Detecting & Deterring Data Exfiltration

Research and whitepapers published with support of CPNI on data exfiltration by advanced attackers
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Research carried out by MWR InfoSecurity, supported by CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), has revealed current and new techniques being used by cyber criminals to steal sensitive information from companies. 

Amongst these techniques, researchers have found that it is possible to exfiltrate a large amount of information through a number of popular websites such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and LinkedIn.

MWR works with companies that are under constant threat or have been compromised, and has both skilled (white hat) attackers and defenders with experience in understanding the methods and strategies of advanced attackers. The company identified a number of methods currently being used to steal sensitive data. 

In order to complete the research, MWR extrapolated business and technology trends as well as techniques attackers are just beginning to use, and identified new methods that may be used to steal data in the future.

Modern networks are becoming increasingly complex, meaning that there will always be routes that an attacker can take to access sensitive data. In the whitepapers, MWR details what organisations can do to better protect themselves.

Supported by CPNI, MWR has published two whitepapers – one paper for senior executives giving a high level overview of the work and the other, a detailed guide for implementers.

Download Executive Briefing Paper

Download Implementers Guide


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Accreditations & Certificates

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 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems 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 is 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 NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.