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[redacted] Makes [TIDE] Available to the Public for Testing and Community-Driven Extensibility

[TIDE] is a binary analysis platform built by security practitioners for security practitioners. As an integrated piece of [redacted]’s cloud-native platform, [RIP//TIDE], which scales delivery of its layered defense services, [TIDE] automates the technical analysis of all files and immediately shares results with clients. By now opening the platform for public access, [redacted] is creating a modular ecosystem that greatly expands the volume of binary files available to search and explore.

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IST Announces New Funding to Combat Ransomware

It is with excitement and gratitude that IST announces new funding support and acknowledges the key financial supporters of the Ransomware Task Force at the beginning of its second year

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[redacted] Continues Leadership Team Growth with Appointment of Aaron Ansari as Chief Revenue Officer 20-Year Industry Veteran with Deep Security Experience Joins [redacted] to Accelerate Sales Growth AUSTIN, Texas – August 8, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud defense company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced the appointment of Aaron Ansari as Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly created role, Aaron will lead [redacted]’s sales and marketing organizations as the company continues its rapid growth and expansion.


AUSTIN, Texas – July 11, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud defense company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced the appointment of Jim Hansen as CEO. With the addition of Hansen to the executive team, [redacted] co-founder and former CEO Max Kelly will elevate his role to executive chairman. Max will work with Jim to continue driving the company’s mission of providing the advanced product-enabled solutions required for organizations of all sizes to proactively defend themselves against nation-state attackers.


SAN FRANCISCO – June 7, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud defense company that levels the playing field against attackers, today made its Threat Intelligent Detection Engine [TIDE] available to the public for testing and community-driven extensibility. [TIDE] is a binary analysis platform built by security practitioners for security practitioners. As an integrated piece of [redacted]’s cloud-native platform, [RIP//TIDE], which scales delivery of its layered defense services, [TIDE] automates the technical analysis of all files and immediately shares results with clients.


SAN FRANCISCO – June 7, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud defense company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced a partnership with ByteChek, the all-in-one compliance automation company that simplifies cybersecurity compliance for companies of all sizes. Through the alliance, [redacted] is using the ByteChek platform to significantly streamline SOC 2 and HIPAA compliance audits as part of its tailored cybersecurity services. In addition, ByteChek customers who require help with remediation or implementation of compliance audit results will use [redacted] as a preferred service provider.


SAN FRANCISCO – March 21, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced that it has been named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Startup Employers. This prestigious award recognizes the top 500 high-growth companies with exceptional culture and work environments. “We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of the top employers in Security,” said Max Kelly, co-founder and CEO of [redacted].


SAN FRANCISCO – February 15, 2022 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced the appointment of Tim Kosiba as Chief Executive Officer of bracket f, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of [redacted] focused on the government market. In this newly-formed position, Kosiba will forge trusted partnerships with organizations across federal, state and local governments by providing the services, solutions, and training required to mount an effective defense against cyberthreats.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–[redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today launched the Threat Intelligent Detection Engine (TIDE). As a major expansion of its cloud-native platform that scales delivery of [redacted]’s layered defense services, TIDE automates the technical analysis of all files and immediately shares results with clients. “Not only does this empower our clients in their SOC, it also provides structured interaction for our team members to provide orchestrated response.


SAN FRANCISCO – November 17, 2021 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced that it was selected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as its Preferred Cybersecurity Provider for its incident response services. The company also was selected by the AHA for its Healthcare Security Services packaged offering that provides member hospitals with cyber program strategy and development and cyber risk assessment among other services.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–[redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced it has joined the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) as its newest founding member. The company will collaborate with fellow alliance members to explore ways to better secure automation and control systems that serve as the backbone of manufacturing and critical infrastructure. The Global Cybersecurity Alliance was established by ISA to advance cybersecurity readiness, education, and best practices in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.


SAN FRANCISCO – October 19, 2021 - [redacted] today announced that William Crowell, the former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), has joined the company’s Board of Directors. In this role, Crowell will bring more than 50 years of security, technology, and intelligence experience in the public and private sectors to help guide [redacted] as the company accelerates adoption of its state-of-the-art platform and executes its mission to level the playing field for organizations against sophisticated attackers.


SAN FRANCISCO – August 02, 2021 – [redacted], the mission-driven cloud security company that levels the playing field against attackers, today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit and certification, validating [redacted]’s commitment to customer data security. The independent audit, conducted by Moss Addams, LLP, focused on [redacted]’s internal controls and procedures related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy controls, based on compliance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) TSC (Trust Services Criteria).


SAN FRANCISCO – June 1, 2021 – [redacted] today emerged from stealth with $35M in Series B funding led by Ten Eleven Ventures, with participation from Valor Equity Partners and SVB Capital. The company will use the funding to scale and accelerate adoption of its state-of-the-art platform and advanced threat intelligence and response capabilities that enable organizations to level the playing field against sophisticated attackers, disrupt their adversaries and protect their businesses.

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William Crowell’s Latest Foray: Cybersecurity Governance At [redacted]

“[redacted] (the company’s actual name is [redacted], Inc.), a cyber defense company, has just appointed a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency to the company’s board. William Crowell has been active in the field of public and private information security for decades”

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Cyber Private Eyes Go After Hackers, Without Counterattacking

Companies hit by hackers typically limit themselves to playing defense to comply with a federal law against invading someone’s computer. But some specialist cybersecurity firms say they can pursue criminals without launching their own attacks. Most cybercrimes in the U.S. fall under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a 1986 law that prohibits unauthorized access of computer systems. The law effectively places offensive cybersecurity actions solely in the hands of the federal government.

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Twitch is breached. MalKamak: a newly described Iranian threat actor. Chinese cyberespionage against India. SafeMoon phishbait. The ransomware threat. What counts as compromise.

Twitch is breached. A newly discovered Iranian threat group is described. A Chinese cyberespionage campaign in India proceeds by phishing. SafeMoon alt-coin is trendy phishbait in criminal circles. As the US prepares to convene an anti-ransomware conference, Russian gangs show no signs of slacking off. Betsy Carmelite from BAH on AI/ ML in cyber defensive operations. Our guest is Adam Flatley of Redacted with recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force. And observations on what counts as compromising material.

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Barron’s How Insurers Play a Big Role in Spurring Cybercrime

Ransomware extracted $18 billion in payments last year, and it’s expected there will be an attack every 11 seconds by this year’s end, a problem that some security experts and academic researchers say is exacerbated by the system meant to protect against cybercrime: the insurance industry. Organizations with cyberinsurance are more than twice as likely to pay ransoms as those without, according to a global survey commissioned by U.K.-based cybersecurity and software firm Sophos of 1,823 companies, governments, health systems,…

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Treasury Sanctions Russian Crypto Exchange

The US Treasury has added a Russian cryptocurrency exchange to its sanctions list after claiming the firm helped facilitate ransomware payments for countless groups. SUEX is incorporated in the Czech Republic but reportedly operates out of Russia. The Treasury estimated that 40% of its transaction history is associated with “illicit actors.”

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Infamous ransomware gang REvil returns to the dark web

Infamous ransomware gang REvil has returned to the dark web, the shady corner of the internet reachable with special software, after disappearing in July amid pressure from the U.S. government on Russia to act on ransomware groups operating in the country. REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, was before its disappearance a prolific ransomware group linked to dozens of attacks. Its most high-profile attack before going dark involved targeting companies using information technology management software from Kaseya Ltd.

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Expert: Governments and businesses must come together to combat ransomware threat

Nations have to stop sheltering bad actors in order to stop them, expert says. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Adam Flatley, director of threat intelligence for Redacted, a cybersecurity company, about the future of cybersecurity. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

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Paying ransom should be your last resort, cybersecurity expert says

Paying ransom should be your last resort, cybersecurity expert says Some organizations can get by without paying in a ransomware attack, but others really have no choice, he says.

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Ransomware: Moving from defense to offense

Tonya Hall talks to Adam Flatley, director of threat intelligence at Redacted Inc.,about what has been missing in anti-ransomware plans.

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Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? That’s the question

Tonya Hall interviews Adam Flatley, director of threat intelligence at Redacted Inc., about the options businesses have when facing a ransomware attack

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BankInfoSecurity Advisory Describes Chinese Attackers’ Tactics

Three federal agencies released a 31-page Joint Cybersecurity Advisory Monday that describes 50 tactics, techniques and procedures that Chinese state-sponsored cyberattackers are using to target organizations in the U.S. and allied nations. The Chinese attack techniques outlined in the report include exploiting well-known vulnerabilities in widely used applications, such as Pulse Secure, Apache, F5 Big-IP and Microsoft products.

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US State Department offering $10 million reward for state-backed hackers

The State Department announced a $10 million reward for any information about hackers working for foreign governments. The measure is aimed squarely at those participating in “malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.” Officials said in a release that this included ransomware attacks targeting “critical infrastructure.”

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Clop Raid: A Big Win in the War on Ransomware?

Yesterday’s noisy raid of the Clop ransomware gang in Ukraine was a major win according to most experts throughout the cybersecurity community, who said the moment marks a shift in the international war on ransomware. The raid, according to Ukrainian reports translated by eSpire analysts, included the arrests of six people in Kiev, the seizure of $185,000 in cash, a Tesla, a Mercedes and their computer equipment. Those arrested face up to eight years in prison, the records s

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US Warns Russia of Cyber-Attack No-Go List

President Biden and his team have warned the Putin administration of 16 critical infrastructure entities that are off-limits for threat actors operating from Russia. The news came as the two leaders sat down in Geneva for a summit which Biden said was designed to ensure a “stable and predictable” relationship between countries following the turmoil of the Trump years.

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[redacted] Closes $35M in Series B Funding to Disrupt Adversaries and Hold Attackers Accountable

Former Facebook CSO, NSA and CIA Operatives Team Up to Level the Playing Field for Organizations against Attackers

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After Nearly 6 Years, SMB Cybersecurity Provider Redacted Emerges From Stealth With $35M

San Francisco-based cybersecurity provider Redacted officially emerged from stealth with a $35 million Series B to help small and medium-sized businesses be more secure.

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Redacted comes out of stealth with $60M in funding and a new take on fighting cybercrime

Today a startup called Redacted is coming out of stealth with a different approach to tackling malicious activity — it applies threat intelligence, and then proactively goes after the hackers to recover data loss and disrupt their activities

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