Marcus is a Specops cybersecurity specialist based in the UK. He’s been in the B2B technology sector for 8+ years and has worked closely with products in email security, data loss prevention, endpoint security, and identity and access management.
Articles written by Marcus White
MGM Resorts hack: How attackers hit the jackpot with service desk social engineering
Hotel and entertainment giant MGM Resorts have been left reeling after a serious cyber-attack that kicked off with a fraudulent call to their Service Desk. Since last week, there’s been a struggle to get systems back online after widespread outages…Read More
Thinking about going passwordless? Here’s what to consider first.
In 2004, Bill Gates made a bold prediction that passwords would soon be dead. Almost twenty years later, the password is pretty much as prevalent as ever. If you’re here, it’s a question that’s probably crossed your mind too: why…Read More
British law firms are under attack from ransomware. How should we upgrade our cyber defences?
Law firms across the UK have been given a stark warning in a recent report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC): get serious about upgrading your cyber defences or risk your legally privileged information being stolen by ransomware gangs.…Read More
Hybrid password attacks: How they work and how to stop them
Cybersecurity measures force threat actors to get creative and come up with new and inventive ways to compromise user credentials. As the name suggests, hybrid password attacks involve combining two or more attack methods to carry out password cracking. Taking…Read More
Never expire passwords? Why we shouldn’t ditch password expiry just yet.
Resetting passwords via service desk tickets and support calls is an everyday burden on IT teams. Users are equally frustrated when the ‘time to change your password’ notification pops up during a busy work day – especially when they realize…Read More
Update to GLBA safeguards rule: What you need to know
Financial institutions are at the forefront of cybersecurity challenges due to the sensitive nature of the data they handle. As the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks increase, so does the need for robust regulatory safeguards, requiring organizations to bolster their…Read More
Active Directory honeypot accounts: How to keep attackers sweet
Monitoring and detecting account compromise is one of the most challenging tasks for IT admins and SecOps professionals. Once a legitimate account has been compromised, it can be difficult to detect an attacker’s activities until it’s too late and damage…Read More
Kerberoasting attacks: How to keep your Active Directory safe
A domain administrator account is the holy grail of privileged accounts in a Microsoft Active Directory environment. If an attacker can get their hands on a Domain Administrator account in the domain, they’ll have access to basically everything. Kerberoasting is…Read More
Active Directory password hardening: How it’s done
Weak passwords are a problem waiting to happen – Verizon estimates that 80% of hacking-related breaches come from weak or stolen passwords. They’re the most common way for people to access their accounts and applications, making them an obvious attack…Read More
MFA prompt bombing: How it works and how to stop it
User credentials are golden prizes for attackers. Weak or breached credentials provide an easy target for attackers looking to log in to a network instead of breaking in. Most businesses have caught on to the fact that multi-factor authentication (MFA)…Read More