Massive security breaches and successful hacks have underscored the importance of beign protected with proactive security research and intelligence gathering in preventing or mitigating cyber-attacks.
To stay ahead of today’s threats, BTB Security, has launched RIOT Labs to extend and formalize the firm’s current research, threat intelligence, and development efforts.
Dubbed RIOT Labs, for Research, Intelligence, and Offensive Techniques (RIOT), the new division will identify and analyze emerging threats to develop actionable intelligence that can be applied to the firm’s primary security services, integrating cutting-edge intelligence on new attack vectors.
BTB’s RIOT Labs includes security and penetration testers, incident responders, forensic investigators, malware analysts, researchers, and developers:
The RIOT Labs team studies attacker’s methods, tools, and exploits, as well as performs deep security research to identify new threat vectors.
They gain insights from RADAR installations, global honeynets, commercial and open source threat feeds, analysis of data breach investigations, and industry and in-house research to give the ultimate visibility and complement our research operations.
This Research and Intelligence is then used to update detection rules for RADAR, provide actionable information for our threat hunters, incident responders, and red team members.
A truly unique aspect of BTB Security’s RIOT Labs, our team not only focuses on solidifying security information to affect the defenses of our clients, but also identifies and creates innovative tactics, scripts, and exploits to fuel our red team and penetration testing.
Real-world threats, exploits, and malware are created, tested, and vetted in RIOT Labs and used to proactively
A truly unique aspect of BTB Security’s RIOT Labs, our team not only focuses on solidifying security information to affect the defenses of our clients, but also identifies and creates innovative tactics, scripts, and exploits to fuel our red team
“A simple investment in security quickly becomes useless without constant improvement,” explains Ron Schlecht, founder and managing partner at BTB Security.
“To stay ahead, you have to be constantly redefining your defenses to mimic the changing threats, trends, and exploits that the attackers are using.”
“By devoting increased resources to research on emerging attack vectors, we will be able to identify vulnerabilities and update our clients’ defenses faster.”
The complexity and volume of new attacks have forced companies to take responsibility for their own security or look elsewhere for the expertise and resources needed to protect themselves.
As damaging vulnerabilities and exploits continue to threaten organizations globally, the need for intelligence and research to stay ahead of the curve is only heightened.
Organizations need complete visibility into their network as well as constant insight into increasingly malicious and complex threats to maintain security.
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Leveraging in-house research, deception technology, and more, RIOT Lab’s team of security experts will provide critical information on new threats and mitigation tactics to better serve clients, proactively address risk, and identify vulnerabilities in client environments.
“Our customers also look to us to play the role of hacker and use any means possible to break in,” continued Schlecht.
“Attackers are constantly developing new methods to cause damage and disrupt organizations.”
“With RIOT Labs, we are gaining increased intelligence to test our customers’ networks and identify security gaps using the newest, most complex tools that hackers are using in real attacks.”
From ethical hacking and vulnerability assessments to comprehensive managed security services programs, incident response and forensic analysis, BTB solutions are designed to provide comprehensive security to organizations of all sizes.
For more information on RIOT Labs, please visit http://www.btbsecurity.com/who-we-are/riot-labs.