23 October 2018

If there is one thing that all cybersecurity professionals agree on is how statistics on cybersecurity and cybercrime are misleading and unreliable. Fortunately, today, we enter a new era:  Statistics Canada has just released the results of the first Canadian Survey of Cybersecurity and Cybercrime (CSoCC). The survey includes 12,597 Canadian businesses with 10 or more employees and attempts at providing a picture of the Canadian threat environment for the year 2017. We provide a summary of the main statistics in this blog, along with relevant links for anyone wishing to learn more about the survey's results.

March 07, 2018

GoSecure and IDC LogosA few months ago, the International Data Corporation (IDC) conducted a Technology Spotlight and Customer Spotlight about our company. The two reports reaffirm our position as a high-quality provider of managed security services, one that follows a flexible and customer-centric approach. We provide a summary of the two reports below.

 

February 14, 2018

A shattered terminal screen with ./chaos written on itWe found a backdoor that uses network sniffing to provide a reverse shell. Additionally, it fully encrypts and integrity checks it network traffic with session keys. It was first presented at GoSec 2017 in Montreal and was found using a new honeypot SSH tool.

This backdoor was first used in 2012 as part of the 'sebd' rootkit but seems to have been reactivated within the scope of a rising botnet.

 

January 31, 2018

Last Saturday, January 27th, the New York Times published a detailed article on the sales of automated likes and follows by an American company called Demuvi. The news article relates to the research we’ve conducted on the botnet Linux/Moose and the ego market it is thriving in. This blog post contextualizes the New York Times’ article with our own experience.