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I want to preface this by saying that I’m an Android fan boy. I’ve owned a device running each and every version of Android at some point, from the G1 with Android 1.0 (did it have a codename?) through my Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean coming soon. I have also nev...
I want to preface this by saying that I’m an Android fan boy. I’ve owned a device running each and every version of Android at some point, from the G1 with Android 1.0 (did it have a codename?) through my … Continue reading →The post Malware, Malware Everywhere ...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .031 – BSides Cleveland Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler...Read More
I’ve had this particular issue stuck in my head for a while. The recent article by Steve McMaster discussing how we agreed to Facebook’s policies really pushed me to write this article. First, Steve is absolutely right in his argument – anyone who utilizes Facebook’s services has agree...
This is not a Top 10 list – it is a list of 10 things I’ve learned along the way. Top 10 lists imply some sort of universal knowledge of the “top” things possible in a given field. Top 10 attractive women, top 10 guitar players, top 10 whatever, they all have one thing in common: They ...
I’ve had this particular issue stuck in my head for a while. The recent article by Steve McMaster discussing how we agreed to Facebook’s policies really pushed me to write this article. First, Steve is absolutely right in his argument … Continue reading →The post Parents – ...
This is not a Top 10 list – it is a list of 10 things I’ve learned along the way. Top 10 lists imply some sort of universal knowledge of the “top” things possible in a given field. Top 10 … Continue reading →The post Ten Things I’ve Learned About Cloud Security appear...
Mobile Security Apps – Norton By: Bill Mathews I liked the last mobile anti-virus so much that I decided to...Read More
I liked the last mobile anti-virus so much that I decided to review Norton/Symantec’s offering so I could change my mind. You may look over my notes below, but I’ll save you the trouble and just say it right now … Continue reading →The post Mobile Security Apps –...
Nessus and Splunk Coming Together By: Patrick Sayler Don’t get me wrong, Nessus and Splunk are great products in their...Read More
Don’t get me wrong, Nessus and Splunk are great products in their own right. But what if (you may want to sit down for this revelation) you could use them…together! Hurricane Labs is proud to announce the release of Nessus … Continue reading →The post Nessus and...
I’ve gotten in a lot of arguments lately about one of the latest “hot topics” in the end-user side of technology – privacy. With some of the biggest names in Social Media doing a really bad job of it (and … Continue reading →The post Take Social Medi...
I am not an Information Security expert – I am the Lead Designer at Hurricane Labs. I do not know the detailed best practices of securing a network or how to set up a SIEM such as Splunk. You may be asking yourself, “Why the heck is this guy even writing an article on a blog about Info...
Warning: I am not an Information Security expert – I am the Lead Designer at Hurricane Labs. I do not know the detailed best practices of securing a network or how to set up a SIEM such as Splunk. You … Continue reading →The post Apple’s Magical Lie appeared first on Hurric...
Mobile Security Apps – ESET By: Bill Mathews Anyone who listens to our podcast should know that I hate all...Read More
Anyone who listens to our podcast should know that I hate all anti-virus and anti-virus vendors. I really don’t have too many shades of grey when it comes to it, so it’s pretty hard to make me want to do … Continue reading →The post Mobile Security Apps – ESET a...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .030 – Google Overlord Edition Hosts: Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Ian Gillespie,...Read More
Encryption is NOT Security, Yes Again! By: Bill Mathews SSL, TLS, VPN, blah blah blah the terms all run together...Read More
SSL, TLS, VPN, blah blah blah the terms all run together at this point. In every engagement I do, in every course I teach, and in more than a few articles I’ve written I have stressed the point to no … Continue reading →The post Encryption is Still Not Security appeared fir...
Just Keep Learning – Episode 1 By: Steve McMaster I’m going to write a series of these blog posts based...Read More
Just Keep Learning – Episode 1 By: Steve McMaster I’m going to write a series of these blog posts based on a personal journey I began recently. My dad always told me growing up to “make your money with your … Continue reading →The post Just Keep Learning –...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .029 – Holy Island Oracle Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .028 – All Your Space Edition Hosts: Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster), Ian Gillespie, Patrick Sayler...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .026 – Con Air Edition Hosts: Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Steve McMaster...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .026 – Organization Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford) Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler),...Read More
This week, our office came across an article by Roger A. Grimes entitled “Why you don’t need a firewall”. As a security professional working for a company whose responsibilities include firewall management, I found the article to be extremely shortsighted, and borderline offensive. Nor...
In one of the more short-sighted, narrow-minded, and just downright inane articles that I’ve read in quite sometime Roger Grimes told us all about “Why you don’t need a firewall.“ His premise is that exploits and attacks are developing at a level as to surpass the capabilities of a co...
This week, our office came across an article by Roger A. Grimes entitled “Why you don’t need a firewall”. As a security professional working for a company whose responsibilities include firewall management, I found the article to be extremely shortsighted, … Continue readin...
In one of the more short-sighted, narrow-minded, and just downright inane articles that I’ve read in quite sometime Roger Grimes told us all about “Why you don’t need a firewall.” His premise is that exploits and attacks are developing at … Continue readin...
I spend most of my day typing arcane things into black windows with green text, as such I spend some time looking for ways to eliminate keystrokes. I’ve been using bash and vim for more that 10 years and I continue to learn more features that I can use on a daily basis. I’ll give you s...
I spend most of my day typing arcane things into black windows with green text, as such I spend some time looking for ways to eliminate keystrokes. I’ve been using bash and vim for more that 10 years and I … Continue reading →The post Slow Down and Make Yourself Faste...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .025 – New Studio Edition Hosts: Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Ian Gillespie,...Read More
Recently (well, last night) I had the opportunity to take the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge exam and just wanted to put out some of my thoughts while they were fresh in my head. I always like to take a … Continue reading →The post Review of Certificate of Cloud Se...
A few months ago, we released a tool called check_splunk_license to the world (under the GPL at the time, but...Read More
A few months ago, we released a tool called check_splunk_license to the world (under the GPL at the time, but as of 4/19/2012, alternatively available under the MIT license). Since then, the check was adopted by Luke Harris for use … Continue reading →The post New Splunk Na...
Open Source Licensing – Demystified? By: Steve McMaster I’m not sure how many of your listen to our podcast, but...Read More
I’m not sure how many of your listen to our podcast, but in Episode 023, we talked a little about open source licensing. Ian had gone on a mini-rant during the soundcheck about how there are too many different open … Continue reading →The post Open Source Licensing &#...
Sales – Listen to the Customer By: Matt Yonchak Before you read any further in this post please take five...Read More
Before you read any further in this post please take five minutes to read this article: Why I Am Leaving Goldman SachsAs an IT security consultant/MSSP/whatever you want to call third-party security provider, the second I started reading that article … Continue reading →The...
20 Questions for an Intrusion Analyst - All security professionals should answer them - “Describe your analytics biases” Military finds IT security certification difficulties - Certifications do not necessarily mean skill - “A giant circle of ineptitude”