Oops, I did it again
The ongoing quest to catch a cybercriminal — While looking out the window, Carl discovers something interesting. Something that can change his and Jennifer’s lives altogether. While studying for his exams, he conceives a brilliant idea. Discreetly, he drafts a plan. Will he achieve his goal and make his girlfriend happy when the plan is successfully executed? Or will someone intervene? The danger of a cybercriminal can come from anywhere, and they can wreak havoc when they strike successfully. Are you prepared for when chaos strikes?
The moment I graduated from school and received my diploma in accountancy, I received a job offer to start as a junior system and network administrator. Simultaneously I got introduced to the world of cybersecurity. However, back then things were not as complicated as they are today. Like any other…
CVSS v4.0 — An improvement or not?
The introduction of a new version typically implies an evolution, marked by improvements and the incorporation of novel features. In the specific context of the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) calculator, it becomes pertinent to scrutinize the extensive alterations made to its specifications. Embarking on a research and analysis journey becomes imperative to determine the impact and efficacy of the revamped CVSS calculator.
What if you can’t trust the processor?
Processor — the pulsating core of every device, orchestrating the intricate dance of data and commands with unparalleled speed and precision. It serves as the nerve center, tirelessly executing a multitude of instructions to bring digital tasks to life. However, this very prowess renders it susceptible to vulnerabilities that have evolved alongside the relentless pursuit of performance. — In its quest for efficiency, the processor’s instruction set is deliberately streamlined, a double-edged sword that prioritizes speed over security. Originating in an era oblivious to the concept of cybersecurity, the architects of early processors focused on raw computational power, inadvertently neglecting safeguards against modern threats.
So, you can’t patch a vulnerability, now what? (part 2)
Safeguarding your organization’s systems and software from the exploitation of vulnerabilities is undeniably a paramount concern in the realm of cybersecurity. This imperative task necessitates a multifaceted approach, with the central pillars being the installation of security patches and the fine-tuning of configuration settings. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge that the cybersecurity landscape is dynamic and complex, and there can be instances where implementing these strategies may not be immediately viable or may leave a vulnerability temporarily exposed, thereby raising the pressing question: What steps should be taken in such circumstances?
When was the most recent instance in which you performed OSINT on yourself?
In our ever more interconnected and digital world, it might, at first, appear counterintuitive to champion the practice of conducting Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) on the very company you are entrusted to safeguard. However, this seemingly paradoxical notion underscores a fundamental truth in the realm of cybersecurity and corporate defense — if you can access information about your organization through OSINT techniques, so too can malicious actors with potentially nefarious intent.
Hey data scientist, are you really listening to the security data?
Protecting your company against the evolving landscape of both current and past threats is a formidable challenge, one that some consider insurmountable. However, it’s crucial to remember that while it may be a daunting task, it should not be perceived as impossible. In fact, it’s imperative to recognize that modern security strategies need to adapt to the ever-changing nature of cyber threats. This adaptation relies on the effective utilization of data generated by security controls, a process that transforms raw data into actionable events.
The ‘lazy’ SOC model
In the contemporary landscape, the paramount importance of security is becoming increasingly evident, casting a spotlight on the escalating workload of the Security Operations Center (SOC). This burgeoning workload is characterized not only by a surge in the sheer volume of requests and inquiries but also by the growing intricacy of security challenges. In this dynamic environment, when a security incident unfolds, there is an implicit expectation for the SOC to respond promptly and with pinpoint accuracy. Simultaneously, the SOC grapples with a persistent conundrum exacerbated by a global shortage of highly skilled security professionals — recruitment and retention.
The importance of having a data scientist team in Cyber Security Center
Numerous parallels exist between the strategic board game ‘Stratego’ and the operation of a Cyber Operation Center. In ‘Stratego,’ you engage in one-on-one gameplay, but within the Cyber Security Center, you’re navigating multiple games simultaneously. Your objective remains steadfast: safeguard the flag for as long as possible, while adversaries relentlessly pursue its conquest. The distinguishing factor lies in the dynamics of these engagements. While you’re simultaneously managing multiple fronts, your adversaries can opt to focus on one game at a time. At first glance, this might appear unequal, almost like an unfair contest. However, it shouldn’t be.