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CHRIME and Malware

Malware, the scourge of our existence as cyber threat intelligence.  It’s the last thing we want to detect in our network and a strong part of our enemy’s arsenal.  In fact, commonly when I’m teaching students about malware in our Introduction to Threat Intelligence class, I explain to them that malware is like a firearm. …

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GDPR's Far-Reaching Impact: Ripples From Across the Pond

By Damon Fleury, Chief Technical Officer As we head into the new year and plan our 2018 priorities, it’s probably a safe bet that almost every planning calendar has a circle around one date – May 25, 2018. If it’s not on your calendar, chances are it should be and here’s why. This deadline for GDPR compliance will impact…

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Beware Putting on the Blinders

        I’ve mentioned before that I like YARA. It’s been a nice quality these past few years that I’ve averaged about 6 classes each year. I’m batting a higher average for 2017, but I’m by no means complaining. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach. While teaching a recent YARA…

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Let’s Talk About NIST SP 800-171

Remember when we mentioned the clock is ticking on NIST SP 800-171 compliance? Well, where do you start? The first step to NIST SP 800-171 is actually to make sure you have the right tools to get started with NIST SP 800-171!  Check your version—the newest one was released December 2016, and you don’t want…

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Petya 2017: Are we looking at ransomware or cyber attack?

By Monty St. John & Chris Rogers The attack began small, but rapidly got everyone’s attention.  It didn’t take long in the first hours of Tuesday’s attack for it to become pretty clear that Ukraine was the epicenter of the strike.  In fact, more than half of the reports of new “Petya” malware were located…

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Phishing. If it started with an “F” you’d love it

Phishing. If it started with an ‘F’, you’d love it. Phishing, as they say, happens. Teaching people how to recognize phishing and avoid it is an entire industry.  Anyway, the same goes for understanding how to pull information from the phishing you receive so you can build intelligence. It happens to be something we teach…

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Phishing. If it started with an "F" you'd love it

Phishing. If it started with an ‘F’, you’d love it. Phishing, as they say, happens. Teaching people how to recognize phishing and avoid it is an entire industry.  Anyway, the same goes for understanding how to pull information from the phishing you receive so you can build intelligence. It happens to be something we teach…

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