Red Canary at RSA

Join Red Canary at RSA for Real Security Conversations With Real Security People

Suzanne Moore

If you’ve been to RSA, you know the expo hall can be full of flashy product pushes. Join Red Canary at RSA Booth #2225 for real security conversations with real security people. We’ll have a combination of founders, security operations, researchers, technical account managers, and customer success managers on-site. (And of course, everyone’s favorite: free t-shirts and stickers.) Are you … Read More

Lateral Movement and Cryptomining

Tried-and-True Tactics: How an Adversary Mixed Lateral Movement and Cryptomining

Tony Lambert

Cryptomining continues to be a hot topic as the values of cryptocurrencies fluctuate, and adversaries use mining as an easy way to make money without needing escalated privileges. In my last detection post, I wrote about mining as the objective of exploitation against Oracle WebLogic systems. In this detection, we’ll look at how one adversary supplemented operations with a little … Read More

Security Team Development

Building a Winning Security Team: Practical Tips on Training and Team Development

Phil Hagen

The most fundamental truth in information security is that we need smart people to do the most important parts of the job. Regardless of how many racks of servers, gazillions of dollars of software, or dozens of threat intel “feeds” we invest in, they won’t provide the slightest impediment to adversaries without real live humans to run the show. This … Read More

Red Canary Threat Response

How an IT Service Provider and Red Canary Stopped a Malware Outbreak

Eric Groce

A technical account manager recounts how Red Canary partnered with an IT service provider to help one of their customers stop a rapidly spreading network worm. The article goes behind the scenes of the incident response effort and shares best practices to avoid a breach. Most IT service providers can relate to the following scenario: It’s an idle Thursday. You … Read More

When Web Servers Go Cryptocurrency Mining

Tony Lambert

Miners and canaries have had a long and storied history, but Red Canaries aren’t too fond of miners. Cryptocurrency miners, that is. Recent booms in cryptocurrency values have made cryptocurrency mining an attractive way for anyone with a computer to earn some extra money. The trouble is, the average user would spend more money performing mining activities and paying for … Read More

Cryptocurrency Trends

Cryptocurrency Trends: Will Ransomware Be Overtaken by Miners?

Joe Moles

This last year you couldn’t turn on the TV, look at social media, or visit your favorite internet news source without being faced with another story of a ransomware compromise. These attacks are highly destructive and largely driven by financial gain. Threat trends and methods to “make a quick buck” will continue, while new methodologies rise to the forefront. Based … Read More

A Bird’s Eye View: Behind the Scenes of Beastmode

Dave Epperly

There’s a thing we do at Red Canary called BEASTMODE. No beating around the bush here; it’s a corporate all-hands. On a quarterly basis, the remote teams come to the Denver office and we spend three intense days together. The reason it’s called BEASTMODE is that in the very early days of the company, we’d spend endless hours in a single … Read More