“We are excited to promote Cyberstanc as the next Arbiter in the PolySwarm Marketplace. The Cyberstanc Engine has proven itself in the PolySwarm Marketplace to be reliable and accurate for the past 2.5 years. Their unique malware detection and threat intelligence insights will continue to support PolySwarm’s crowdsourced ecosystem of innovative anti-malware engines in their fight against malware.” - Steve Bassi, CEO of PolySwarm.
AI-driven cybersecurity company, Cyberstanc’s Engine joined PolySwarm’s Marketplace on Oct 29, 2020. Since then, their threat detection engine has proven to accurately and reliably detect malware. And as a result, they have earned the role of Arbiter. Cyberstanc’s new role within the platform will be to arbitrate on engine determinations to establish ‘ground truth,’ which means making a final decision on the maliciousness of submitted samples 2 to 3 weeks after first being scanned.
“As pioneers in malware detection and mitigation strategies, our partnership with PolySwarm has led to a more secure digital world. Our exceptional capabilities in detecting and preventing malicious attacks as an arbiter ensure a collaborative ecosystem for malware analysis. Our reliable threat detection engine enables us to make final decisions on tracking APT groups and detecting new malware, providing customers with a rapid response to new and evasive threats.” - Rohit Bankoti, Cyberstanc Founder and COO.
Cyberstanc is a product-based company in the field of cybersecurity that provides managed security services. Cyberstanc continues to work to address some of the biggest security challenges, with constant innovations and the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. Cyberstanc specializes in the safe simulation of cyber-attacks, threats, tactics, and procedures with cutting-edge technology. Learn more at www.cyberstanc.com.
Staying ahead of emerging malware threats is the best way to protect your business. Yet the increasing magnitude and sophistication of malware attacks is an ongoing challenge. By tapping into PolySwarm’s next-generation malware intelligence marketplace, you get better insight faster, so you can cut through extraneous, inaccurate data to detect, analyze, and respond to the most critical threats before they can make an impact.
PolySwarm’s first-of-its-kind marketplace focuses on democratizing malware intelligence by using a blockchain backend to compensate both the researcher-based malware engines and ongoing sources of new malware samples. The result of this compensation model is that it enables you to prioritize, focus, and scale your cybersecurity efforts with unprecedented speed and accuracy. For more information, please visit polyswarm.ioor try PolySwarm free at polyswarm.network
Related Families: LockBit, LockBit 3.0
Verticals Targeted: Multiple
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- Exfiltrator-22, which is a framework-as-a-service, is designed to primarily target corporate networks.
- Analysts at CYFIRMA have linked Exfiltrator-22 to former LockBit 3.0 affiliates.
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