Cisco Talos Intelligence Blog

November 8, 2022 09:11

The Company You Keep – Preparing for supply chain attacks with Talos IR

Organizations must proactively limit supply chain risks through careful selection of the company they keep while preparing to respond to an incident that will invariably originate from the supply chain.

October 3, 2022 10:10

Researcher Spotlight: Globetrotting with Yuri Kramarz

“You have completely different angles in preparing different customers for defense during major global events depending on their role, technology and function,” Kramarz said.

July 27, 2022 08:07

What Talos Incident Response learned from a recent Qakbot attack hijacking old email threads

By Nate Pors and Terryn Valikodath. Executive summary * In a recent malspam campaign delivering the Qakbot banking trojan, Cisco Talos Incident Response (CTIR) observed the adversary using aggregated, old email threads from multiple organizations that we assess were likely ha

July 26, 2022 10:07

Quarterly Report: Incident Response Trends in Q2 2022

For the first time in more than a year, ransomware was not the top threat Cisco Talos Incident Response (CTIR) responded to this quarter, as commodity malware surpassed ransomware by a narrow margin. This is likely due to several factors, including the closure of several ransomwa

May 16, 2022 08:05

Ransomware: How executives should prepare given the current threat landscape

By Nate Pors. Top executives are increasingly dreading the phone call from their fellow employees notifying them that their company has been hit by a cyber attack. Nearly every week in 2021 and early 2022, a prominent organization has been in the media spotlight as their public

May 10, 2022 10:05

Talos Incident Response added to German BSI Advanced Persistent Threat response list

Cisco Talos Incident Response is now listed as an approved vendor on the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) response service providers list [

April 26, 2022 09:04

Quarterly Report: Incident Response trends in Q1 2022

Ransomware continues as the top threat, while a novel increase in APT activity emerges Ransomware was still the top threat Cisco Talos Incident Response (CTIR) saw in active engagements this quarter, continuing a trend that started in 2020. As mentioned in the 2021 year-in-revie

March 16, 2022 09:03

Preparing for denial-of-service attacks with Talos Incident Response

By Yuri Kramarz. Over the years, several extorsion-style and politically motivated denial-of-service attacks increased and still pose a threat to businesses and organizations of any size that can find themselves in the crosshairs of various malicious campaigns. A detailed prepa

January 22, 2022 08:01

Talos Incident Response year-in-review for 2021

Cisco Talos Incident Response (CTIR), as with everyone else in the cybersecurity world, dealt with a bevy of threats last year, as responders dealt with an expanding set of ransomware adversaries and several major cybersecurity incidents affecting organizations worldwide, all und