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CHRIME and Execution

Execution comes last in CHRIME, but it’s far from the end at the same time.  Like I’ve mentioned more than once, it can be the beginning, where the steps of the operation performed are a better starting point.  I’ve highlighted many times that CHRIME is meant to be flipped or even used in portions to…

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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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CHRIME & Intent

Intent.  It’s all about attention, or resolve if you prefer.  It’s equally a discussion of focus and the point behind performing an action.  Those reasons are key points behind the inclusion of Intent, the “I” in CHRIME, in the first place.  It speaks to the “why”, something always asked in the context of an event. …

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CHRIME and Reputation

  No one lives in a vacuum.  Just like the process of living leaves artifacts that point to history, so do the same events leave behind a trail of impacts, of evaluations that we clump together to call reputation.  Reputation is the “R” in CHRIME and a key factor in evaluating an event, element or…

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CHRIME and History

Nicholas Sparks rolled out this beautiful saying that I often butcher, but like to use nonetheless — “Nothing is ever lost nor can be lost…”.  The “H” in CHRIME is about history, specifically the history of the element you are examining with CHRIME and those elements linked to it.  History and reputation tend to be…

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CHRIME and Constellation

If you haven’t had a chance to look over the introduction of CHRIME via this link, take a second to do so prior to diving into this first topic. It sets the stage to understanding what CHRIME is all about and gives some context to make the dive we are about to take a little less…

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What is this CHRIME thing anyway?

  If you work in any intense environment where large volumes of information are processed, you figure out how to be efficient and agile or you don’t last long.  CHRIME came into being as the output of late night brainstorming sessions about how to do things better.  It was borne in the struggle to balance…

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Announcing 1-Day Deep Dive Courses

CyberDefenses is very excited to announce the availability of a 1-Day Deep Dive series of courses.  These new classes each provide students with an immersive experience in a topic that is extremely important within cyber security. In each of these classes, our expert instructors go much deeper than a typical introduction, providing the student with…

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