XM Cyber Research Hub

Welcome to the XM Cyber Research Hub, where we offer you access to the leading minds in the field of cybersecurity. Our team is made up of a diverse group of experts from all around the world, including researchers, hackers, and seasoned cybersecurity professionals. By staying updated with the latest research from our team, you’ll gain valuable insights into the industry, be able to analyze the newest and most pressing threats, learn about preventative measures, and stay informed on the latest breakthroughs in attacks and hacking. Whether you’re a security professional, looking to improve your knowledge, or a company seeking to harden your defenses, XM Cyber is your source for staying ahead of the game in cybersecurity.

Prevent cyber attacks in Azure before they happen

Prevent cyber attacks in Azure before they happen

Misconfigurations within Azure environments are more common than you think. It’s important to learn and understand how attackers can exploit these misconfigurations and, more…
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Decrypting VMware Workstation Passwords

Decrypting VMware Workstation Passwords for Fun

At XM Cyber, we have been hard at work on the techniques that attackers use against your VMware environments.
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Open Source Pentesting Tool for Azure

XMGoat – An Open Source Pentesting Tool for Azure

We created XMGoat as an open source tool with the purpose of teaching penetration testers, red teamers, security consultants, and cloud experts how to abuse different misconfigurations within the Azure environment. In this way, you learn about common Azure security issues.
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New Privilege Escalation Techniques

New Privilege Escalation Techniques are Compromising your Google Cloud Platform

In this research, you’ll discover some of the common attack techniques used in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to better understand how an attacker exploits this environment to gain permissions and steal information.
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Extracting Encrypted Credentials from Common Tools

Extracting Encrypted Credentials from Common Tools

In this blog post, we will show how an attacker can extract non cleartext credentials in order to authenticate to databases and servers.
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XM Cyber Advisory

XM Cyber Advisory – Spring4Shell, Zero Day

On March 30 2022, A new zero day critical vulnerability was leaked in another open source software library. The vulnerability affects Spring Framework which is running over Java Development Kit 9.0 (JDK9.0) and above. Spring Core on JDK9+ is vulnerable to remote code execution due to a bypass for CVE-2010-1622. While Spring4shell needs to be addressed as soon as possible, it is important to highlight that as it is a common library that is used by many different java software components, it can be a major breach point allowing attackers to build a lateral move pivoting to business-critical assets in the organization. As this develops, XM Cyber Research will share insights and guidance on the impact of this new zero day.
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Go beyond Log4Shell

Go beyond Log4Shell and see the entire attack path

We understand the facts: The most common open-source library (Java) has already been identified with 3 CVEs and counting, with over 3 million attacks already confirmed in the wild. The industry anticipates the largest ransom wave to hit organizations across the world. The attacker is already inside! What’s Next?
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Log4Shell, CVE-2021-44228

XM Cyber Advisory – Log4Shell, CVE-2021-44228

On December 9th 2021, the Log4Shell vulnerability, CVE-2021-44228 (CVSS score 10), was discovered. This remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability was being exploited in the wild. Log4j is a logging library, and the vulnerability affects all products and applications that use log4j. That’s a lot of products.
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Gartner ® Report – Implement a Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) Program
July 25, 2023

In the year since it was released, Gartner’s Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) framework has enabled organizations across the globe to become better prepared…

Research Report: 2023 State of Exposure Management
April 10, 2023

Don’t miss out on exclusive research that explores the challenges organizations face in managing security exposures and provides insights on how to overcome them….

Gartner® Report – Top Trends in Cybersecurity 2023
April 04, 2023

Gartner just released their report with a pick of trends most likely to have the greatest impact on 2023’s cybersecurity landscape.

Establishing a Modern Exposure Management Program
March 22, 2023

This session provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of vulnerability management and explains why critical vulnerabilities do not necessarily equal risk. By watching…

2022’s Most Potent Attack Paths
February 21, 2023

Attackers don’t think like you do. They’re looking for ways to bypass your security controls and take advantage of various exposures that exist in…

IBM -Cyber Exposure Management Guide
January 25, 2023

IBM, in conjunction with XM Cyber created their new guide, Cyber Exposure Management: You Can’t Protect What You Don’t Know. It’s jam packed with…

Buyers Guide: Risk Exposure Reduction and Vulnerability Prioritization
December 04, 2022

2023 is almost here and security teams are focused on locking-in the funds needed to keep their orgs secured in the coming year. But…

Understanding ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks Dissecting and Modeling 2022’s Most Powerful Cyber Attacks
February 16, 2023

The second half of 2022 saw a dramatic increase in ‘lone wolf’ attacks and can be coined one of the most common enterprise attack…

A CISO’s Guide to Reporting Cyber Risk to the Board
March 09, 2022

In the eBook you’ll learn the four key challenges CISOs face when reporting to the board:

Increasing Cyber-risk is Driving the Need for Exposure Management
June 23, 2022

Cyber-risk leads directly to cyber-attacks. Rather than monitor and measure cyber-risk through siloed/fragmented data or layering on more disconnected defenses, organizations should build their…

The Necessity of Attack Path Management for the Hybrid Cloud
March 08, 2022

Published in collaboration with the UK Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, this whitepaper explores the necessity of attack path management for today’s hybrid…

Case Study: Hamburg Port Authority
February 28, 2022

When one of Europe’s largest seaports needed help securing its vast IT infrastructure “Because it offers continuous,  automated protection, security issues  that would normally…

‘Total Economic Impact’ Study Concludes That XM Cyber Delivered 394% Return On Investment
October 06, 2022

Attack Path Management Significantly Reduces Risk of Fines and Remediation Expenditures, Reduces Pen Testing and Labor Costs