MENDEL Partners with Brno University of Technology (VUT)

GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that our MENDEL network security tool is now part of the Brno University of Technology (VUT) cybersecurity program. MENDEL is used as part of the compulsory Bachelor’s course called “Information and Communication Technologies Security 2”, offered in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication specifically the Information Security Program.

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Threat Hunting with MENDEL

“Threat hunting,” or “cyber threat hunting” is the process of proactively and iteratively searching through networks and datasets to detect threats that evade existing automated tools and is done by a threat hunter or security analyst. It is essential for network security because it works to identify hidden threats within an existing set of network data.

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GREYCORTEX MENDEL Detects BadRabbit

GREYCORTEX is happy to report that it is able to detect the BadRabbit ransomware. This ransomware appeared in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine) but has begun to spread across several countries including South Korea, Poland, the Baltic, and regions. It uses an NSA-based exploit known as “EternalRomance” to enter networks and spreads by SMB port.

MENDEL is able to detect this ransomware in two different ways:

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GREYCORTEX Wins in Poland

The success continues for GREYCORTEX. This time, the team was first overall at the Pitch Competition at the 3rd Annual European Cybersecurity Forum held in Krakow, Poland on October 10th and 11th, 2017. The event featured cybersecurity-focused speakers from government and industry across Europe, as well as several from North America.

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Equifax Discloses Massive Data Breach

Today Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, has disclosed that they suffered a massive data breach because their network was compromised by unknown hackers. According to the Equifax’s press release, attackers gained access to personal data of almost 143 million Americans. Social security numbers, birth dates and addresses of nearly half the population lost in this breach of the US could be misused by hackers for years to come. Credit card numbers of US-customers and non-US customers were also stolen.

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GREYCORTEX Protects against WannaCry

GREYCORTEX is happy to report that MENDEL, our network traffic analysis solution, affirmatively detects infection by the WannaCry ransomware, its possible variants/clones, and protects users more effectively than rule-based detection tools alone.

Because GREYCORTEX MENDEL uses advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis to identify network anomalies, it easily identifies threats like WannaCry, allowing network security teams to take rapid action and stop threats before they do damage.

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