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[podcast] Software Restriction Policies and Applocker

[podcast] Software Restriction Policies and Applocker

Windows has all the tools you need to secure an OS, but we rarely use them.  One example of this is ‘Software restriction policies’ or the use of Windows Applocker. It assists IT organizations by allowing you to block certain files from being saved anywhere, what file

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[podcast] Carbon Black’s Ben Johnson: EDR and threat intel

[podcast]  Carbon Black’s Ben Johnson: EDR and threat intel

  Ben Johnson (@chicagoben on Twitter) has spent a good deal of time working on protecting client’s endpoints. From his work at the NSA, to being the co-founder of Carbon Black (@carbonblack_inc). Ben is co-founder and chief security strategist for Carbon Black. In that role, he uses

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[podcast] Windows Registry, Runkeys, and where malware likes to hide

[podcast] Windows Registry, Runkeys, and where malware likes to hide

The Windows Registry has come a long way from it’s humble beginnings in #Windows 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups).  This week, we discuss the structure of the Windows Registry, as well as some of the inner workings of the registry itself. Did you know that it is contained

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[podcast] Steps when scheduling a pentest, and the questions you forgot to ask… with Jarrod Frates

Jarrod Frates (@jarrodfrates on Twitter) has been doing pentests as a red-team member for a long time. His recent position at #InGuardians sees him engaging many companies who have realized that a typical ‘pentest #puppymill’ or pentest from certain companies just isn’t good enough. Jarrod has also

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Cybercrime and the Gaming Industry

Cybercrime and the Gaming Industry

Groups with ominous-sounding names such as Lizard Squad, Team Poison, and the Armada Collective are making a virtual killing from cybercrime. But the attack surfaces they target aren’t what you may have come to expect. Rather than going after financial and banking platforms where more challenging safeguards

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Power Grid Attack – Doomsday Scenario

Power Grid Attack – Doomsday Scenario

We’ve all heard the scare stories about how hackers will one day successfully launch a power grid attack in the US. You may have even tried to imagine it by comparing it to something you can recall from recent history such as the infamous Northeast Blackout of

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Top In-Demand Cyber Security Certifications

Top In-Demand Cyber Security Certifications

When it comes to IT certifications most would agree that the “Big-3” essentials are CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. From there, a few specialized certs along the lines of Cisco CCNA, Linux and Microsoft certifications as well as a few other vendor and technology-specific certifications,

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Counterfeit Mobile Shopping Apps Steal Christmas 2016

Counterfeit Mobile Shopping Apps Steal Christmas 2016

Each holiday shopping season has a must-have gift item. Holidays past had their Cabbage Patch Kids, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Legos as perennial favorites. Holiday 2016 is shaping up to have several contenders, but no clear favorite has yet emerged. At least Pokemon characters are in

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[#podcast] Aamir Lakhani discusses the DarkWeb…is all the content on the Darkweb bad? And becoming a known quantity on the DarkWeb…

[#podcast] Aamir Lakhani discusses the DarkWeb…is all the content on the Darkweb bad? And becoming a known quantity on the DarkWeb…

  Mr. Boettcher and I met Mr. Aamir #Lakhani at DerbyCon this year, and immediately intrigued with his work on the Dark Web. He has assisted with law enforcement investigations, a known member of the dark web, to the point where people with #malware or bots will

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Insider Threat Management

Insider Threat Management

A DOE contractor feeling the pressures of rising debt attempted to sell stolen uranium parts to agents of a foreign government. A government researcher who experienced a hostile work environment accessed a secured facility and intentionally left 4,000 biological samples to thaw resulting in a $500,000 loss

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