WatchDog Case 1: Attacks on Port 5432

Watchdog dashboard shows that for the last 7 days ended Nov 6, 2022, attacks using port 5432 have increased by 158% (as seen below). We have sent abuse alerts to the top networks where the attacks came from. In the chart below: Incrediserve LTD network is the most prolific source of attacks (5276 incidents representing a 1,470% increase over the prior 7 days).

We quickly identify the rogue source IP from Incrediserve LTD using Port 5432: (In this case: 89.248.163.199). We also note the increase in attacks by this IP over the last 7 days.

What exploits are on port 5432 ?
A quick check over at SANS Internet Storm center shows that this port is associated with PostGres database server. Apple also uses this for ARD 2.0 Database.

When we compare our dashboard results with worldwide stats, there is a slight increase in world wide attacks on PostGres. This typically means that there are exploitable vulnerabilities that may or may not be patched:

SANS Internet Storm Center chart for 5432

True enough. There ARE recently published vulnerabilities for PostGres (https://stack.watch/product/postgresql/)

Lesson Learned?
By monitoring our network for changes in attack patterns, we can focus on vulnerabilities that are actively being targeted. Patch your PostGres now.

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Detering Hackers

Hacking is prevalent because of the asymmetrical relationship between cost and reward to the hacker. On average, a hacker reaps US$9.2 while expending little effort or resources. Meanwhile, the company suffers US$9.2M in total damages; this excludes IT and legal costs, ransoms, and reputation.

A company’s defense consists of patching known vulnerabilities while the IT Department focuses on ongoing business operations. Coupled with the prevalent business view that breaches are a cost of doing business rather than a critical threat, cyber breaches thrive in this organizational climate. 

Watchdog provides a systematic method to remove hackers’ internet access and compromised resources through legal means while preserving the evidence for legal actions. 

Data Security Matters:
With the average cyber breach costing $9.2 million dollars per incident, governments are increasingly holding corporations accountable for basic cyber security.  Fully 72% of network breaches are conducted by opportunistic hackers without a focused target. These involve lesser secured networks instead of attacking more secure networks.

By increasing network security and pushing back against hackers, an organization can decrease attacks, preserve forensic evidence, and automate government-mandated compliance reporting.

The data breach results from a multi-stage process known as a “cyber kill chain”. These may take weeks or months to complete and is dependent on the previous stages being uninterrupted.

Automated breach detection and revocation of a hacker’s resources lowers the attack’s frequency and reduces the chances of an attack becoming successful. Halting the process earlier in the kill chain generally results in lesser damages and liabilities. 

The Kill Chain (What Hackers Do)

A successful breach requires the sequentially dependent steps to be undetected and unremoved.

  1. Reconnaissance – gathering social or technical information to prepare for the attack
  1. Weaponization – creating malware to exploit the discovered backdoors
  1. Delivery – delivering the malware for future execution
  2. Exploitation – activating the previously delivered malware
  1. Installation – installing additional malware
  1. Command and Control – enabling remote control of discovered assets
  1. Action – extracting, encryption, or deleting of the critical assets

Watchdog Active Countermeasures

By imposing a noticeable cost to hackers, legal active countermeasures can deter most attempts to establish a kill chain in a network, thus preventing future breaches. Hackers avoid networks that are expensive to exploit.

Watchdog’s active countermeasures consist of:

  1. Analyzing network activity logs with our artificial intelligence to detect malicious activities. 
  2. Sending revocation requests to the ISP’s and companies where the threat activity originated from.
  3. Maintaining a database of threat activity records as time-stamped evidence for use by your legal department if it is ever needed.

Why are Active Countermeasures effective?

Implementing active countermeasures is an effective deterrent because of:

  • Decreased Breach Exposure. The majority of breach exposures are exploited because of misconfigured network settings, protocols, or unintentional interaction of different service services. Detecting low-level breaches and sending out revocation requests will undermine the hacker’s resources. This makes your network more secure and lessens a hacker’s inclination to attack a network that rapidly decreases known vulnerabilities.
  • Automated Mitigation. Alerting Internet Service Providers to possible compromises on their network will lead them to stop the rogue processes or suspend user accounts in most cases. They will effectively be assisting you in protecting your network from bad actors by denying them “safe harbor” on the networks where they launch their attacks from.
  • Focused Organizational Resources. Watchdog analyzes web activities and sends out alerts. This will allow your team to focus on the most critical attacks. Your team focuses on end-stage breaches to prevent a devastating hack.

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Watchdog will enhance your raw logs with other annotated data to create revocation requests that are automatically sent by e-mail to the ISP’s and companies where the threat activity originated from. 

Finally, Watchdog will archive all the log records as integrated, time-stamped evidence for your legal department.

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Why Social Sentiment is Better at Gauging Voter Preference than surveys

Why Sentiment is Better at Gauging Voter Preference

Why is sentiment analysis better than surveys? Many political scientists believe that this technique has the potential to predict future voting behavior more accurately than other survey methods. But there are some problems with sentiment analysis. In particular, it is inaccurate during election years, when the polls are often wrong. The 2016 election was an example of this. In that election, Donald Trump won despite the fact that the majority of the polls predicted that he would not. This is because sentiment analysis was in its infancy, and the voters’ perception of the candidates was still being formed.

Despite its many limitations, sentiment analysis is useful for gauging public opinion. For example, it can help identify trends and help companies improve their products and train their salespeople. The analysis is also useful for tracking changes in consumer behavior, which can lead to more effective marketing campaigns. Furthermore, huge volumes of written information are produced every moment and published on the internet. The data gathered through sentiment analysis is valuable to companies and journalists to measure the perception of their products and services over time.

Social media is a great place to collect data, and you can use the data collected to improve your products. A good sentiment analysis can show changes in public opinion and help you adjust your products or sales staff to meet the needs of your customers. Using this information, you can create new marketing campaigns and improve your product. If you’re running an election, it is important to understand your audience and what they like and dislike. Using this information to improve your products and services is one of the best ways to stay on top of what customers are thinking.

Sentiment analysis is an invaluable tool for evaluating the political sentiment of people. While a survey can only capture a portion of a given population, it can reveal trends over time. In addition, it also helps you better target your advertising campaigns and better target your market. If you want to improve your products, it’s important to know how your customers think of them. With the right sentiment analysis, you can make smart decisions about your products and services.

Another reason why sentiment is better at gauging voter preference is because surveys are often prone to bias. For example, polls rely on past votes that are inaccurate can lead to the opposite outcome. That means that they can be a great indicator. A strong candidate can increase their chance of winning. Therefore, it is important to understand what your customers really think. And, you should also know what to do to improve your services.

Unlike surveys, sentiment analysis is a more reliable way to understand your customers’ attitudes. Its high accuracy means that people are more likely to vote for candidates who have the highest positive sentiment and negative sentiment. In the next election, it could be even more effective than the polls in predicting which candidate will win the presidential race. With so many variables involved, the difference is not worth ignoring.

The biggest problem with sentiment analysis is that it can be time-consuming. A survey can take days to be accurate. While a poll may be accurate, it does not measure how people feel about the candidates. For example, you might expect a candidate to have positive sentiment if they’re popular among his or her supporters. But if you’re worried about the polls’ accuracy, you should use an opinion survey instead.

In other words, it is more sensitive to a sudden change of opinion. For example, it is more likely to reflect the real-world mood of a person than a poll. For this reason, Sentiment is a better measure of voter preference than surveys. In other words, it can give you a better idea of what the people actually want. But a poll is not a substitute for a survey.

What is Content Based Marketing and Account Based Marketing?

What is Content Based Marketing and Account Based Marketing?

The concept of content-based marketing is gaining ground in the B2B world. It is a way of leveraging targeted content to reach the right audiences. It can take on many forms but the key to success is addressing what the target audience wants, from a content experience to business outcomes. The content you create should be tailored to your target audience.

You can use account-based insights to inform your ideation process.

What is content based marketing and account based market

The purpose of your marketing and sales teams should be the same. While your sales and marketing teams should have different goals, they should work together to align efforts and deliver a consistent message. Contrary messages can turn customers off.

Account-based marketing requires a more comprehensive approach. It requires proper research, accurate representative profiles, an outreach strategy, and effective engagement management. But with the right tools and techniques, this type of marketing is highly effective.

Content-based marketing and account-based marketing are complementary methods. There are various ways to integrate these two strategies. However, if you’re considering ABM for your brand’s content strategy, it’s important to consider the types of content you’re going to create. ABM programs can help you make the right choice between the two. So, be sure to keep these tips in mind if you’re considering using the two.

Account-based marketing is the most effective way to target a specific target audience. Whether you’re using social media or CRM to identify target organizations, it’s essential to know your target market and create content that addresses their pain points. This ensures that your content is relevant to your target audience, and your efforts are more likely to be effective. If you’re looking for the right combination of both, account-based marketing can help you grow your business.

ABM focuses on identifying accounts and preparing customized content for each. Personalized content can be highly effective because it reaches a larger group of people. In B2B marketing, the process is much different than in traditional marketing. It’s best to choose a strategy that matches your customers and your target audience. By doing this, you’ll be able to improve your B2B sales and increase your brand’s visibility.

Content-based marketing is a better to promote to your target market than other types of marketing. It is more targeted and can appeal to a broader audience. It is also more effective than other methods. When you target your target audience, you should provide relevant content that speaks to them. This way, your content is more likely to engage your prospect and convert them into customers. In this way, you’ll achieve your goals.

Why is Social Media Monitoring Better Than Surveys?

Why is social media monitoring better than surveys

Social media monitoring is an invaluable tool for marketers. Unlike traditional research, social media provides a continuous stream of verbatim feedback. In addition to helping brands understand their audience, it also provides important insights about trends and consumer behaviors. There are over 500 million tweets posted on Twitter every day, and researchers can analyze them to determine what is working and what needs to be improved. For example, one survey could reveal which products have the most appeal to people over the age of 65. Another survey would reveal the attitudes of younger consumers.

Social media monitoring is also useful for brands. It can help them understand customer sentiment and identify issues. It can also reveal brand-related incidents or crises in advance. It can help you avoid issues that may arise from a faulty product or a flawed service. Finally, it can help you stay ahead of your competitors. You can use social media to find new and innovative products and services, and it is an effective way to get to know your consumers.

Social media monitoring can also help brands respond to crises and identify customer concerns and satisfaction. Moreover, it can help brands avoid potential issues and problems by catching negative conversations early. It is a great way to stay ahead of the competition. If you want to be a leader in your industry, you need to be proactive in monitoring social media. It is much more effective than traditional research methods. The most effective companies monitor their social media accounts.

While traditional surveys are important, social media monitoring offers a more efficient way to discover what customers are talking about. For example, you can learn what the latest trends in your niche are, and what they’re not. If you want to know more about your customer’s expectations, you should use social media. It will also help you learn about their challenges and what they’re looking for. This can help you improve your products and services.

Social media monitoring allows businesses to listen to online conversations. It can identify trends, and give feedback on the products and services that users want. By doing this, you can improve your service and make improvements. Furthermore, social media analysis allows you to understand what your customers are saying about your brand. It can also help you decide on the best way to improve your website. You can also ask your customers to share their experiences on social media.

Using social media monitoring is a great way to supplement traditional market research. Unlike traditional methods, it allows you to identify the true feelings of your customers. For example, you can use it to respond to questions, identify trends, and improve customer service. Using social media to monitor conversations can help you make the right decision for your company. It helps you understand what your customers want and can help them make the right purchase.

When using social media, you’re not only monitoring a brand. You need to understand their social story. By using social media monitoring, you can gain insights into the opinions of your customers. It can also help you find opportunities in your business. For example, by using NetBase, you can track consumer sentiment and identify your competitors’ mistakes. For these reasons, it’s important to have a sound understanding of your customers’ stories.

Social media monitoring offers real time alerts for keywords. You’ll be able to understand the sentiment of your customers by identifying the sentiment expressed in their comments and posts. This information can help you make better decisions in the future. It also gives you an insight into your customers’ needs and preferences. And while surveys may provide quantitative results, social media monitoring is a valuable tool for marketing. If your product isn’t known by your customers, it’s difficult to monitor it.

Because social media monitoring is real time, it’s not possible to monitor all public content. Instead, it’s a great way to develop relationships with your customers. It can also help you develop social selling strategies. In addition to that, social media monitoring also helps you identify thought leaders in your industry. These thought leaders can influence customer perceptions and create the impressions you need for your brand to be successful. It’s also a great way to keep up with the latest trends in your industry.

How to Solve Your IT Staffing Shortage

How to Solve Your IT Staffing Shortage

How to Solve your IT Staffing Shortage

If you’re looking for the best way to solve your IT staffing shortfall, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn how to hire the best people to get the job done. If you’re in the IT industry and have a shortage, consider offering more hours to existing employees. While you may need to pay overtime to retain your current employees, it’s better than losing clients.

IT staffing shortages are a common challenge for manufacturers. They’re often stressful for HR staff and front-line managers, and competition for qualified staff grows steadily. But, it’s important to realize that the workforce is only growing at a slower rate than the number of available positions. It’s crucial for manufacturers to embrace digital technologies and automation, which not only increase productivity and capacity, but also decrease burnout, stress, and employee churn.

Skills shortages in tech fields are a major concern for employers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of tech jobs will increase by 11% between 2019 and 2029. This means that the supply of skills to meet this demand will be less than there are available candidates. Therefore, competitive hiring is a vital part of the IT staffing process for any business. While hiring a skilled worker is essential, it’s also vital for companies to have a plan to deal with any shortages.

Another solution to your IT staffing shortage is to make the most of your existing workforce. If you can improve the productivity of your current workers, you can reduce the need for overtime and additional workers. This can be done by reducing certain tasks, eliminating them, or re-designing them to become more efficient. It may take a while to implement these ideas, but they’ll have a lasting effect.

One way to solve your IT staffing shortage is to increase the productivity of your existing employees. By increasing the productivity of your current workforce, you can avoid hiring additional workers and reduce the need for overtime. You can achieve this by improving the efficiency of your software and your IT infrastructure. In addition to this, you can also try implementing new scheduling systems to optimize your resources. The more productive your workers are, the more money you can earn.

Organize your workflow. Organize your processes so that you can achieve more with your current workforce. If you can’t find the right people, try to cross-train your current employees. This way, you’ll be able to maximize their productivity and keep the costs low. You can also look into outsourcing your IT work. However, it is important to consider the risks associated with outsourcing. Many times, BPO vendors underestimate the cost of running their business. There are hidden costs related to vendor selection, currency fluctuations, hardware and software upgrades, and internal transitions.

When the time to hire new employees is limited, you can consider cross-training key employees in complementary roles. This way, you can maximize the value of your current workforce and reduce the risk of hiring the wrong people. You can also consider outsourcing certain roles to qualified staffing agencies. The best IT staffing solution will depend on your needs. It will be difficult to find the best people for your company if you’re not prepared for this.

The best way to find the best IT workers is to advertise for these positions. It can be difficult to recruit the right people for these positions without an advertising campaign. If you want to hire the best IT professionals, advertise them on social networking sites and in other places. The job of an IT professional will not be easy to find if the company doesn’t have an employee referral program. It should be easy to advertise these opportunities, but if you’re not careful, it will be harder to fill the position.

There are ways to attract the best IT staff by offering more hours. Although this won’t completely solve your staffing problem, this can soften it. While this may not be enough to attract top candidates, it can provide your employees with a greater sense of security and peace of mind. The best IT staffing solution is one that allows you to be prepared. You should always have a plan that reflects your needs.

How to Solve Your IT Staffing Shortage

How to Solve Your IT Staffing Shortage

How to Solve your IT Staffing Shortage

If you’re looking for the best way to solve your IT staffing shortfall, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn how to hire the best people to get the job done. If you’re in the IT industry and have a shortage, consider offering more hours to existing employees. While you may need to pay overtime to retain your current employees, it’s better than losing clients.

IT staffing shortages are a common challenge for manufacturers. They’re often stressful for HR staff and front-line managers, and competition for qualified staff grows steadily. But, it’s important to realize that the workforce is only growing at a slower rate than the number of available positions. It’s crucial for manufacturers to embrace digital technologies and automation, which not only increase productivity and capacity, but also decrease burnout, stress, and employee churn.

Skills shortages in tech fields are a major concern for employers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of tech jobs will increase by 11% between 2019 and 2029. This means that the supply of skills to meet this demand will be less than there are available candidates. Therefore, competitive hiring is a vital part of the IT staffing process for any business. While hiring a skilled worker is essential, it’s also vital for companies to have a plan to deal with any shortages.

Another solution to your IT staffing shortage is to make the most of your existing workforce. If you can improve the productivity of your current workers, you can reduce the need for overtime and additional workers. This can be done by reducing certain tasks, eliminating them, or re-designing them to become more efficient. It may take a while to implement these ideas, but they’ll have a lasting effect.

One way to solve your IT staffing shortage is to increase the productivity of your existing employees. By increasing the productivity of your current workforce, you can avoid hiring additional workers and reduce the need for overtime. You can achieve this by improving the efficiency of your software and your IT infrastructure. In addition to this, you can also try implementing new scheduling systems to optimize your resources. The more productive your workers are, the more money you can earn.

Organize your workflow. Organize your processes so that you can achieve more with your current workforce. If you can’t find the right people, try to cross-train your current employees. This way, you’ll be able to maximize their productivity and keep the costs low. You can also look into outsourcing your IT work. However, it is important to consider the risks associated with outsourcing. Many times, BPO vendors underestimate the cost of running their business. There are hidden costs related to vendor selection, currency fluctuations, hardware and software upgrades, and internal transitions.

When the time to hire new employees is limited, you can consider cross-training key employees in complementary roles. This way, you can maximize the value of your current workforce and reduce the risk of hiring the wrong people. You can also consider outsourcing certain roles to qualified staffing agencies. The best IT staffing solution will depend on your needs. It will be difficult to find the best people for your company if you’re not prepared for this.

The best way to find the best IT workers is to advertise for these positions. It can be difficult to recruit the right people for these positions without an advertising campaign. If you want to hire the best IT professionals, advertise them on social networking sites and in other places. The job of an IT professional will not be easy to find if the company doesn’t have an employee referral program. It should be easy to advertise these opportunities, but if you’re not careful, it will be harder to fill the position.

There are ways to attract the best IT staff by offering more hours. Although this won’t completely solve your staffing problem, this can soften it. While this may not be enough to attract top candidates, it can provide your employees with a greater sense of security and peace of mind. The best IT staffing solution is one that allows you to be prepared. You should always have a plan that reflects your needs.

How to Avoid Paying For Social Media Listening

How to Avoid Paying For Social Media Listening

While many companies pay for a social media listening tool, the benefits of using one are clear. It will allow you to track sentiment in real-time, helping you improve your products, services, and marketing campaigns. But if you’re unsure of how to start, here are three steps you can take to avoid paying for social media listening tools. Here’s how to get started: Use a free service to monitor your competitors’ social channels and find out which topics they’re talking about.

How to avoid paying for social media listening

The first step in using social media listening tools is to build a solid social media reputation. It’s not enough to create a great website and attract a lot of followers. You need to constantly monitor your social channels to catch any red flags. You’ll be able to keep up with your competition if you’re using a social listening tool to track these conversations. And if your audience is engaged, it’ll become easier for you to keep up with them.

The next step is to use social listening as an insight source. This way, you’ll be able to monitor all the conversation happening about your brand. It’s crucial for you to be able to hear what customers have to say, even if they don’t tag you. This is how to avoid paying for social media listening. You’ll be able to spot trends early, and react accordingly.

If you’re planning to use social listening for marketing and PR, make sure you do it for free. It’s a good way to find out what people are talking about your products and services. By doing this, you can determine which influencers are relevant to your industry. If you’re trying to gain new followers, a social listening tool can help you identify these influencers. This will help you improve your messaging and social media activity.

Free social media listening services are an excellent resource to gather and analyze the conversations about your brand in your industry. Then, you can contact your leads directly and follow up on their interactions. By engaging in social conversations, you can discover what consumers are saying about your product or service. You can also reach out to them and offer your expertise in your niche. This can make the difference between a new client and a lost opportunity.

Free social media listening tools will allow you to track metrics from your company’s social media channels. By analyzing this information, you can understand what customers are saying about your brand and what they want. With social media listening, you can see where the conversations are taking place and what they’re saying about your brand. In addition, you can also gain insights from your customers. This is why it’s important to invest in social media monitoring.