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Volt Typhoon and the Importance of Proactive Cyber Defense

June 2, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, a new storm is brewing. The state-sponsored actor, Volt Typhoon, has been quietly infiltrating critical infrastructure organizations in the United States since mid-2021. This group, based in China, is known for its stealthy techniques and focus on espionage and information gathering. Their modus operandi? Living-off-the-land techniques and hands-on-keyboard activity. They blend into normal network activity, routing traffic through compromised small office and home office (SOHO) network equipment, including routers, firewalls, and VPN hardware. They use custom versions of open-source tools to establish a command and control (C2) channel over proxy to stay under the radar.

The DeepSeas Solution to Volt Typhoon and similar threats: Proactive and Comprehensive Cyber Defense

In the face of such threats, organizations need a robust and proactive cyber defense strategy. This is where DeepSeas comes in. DeepSeas offers a comprehensive suite of cyber defense solutions designed to help organizations prepare, prevent, and protect against such stealthy attacks.

One of the key offerings in combating threats like Volt Typhoon is the Compromise Assessment solution from DeepSeas. This solution seeks to identify evidence of an active or historical security breach in your IT and OT (Operational Technology) systems by combining threat intelligence analysis, endpoint detection, and advanced threat hunting performed by an experienced team of DeepSeas cyber defense experts. This proactive approach can help organizations identify and mitigate threats before they can cause significant damage.

The Importance of Proactive Cyber Defense

The case of Volt Typhoon underscores the importance of proactive cyber defense. By the time an attack is detected, it’s often too late – the damage has been done. This is why the DeepSeas approach is so crucial. The solutions are designed to identify and mitigate threats before they can infiltrate an organization’s systems, thereby significantly reducing the potential damage.

In addition to the Compromise Assessment solution, DeepSeas offers a range of cybersecurity solutions designed to bolster an organization’s cyber defense capabilities. These include:

  • Virtual CISO
  • Incident Response Retainer
  • Professional Security Services
  • Security Tools Effectiveness Assessment
  • Firewall & Next-Gen Firewall Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Penetration Testing
  • Attack Simulation
  • Endpoint Managed Detection and Response (Endpoint MDR)
  • Network Managed Detection and Response (Network MDR)
  • Log Analytics
  • Threat Hunting & Anomaly Detection
  • Email Managed Detection & Response (Email MDR)
  • SIEM MDR
  • OT MDR

In the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, organizations need a robust and proactive cyber defense strategy. DeepSeas offers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to help organizations prepare, prevent, and protect against such threats. By identifying and mitigating threats before they can infiltrate an organization’s systems, DeepSeas can help organizations significantly reduce the potential damage caused by cyber attacks. In the stormy seas of cyber threats, DeepSeas offers a beacon of hope.