IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY

Responsive measures, definitions and diplomacy are crucial. Recently, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, in response to Executive Order 13800, released recommendations to the President of the United States on the subject of cybersecurity. Included was an emphasis both on domestic policy and international cooperation to achieve several key diplomatic, military and economic goals. The specific […]

WELCOME TO CYBERIA

R9B COO, John Harbaugh, was recently featured in World Pipelines magazine.  The magazine is the leading international magazine for the oil and gas pipeline industry, covering all aspects of pipeline engineering, construction and maintenance. Download the document below to read the full interview.

ERIC HIPKINS INTERVIEWED IN 2019 TAG CYBER SECURITY ANNUAL INTERVIEWS WITH CYBER LUMINARIES

Advanced Tools to Support the Hunt As cyberspace has emerged as the fifth domain of warfare, now with its own combatant command, addressing challenges has shifted. This is complicated by the crossover that exists between what might constitute an act of war and what is better classified as criminal activity. We are still on the […]

R9B NAMED A DISTINGUISHED VENDOR BY TAG CYBER IN ITS 2019 ANNUAL

New York City, NY – Sept. 19, 2018 – R9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products, services, and training, is proud to announce its designation as a Distinguished Vendor in the upcoming 2019 TAG Cyber Security Annual. R9B joins a hand-selected group of the world’s leading cybersecurity technology companies, as chosen by Dr. Edward […]

R9B FEATURED IN HILL TIMES INSIDERS GUIDE

R9B was featured in The Hill Times, a Canadian twice-weekly newspaper that covers Parliament, the federal government and federal politics.  Click here to see the full edition.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA!

Happy Independence Day, America! The Founding Fathers of the United States had more than rebellion in mind when they signed the Declaration of Independence. They wanted a better world for themselves, their families, and all those who would one day live under the banner of America. They built a country upon the assurance of rights […]

‘PREPARING THE BATTLEFIELD’: HACKERS IMPLANT DIGITAL GRENADES IN INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS

The United States pioneered the use of cyberweapons when it shattered Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in 2010 but such devastating cyber tools have spread and are now boomeranging to make industrial digital sabotage a growing concern to the United States. The weapons can wreak destruction and kill people. Experts say cyber weapons can turn off power […]

R9B AWARDED TRAINING CONTRACT FOR U.S. ARMY WARRANT OFFICER ADVANCED COURSE

Multiyear prime contract to deliver advanced cyber training fuels R9B’s expansion in the southern United States. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — R9B (root9B, LLC), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products, services, and training announced today that it was awarded a prime contract from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command – Fort Gordon, for development and […]

CONTROVERSIAL ‘HACK BACK’ DEBATE UNDECIDED AFTER NEW DETAILS

When the cybersecurity firm Mandiant detected Chinese hackers were infiltrating networks of their clients sometime around 2013, the company did not stand idly by, according to a new book by David Sanger. In “The Perfect Weapon,” released June 19, the national security correspondent at The New York Times describes how Mandiant’s investigators “reached back through […]

CYBERSECURITY AND THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES

What can cybersecurity learn from economics? Some might recognize the current skills gap as a product of demand outstripping supply. This is great news for the computer science major hoping to capitalize on years behind the keyboard. Less so for the chief information security officer (CISO) whose budget may not allow for extravagances like hiring […]

CYBERSECURITY BUSINESS WITH SA OPERATIONS INVESTS IN AI

A Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity company made a strategic investment in a collaboration with a business building artificial intelligence software. Root9b LLC, doing business as R9B, invested in Santa Monica, California-based Champion Technology Company Inc. The price of the deal was not disclosed. R9B expects to use the company’s product alongside R9B’s tools for real-time data […]

PART 1 – BEYOND THE BUZZ: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBERSECURITY

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, but it seems everyone views it differently. To some, it harkens a new era in computing, business, and the very way people live their lives. To others, it is more a product of the Hollywood Hills than Silicon Valley. Movie studios have certainly done their part to imagine what a […]

ROOT9B AWARDED UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CYBERSECURITY SERVICES CONTRACT

Colorado Springs, CO, December 10, 2015 – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients announced today that it has been awarded a cybersecurity services contract by the University of Washington (UW).  The award is a three (3) year agreement with an option […]

INTRODUCING ORKOS BY ROOT9B: ASSESSING CREDENTIAL RISKS & LATERAL MOVEMENT – CLOSING THE GAP IN SECURITY PROGRAMS

What tactic is used to compromise computers more often than any other in a network breach? Stolen credentials and lateral movement. Remote exploits are rarely seen today; instead most attackers rely on social engineering – they trick a user into helping them break into a system. Once there, the attacker then steals the user’s credentials […]

ROOT9B AWARDED SUBCONTRACT SUPPORTING DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECT AGENCY (DARPA) INFORMATION INNOVATION OFFICE (I2O)

Colorado Springs, CO, (November 23, 2015) – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract from prime contractor Boston Fusion Corp. The contract, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Defense […]

ORKOS WEBINAR: CLOSING THE GAP IN SECURITY PROGRAMS

Introducing Orkos by root9B: Assessing Credential Risks & Lateral Movement – Closing the Gap in Security Programs. occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1724098374705319682 What tactic is used to compromise computers more often than any other in a network breach? Stolen credentials and lateral movement. Remote […]

ROOT9B AWARDED NORTH CAROLINA STATEWIDE SECURITY ASSESSMENT SERVICES CONTRACT

Colorado Springs, CO, (November 2, 2015) – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today that it has been selected to participate in the North Carolina Statewide Security Assessment Services Contract (918a) for future Statements of Work. The award will be […]

ROOT9B SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR 2015 DEFENSE INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATION CHALLENGE (DITAC)

Colorado Springs, CO, (October 29, 2015) – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), and leading provider of advanced cybersecurity products and services for commercial and government clients, has been selected as a 2015 Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges (DITAC) Finalist. DITAC 2015, which takes place in Austin, Texas, is a summit that connects the […]

ROOT9B FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING TO EXPLAIN “HUNT” STRATEGY

root9b’s Eric Hipkins, John Harbaugh, and Mike Morris, were recently featured on CBS This Morning to discuss root9b’s unique “Hunt” cyber capabilities. CBS sat down with root9b to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the cybersecurity company hunts down the adversary with footage and interviews from root9B’s headquarters in Colorado Springs. Watch the video here.

ROOT9B ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF ORKOS – CREDENTIAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION SOLUTION

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2015) — root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company, and leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, today announced that its new Credential Risk Assessment and Remediation Solution, ORKOS, will be released later this month. ORKOS is a unique solution that combats the risk of credential theft and […]

LIVE WEBINAR: ORKOS, ROOT9B’S NEWEST CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT PRODUCT

What are a few of network hackers’ favorite things? Stealing credentials and lateral movement, to name two – tactics that make compromising networks and systems a breeze. Remote exploits are rarely seen today; instead, most attackers rely on social engineering – tricking a user into helping them break into a system. Once there, the attacker […]

ROOT9B BREAKS TOP 25 ON THE CYBERSECURITY 500 LIST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 12, 2015) —  root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and tailored active defense capabilities, is now listed as #22 in the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch this year. root9B is a root9B Technologies company (OTCQB: RTNB). “root9B is paving the way for […]

ROOT9B JOINS THE RETAIL CYBER INTELLIGENCE SHARING CENTER

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (Oct. 5, 2015) – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today it has joined the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) as a Supporting Associate.  The R-CISC, created by retailers in response to the increased number and sophistication of […]

GENERALS HILL, HAWKINS AND WOOTON JOIN ROOT9B ADVISORY BOARD; SENIOR NATIONAL CYBER EXPERTS JOIN ROOT9B STAFF

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (Sept. 28, 2015) – root9B today announced the appointment of three decorated military leaders as new members of its Advisory Board. root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Joining the root9B Advisory Board are: Gen. James T Hill (Army), […]

ROOT9B ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ADVERSARY PURSUIT CENTER OFFERING 24/7/365 CYBER DEFENSE CAPABILITIES

Colorado Springs, CO, (September 21, 2015) – root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients,  today announced that its state-of-the-art Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) is completed and servicing clients. The APC will serve as the nerve center of root9B’s manned cyber security HUNT […]

ROOT9B CTO MIKE MORRIS TALKS TO GLOBAL FINANCE ABOUT THE WAR ON DIGITAL ATTACKERS

At this point, it’s pretty much assumed that hackers are going to break into corporate computer networks. Global Finance talked with Michael Morris, chief Technology Officer of root9B, which offers cybersecurity services to corporate and government entities, about the war on digital attackers—and how businesses can retake some ground. Read the interview here.

ROOT9B’S NEW VIDEO—LET THERE BE DARKNESS

root9B’s new video depicts the threat imposed when the most skilled cyber adversary in the world penetrates your veil of darkness. Watch it here.

MATT WEEKS TO PRESENT AT DERBYCON 5.0 ON CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT PRIVILEGE ESCALATION AT SCALE

On September 26, root9b’s Matt “sciptjunkie” Weeks will be presenting a talk on “Credential Assessment: Mapping Privilege Escalation at Scale” at DerbyCon in Louisville, Kentucky. DerbyCon is in its fifth year and is a three-day conference for security professionals, running September 25-27, 2015. The theme for this year’s DerbyCon is “Unity.” Weeks’ talk will discuss […]

TIME WARNER CABLE FEATURES ROOT9B SAN ANTONIO EXPANSION PLANS IN NEW VIDEO

root9B was recently featured in a Time Warner Cable San Antonio news segment on the growing technology and cyber boom in the region and root9B’s aggressive expansion and facility in the Historic Tower Life Building. Senior Vice President Scott Myers is featured as part of the segment with discussion of the strategic location of San […]

TECHNICAL FOLLOW UP – APT28 MALWARE ANALYSIS

In May 2015, root9B released an APT28 Threat Defiance report (1) detailing pre-event indicators and threat information regarding a pending attack on several entities. This follow-up report is focused on providing additional insight and technical analysis of a malware sample that was originally reported. Approximately 45 days after the release of the root9B report, Netzpolitik released a […]

ANNOUNCING A ROOT9B STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADG CREATIVE

root9B announces that Columbia, MD-based ADG Creative has been selected as our agency of record, a partnership that will add tremendous value to our strategic communications initiatives. Read the press release here.

ROOT9B ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ADVERSARY PURSUIT CENTER (APC)

Designed from the ground up as an unparalleled space for 24/7 manned cyber operations,root9B’s Adversary Pursuit Center (APC) nears completion this July. The APC is a significant venture pairing sophisticated technical capabilities with a rapid build out. The APC will serve as the nerve center of root9B’s manned cyber security HUNT operations, creating an always-on […]

THE NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY CORPORATION (NERC) ANNUAL GRID SECURITY CONFERENCE 2015

This fall root9B will be attending and presenting at the 5th annual North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Grid Security Conference held at the Hilton Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA from October 13th through October 16th, 2015. The conference, dubbed GridSecCon, series brings together cybersecurity and physical security experts from industry and government […]

ROOT9B COO JOHN HARBAUGH TALKS RUSSIAN HACK PRE-DISCOVERY ON FOX BUSINESS

root9B COO John Harbaugh and root9B Technologies CEO Joe Grano were recently featured on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto discussing the recent Russian hacking pre-discovery aimed at a variety of banks. The segment, which originally aired May 14, comes on the heels of root9B’s announcement of discovering and thwarting the hack aimed at US and […]

ROOT9B ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC CYBER DEFENSE CONTRACT WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANY

root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced active cyber defense operations, cybersecurity services, and training for commercial and government clients, announced today it has entered into an agreement with a Fortune 500 company to enhance the company’s network security posture. root9B will actively identify, mitigate, and eradicate advanced cyber actors […]

ROOT9B UNCOVERS PLANNED SOFACY CYBER ATTACK TARGETING SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

root9B, a root9B Technologies company (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today that it had uncovered plans by the Sofacy group (APT28), a known Russian hacking organization, to target several international financial institutions. While performing surveillance for a root9B client, the company discovered malware […]

ROOT9B SURGES TO #45 ON THE CYBERSECURITY 500

root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and tailored active defense capabilities, has been moved from #216 to #45 on the Cybersecurity 500, a directory of the 500 hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch. The company was previously covered in the Cybersecurity Ventures Q2 Market Report. root9B is a root9B Technologies company (OTCBB: RTNB). “root9B […]

ROOT9B ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST-EVER CREDENTIAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION SOLUTION

root9B, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and tailored active defense capabilities, announced today the development of Orkos, a revolutionary product to identify critical credential theft risks in organizational networks. root9B is a root9B Technologies company (OTCMKTS: RTNB). Major network breaches follow a pattern of three phases – attackers first exploit a vulnerable system; […]

IMPRIMIS, INC. AND ROOT9B AWARDED A $1.7M NORTHCOM INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM CYBERSECURITY CONTRACT

NORAD-USNORTHCOM is the sponsoring defense agency for a $1.7M award through the Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund Program for an industrial control cyber security system to Imprimis, Inc. and root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB). Imprimis, Inc. (i2) has partnered with root9B to develop an advanced network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) designed to optimize Industrial […]

DETECTING ADVANCED THREATS WITH SYSMON, WEF, AND ELASTICSEARCH

From an advanced threat detection perspective, most analysts are relatively blind at the host level until they receive network telemetry or a security agent alert (Anti-Virus/HIPS). Based on my experience, network telemetry data is typically collected at network egress points and Anti-Virus/HIPS is poor at detecting pivot and memory based attacks. One approach to overcome […]

ATTACKING WINDOWS FALLBACK AUTHENTICATION

BACKGROUND – KERBEROS AND NTLM On a Windows domain, users authenticate to resources like file shares using the Kerberos protocol by default. Older versions of Windows defaulted to the NTLM protocol, which is still enabled on newer systems (in the updated NTLMv2 form), but only used by default when accessing a non-domain resource, or accessing […]

IS YOUR INITIAL ROOT FILESYSTEM SAFE? INITRD-BASED ROOTKITS

The initrd (initial ramdisk) is an initial temporary root file system that is mounted prior to the real root file system. When the initrd is mounted, it presents an opportunity for programs to be executed from it.  Afterwards, a new root file system can be mounted from a different device.  The previous root (from initrd) […]

MEET ORION THE HUNTER, ROOT9B’S NEWEST CYBER WARRIOR

root9B recently announced the launch of proprietary cybersecurity active adversary pursuit platform, ORION. Named after none other than the famous huntsman from Greek Mythology, the ORION platform is the bleeding edge of manned hunt operations in cyberspace. The system is a tailored cybersecurity product suite that provides cyber defense operators with an agile remote-access capability […]