Introduction A cyber “drop the mic” moment consumed the time, effort, and resources for nearly all security teams this December (2021). A critical vulnerability in a java package called log4j was disclosed under the pseudonym log4shell. If you haven’t read about it, where have you been!? I am not going to go into the detailsContinue reading “Simplistic Log4j Investigation”
Author Archives: Edward Merrett
What ‘Call of Duty: WARZONE’ taught me about Cyber Security.
Call of Duty remains to be one of (if not THE) most popular first-person shooter games currently available. However, what would you say if I told you that a video game can actually teach you lessons in cyber security, in particular the concept of defence in depth (aka layered security)?
The Real Virus Impacting The Attackers…
In today’s day and age, we are all too common with the cyber divide between the good and the bad, the attackers and the defenders, the criminals and the investigators. It would not be a stretch to say, that in most cases criminal or malicious operators do not care for a person’s situation, circumstance orContinue reading “The Real Virus Impacting The Attackers…”
Threat Hunting: Where to take aim…
In this post, we will expand into the types of analysis required when hunting, keeping it basic and building on the overview explained in part 1 of this series. One of the common questions SOC teams face when building out a Threat Hunting capability into an organisation or operation is; “Where do I look?” IfContinue reading “Threat Hunting: Where to take aim…”
The headlines exploded yesterday with the news that technology and social media giant Facebook have suffered a security breach impacting roughly 50 million users. The whole world is now watching… “On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. We’re taking this incredibly seriously andContinue reading “HACKED: Facebook…”
Threat Hunting: Survival of the Fittest
Threat Hunting. What is it? Why do I need to do it? How do I get started? Over the next few weeks I am hoping to write a number of articles looking at the aspect of threat hunting. Essentially to give a sound overview for someone who has never heard of the term before, orContinue reading “Threat Hunting: Survival of the Fittest”
Weeky Round-up: Friday 13th July
The weekly round-up blog posts will take a look at my favorite bits of news over this week!
This week, we look at the Timehop Data Breach, the “Right Hand” Hackers, Jail time for a cyber attack on the National Lottery and the manuals for a US Military Drone for sale on the Dark Web.