A Data Breach is an incident that results in the confirmed disclosure of data to an unauthorized party. With 2019 being the "worst year on record" for breaches, what can we expect in 2020?

The stakes are high, with organizations’ data, customer info, and crown jewels vulnerable to attacks. Data breaches continue to threaten organizational reputations and finances. But security professionals have the power to meet these challenges.

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Latest InQuest™ Blog Posts

Deep File Inspection For Data Loss

Posted on 2020-04-21 by Josiah Smith

Recent high profile breaches underscore the fact that data loss prevention (DLP) technologies are not as effective as we would hope.  These data loss prevention technologies often fail to meet an organization’s list of data protection requirements, because there are so many vectors for the exfiltration of sensitive data.

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InQuest™ Labs Research Spotlight

PCsXcetra ShellCode Tools

A handful of useful tools to help with the analysis of malicious documents containing obfuscated shellcode.

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This tool was developed to deobfuscate XLM macros used in Zloader campaigns. Malicious macros in this campaign are obfuscated using CHAR and FORMULA functions.

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ViperMonkey is a VBA Emulation engine written in Python, designed to analyze and deobfuscate malicious VBA Macros contained in Microsoft Office files.

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Global Security Events

Compromised email account leads to Saint Francis Ministries data breach

An unauthorized party gained entry into an an employee’s email account at Saint Francis Ministries, accessing sensitive personal identifying information, as well as financial and protected health data.

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Marriott Data Breach 2020: 5.2 Million Guest Records Were Stolen

Marriott International said that names, mailing addresses, loyalty account numbers and other personal information of an estimated 5.2 million guests may've been exposed in a data breach. This is their second major security incident in less than two years.

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Potential data breaches make up 14% of Commonwealth incidents reported to ACSC

During the last year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) responded to 427 cyber incidents against Commonwealth entities, 65% of which were self-reported, and the rest were picked up through ACSC investigations.

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