Unidentified attackers have apparently unlimited resources, pressuring security authorities to regularly evaluate all aspects of their security strategy. People, procedures and technology must be examined in order to guarantee that every important component is optimized in the struggle against current attacks. But just a defense effort without a thorough understanding of cyber threats won’t stop data breaches.

is a key component in the security program of a company. CTI, when appropriately utilized, allows companies to adopt decisive actions to safeguard their users, data and their reputation in the event they are adequately informed about security and business decisions.

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Defense teams are switching from preventative ideology to early detection and rapid reaction in order to confront attackers. Security teams will quickly catch and interrupt criminals and remove risks before they destroy the infrastructure of an organization. Teams need the right level of exposure to gather actionable intelligence in order to execute this approach, without drowning in too many details.

What is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

A Security Operations Center (SOC) has a data security team that monitors and analyzes the security position of an entity on a continuous basis. SOC team aims, by means of a technological approach combination and a solid collection of processes…


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With computer and information technology becoming more ubiquitous, cybersecurity has become a grand societal challenge. Today, malicious hackers commit numerous large-scale, advanced attacks on industry and government organizations. These cyber-attacks cost the global economy over $450 billion annually. Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) to enable effective cybersecurity decisions, has emerged as a viable approach to mitigate this concern.

Hacker community platforms carefully conceal themselves and employ numerous anti-crawling measures that prevent automated, large-scale data collection. These barriers force many researchers to manual collection efforts.

Hacker forums are the most common and largest platforms for hackers to…


Cybersecurity threats are evolving quickly, and there’s no time to keep up to date on the new details for most security researchers. This is why threat intelligence is an important part of the security activities of each organization. Many sources of threats include costly fees, but luckily there are many free and inexpensive choices to choose from. Here is the ultimate list of the safest platforms for open-source threats.

InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard connects owners and…


Any day of the week there might seem to be a new vulnerability. There are more than 8,000 vulnerabilities annually. 80% of attacks originate from vulnerabilities. It is almost impossible for IT teams to keep up with patching vulnerabilities without proper intelligence. On average, companies spend 1.4 million USD annually on programs related to vulnerability management, an expansion of an average of 282.750 USD from 2018 where organizations spend an average of 1.16 million USD.

An earlier analysis by the Ponemon Institute showed an average of 139 hours spent on vulnerabilities a week.

Table 1 — Time spent preventing, detecting…


Ransomware is one of the biggest challenges and security problems on the internet and its costs are forecast to reach a record $20 Billion by 2021. It was predicted by security researchers that in 2021, a ransomware attack will take place every 11 seconds. Following statistics can give a better understanding of how ransomware attacks are getting more dangerous and harmful.

  • 51% of businesses have been impacted by ransomware in the last year.
  • 90 % of IT pros had clients that suffered ransomware attacks in the past year.
  • 50% of IT professionals don’t believe that their organization is ready to…

On the 19th of March 2021, a couple of the major companies in Turkey were hit by a cyber-attack. SOCRadar analysts have been determined that the domain names of the companies, acquired through the company named “Atak Domain” (atakdomain.com), redirected the fake propaganda page. They emphasized that all domain name owners who receive service from Atak Domain are affected.

What is Domain Hijacking?

Domain hijacking or domain theft is the alteration by misuse of privileges of domain hosting and registrant software systems of a domain name without the consent of its original domain registration owner.

Figure 1 — Domain Hijacking

This may devastate the…


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The demand for malicious and illegal products, services, and data has hit new peaks across dark web marketplaces (DWMs), due to COVID19 and related global trends. The vendors on the marketplace mainly traded all kinds of drugs and sold counterfeit money, stolen or counterfeit credit card details, anonymous SIM cards, and malware.

Numbers about DWMs can give us a better understanding.[1]In DWMs;

  • almost 500 000 users;
  • more than 2 400 sellers;
  • over 320 000 transactions;
  • more than 4 650 Bitcoin and 12 800 Monero transferred.

What are the characteristics of DWMs?

DWMs offer access to the shadow economy. They offer…


According to the latest Nilson report from 2019, the cost of payment card fraud was $28 billion worldwide in 2019. Similarly, the Federal Trade Commission reports the majority of the fraud losses reported to them (a total of almost 2 billion Dollars) were due to credit card fraud, which tops their list of identity theft fraud.

How do the fraudsters obtain credit cards?

Fraudsters can access credit cards in several ways. In the old days, credit cards were physically copied with the use of embedded devices as people used them in card readers to do their shopping. New cards were created using this skimmed information to be…


A recent study from EMC suggests that data loss and downtime result in losses of $ 1.7 trillion each year.[1]

Since shadow IT is an operation that is often carried out unwittingly, companies do not focus on it as much as they should. However, this issue plays a very critical role in both the security and financial investment issues of companies.

Gartner predicted that one-third of successful attacks by 2020 were due to shadow IT.[2]Based on the same report, between 30% and 40% of IT spendings by large organizations goes to shadow IT. …

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