Are your customers infected with VPNFilter?

Everyone is talking about VPNFilter, but there is little information to know if my customers, my staff, or my own home is at risk? How do can I get plugged in? Understanding if you are at risk would be helpful to know if you need to drop everything and fix it now, fix it this Read More

7 Habits of Highly Effective Cyber-Criminals

  Yes, there are habits of highly effective cyber-criminals use to be successful! We can leverage the knowledge of these habits to better prepare, defend, and attribute attacks. To understand where these habits were first observed, we must go back to the point where the Internet explosion was creating the opportunity for new criminal enterprises. Read More

Using the DNS Resolver to Protect Networks

Smart organizations use the DNS Resolver to Protect Networks.  Here is why …   A typical story ….. Imagine walking in to work the first thing in the morning. Your staff comes into the office. They get their coffee, fire up their computer, and check out the morning industry news. Your staff is alert, applies Read More

CLDAP Reflection Attacks are Increasing! Why? Preventable!!!

Yes, CLDAP Reflection Attacks are increasingly used in DOS attacks! Everyone was warned! We have lots of data which illustrated how CLDAP is being used for reflection DOS attacks. Now we have the news from Netlab 360 that CLDAP is now the #3 protocol used for DOS reflection attacks – CLDAP is Now the No.3 Read More

Is it time to build an “SP Anti-DOS Alliance?”

Is it time to build an “SP Anti-DOS Alliance” is the first of several blogs. It will be a brain dump of what collaborative actions have and has not been working within the industry. Last week, I posted a Linkedin update on the Operator’s Security Toolkit. A long term colleague, Eddie Chan,  pointed out the Read More

Preparing for the next DDOS Wave

This week I was helping with a top 10 list to prepare for DDOS attacks. I did it without reviewing the industry to see the marketing overload of “prepare for DDOS steps.” These all seem to lead the one conclusion … “buy my product.” Steve Zurier (Dark Reading) and I pulled together these ten steps to Read More

Reporting DoS Attacks & Fighting Back Against DOS Attacks

Are you prepared for the next DoS Extortion attack? Armada Collective “like” DoS extrusion attacks are picking up. It is time to review those “DoS” preparation checklist. This white paper explore the data that would need to be collected to successfully push back on DoS attacks. It includes information your “DoS Defense Allies” will need to help you mitigate, remediate, and potentially whack down the DoS attack. Read More

Demand Security from your Vendors

Demande Security from your Vendors. Ask the right “Security Questions.” This provides a list of questions that anyone can use with their vendors to get a better understanding of their security capabilities. Start meaningful “Security Conversations.” Read More

5 Principles to Vulnerability Disclosure

What is the best time for a vendor to Disclose a Vulnerability? Vulnerability disclosure is the most painful activity for any software/hardware company. Conversely, receiving vulnerability notifications from any vendor is one of the most disruptive events any organization can encounter. Rapid and unexpected vulnerability patches are a massive operational disruption. What follows are some Read More

The Practical Security Checklist – Part 2.1

This is part “2.1” of a multipart post to help organizations take security action. Stay tuned for next week’s practical security checklist item. Board members, CxOs, and professionals are saturated with security advice. This security advice is often confusing, contradictory, and always biased toward “buying something.” “Good security advice saturation” results in paralysis of action. Read More