Defense in Depth, conceptually, is described in such a way that layered security increases the security of a system as a whole. In the event where one system is compromised, other mechanisms provide the necessary security to protect the system. It is the antithesis of a singular point of failure, and actively avoids this […]

I recently had some one come to me and ask for advice on how to get into the cyber security field, specifically web application security.  I recommended a couple good books and certifications to look at, as well as some good resources for video training materials, but I only recommended learning one tool – Burp Suite. […]

You’ve just broken into your target’s internal network, whether it was some perfectly executed social engineering scheme or leveraging an overlooked unpatched vulnerability, you hit the jackpot. Now you figure it’s time to settle yourself in-between the would-be victim with a man in the middle attack and start sniffing traffic for some credentials. You fire […]

Only one week ago, news media outlets nationwide were locked in coverage of the inevitable face-off between our own government and Apple Inc. On the surface, many felt that the FBI’s request seemed to be the answer; why wouldn’t we want to stop the terrorists? Why not help law enforcement gather additional evidence stored on […]

Human nature is amazing. I can tell you that there are a million stars in the sky and you will believe me. I can tell you that the paint on the wall is wet, and 8 out of 10 people will touch it to make sure. Social engineering and phishing email scams are part of […]

In Greek Mythology, Thanatos was a minor figure and daemon personification of death. He always had a strained relationship with the man at the top, Zeus. In the Malware world, Zeus is about to be overthrown. In 2014, the FBI and UK NCA (National Crime Agency) spent exhaustive resources taking down two of the world’s […]

You gear up for another exciting day in infosec, walk into your building, sit at your cube and open up your email. If you’re like me you also browse social media feeds for the latest news in cybersecurity. That is when you see it, the next named bug…..heartbleed, shellshock, poodle, ghost, and now badlock. You sigh, […]