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The denial of access to global technologies is quite interesting considering many US and Israeli cyber security and threat intelligence companies do business with Putin’s financial concerns and oil/gas organizations.

We have covered this before.

Biden’s New Cyber Security Program and the Hypocrisy of the US Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence Industry – “ТАЙГЕР ОПТИКС (Tiger Optics)”

We revealed several companies who do work with US, EU, Middle Eastern, Australian, South America, Canadian, and African countries non-inclusively, while sharing the exact same technology and services with Russia (and China).

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Technology hosted locally ensures reverse engineering. The companies we tracked (and there are many more) include (in no particular order):

Palo Alto Networks Blackberry (Cylance)
RiskIQ Silverfort
Guardicore Gemalto (Thales)
Tenable VulDB
Radware Prisma Cloud (Palo Alto)
SentinelOne Bluecat
CyberArk SecBI
Anomali Sixgill
Demisto Darkfeed
Illusive Networks Centauris
VMWare Cortex XDR (Palo Alto)
Flashpoint (via RiskIQ) Cymulate

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Why should these companies, many of whom have installs in US Military, US Intelligence, and like organizations in Western countries globally?

Tiger Optics is a specialized distributor of cyber security solutions. The company was founded in 2011 in the Russian Federation and has representative offices in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Uzbekistan.
We help partners and customers increase security throughout the corporate IT infrastructure – from the data center to endpoints – workstations and corporate mobile devices.
Among our suppliers are the world leaders in the IT industry, including Palo Alto Networks, Tenable, Anomali, Illusive Networks, Radware, BlackBerry, Cymulate and others.
Employees of Tiger Optics in their work interact directly with the largest vendors, system integrator s and customers. The knowledge, experience and contacts gained allow us to develop a personal brand in the labor market and move up the career ladder, growing within the company or continuing our career in major international vendors such as Cisco, Fortinet, Acronis and Group-IB.

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Tiger Optics is a specialized distributor of cyber security solutions. The company was founded in 2011 in the Russian Federation and has representative offices in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Uzbekistan.

With five regional hubs in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Uzbekistan, and more than 150 specialized cyber security channel partners throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Tiger Optics sells to end users in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova.

More than 500 Russian and CIS companies are end customers of Tiger Optiks, including Sberbank of Russia, VTB Bank, Gazprombank, KPMG, X5, Magnit, Mail.ru Group, Kaspersky Lab, Group-IB, EPAM, Severstal, Rosneft, etc.

Russian banks targeted with sanctions could include state-backed VTB 
and Sberbank, the largest financial institutions in Russia.
On 15 March 2017, Ukraine imposed sanctions against VTB Bank and 
subsidiaries because of the ongoing Russian interference in Ukraine. 
On 28 November 2017, the United States increases the Executive Order 
13662 sanctions to the Russian financial sector.

Our partners include world leaders in cybersecurity, including Palo Alto Networks, Tenable (Nessus), SentinelOne, Anomali, Illusive Networks, Radware, BlackBerry and others.

2014 - Treasury has added Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank of Russia, to the 
existing prohibitions on U.S. persons providing equity or certain long-term 
debt financing.  In addition, we have tightened the debt financing 
restrictions by reducing from 90 days to 30 days the maturity period for 
new debt issued by the six Russian banks subject to this restriction.  
These banks are Bank of Moscow, Gazprombank OAO, Russian Agricultural Bank,
Sberbank, VEB, VTB Bank, Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas, 
and Rosneft

Employees of Tiger Optics in their work interact directly with the largest vendors, system integrators and customers. The knowledge, experience and contacts gained allow you to develop a personal brand in the labor market and move up the career ladder, growing within the company or continuing your career in major international vendors such as Cisco, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet, Acronis, EPAM and Group-IB.

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The US has sanctioned many Russian companies and passed legislation impacting doing business there.

 Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-208, Title IV; 22 U.S.C. 5811 note)
 Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014, as amended (SSIDES; P.L. 113-95; 22 U.S.C. 8901 et seq.)
 Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, as amended (UFSA; P.L. 113-272; 22 U.S.C. 8921 et seq.)
 Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017, as amended (CRIEEA; P.L. 115-44,
Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act [CAATSA], Title II; 22 U.S.C. 9501 et seq.)
 Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019, as amended (PEESA; P.L. 116-92, Title LXXV; 22 U.S.C. 9526 note)

For a Russian entity and individual listing (updated as of August 2021) see: https://www.riskadvisory.com/sanctions/russia-sanctions-list/ or https://www.trade.gov/data-visualization/csl-search

The real questions are:

  • How do these companies get away with selling our adversaries?
  • Are they selling to anyone on the list (yes)?
  • Are sales so low that you have to sell to Putin’s Russia (the adversary that has hacked, continues to hack the US, EU, NATO, Australia, New Zealand, etc., etc.,)?
  • Is this just plain greed?
  • Do you do business with any of these companies?
    • Do you have any issues sharing the same technology and software with your adversaries?
  • Do you expect to protect your sensitive data with technology shared with Russia?
  • Have you asked your vendor if they do business in Russia (or China), and if so, how did they answer?
    • Does you leadership know they do business there?
    • Does your leadership understand that these companies are providing threat intelligence, information security controls and protection against attacks coming from your own country?
    • Does your leadership understand that any on-prem installed technology is highly likely reverse engineered?
  • How many of these companies openly list doing business in Russia (or China).
  • How many employees in these companies still hold US clearances or held them before?

Doing business in Russia can be daunting. So daunting there are many different sites that guide the process.

With the current events in Ukraine about to explode, do you really want to be associated with these companies? Can you trust your environment to their products, services, and solutions?

There are many more US companies doing business in Russia. One such company should be of interest – Positive Technologies (ptsecurity.com) Washington has sanctioned Russian cyber security firm Positive Technologies. US intelligence reports claim it provides hacking tools and runs operations for the Kremlin.

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Time to take a hard look at your ‘partner vendors.’ Your security is at stake.

cisoforum

radware

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RiskIQ

Anomali

Tenable.

Sixgill

TigerOpticsSupport

USIsraeliCompanies

Teramind

Morphisec

illusive

Tiger-Optiks – on YouTube

All webinars on Tiger Optix solutions

Tiger Optics Conferences

Antifishing

Anomaly

Cymulate

Guardicore

Illusive Networks

Morphisec

RiskIQ

SentinelOne

Silverfort

Tenable

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By Treadstone 71

@Treadstone71LLC Cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, Influence Operations, Cyber Operations, OSINT, Clandestine Cyber HUMINT, cyber intel and OSINT training and analysis, cyber psyops, strategic intelligence, Open-Source Intelligence collection, analytic writing, structured analytic techniques, Target Adversary Research, cyber counterintelligence, strategic intelligence analysis, estimative intelligence, forecasting intelligence, warning intelligence, threat intelligence