Automated Incident Response Explained

March 17, 2020 | Julia Kisielius
Julia Kisielius

Julia Kisielius

Product Marketing Manager

Julia joined AlienVault as a Product Marketing Manager in February 2017. Previously, she was a product manager at Giving Docs, an early-stage startup that makes fundraising software for nonprofits. Before that, she worked on data products and processes to help Tufts University fundraisers raise more than $80M per year. Julia started her career at an asset management firm with $200M under management, where she researched, edited, fact-checked, and promoted financial literacy resources such as books and columns. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in English.

March 17, 2020 | Julia Kisielius

Automated Incident Response Explained

Everything you need to know about automated incident response Picture this: It’s 2AM on Saturday and you’re startled awake by an alert on your phone. Indicators of a new variant of WannaCry ransomware have been detected in your network. But your home network provider is having an outage (again!) and you can’t remote in.…

April 25, 2019 | Julia Kisielius

AT&T Cybersecurity develops new AlienApp for Box for highly secure content management in the cloud

Today, I’m excited to share that we have released AlienApp for Box, a new security integration between AT&T Cybersecurity and Box, a leader in cloud content management. This new feature within USM Anywhere takes advantage of Box's granular logging capabilities and powerful APIs to add an additional layer of security for Box Enterprise customers that…

December 17, 2018 | Julia Kisielius

AlienVault Monthly Product Roundup October / November 2018

At AWS re:Invent recently, I spoke to several booth visitors who asked, “What’s new with AlienVault?” It was exciting to talk through some of the improvements we’ve made over the last year and see their eyes widen as the list went on. As our customers know, we regularly introduce new features to USM Anywhere and USM Central…

November 26, 2018 | Julia Kisielius

AlienVault Delivers Phenomenal Cloud Security for AWS Customers

Viva Las Vegas! We aliens have landed at AWS re:Invent 2018 (Booth #1506), bringing phenomenal threat detection, response, and compliance to the AWS cloud. As I gear up for a full day of live product demos, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some of the ways in which AlienVault is delivering phenomenal security to our customers’ AWS environments…

October 30, 2018 | Julia Kisielius

AlienVault Open Threat Exchange Hits Major Milestone with 100,000 Participants

Today, I’m excited to announce that AlienVault® Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) has grown to 100,000 global participants, representing 36% percent year-over-year growth. AlienVault OTX, launched in 2012, is the world’s first free threat intelligence community that enables real-time collaboration between security researchers and IT security practitioners from around the world. Every day, participants  from…

October 3, 2018 | Julia Kisielius

AlienVault Agent Now Has Improved Filtering Capabilities

On July 31st, we publicly launched new endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities in USM Anywhere, AlienVault’s unified solution for complete threat detection, response, and compliance. With EDR built into USM Anywhere, users can centralize security monitoring of their endpoint and network activities across cloud and on-premises environments, without the need to deploy, integrate, and manage a separate…

July 10, 2017 | Julia Kisielius

Incident Response Automation Challenges (and How USM Anywhere Can Help)

According to the SANS 2017 Incident Response Capabilities Survey, 47% of organizations reported taking more than 24 hours to move from detecting an incident to containing it. Given that every minute between compromise and containment represents potential data exposure and damage, these results reveal a serious need to shorten incident response times. At the same time, security teams face significant obstacles to swift…

May 30, 2017 | Julia Kisielius

Incident Response Orchestration: What Is It and How Can It Help?

The other day, I invited about twelve friends to my apartment for dinner—on a weeknight. “Don’t worry about bringing anything,” I assured everyone. “I can handle it myself.” As it turns out, I couldn’t. While I had plenty of food on hand, I’d never cooked such a large…

April 25, 2017 | Julia Kisielius

The Felismus RAT: Powerful Threat, Mysterious Purpose

This week, my colleagues and I furiously investigated the mystery of Felismus, a sophisticated, well-written piece of malware discovered recently by researchers at Forcepoint Labs. The malware’s modular, self-updating construction is a nod to the apparent skill of its creators and the severe risk it poses to victims. While little has been uncovered so far about Felismus&rsquo…

February 27, 2017 | Julia Kisielius

GhostAdmin: The Invisible Data Thief - Notes from the Underground

Data theft is a major threat to businesses in today’s economy. With large corporations like Arby’s, Popeye’s, and Intercontinental Hotels all reporting breaches since the beginning of this year alone, it’s essential for IT professionals to keep an eye out for emerging threats that target valuable user data. Just last month, researchers…