Active Countermeasures News & Events
- Tue10Mar2020San Diego, CA
Wild West Hackin' Fest is the most-hands on conference in the industry! Because of the great success in Deadwood, SD in 2020 we have expanded to include a second event in San Diego, CA! All of the great things you love about WWHF will be found here; talks from industry experts, hands-on labs, CTF, lock-picking gunfight. Plus new activities like the Backdoors and Breaches Tournament, the Annie Oakely's of Hacking and eight (8) two-day class.
Tickets are on sale now! see our website for more information.
- Sat18Jan202011am - 5pm ESTOnline
Our COO Chris Brenton is conducting a free one-day, six-hour, Network Threat Hunting Training online course. This will be a live online course with Q&A available throughout the six hours.
One of the biggest challenges in security today is identifying when our protection tools have failed and a threat actor has made it onto our network. In this free, one day course we will cover how to leverage network data to perform a cyber threat hunt.
The focus will be on processes and techniques that can be used to protect:
- Network gear
- BYOD systems.
The course includes hands-on labs using packet captures of various command and control channels. The labs will enable you to apply what they have learned using various open-source tools.
By the end of the course, you’ll understand the tools and techniques needed to perform compromise assessments within your own environment. While the course will be available later for download, live attendees will receive a "Cyber Security Threat Hunter Level-1" certificate.
- Tue17Dec2019Spearfish, SD
We are excited to announce that version 3.6.0 of AI-Hunter has been released! Thank you to all of our awesome partners that participated in beta testing and provided feedback. This really helps us to make a product that both simplifies and expedites the threat hunting process.
- Tue22Oct2019Deadwood, SD
Wild West Hackin' Fest (WWHF) is the most-hands on conference in the industry. Set in beautiful Deadwood, South Dakota at the Holiday Inn Resort Deadwood Mountain Grand, WWHF is bringing in some of the best and brightest from the infosec industry for talks, training and workshops. WWHF will have over 50 presentations on topics vetted by the community, numerous labs, a Capture the Flag, Escape Room and so much more! This is the one to be at.
Most of the Active Countermeasures team will be at WWHF this year and we will have our booth setup with live AI-Hunter demos and our staff will be available for any questions or just to chat! Stop by and say hi! We are all looking forward to this one... education, infosec and fun times!
We hope to see you there.
- Wed07Aug2019Las Vegas, NV
At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Black Hat USA is one of the world's leading information security events. Active Countermeasures will be attending. We will have live AI-Hunter demos and plenty of us on-hand to answer any questions... or just swing by, say hello and grab some swag! We will be at booth #IC1903 in the Innovation City. See you there!
- Thu01Aug2019Warsaw, Poland
Chris Brenton of Active Countermeasures article titled Threat Hunting Malicious Command & Control has been published in the latest issue of eForensics Magazine. This month's edition "Cyber Threat Hunting" is dedicated to the topic of threat hunting and Chris' article is featured as the top story. Read the full copy here.
- Wed31Jul2019Spearfish, SD
We’re pleased to send out the latest version of our flagship network analysis software, AI-Hunter! Our developers have put in overtime to take on customer requests and bug reports. This release is focused on usability improvements – things that simplify how you navigate and use AI-Hunter.
- Wed24Jul2019Chicago, IL
Active Countermeasures COO, Chris Brenton was interviewed by Mergermarket. (an account with Mergermarket is required to read the article)
- Mon17Jun2019National Harbor, MD
Active Countermeasures will be attending and have a booth as a Silver Exhibitor at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019. We will have a live demo of AI-Hunter available and our support staff will be there to answer any questions. Stop by and visit us at Booth #949! As always, we'll be giving away free stuff!
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- Tue11Jun2019San Diego, CA
Our Chris Brenton will be at Cisco Live 2019 in partnership with Gigamon. Visit Chris at Gigamon booth #1929 where he will be presenting live demonstrations of AI-Hunter on Wednesday, June 12th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop by and say hello!
Active Countermeasures' Chris Brenton will also be providing Theater Presentations on Tuesday, June 11th at Noon and Wednesday, June 12th at Noon.
- Fri17May2019Oakland, CA
Under the Threat Management category, the Enterprise Security Magazine article titled "An Overview on Threat Detection and Response" mentions Active Countermeasures as one of five notable Enterprise Security Companies.
- Fri03May2019South Euclid, OH
Active Countermeasures, Inc. and COO Chris Brenton are featured in The Journal of Cyber Policy's article; Provider Profiles: Network Visibility, "Active Countermeasures: Detecting the Attacker’s Command and Control". Read the article here.
- Sun31Mar2019South Euclid, OH
Active Countermeasures, Inc. latest release of AI-Hunter network threat hunting software, has been picked up by the Journal of Cyber Policy.
- Tue26Mar2019Spearfish, SD
Active Countermeasures COO Chris Brenton and AI-Hunter have been featured in the following article:
- Tue26Mar2019Spearfish, SD
Version 3 is in the wild! Although specifically, its version 3.1.4159 for all you Pi fans. 😉
This is a huge update that includes a lot of changes! We would very much like to thank our customers who were kind enough to submit feature requests, as well as the folks that helped out with beta testing. You’ve really made this a team effort.
- Thu07Mar2019San Francisco, CA
Speaking at RSA Conference 2019, Black Hills Information Security owner John Strand discussed threat hunting and how this can be done on a small budget.
- Mon04Mar2019San Francisco, CA
At the newly completed Moscone Center. Active Countermeasures will be at booth #3116 (South Expo). Stop by to visit some of our team in person and get a close-up "touch and feel" of AI-Hunter. We will have a live demo of AI-Hunter running, so you can witness streamlined network threat hunting in action! We will also have a table at the IoT Village area of the RSA Sandbox where we will have a RITA Lab and a SDR Lab. This is a big event and we hope to see you there!
- Wed27Feb2019San Francisco, CA
From Security Boulevard, Home of the Security Bloggers Network:
"John is the owner of Black Hills Information Security and a speaker at RSA Conference 2019. We reached out to John to ask him a few questions as a past RSAC attendee, so read on for his thoughts on what to do at RSAC, and who and what you can’t miss:"
Presented by Chris Brenton & John Strand. We all know what threat hunting is in general terms; its when we actively search our network for compromised systems. But what does that mean exactly and what process should we be following? Can I simply check network traffic to see if the evil bit is set, or is there a bit more to it than that? In this webcast we walk you through the methodology of doing a network threat hunt. Watch the Webcast here.
- Mon31Dec2018Oakland, CA
Active Countermeasures is proud to be named CIO Applications Top 10 Companies Providing Enterprise Security Solution - 2018. Our COO, Chris Brenton, is featured in the article Threat Hunting: Delivered Right Out of the Box
We are proud to announce that we have released major updates to both RITA, our open source product, and AI-Hunter, our commercial offering. RITA is now up to v2.0.0-beta1 and AI-Hunter is up to v2.1.0. We have made some huge performance improvements in this release! AI-Hunter is now orders of magnitude faster and can handle much larger datasets. We’ve also reorganized the UI to make analysis much easier. You can find more info in the release announcement posted here.
We are proud to be awarded by Enterprise Security Magazine as Top 10 Security Analytics Solution Providers of 2018! Chris Brenton was interviewed for an article about threat hunting that you can read here.
The focus of this release is simplifying the threat hunting process. As of this release, AI-Hunter takes the first pass at threat hunting the network for you. We identify which characteristics could be indicators of a compromise, and assign a “threat score” from zero to 100 to each of your hosts. You can find more info in the release announcement posted here.
- Thu25Oct2018Deadwood, SD
The primary focus of this release was speed and scalability. You should notice that screens run faster and AI-Hunter can process even larger datasets and whitelists. We’ve also reduced the size of the install file by a bit over 25%. We’ve also added a new module called “useragent”. This allows you to quickly identify unique user agents on your network, which may be an indication of systems running unexpected software. The most interesting user agents will automatically show up at the top of the list. You can find more info in the release announcement posted here.
- Tue25Sep2018Las Vegas, NV
Join Chris Brenton, COO of Active Countermeasures, as he discusses the anatomy of beacons and why you need to be looking for them during a threat hunt. He also talks through the challenges of detecting beacons, and some tricks you can use. Watch the Webcast here.
In this release we focused on reducing the time it takes to perform a successful threat hunt. You’ll notice a lot of tweaks that are designed to minimize the need to jump to other tools to collect evidence. We also have a new deep dive module which is one stop shopping to review all suspect activity associated with a specific internal IP address. You can find more info in the release announcement posted here.
- Wed08Aug2018Las Vegas, NV