May 6, 2019

SCYTHE Goes Atomic

The SCYTHE team is excited to announce that our latest release gives you the power of Atomic Red Team with all the automation and ease of use of the SCYTHE platform. Plus, you can now create and share your own SCYTHE threats allowing the ecosystem of adversary simulation to expand via the community!

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February 15, 2019

The Purple Team - Organization or Exercise

As the cybersecurity industry continues to evolve, the use of certain terminology is changing and becoming more prevalent; such as the increased mention of Red Teams and Blue Teams inside boardrooms and IT departments.

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January 18, 2019

SCYTHE: Starting 2019 with Linux and ATT&CK™

The SCYTHE team has been hard at work on our new release and we are proud to present the next major evolution of the SCYTHE Continuous Red Team Automation platform.What’s New

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January 16, 2019

Fileless Malware and the Threat of Convenience

Many of the conveniences brought via modern tools, operating systems, and applications also bring means for an adversary to execute actions while under the guise of a valid service. This is seen distinctly in the increased use of Fileless Malware.

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October 16, 2018

Don’t Get Comfortable Yet - The Declining Fear of Ransomware

With the news that ransomware attacks are on the decline, in favor of crypto-mining (aka “crypto-jacking”), it is tempting to now reshuffle your enterprise’s defensive priorities based on the adversary trends. But before you retask your Blue Team to focus on researching cryptocurrency miners, let’s take a moment and remember a few key fundamental facts about ransomware, and how it is still different, and more dangerous, from its money-mining “successor”.

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June 6, 2019

Know Your Enemy: Botnet Command and Control Architectures

What would you do if your company’s IT devices were discovered to be part of a botnet?

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April 2, 2019

Modern Authentication Bypasses

*hacker voice* “I’m in” is a Hollywood-esque phrase you’ve probably heard before. But how does someone actually do that? Do you wear a hoodie and change your terminal text to bright green?

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December 3, 2018

Paintball at the WMCAT Hub Debut

Paintball with a purpose. That was the theme for the 6th Annual Purple Event, hosted by the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium (WMCSC) on October 10th at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) facility. A purple-team cyber competition is unique in that it consists of teams made up of five offensive (red) and five defensive (blue) security professionals. They work together and share skills and knowledge in order to exploit, control, and secure assets within the live fire virtual cyber city, Alphaville. The “live fire” cyber security environment simulates real-life environments such as libraries, schools, city management offices, public utility facilities, residential homes, and even networked vehicles.

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