October 30, 2019

Cyberattack on Georgian Websites Explained

On Monday, October 28, several thousand websites in Georgia, including the sites for various government agencies, banks, courts, local newspapers, and TV stations were defaced and inaccessible as a result of a cyberattack. The President’s official website displayed an image of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the text "I'll be back" overlaid on top. The websites defacing happened after hackers breached Pro-Service, a local web hosting provider and took down the affected websites. “As we can see, this was not a coordinated massive attack on many targets but a breach of one web hosting provider infrastructure. This is one more example of a supply-chain attack,” – says...
September 4, 2019

ISSP Presents at National Asset-Liability Management Asia Conference

On 5 September Oleksander Sirotin, Critical Infrastructure Program Manager, ISSP, will present at the National Asset-Liability Management Asia conference in Singapore that brings together professionals from market operations, foreign exchange reserves, financial markets and monetary operations across the globe. Oleksander will speak about understanding the risk of banking in the age of cyber crime and will share the latest methods and evolution of financial fraud as well as efficient tools for fraud prevention and compromise assessment in complex financial institutions. “The conference in Singapore will cover many financial issues but there is one thing that inspires me most and it is the...
August 14, 2019

Two Years After NotPetya. Cyberattacks Don't Stop for a Moment

Two years ago, Ukraine suffered from NotPetya - a cyberattack that WIRED named 'the most devastating cyberattack in history'. The culmination of that attack on 27 June 2017 wiped about 10 percent of computers in Ukraine. There were no attacks of similar magnitude in the world afterward, and you may be asking yourself: what does this silence mean? Have cyberattacks on Ukraine stopped? Have Ukrainians learned to protect and defend themselves better? What are the attackers doing now? In 2017, after multiple shreds of evidence of repetitive coordinated cyberattacks on Ukraine, including those presented by ISSP, were carefully studied by Ukrainian and international actors the world finally...
June 27, 2019

ISSP Chairman Oleh Derevianko Spoke at Behind the Digital Curtain Conference in Brussels

On Tuesday Oleh Derevianko, Chairman of the Board of ISSP, participated at the Behind the Digital Curtain conference in Brussels, arranged by Promote Ukraine, and shared his vision of the biggest priorities for minimization of cyber threats in the world where all things are hackable. The conference brought together experts in the fields of cyber security, politics and civil society from Ukraine and different European countries who discussed what can potential cyber impact on the elections in Ukraine and in Europe be, whether governments and private companies are likely to discover and attribute cyber operations, what the vulnerabilities of internet of things and devices that control...
May 20, 2019

Case Study Ukraine: A Look at the Laboratory for Cyber War Presented at Berlin CyberSecurityForum

On May 16-17 Oleh Derevianko, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of ISSP, participated at The Aspen Institute Germany's Berlin CyberSecurityForum where he spoke at the opening panel discussion about the Great Cyber Game as well as delivered one hour break-out session entitled „Case Study – Ukraine: A Look at the Laboratory for Cyber War“. The forum brought together more than 250 European, American and international top policymakers, legislators, engineers, hackers, civil society, academics and representatives of the business, privacy and security communities.
May 2, 2019

ISSP Participated in Fortinet Security Day 2019 in Kyiv

ISSP took part in the annual Fortinet Security Day and shared our experience in the field of cyber security and cyber-attacks investigations. Artem Mykhailov, ISSP Enterprise Solutions Director, and Oleksiy Yasinskiy, Head of ISSP Labs, discussed how in the present-day reality every organization can fall victim of cyber criminals and what are the truly effective measures of stopping them and minimizing the damage.
April 22, 2019

ISSP Becomes Forcepoint Platinum Partner

We proudly announce that ISSP has been assigned as the Platinum Partner of Forcepoint and thus has become the only cybersecurity company in Ukraine with the highest Forcepoint accreditation level. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Forcepoint security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Forcepoint solutions help prevent data breaches, intellectual property theft, and enforce security compliance and best practices. ISSP has been working in partnership with Forcepoint for 10 years and has built a wealth of skills and experience around Forcepoint solutions. “We know exactly how Forcepoint technologies meet the needs of our customers”,...
April 4, 2019

LE MONDE - L’Ukraine, cible préférée des hackeurs russes

Les locaux de l’entreprise ukrainienne Linkos – de hauts bâtiments de tôle hérissés de blocs de climatisation – se dressent de part et d’autre d’un parking où se côtoient des Lada hors d’âge et des toutterrain rutilants. Pour les trouver, au nord de Kiev, il faut se perdre sous une voie rapide, puis franchir les voies d’un chemin de fer désaffecté. Le 27 juin 2017, lorsque la patronne de cette société, Olesya Linnik,
February 15, 2019

POLITICO - How Ukraine Became A Test Bed For Cyberweaponry

As Russian hackers face down Western spies, the country has become a live-fire space for hackers. To see the warfare of the future, head to the top floor of a nondescript office tower on a potholed street on the scruffy outskirts of Ukraine’s capital. There, next to a darkened conference room, engineers sit at dark gray monitors, waging war with lines of code. “Attacks are happening every day,” says Oleh Derevianko, founder of the Ukrainian cybersecurity firm that employs them, Information Systems Security Partners. “We never thought we were going to be the front line of cyber and hybrid war.”
October 12, 2018

How can an organization understand if it is under attack or at risk?

Every company must accept the fact that cyber criminals will eventually breach its defense perimeter. It is obvious simply because they have an unlimited number of tries and methods to avoid systems of active perimeter defense. And before they are detected attackers remain inside an organization’s infrastructure for 160-469 days. The process of detecting intruders is generally rather complex, time and resource consuming. Therefore, telling if an organization is compromised is rather challenging.
October 4, 2018

ISSP Chairman Oleh Derevianko Participated at the Atlantic Council’s Global Forum on Strategic Communications

Speaking at the ‘Solving Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure’ workshop Oleh Derevianko shared his ideas about what needs to be done to help effectively protect critical infrastructure from the always evolving cyber threats. Having a strong presence in the countries at the front line of cyber and hybrid war, such as Ukraine, and serving both private and public sectors, ISSP provides unique expertise for APT attacks analysis, detection and response.
June 22, 2018

WIRED - The Untold Story Of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack In History

Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.
July 4, 2017

BBC Future - The Day a Mysterious Cyber-Attack Crippled Ukraine

This time last week, an online attack brought chaos to Ukraine’s banks, hospitals and government, before spreading worldwide. The evidence suggests that money was not the aim – the real intention was disguised. Could it be a sign of something more serious to come?   On the morning of Tuesday, 27 June, Oleh Derevianko, the head of Kiev-based cybersecurity firm Information Systems Security Partners (ISSP), was at Bessarabska market, a popular food market in the heart of downtown. Derevianko was picking up a few things before heading out for the 300km drive to his parents’ village. Wednesday was constitution day in Ukraine, a national holiday, and he’d be using the mid-week break to spend a...
June 20, 2017

WIRED - How an Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar

Blackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructure and the US could be next.   The clocks read zero when the lights went out.   It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch with his wife and teenage son in the living room of their Kiev apartment. The 40-year-old Ukrainian cybersecurity researcher and his family were an hour into Oliver Stone’s film Snowden when their building abruptly lost power.