DDoS Attack Preparation Workbook

Internet DDoS Attacks are a force of nature on the Internet. They are like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornados, tsunamis, and all other disasters. Organizations need to prepare for a DDoS Attack the same way they prepare for severe weather and natural disasters. These guides have been crafted based on my personal experience (+25 years of

DDoS Extortionist’s Behaviors

Smart and prepared organizations use DDoS Extortionist’s Behaviors as a Defensive Tool. We have a long history of DDoS Extortionists. In the early 2000s, we had DDoS Extortionists who would threaten “gambling sites” with a DDoS Attack 30 minutes before a match. This crew was later tracked by law enforcement and arrested. DDoS Extortion has

Conficker Working Group – Archive of Materials

Conficker Still Survives! While public attention to Conficker has faded since the widely publicized April 1st, 2009 “attack date”, the fact is that a huge number of computer systems remain infected with Conficker. As recently as late October 2009, the number of systems infected with the A+B+C variants topped seven million. The Conficker Working Group

Expected DoS Attacks – 10 Steps to Prepare for the Pain

Version 1.0 It is time to prepare for Expected DoS Attacks. There is no perfect anti-DoS solution. But with forethought, planning, coordination, and practice any organization minimizes the impact of the DoS attacks. What follows ten essential steps that have proven to help organizations prepare for DoS attacks. The fundamental principles you will find in

Removing Malware from MACs

Steps by Step Guide to Removing Malware from MACs Removing Malware from MACs is a guide for anyone who has a MAC laptop or desktop. What steps can you take to remove Viruses, Bots, Malware, Unwanted Programs, Plug-ins and Other “unwanted” Software from your MAC OS. These steps also include the precautions for Ransomware.  (version

Security Organizations

There are many Security Organizations in the world all working towards the goal of a more secure & resilient Internet. This is an ongoing list of known security organization. Security Groups 10 Years and Older Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) – FIRST is the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams. The

Hardware & Software Vulnerabilities are Guaranteed

The long years of experience have taught me through experience, hardware & software vulnerabilities are guaranteed. It is not a matter of “if” but when. The sad reality is that most hardware and software vendors are not ready for vulnerabilities when they happen. Their response ranges from “I’m going to take legal suit” against the Read More

BGP Route Hijacks & Routing Mistakes – What can be done Today?

Protecting your Business, Customers, & the Internet from BGP Route Hijacking Chaos? (DRAFT – Version 0.11) The Internet is glued together with the Board Gateway Protocol (BGP). It may not be perceived as the “perfect” protocol, but it has delivered a transformative global network that spans the Internet and all telecommunications. It is stable, transparent,

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