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Shannon Ragan

About Shannon Ragan

Shannon Ragan is the Senior Communications Manager at Skybox Security. Prior to joining Skybox, Ragan was a writer and editor in the legal and STEM fields. She has a passion for the changing world of cyber security and is a self-confessed news junkie. Ragan earned her BA in English at Webster University in St. Louis.
7 12, 2018

Zero-Day Attack on Russia Prompts OOB Patches

By |2019-03-08T12:58:41-08:00December 7th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

A targeted zero-day attack on Russia centered around a bug in Adobe Flash Player, but carried on the back of a malicious “mule” document, prompting both Adobe and Microsoft to release patches. The Zero-Day Attack on Russia: What Happened? In the early hours of November 29, 2018, a professional questionnaire issued by a Russian medical [...]

6 03, 2017

A Brief History of Distributed Cybercrime

By |2017-10-03T15:51:59-07:00March 6th, 2017|Cybercrime|

For all the symbols on the picture above, this history could be summed up in one: $ Until 2006, cybercriminals behaved much like thieves in the physical world – trying to reach the “crown jewels” of an organization that held the most profit, then get the money and run. But that year, something changed. Evgeniy [...]

21 11, 2016

Track, Measure and Report Cybersecurity Risk Reduction

By |2019-12-12T14:57:53-08:00November 21st, 2016|Product Info|

Skybox® Horizon, the attack surface visualization solution for the Skybox Security Suite, features new capabilities that give security leaders insight to how their organization’s security posture is improving or diminishing over time. Users can focus on specific sites within their attack surface (geographic locations, business units, etc.) and compare current risk levels with levels in [...]

14 11, 2016

Bridging the Gap Between IT and OT Network Security

By |2017-10-04T10:13:09-07:00November 14th, 2016|Critical Infrastructure|

Cyberattacks on systems managed by industrial control system (ICS) networks can have a catastrophic impact on safety, economies and critical services, which makes them a notorious and potentially lucrative target. “From a technology perspective, these networks are especially attractive, which is why we’re seeing more attackers target them,” said Skybox VP of Products Ravid Circus. [...]

15 09, 2016

The Security Ecosystem: Bringing Intelligence Out of the Silos

By |2017-10-04T10:17:03-07:00September 15th, 2016|Attack Surface|

Skybox customer and partner British Telecom (BT) approaches cybersecurity from the perspective of a security ecosystem. But what is it? And why is it so crucial to today’s cybersecurity management? For that answer, think back to when you were young. Perhaps you remember this scene: You: Mom, can I go to a party at Jimmy’s? [...]

2 06, 2016

Indicators of Exposure: Skybox pioneers new approach to reducing the attack surface

By |2017-10-10T15:04:55-07:00June 2nd, 2016|Attack Surface|

Skybox has defined a new term to identify potential attack vectors – indicators of exposure (IOEs). With the release of our new attack surface visualization solution, Skybox® Horizon, we’re delivering a way for security teams to see their network in total, but also layer in the ways in which they are exposed to risk and [...]

5 05, 2016

Attack Surface Visualization: Nice picture, now what do I do with it?

By |2019-12-12T14:51:33-08:00May 5th, 2016|Attack Surface|

The ability to see your entire IT infrastructure and the ways in which it could be compromised is a ground breaking capability designed for the complex networks and threat landscape of today. From a simple picture, security teams can view integrated data from dozens of security and networking products – despite vendor or location – [...]