From the cyber front line


Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:57
Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record
Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

Politicians across the world have embraced Twitter as a way to directly connect with the public.  It’s common for political offices to have an official account that is passed along to the next official. However, in recent years, we’re seeing a new trend: politicians issuing messages about official duties, but from an “unofficial” account. It might be a personal account that the official had before assuming office, or it might be an account that appeared outside official channels.


How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:37
How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media
How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media

Social media, a new technology which once promised to bring the world together, is now being used to drive divisions in society. A recent news article detailed how Russian bots exploited mentions of Molly Tibbetts's death to distract from the Paul Manafort verdict are part of a coordinated campaign. Here at SafeGuard Cyber, we have spent months studying these bots.


What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:26
What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1
What Our Customers Have to Say About Us: Part 1

From a VP of IS Operations in the Manufacturing Industry

Brittany Iwata | June 22, 2018

At ExtraHop, we believe in the power of our platform to help enterprise companies solve security and performance challenges with the unprecedented visibility, definitive insight, and immediate answers that come from our unique combination of rich data, powerful analytics, and ML.


Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:14
Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus
Customer Spotlight: La Trobe University Improves Application Performance and Security Across Campus

Leading Australian University Leverages ExtraHop for Visibility at Scale

Brittany Iwata | August 2, 2018

Higher education institutions are becoming more and more dependent on their networks and infrastructures to be able to deliver the best educational experiences possible. But supporting modern campuses is becoming more complex each day and schools are increasingly reliant on their IT teams to meet ever-evolving needs.


What's Under The Hood of Reveal(x) Summer 2018

Submitted by James Azar on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:37
What's Under The Hood of Reveal(x) Summer 2018
What's Under The Hood of Reveal(x) Summer 2018

Chase Snyder | June 19, 2018

Today we announced the Summer 2018 release of ExtraHop Reveal(x), our Network Traffic Analytics solution for enterprise security. Our focus with this release has been to provide SecOps teams with three things: unprecedented visibility, definitive insights, and immediate answers.


Building the case for a CISO

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 22:58
Building the case for a CISO
Building the case for a CISO

Recently I have found myself thinking more and more about the struggle of getting the cybersecurity message to the people that can make a difference in an organization.  The obvious answer is the CEO of course.  No one is more engaged in the success nor more blamed for the failure than the CEO.  During a recent dinner with a friend of mine in the cybersecurity arena we found our conversation trailing off into the subject of CEO’s and how to best get the information across to them.  “Gary, the problem is where the message is coming from.