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NeuShield Newsletter (Volume 22)

November 2023

by Elisha Riedlinger, COO of NeuShield

Topics:

  • NeuShield Earns Spot on the CRN® 2023 Stellar Startups List
  • FBI warns about Scattered Spider that exfiltrates data
  • Getting Backups Out of the Stone Age and onto the Tech Stage!
  • NeuShield Appoints Louis Smith Jr. as Vice President of Worldwide Sales
  • Generative AI Is The Next Tactical Cyber Weapon For Threat Actors

NeuShield Earns Spot on the CRN® 2023 Stellar Startups List

Defying the odds in the relentless battle against ransomware, NeuShield stands out amidst the complex landscape of advanced security measures. Embracing innovation, NeuShield has earned its prestigious spot on the CRN 2023 Stellar Startups List. This startup company, spearheaded by the undisputed heavyweights of C-Suite developers, boasts an impressive code presence on over 1 million machines with over 16 patents!

What sets NeuShield apart is its approach to combating ransomware. Instead of merely blocking threats one by one, their patented technology takes a unique approach by preventing threats from making any modifications. It’s a game-changer, like flipping a burnt pancake back to its original, perfect, fluffy state.

Picture this: your data is the pancake, and if it ever gets burned, NeuShield is there to expertly flip it for you. Discover why NeuShield clinched the ‘top spot’ on CRN’s 2023 Stellar Startup List. Read more about their innovative and effective strategy in the ongoing fight against cyber threats.

Read More: Press Release >>

To learn more and receive a free trial and demo of NeuShield please contact info@neushield.com


FBI warns about Scattered Spider that exfiltrates data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) in response to recent activity by Scattered Spider threat actors against the commercial facilities sectors and subsectors. It outlines tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that happened as recently as November 2023.

Scattered Spider is a cybercriminal group that targets large companies and their contracted IT help desks engaged in data theft for extortion and have also been known to utilize BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware alongside their usual TTPs.

This advisory comes on the heads of the recent announcement of NeuShield Datacenter Edition with exfiltration protection for databases.

Read More: FBI Warning >>

To learn more and receive a free trial and demo of NeuShield please contact info@neushield.com


Getting Backups Out of the Stone Age and onto the Tech Stage!

In the contemporary era, the traditional 9-5 work week, once popularized by Henry Ford nearly a century ago, is increasingly being questioned. In today’s fast-paced, interconnected world where real-time connectivity is the norm, the 9-5 work week has rapidly become outdated for many individuals.

A parallel can be drawn with traditional backup methods. While acknowledging the paramount importance of data, the conventional approach to data backup, dating back to 2005 in Peter Krogh’s 3-2-1 backup plan as outlined in ‘The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers,’ is facing similar obsolescence.

Despite the 20-year-old 3-2-1 plan’s resilience (3 copies, 2 media types, 1 copy offsite/disconnected), the evolving landscape of data size imposes significant challenges on companies, encompassing time constraints, impact, and unexpected costs. There is no luxury of a nine-month preparation period for a data breach.

One might wonder if there is a more efficient alternative. Indeed, there is.

Read More: Blog >>

To learn more and receive a free trial and demo of NeuShield please contact info@neushield.com


NeuShield Appoints Louis Smith Jr. as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

NeuShield appoints Louis Smith Jr. as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. With a rich and diverse background in the cybersecurity industry, Louis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the NeuShield team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Louis to the NeuShield family,” said Yuen Pin Yeap, CEO at NeuShield. “Louis’ extensive knowledge and track record in the cybersecurity sector make him a valuable addition to our team. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to strengthen our position in the market.”

In his new role as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Louis will be responsible for global go-to-market initiatives for partners, customers, and prospects who are looking to strengthen their cybersecurity posture using NeuShield’s patented technology.

Read More: Press Release >>

To learn more and receive a free trial and demo of NeuShield please contact info@neushield.com


Generative AI Is The Next Tactical Cyber Weapon For Threat Actors

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hotly debated topic between proponents and those expressing concerns regarding boundaries and control. Generative AI, like ChatGPT, uses algorithms and data modeling to output new code for tools and apps, and to generate content for emails and other forms of communication. ChatGPT is the most referenced and widely used generative AI today. Other AI generative models include AlphaCode, Anyword, Bard, Cohere Generate, DuetAI, GitHub Copilot, Jasper and more.

When it comes to code and content, hackers are already employing AI to create new zero-day ransomware and malware, and to improve the content within their social engineering methods. AI is used to create fraudulent phishing content to get users to click, swipe or tap on nefarious web links, emails and texts. AI helps hackers generate content without typos and grammar errors for phishing emails and web content. Threat actors are beginning to capitalize on generative AI to create new and improved code for more sophisticated malware that is harder for cybersecurity tools to detect.

Read More: Forbes >>

To learn more and receive a free trial and demo of NeuShield please contact info@neushield.com

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