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New Infographic: What the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report tells us about phishing



I just published a new blog post on our ThreatSim blog “What the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report tells us about phishing“. We put together an infographic that lays out some of the highlights from the report.

Announcing ThreatSim – Stratum’s Spear Phishing and Data Exfiltration SaaS Offering


We are finally able to share something exciting that Stratum has been working on for the past several months.

If you look at recent data breaches– the kind where the attackers are inside the network hanging out and shipping sensitive data out of the network– you will find two things in common: spear phishing is how they got in and some form of data exfiltration is how they got out. Read Mandiant’s M-Trends report or the Verizon Data Breach Reports; it’s all discussed in-depth. Attackers are exploiting user endpoints to get right to the heart of the network. Why mess around with finding a perimeter vulnerability (sure they still exist) when you can own something in the soft chewy center of a network with access to almost everything? While this represents a major, actively exploited attack vector, the industry does not have a comprehensive, repeatable and scaleable solution to test organizations’ susceptibility to these attacks. Until now.

Today we are announcing our new Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering:



ThreatSim allows customers to easily run their own advanced attacker simulation campaigns that tests users, user end point devices, network security controls, 3rd party security solutions and incident response plans. ThreatSim answers three critical questions that all organizations should be asking right now:

  1. How can attackers get in?
  2. How do attackers get my data out?
  3. What can we do to prevent it?

The ThreatSim website,, has more details on our new service, including how to sign up to be a beta customer. We will provide more updates here on our blog and via our ThreatSim twitter account, @threatsim. For inquires please email us at or fill out the Request A Demo page on the ThreatSim website.

Stratum Security now offers extensive PCI services


Some exciting developments here at Stratum Security. We now offer a suite of PCI services that help our customers tackle the DSS challenge. These services are delivered by a team of PCI experts with extensive knowledge of the standard and the process. Our suite of services now include:

  • PCI DSS GAP Analysis
  • PCI DSS Remediation Consulting
  • PCI DSS Remediation Project Management
  • PCI DSS Policy & Procedure Development
  • PCI DSS Training

Learn more about our new offering on our web site here. A white paper is available for download here.

Also, Stratum Security is on track to receive our PCI QSA certification in late July. Stay tuned…

Trevor Hawthorn speaking at OWASP Tampa March 24, 2010


I will be giving my Shmoocon talk The New World of Smartphone Security at OWASP Tamapa on March 24th, 2010. If you would like to attend please RSVP to the chapter leader Justin Moorehouse.

More information can be found on the OWASP Tamapa page.

New web site and blog


Late last week we launched our new web site.  The new site does a much better job at communicating what it is that we do.  The site was designed by My Design Studio (   They did an excellent job, was on time, and very professional.

Also, we started our blog.  This is where we’ll post our take on issues in information security as well as things we are tinkering with or researching.