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Threat Intelligence Tools and the Importance of Usability

Echosec Systems January 19, 2021 Open Source Threat Intelligence, National Defense
For the average software application, an intuitive UX usually means fewer headaches for the end-user. But when it comes to software for defense teams, usability can make the difference between secured assets and loss of data, infrastructure, and human life. Read More

What Is Voat and Why Are Echo Chambers Dangerous?

Echosec Systems December 15, 2020
Updated January 12, 2021: Voat went offline on December 25, 2020 due to lack of funding. However, the following information is still valuable to those interested in the impact of alt-tech platforms and their value for threat intelligence professionals. Voat is still accessible as a historical data source in the Echosec Systems Platform.  As social media companies battle.. Read More

What is Parler and Why Should Intelligence Teams Care?

Updated January 12, 2021: On January 9, 2021, Parler was dropped by Google, Amazon, and Apple. As a result, Parler is no longer a viable real-time data source within the Echosec Systems Platform. However, the following information is still valuable to those interested in the impact of alt-tech platforms and their value for threat intelligence professionals. As the 2020 US.. Read More

Online Extremism and the Evolution of Jihadists

On November 2, 2020, a 20-year-old Austrian national posted some concerning images on Instagram.  In one, the user posed with an AK-style rifle and a machete. Another used bullets to spell out “baqiya,” a reference to the Islamic State’s Read More

How to Prevent Credential Stuffing as Attackers Scale Up

Echosec Systems November 17, 2020 Executive Protection, Information Security, Data Breaches
Days before the 2016 US election, a group of ethical hackers in the Netherlands scanned through logins from LinkedIn’s 2012 breach. Then they took the password linked to Donald Trump’s account—yourefired—and were surprised when it worked against his Twitter login. Read More

[Security Magazine] Beyond standard risk feeds: Adopting a more holistic API solution

Echosec Systems November 12, 2020 OSINT, Digital Investigation, machine learning
Echosec Systems recently had an article published in Security Magazine: Beyond standard risk feeds: Adopting a more holistic API solution. Read More

Security on Auto-Pilot? How Threat Intelligence Tools Combat Alert Fatigue

In November 2013, analysts in a Bangalore security operations centre for Target received a number of malware alarms. The alerts later reached Target security staff in Minneapolis and were promptly dismissed as false positives. Read More

Why Digital Risk Protection Isn’t Just an IT Issue Anymore

Echosec Systems November 03, 2020 Cyber Security, Information Security, Corporate Security
Around 70% of companies are investing in digital transformation, even as the global economy takes a turn in 2020. While the business advantages of digital transformation are widely understood, organizations are often much slower in understanding associated digital risks as business risks. Read More

Boost Your API Coverage: Diversifying Threat Intelligence Feeds

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are becoming an integral part of any organization’s investment in digital transformation—and intelligence and corporate security entities are no exception. Read More

[Security Magazine] Artificial intelligence and national security: Integrating online data

Echosec Systems October 23, 2020 Digital Investigation, machine learning, National Defense
Echosec Systems recently had an article published in Security Magazine: Artificial intelligence and national security: Integrating online data Read More
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