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Cyber Squared to Host Cyber Espionage Webinar

In response to growing interest in their Project Enlightenment Case Study, Cyber Squared Inc. has scheduled a webinar to publically release information about the attack. Project Enlightenment was a six month investigation about a sustained espionage campaign against dozens of U.S. and international private sector companies and organizations across a variety of business verticals.

According to Adam Vincent, Cyber Squared’s CEO, “The response to this story has been overwhelming. In an attempt to improve public awareness of this pervasive problem, we want to share more details about the types of victims, attack methods used by the adversary, and offer motivations given the geopolitical context surrounding the events.”

The webinar will feature Rich Barger, Cyber Squared’s Chief Intelligence Officer, who served as the lead investigator throughout the study. In addition to sharing details about the initial attack and the subsequent exploitation patterns, Mr. Barger will cover how Security Intelligence was applied during the investigation and how it could have been used prior to, during and after the incident response phases. Rich offers, “These adversaries are persistent, there is no silver bullet which will ever force them to stop. Technical solutions such as anti-virus and patches only get you so far; you need to be just as creative and persistent in disrupting these types of threats as they are in penetrating your network.”

By applying real-time Security Intelligence, which required both a bottom-up victim approach along with a top-down technical assessment of the adversarial capability surrounding this single incident, Cyber Squared was able to discover a number of victims compromised by the same threat.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th. Webinar registration as well as the case study are available for download at the Cyber Squared website.

About Cyber Squared:

Cyber Squared Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA, protects critical information and strengthens network security for organizations targeted by sophisticated cyber adversaries. With a superior understanding of the relevant cyber threats to its clients’ business operations, Cyber Squared’s security intelligence services can determine risk and develop individualized, effective security strategies and processes for risk avoidance. This, coupled with the ability to disrupt sophisticated threats, gives clients an unparalleled ability to characterize and respond to potential cyber-attacks, and be more proactive in their day-to-day security operations.

For more information about Cyber Squared, visit www.cybersquared.com.

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