Protecting your cloud from dark web threats


Ready to hunt down dark web threats

The iceberg beneath the dark sea of the web is somewhat spine-chilling for website and digital business owners. It is known as the dark web, where cybercriminals can breach any privacy, from personal accounts login information to enterprise data (financial records or customers’ transactions).

Cloud computing is a technology used to store data in remote servers. This technology provides data security because your data is protected by encryption. However, sensitive data in the Cloud is vulnerable to cyber risks like malware attacks. Also, your Cloud may be hacked because of system vulnerabilities. So, is there any solution for safeguarding your Cloud from unexpected cyber-attacks?

Fortunately, recent technologies in cyber security, including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Continuous Investigation/Continuous Protection (CI/CP), nefarious IOCs (indicators of compromise) feed extraction, and Darkfeed, help corporations protect their cloud services from cybercriminals. It’s time to shift left! Here are the latest strategies to protect your cloud from dark web threats.

Using Cyber Threat Intelligence and TTP patterns

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) consists of valuable data for agile responses in security incident management. It provides companies with TTP and analytical data to neutralize cyber-attacks. Threat intelligence uses TTP (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) to fill security holes in the cloud. TTPs are threat actors’ patterns that can be analyzed to anticipate cybercriminal behaviors.

Threat Intelligence collects necessary data from the dark web and then sorts them out for further analysis. After carrying out a security analysis, a final report is prepared to mitigate the cloud security threats. There are services, including Cybersixgill offering an automatic collection of intels to protect your cloud. It uses threat hunting scenarios to catch the intruder(s).

Continuous Investigation/Continuous Protection (CI/CP)

CI/CP is an approach to collect and investigate threats in real-time. It uses an automation tool to gather information about threat actors for cloud service protection. In the dark side of the web, whereunknown anonymous activities are so agile, swift counterattacks are critically needed in public clouds such as SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS.

CI/CP is a modern tool that remediates cyber threats in cloud servicesbefore cybercriminals take any actions. This technology which Cybersixgill projects, is an ongoing dark web scanner to identify potential cyber-attacks against cloud. It provides businesses with a systematic and analytical framework to track hackers quickly.

Darkfeed, a medium for extracting nefarious IOCs feeds

Darkfeed is a great tool to block threats before they become incidents. It consists of malicious IOCs feeds harmful scripts and malware that flies under anti-virusengines radars. Also, it consists of malicious domains, URLs, and IP addresses that can help the company detect any cybercrime activities. It benefits from various features such as a fully automated process and cross-platform compatibility. You can efficiently work with different platforms, whether SOAR, SIEM, VM, or TIP.

Darkfeed implements various hunting-down scenarios to track anonymous IPs and suspected activities. Additionally, Darkfeed uses Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) tags to detect any negative behavior on cloud.

In a word, it is a preemptive attack based on machine-to-machine mechanism rather than on manual IOCs extraction. Happily, there are pioneering enterprises such as Cybersixgill offering this protective tool for your cloud.

Using DVE score as an instrument vulnerability management

A key solution to protect your cloud from the dark web is to access underground discourses. But is it possible to retrieve information from dark forums and take preemptive measures before getting blindsided by cybercriminals?

Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) score is a machine-learning-based mechanism that uses actionable information to discover underground discourses. With this utility, you can track CVEs with high cyber threat potentials. It is a unique tool developed by Cybersixgill groups to understand each CVE better.

The vulnerability occurs when customers directly manage software in cloud services. So, it is challenging work to monitor the cloud. Several mischief acts were discovered and received high CVE scores.  For example, a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Azure was identified in 2019. Another instance is an SSFR and remote code execution vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft Azure web cloud services.

Final words

Dark web criminals are so fast and unpredictable that they can breach your data in the blink of an eye. They can quickly attack your cloud and steal sensitive data such as customers’ transactions and financial records. There are a lot of tools you can use to shield your cloud before they blindside you. Hopefully, many companies, including Cybersixgill, have provided security tools for cloud service protection.