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How we use VMRay to support Expel for Phishing

How does Expel tackle phishing? Smart people and great tech. Learn how VMRay helps our analysts triage and analyze potentially malicious emails submitted by our managed phishing service customers.

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Swimming past 2FA, part 2: How to investigate Okta compromise

First we showed you how to spot an Okta compromise in this two-part blog series. Now we’ll walk you through our investigation and share five tips on how you can strengthen your security defense.

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How Expel goes detection sprinting in Google Cloud

Building detections in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) but not sure where to start? Time to get strategic. Our detection and response engineers demystify the process for building detections in the cloud.

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Well that escalated quickly: How a red team went from domain user to kernel memory

A red team recently swooped in and showed off some new tactics. What started as a PowerShell download cradle quickly turned into a custom rootkit download. Find out how we spotted the crafty red team.

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Come sea how we tackle phishing: Expel’s Phishing dashboard

Want a tour of Expel’s Phishing dashboard? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how one of our senior UX designers developed the Phishing dashboard for Expel’s managed phishing service customers.

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Someone in your industry got hit with ransomware. What now?

We’re noticing a trend in ransomware attacks. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to go into panic mode. Find out what you need to know and get some tips on how you can keep your org safe.

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How to measure SOC quality

You can scale your SOC and improve quality. Seems impossible? Not if you know how and what to measure. The crew that helped build Expel’s SOC explain how they pulled it off – and how you can too.

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Cloud attack trends: What you need to know and how to stay resilient

We shared the top attack trend spotted during the pandemic and what to keep an eye out for looking ahead. But how do you remediate and stay resilient against these attacks? Our crew shares some tips.

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Performance metrics, part 3: Success stories

Our team shares some success stories in creating efficiency and reducing analyst burnout. They end this three-part series with a gift from our SOC – a downloadable resource to measure performance.

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Expel Hunting: Now in the cloud

We’ve added something new to Expel Hunting: cloud hunts. Find out how our crew’s newly developed hunting techniques can help you spot visibility gaps in your cloud (and give you some peace of mind).

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How does your approach to AWS security stack up?

Take our short quiz to find out how your approach to AWS security compares to similar orgs. Based on your responses, we’ll also share some resources to help you level up your AWS security game.

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Migrating to GKE: Preemptible nodes and making space for the Chaos Monkeys

Find out how Expel’s internal teams collaborated to migrate our core infrastructure from a legacy environment to GCP, with no downtime (while also making sure they were prepared for a little chaos).

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5 best practices to get to production readiness with Hashicorp Vault in Kubernetes

Flying blind when it comes to running Hashicorp Vault in Kubernetes? We’ve got you covered. Accelerate your path to production without compromising on security with these tips and best practices.

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Containerizing key pipeline with zero downtime

Migrating to Kubernetes as Expel’s core engineering platform with zero downtime – and without interfering with our analysts’ workflow – is a tall order. But our engineers pulled it off. Find out how.

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Behind the scenes: Building Azure integrations for ASC alerts

Find out how Expel’s internal teams built an integration on top of Azure signal – creating a new detection strategy for ASC that provides more context around alerts and improves customer visibility.

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Introducing Expel Workbench™ for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

We’re excited to announce the launch of our first SaaS product! It automates the investigation of AWS alerts and logs – allowing your team to spend less time finding and fixing security issues.

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Got workloads in Microsoft Azure? Read this

Got Microsoft Azure? Running Microsoft products in your org? Then you might want to get a free copy of our all-new Azure guidebook.

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Plotting booby traps like in Home Alone: Our approach to detection writing

Find out how Expel’s D&R engineers think about detection writing, and how this process helps our SOC analysts make smart decisions and gain a deeper understanding of our customers’ environments.

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Supply chain attack prevention: 3 things to do now

What do you do when you can’t trust the internet? Supply chain attacks like the SolarWinds Orion breach are not new. Here are some things you can do to help prepare and guard against similar attacks.

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Improving the phishing triage process: Keeping our analysts (and our customers) sane

Here’s how Expel created a phishing triage process that keeps our analysts’ heads above water while also ensuring that a trained pair of eyes is on every email submitted by our customers.

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The SolarWinds Orion breach: 6 ideas on what to do next and why

Here are some of our early observations on the SolarWinds Orion breach, plus our ideas on what to do next to detect related activity and better protect your org.

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How to investigate like an Expel analyst: The Expel Workbench managed alert process

Ever wonder about how Expel’s analysts investigate alerts? Our SOC team created a workflow called the Expel Workbench managed alert process. Read on to find out how it works and how it can help you.

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The CISO in 2020 (and beyond): A chat with Bruce Potter

It’s impossible to sum up a year that felt like 1000 in a single blog post. But we did gather some topline takeaways on security trends and the evolving role of the CISO from Expel’s Bruce Potter.

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Announcing Open Source python client (pyexclient) for Expel Workbench

We’re open sourcing a python client in the Expel Workbench! This labor of love will allow our customers to take advantage of our APIs. Find out what the release of the pyexclient project includes.

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Performance metrics, part 2: Keeping things under control

In this second post in our three-part series on all things metrics and SOC leadership, our team dives into details of what metrics and techniques are used to protect the SOC against volatility.

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Why don’t you integrate with [foo]?

You’ve heard that Expel integrates with your tech. But not YOUR tech. What gives? Well, sometimes it doesn’t always make sense. Expel’s COO explains why and what this means when working with us.

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3 steps to figuring out where a SIEM belongs in your security program

How can a SIEM help you address your business needs? Do you even need a SIEM? Finding the right answer isn’t easy. Here are some tips to help you make a decision that works best for you.

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