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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Anomali Threat Research
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Anomali
Websitehttps://www.anomali.com/blog
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

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Anomali Threat Research has published hundreds of research reports, blogs, social media alerts, and press releases that have helped customers, the news media, and anyone with a stake in cybersecurity to understand and defend against the most serious threats from across all corners of the globe and digital landscape.

--Anomali Threat Research was among the first to respond with actionable intelligence that empowered the security community to detect and respond to cyberattacks and threats that emerged in tandem with the COVID-19 global pandemic, which included publishing guidance with thousands of free IOCs to help any organizations detect and respond immediately to breaches and attackers (https://bit.ly/33qTIUv).

--As recognized experts, Anomali Threat Research blog findings are featured in leading global news publications such as US News and World Report, The Washington Post, Fortune, Fast Company, Wired, The Hill, Dark Reading, SecurityWeek, HelpNet Security, Yahoo! News, SC Magazine, The Cyberwire, Cyberscoop, ZD Net, The Hacker News, and Bleeping Computer. Recently, the team detected malicious activity from FIN7, an Eastern European threat group that primarily targets US-based companies. As the first research group to spot the campaign and provide details in the blog, it received widespread news attention across business and trade publications such as Yahoo! News (https://yhoo.it/3zQpeaw) and ThreatPost (https://threatpost.com/fin7-windows-11-release/169206/).

Brief Overview

The Anomali Threat Research team of expert, skilled, and experienced threat intelligence analysts provides customers and the security community with critical information via the Anomali blog on a 24/7/365 schedule. With intel analysts based around the world, Anomali Threat Research is able to produce one of the most important and actionable blogs in the industry today, helping organizations to detect and respond to breaches and attackers. Key blog achievements include:

-Anomali Cyber Watch, a weekly bulletin that reviews trending threat news and provides analysis and mitigation guidance.

-Regular threat research that provides deep insights and IOCs related to active threats in the wild.

-Ongoing coverage of major events and incidents such as Log4j 2 (https://bit.ly/3qlyr7J), and pandemic-related attacks that have been ongoing since March 2020 (https://bit.ly/33qTIUv), including the first identification and analysis of fake contact tracing applications being used to infiltrate mobile devices (https://bit.ly/3qjXOqC).