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 […]

At this point, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Apple’s on-going fight with the FBI over allowing backdoors into iPhones.  In the world of cyber security, encryption, and privacy, this is the battle that will set the tone for the impending war.  I have an enormous amount of respect for Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.  In an […]

Who ever said “work smarter, not harder” obviously had a Shodan account.  This is a little story of how I managed to run a relatively simple audit against the company I work for in under 15 minutes.  Again, if you haven’t read my blog post on the basics of Shodan, I would highly recommend giving […]

Considering the massive response I got from the last post about Shodan, I figured I should do a follow up.  Thank you to all who re-tweeted the link, and a big shout out to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, for the publicity.  Bro of the year.  If you haven’t read through my last post, I […]

So let me tell you about a little thing called Shodan.  To put it simply, this terrifyingly beautiful website is a search engine for the Internet of Things.  It’s powerful, thorough, and just downright fun to play with.  Shodan will take your search and discover all devices connected to the internet related to the query. […]

I know how hard it is for recent college graduates to snag that first big interview, so a big congratulations to you. That’s the first step to entering the cyber security profession.  I also know how intimidating it can be trying to prepare for it.  I figured I’d share some of the experiences I’ve had […]

Buckle up, this is going to be quite the ride.  Burp Suite is a web application penetration tester’s bread and butter, a powerful suite of tools that covers everything you could ever want, need, or dream.  I’ll do my absolute best to cover everything in depth, but there’s quite a bit. Here’s a quick list […]