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March 3, 2017

Yesterday the AWS team released a summary of why their S3 services in the Northern Virginia (US-EAST1) region were disrupted and some of the steps they’re taking to ensure it doesn’t happen again – in that service region or others.

For an outage that affected more than...

January 23, 2017

The premise of crowdsourcing the task of uncovering new bugs and vulnerabilities in an organizations web applications or consumer products sounds compelling to many. What’s not to like with the prospect of “many eyes” poking and prodding away at a corporate system for...

January 17, 2017

The AI revolution is still relatively young in the InfoSec world. Despite endless floors of vendor booths displaying the latest security device or technology, we're still in the v1.0 realm.

In many cases, while the marketing literature references machine learning, must...

January 16, 2017

Much of the InfoSec would still struggles to understand the dynamics of 0-day vulnerabilities and the quandary of their widespread availability. There is a common misconception that the prolonged period between discovery and vendor patching is not only a security threa...

January 13, 2017

Anomaly detection approaches to threat detection have traditionally struggled to make good on the efficacy claims of vendors once deployed in real environments. Rarely have the vendors lied about their products capability – rather, the examples and stats they provide a...

January 10, 2017

It’s a bit hard to miss all the stories and concerns over IoT security. In some ways it’s reminiscent of the late 1990’s and the endless stream of security failures related to Windows 95, ME, and XP – which ultimately lead to Bill Gates famous companywide memo of 2002...

January 9, 2017

Threat actor attribution in the cyber world – when done properly – is a damned difficult task complicated by missing and inaccessible traffic logs, international jurisdictions, and routing through anonymizing proxies and compromised hosts scattered around the globe. Un...

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