Ursula Ron

Ursula manages Morphisec’s global marketing programs, including brand development, messaging, demand generation, digital marketing and social media strategy. She brings a growth hacker attitude and over 20 years of software marketing experience, along with a passion for content marketing. Ursula holds a PhD in Theater from the University of Vienna.
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Recent Posts

Attack Alert: Another Month, Another Hancitor Variant

Posted by Ursula Ron on Dec 8, 2016 11:23:02 AM

They’re starting to be as reliable as clockwork. Every 3-4 weeks a new wave of Hancitor campaigns hits, with improved targeting and new tricks to evade detection. The latest variant comes via a malicious MS Word attachment to a fairly convincing email. How do we know? Our own CEO, Ronen Yehoshua, was one of the latest targets.  Maybe the folks behind Hancitor liked our technical analysis (or get the original Hancitor report in PDF format) of the last attack so much that they wanted to deliver a new version for analysis personally.

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Topics: Attack Analysis, Hancitor

Tor/FireFox Zero-Day prevented by Morphisec

Posted by Ursula Ron on Dec 7, 2016 1:37:14 PM

The FireFox zero-day recently used in the wild made headlines when TOR users that fell victim to the attack lost the one thing they were looking for: anonymous browsing. Speculation ran rife that the exploit may have been created by the FBI or another governmental agency, especially as the attack resembled past investigations used to identify Tor users.

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Topics: Exploits, Zero-day, Patching, cyberattacks

The Fall of Signature-based Endpoint Protection; the Rise of Moving Target Defense

Posted by Ursula Ron on Jun 9, 2016 3:16:35 PM

Here is a treat for our Polish speaking readers!

In yesterday’s interview with Poranek WTK, Dawid Nogaj, CEO of PC Service and authorized Morphisec distributor in Poland, explains why signature-based endpoint security solutions are on their way out. After his participation at Morphisec’s first Distributor Summit at the beginning of March, Dawid is more convinced than ever that Moving Target Defense is the ultimate answer to advanced threats.

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Topics: Company, Moving Target Defense, Endpoint Security

Surprise, Surprise, Angler EK Has a New Angle

Posted by Ursula Ron on Jun 8, 2016 4:23:12 PM

The recent FireEye discovery of an Angler Exploit Kit variant that bypasses Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has taken the cyber security world by surprise – but it shouldn’t have. New variants of the Angler EK crop up constantly (see Javascript in IE Overtakes Flash as Number One Target for Angler Exploit Kit) and EMET was never meant to be infallible, just make it more difficult for hackers. EMET, which uses a set of predefined rules to prevent specific malware, is often relied upon to stop zero-day attacks on Windows systems until a patch is developed for the vulnerability. Although researchers have previously discovered vulnerabilities that allowed them to bypass EMET defenses, this is the first time an exploit in the wild has been successful.

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Topics: Exploits, 0-day exploits, Angler Kit, Ransomware

Outsmarting Smart Malware

Posted by Ursula Ron on Jun 1, 2016 8:40:08 AM

In an article published by Tech Crunch last week, tech reporter Ben Dickson investigates the new generation of smart malware. He manages to sum up the crux of the problem in two sentences: “Virus definition databases don’t seem to account for the growing number of new malware species and variants, especially when they’re smart enough to evade discovery. More devious genus of malware are succeeding at even duping advanced security tools that discover threats based on behavior analysis.”

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Topics: Moving Target Defense, Zero-day, cybersecurity

Meet us at DCOI 2016

Posted by Ursula Ron on May 2, 2016 12:57:31 PM

Join Morphisec at DCOI 2016 – the Defensive Cyberspace Operations and Intelligence conference – to be held in Washington D.C. May 18-19. This annual high-level US-Israel cyber security summit aims to enhance international cooperation and promote “extraordinary developments in the technological, intelligence and policy-making domains of cyberspace.”

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TechTarget’s Endpoint Security Survey – And Morphisec’s Answer

Posted by Ursula Ron on Apr 20, 2016 7:54:01 PM

The technology research group TechTarget recently published their findings from a survey on endpoint security at medium to large enterprises. The results corroborate trends all too evident in the news:   Despite the features and functionality added to endpoint protection software over the last few years, “organizations are still in search of effective protection techniques against unknown threats and malware.”

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Topics: Advanced Persistent Threats, Endpoint Security, APT

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