The Security Risk and Consulting (SRC) team of Dell SecureWorks is launching the new “Enterprise Brand Surveillance” and “Executive Threat Surveillance” services. These services are designed to identify targeted cyber threats from hacktivists, cybercriminals or disgruntled individuals who may be preparing to attack an organization or its executives. The services provide real-time monitoring and utilize many human intelligence sources, looking for conversations, postings of stolen company credentials, intellectual property and other indications that an organization’s brand or its executives are the target of a cyber attack. The security and risk consultants will also scour the Internet looking for public information related to a company’s organization that may seem innocent but could be used by hackers to compromise a company’s security, brand reputation or executives. This includes information found in public files, on social media sites, in RFP responses, metadata and in job postings.
The Enterprise Brand Surveillance service provides real-time monitoring of information outlets to identify threat actors targeting an organization, so customers can quickly and effectively prepare countermeasures to protect their infrastructure, assets and business’ brand reputation.
The Executive Threat Surveillance service is used to monitor and assess information security risks to executives and personnel. The service monitors, tracks and reports back on what’s being said across the Internet about and by an organization’s executives and personnel, including postings to social networking sites.
Quotes:“In Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)/Targeted attacks, hackers create custom attacks and infrastructure to target one or a handful of organizations. However, even with APT attacks, the attackers do use common tactics such as spear phishing and other social engineering ploys. With our Targeted Threat Intelligence services, we are looking to provide insight into the specific attacks, infrastructure and tactics, as it relates to the organizations being targeted. “Having more context into the cyber threats targeting your organization, as well as the indicators of these threats, enables your security team to implement customized and robust security controls and defenses, while helping prepare your incident response and forensic teams for any possible scenario.”