chief Compliance Officer at GBP Capital Holdings. Cohn allegedly accessed compromising information about an investigation into GBP whilst he was an investigator at the SEC. Mr. Cohn was in discussions […]

How voice assistants can be used to phish passwords

We have seen a wealth of articles on the security and privacy issues around voice assistants. This week I came across and new and far more concerning article on this by Ars Technica: “Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies”. “By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google […]

Red Goat Insider Threat Report 2019

Insider Threat Report 2019 finally released! Red Goat Cyber Security are proud to announce the results of their research into insider threat reporting. The research examines reporting observed in intentional insider threat cases and the factors that may influence the decision to report suspicious activity. The research highlights a chronic under reporting in companies and […]

3 Steps To Make Cyber Security Awareness Month A Success In Your Company

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! A lot of our clients are busy preparing events and internal campaigns to increase awareness of cyber related issues in October. However with limited time and too many options, it can seem like too much to fit in to your schedule. Here are 3 steps you can take to […]

Red Goat finalists for Computer Security Awards 2019

Red Goat Cyber Security has been recognised as a finalist in the 2019 Computing Security Awards. Partner and Co-founder, Lisa Forte, has been selected as a finalist for the “Contribution to Cyber Security” Award too. Red Goat, one of the leading experts in social engineering and insider threat, has been named a finalist in the […]

Teiss Podcast on Insider Threat

“I really enjoyed making this podcast with Anna Delaney. She always asks hard interesting questions and it was great fun to discuss some of the more alarming cases of insider threats. I hope you enjoy this colourful episode!” https://www.teiss.co.uk/analysis/the-big-interview/insider-threat-lisa-forte/

The importance of testing your incident response

Why you should test your incident response: A review of the Maersk incident

Fire drills are commonplace. We test the alarms, the evacuation procedures and the fire marshals get to practice their roles. In a cyber attack there can be just as much chaos as with a fire, perhaps even more so. This is why incident response is such an important consideration for companies and why, no matter […]

Tales from the road: Think before you speak

  I recently went for a meeting at a company’s office. This company had a few floors in a shared office building. Due to a large amount of black coffee being consumed during the lengthy meeting I needed to find the ladies room before departing. Thankfully there was one in the reception area of the […]