October 30, 2019
Cyberattack on Georgian Websites Explained
“As we can see, this was not a coordinated attack on many targets but a breach of one web hosting provider's infrastructure. This is a typical example of a supply-chain attack. IT-service providers are always very attractive targets for cyberattacks. If we remember NotPetya, that attack also started with the breach of the infrastructure of a software developer, whose product was used by hundreds of thousands of other companies.”
September 4, 2019
ISSP Presents at National Asset-Liability Management Asia Conference in Singapore
Oleksander Sirotin, Critical Infrastructure Program Manager, ISSP, 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.
August 14, 2019
Two Years After NotPetya. Cyberattacks Never Stop for a Moment
Today at ISSP, we keep witnessing how adversaries keep trying and testing new cyberattack technologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures while attacking both private and public sector organizations, new breaches happen regularly, and attackers keep capturing infrastructure targets that are of interest for them.
June 27, 2019
ISSP Chairman Oleh Derevianko Spoke at Behind the Digital Curtain Conference in Brussels
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 critical infrastructure are and other issues.
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“.
May 2, 2019
ISSP Participated in Fortinet Security Day 2019 in Kyiv
Having more than 20 years of experience in APT detection, cyber-attack investigations, malware analysis and threat hunting, Oleksiy Yasinskiy, Head of ISSP Labs & Research Center, was involved in the investigation of some of the world’s most sophisticated cyber-attacks. Based on his experience he argued that traditionally organizations tend to focus on protecting the perimeter of their information and communication systems, but cyber criminals eventually breach every layer of defense, and protection from intrusion becomes virtually impossible.
April 22, 2019
ISSP Becomes Forcepoint Platinum Partner
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”, says Roman Sologub, ISSP CEO. “In the recent years, our experts have reached the top level of technical expertise by implementing Forcepoint Platform in numerous integration projects”.
April 4, 2019
LE MONDE - Ukraine, Favorite Target of Russian
Hackers (in French)
According to a report recently provided to the World by the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Volodymyr Hroisman, about 10% of the computers of the country's companies were destroyed on this occasion, 1,500 companies and organizations reported themselves as victims. A report likely underestimated according to the firm Information Systems Security Partners (ISSP), which studied the damage closely and saw a "massive and coordinated cyberinvasion". Eight months later, the United States and their closest allies have confirmed the diagnosis of most analysts and observers: Russia is responsible for "the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history".
February 15, 2019
POLITICO - How Ukraine Became A Test Bed For Cyberweaponry
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
OLEKSII YASINSKY EXPECTED a calm Tuesday at the office. It was the day before Ukraine’s Constitution Day, a national holiday, and most of his coworkers were either planning their vacations or already taking them. But not Yasinsky. For the past year he’d been the head of the cyber lab at Information Systems Security Partners, a company that was quickly becoming the go-to firm for victims of Ukraine’s cyberwar. That job description didn’t lend itself to downtime. Since the first blows of Russia’s cyberattacks hit in late 2015, in fact, he’d allowed himself a grand total of one week off.
July 4, 2017
BBC Future - The Day a Mysterious Cyber-Attack Crippled Ukraine
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 couple days with his kids. The kids usually spend two months of their summer holidays at their grandparents’ village home, so this was a rare chance for some summer fun together.
June 20, 2017
WIRED - How an Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar
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.