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Forcing The Adversary To Pursue Insider Theft
9th Feb 2019 [5 months ago] from TaoSecurity
Jack Crookpointed me toward a story byChristopher Burgessabout intellectual property theft by "Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal permanent resident... [who] was arrested on December 20 and charged with theft of...
Fixing Virtualbox RDP Server With DetectionLab
29th Jan 2019 [6 months ago] from TaoSecurity
Yesterday I posted about DetectionLab, but noted that I was having trouble with the RDP servers offered by Virtualbox. If you remember, DetectionLab builds four virtual machines:root@LAPTOP-HT4TGVCP C:Users oot"c:Program FilesOracleVirtualBoxVBoxManage"...
Trying DetectionLab
28th Jan 2019 [6 months ago] from TaoSecurity
Many security professionals run personal labs. Trying to create an environment that includes fairly modern Windows systems can be a challenge. In the age of "infrastructure as code," there should be a simpler way to deploy systems in a...
Happy 16th Birthday TaoSecurity Blog
8th Jan 2019 [6 months ago] from TaoSecurity
Today, 8 January 2019, is TaoSecurity Blogs 16th birthday! This is also my 3,041st blog post.I wrote my first post on 8 January 2003 while working as an incident response consultant for Foundstone.Here are a few statistics on the blog....
Notes On Self-Publishing A Book
31st Dec 2018 [7 months ago] from TaoSecurity
In this post I would like to share a few thoughts on self-publishing a book, in case anyone is considering that option.As I mentioned in my post onburnout, one of my goals was to publish a book on a subject other than cyber security. A...
Managing Burnout
21st Dec 2018 [7 months ago] from TaoSecurity
This is not strictly an information security post, but the topic likely affects a decent proportion of my readership.Within the last few years I experienced a profound professional "burnout." Ive privately mentioned this to colleagues in...
The Origin Of The Quote There Are Two Types Of Companies
18th Dec 2018 [7 months ago] from TaoSecurity
While listening to a webcast this morning, I heard the speaker mentionThere are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.He credited Cisco CEO John Chambers but didnt provide...
The Origin Of The Term Indicators Of Compromise (IOCs)
25th Nov 2018 [8 months ago] from TaoSecurity
I am an historian. I practice digital security, but I earned a bachelors of science degree in history from the United States Air Force Academy. (1)Historians create products by analyzing artifacts, among which the most significant is the...
More On Threat Hunting
23rd Nov 2018 [8 months ago] from TaoSecurity
Earlier this week hellor00t asked via Twitter:Where would you place your security researchers/hunt team?I replied:For me, "hunt" is just a form of detection. I dont see the need to build a "hunt" team. IR teams detect intruders using two...
Cybersecurity And Class M Planets
2nd Nov 2018 [9 months ago] from TaoSecurity
I was considering another debate about appropriate cybersecurity measures and I had the following thought: not all networks are the same. Profound, right? This is so obvious, yet so obviously forgotten.Too often when confronting a proposed...
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