9 December 2020

Group-IB Threat Intelligence & Attribution deemed compliant with recommendations for cybersecurity companies by a Big Four accounting firm

Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, announces that its Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been found compliant with the recommendations issued by United States Department of Justice for cybersecurity and cyber intelligence companies. Based on innovative technologies confirmed by over 30 patents worldwide, Group-IB TI&A is intended for collecting data on threats and attackers relevant for a specific organization, examining of and proactive hunting for hackers, and the protection of the network infrastructure. The independent assessment of Group-IB Threat Intelligence & Attribution technologies was carried out by one of the Big Four accounting companies and has proved Group-IB’s conformity with industry recommendations for gathering cyber threat intelligence data.

Group-IB was the first cybersecurity vendor to offer the market a high-tech solution, developed by the company’s engineering team and capable of creating a dynamic threat map tailored specifically to a company, its clients, and partners. TI&A is a solution with a special analytical toolset designed to correlate unstructured events related to attacks, attribute threats, analyze malware, and instantly respond to incidents. Each cybersecurity specialist working with TI&A has access to a huge collection of cyber threat intelligence data gathered on darknet forums, an advanced hacker group profiling model, and a fully automated graph analysis tool that helps correlate data and attribute threats to specific criminal groups in seconds.

The recommendations of the US Department of Justice (Legal Considerations when Gathering Online Cyber Threat Intelligence and Purchasing Data from Illicit Sources (Version 1.0, February 2020)) are the world’s first-ever set of rules describing the principles of private companies in gathering cyber intelligence data. The document seeks to regulate this process with the aim of reducing legal risks for companies involved in the research into online threats on darknet forums.

As part of the assessment, independent experts from one of the Big Four accounting firms have analyzed the ways Group-IB gets access to closed web resources and obtains information on them, as well as internal policies and procedures implemented by the company to regulate the above-mentioned processes.

Group-IB products and services are used by companies in over 60 countries of the world. Dealing with numerous jurisdictions, Group-IB pays particular attention to compliance with various industrial standards in order to ensure the best quality of interaction with customers. Successfully completed audit of Group-IB Threat Intelligence & Attribution system, carried out by one of the largest international audit firms, confirms the company’s determination to follow top practices in the cybersecurity field internationally.

Group-IB aims to ensure the security of its customers at the highest level. The compliance with the recommendations of the US regulator on gathering cyber threat intelligence data reflects the maturity of the company’s internal policies and its commitment to universal principles recognized in the cybersecurity community.

Dmitry Volkov

Dmitry Volkov

Group-IB CTO

Group-IB Threat Intelligence & Attribution is part of Group-IB’s smart cybersecurity ecosystem of proprietary high-tech products for threat hunting and research, presented at the international CyberCrimeCon conference in late November 2020. Group-IB TI&A focuses on attackers, the system’s entire ideology is built around them: the systems seeks to identify not only a threat but also those behind it. The amounts of data the system operates help to link an attack to a specific group or individuals just in seconds. TI&I knows how to analyze and attribute threats the company faced, detect data leaks or user compromise, identify insiders selling the company’s data on underground forums, detect and halt attacks targeting the company or its customers regardless of the industry.

Thus, TI&A is capable of identifying attacks that cannot be detected by traditional cybersecurity solutions, understanding tactics and techniques of advanced attackers as well as assessing the protected infrastructure for the ability to counteract them. Such an approach helps motivate and strengthen corporate cybersecurity teams as well as boost their expertise thanks to the deep understanding of threat landscape for the protected infrastructure.

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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