The Rising Tide

This co-authored whitepaper by MWR and phishd covers the dangers of associated with credential theft and what can be done to tackle the problem.

Methods of obtaining user credentials are becoming increasingly sophisticated while at the same time the difficulty in conducting such thefts has become easier.

This paper draws on the expertise of both MWR and phishd to cover the ways in which external attackers are obtaining credentials and the steps you can take to mitigate the risks.

"The Rising Tide: Why credential phishing and abuse is more dangerous than ever" will be of interest to the following professionals:

  • CISOs/CIOs - who need to understand the evolving threat of phishing campaigns in order to ask the right questions of their security teams.
  • Security Managers - who need to understand the dangers of credential abuse and how to protect their organizations against it.
  • Business Managers - who need to know what measures can be put in place to combat the threat to individuals - be that better password management, secure architecture design, monitoring of credential dumps or security awareness training. 

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Accreditations

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 14001 in the UK, an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR are approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by CESG for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
As a Certified Simulated Attack Manager and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist, MWR are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.