Research Blog

Welcome to our cybersecurity research blog where we uncover how malicious actors exploit weaknesses in systems, while going beyond the technical aspects and examining real-world perspectives across various industries.

Here you’ll find extensive research and insight from the well-known Horizon3.ai attack team, intuitive perspectives on everything security, and real-world attack path short stories that come directly from discoveries made by NodeZero.

Industry Insights

CISA’s Ransomware Vulnerability Awareness Pilot: But Is It Enough?

In early 2023, CISA launched their Ransomware Vulnerability Awareness Pilot (RVWP). It’s designed to warn critical infrastructure (CI) entities that their systems have exposed vulnerabilities that may be exploited by ransomware threat actors. The plan is to identify affected systems that may be prevalent in CI networks, then notify operators about potential risk of exploitation. The idea behind this is to enable timely mitigation measures before the damage is done in the context of ransomware attacks.

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Failure Could Signal a Rise in Business E-mail Compromise (BEC)

On 10 March, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – a popular institution for the venture capital community in the Bay area – failed when venture capitalists (VCs) quickly started to pull money out of the 40-year-old bank, causing federal regulators to step in and shut its doors before more damage could be done. These are the perfect conditions for threat actors to steal several million dollars (and perhaps much more!).

Red Team Blog

NodeZero Attack Paths

Customer Success Blog

CISA’s Ransomware Vulnerability Awareness Pilot: But Is It Enough?

In early 2023, CISA launched their Ransomware Vulnerability Awareness Pilot (RVWP). It’s designed to warn critical infrastructure (CI) entities that their systems have exposed vulnerabilities that may be exploited by ransomware threat actors. The plan is to identify affected systems that may be prevalent in CI networks, then notify operators about potential risk of exploitation. The idea behind this is to enable timely mitigation measures before the damage is done in the context of ransomware attacks.

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Failure Could Signal a Rise in Business E-mail Compromise (BEC)

On 10 March, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – a popular institution for the venture capital community in the Bay area – failed when venture capitalists (VCs) quickly started to pull money out of the 40-year-old bank, causing federal regulators to step in and shut its doors before more damage could be done. These are the perfect conditions for threat actors to steal several million dollars (and perhaps much more!).

Red Team Blog

NodeZero Attack Paths