You do phishing tests? Why?

I hate almost everything about phishing tests and I think in most cases they are counter productive. This may seem like an odd statement from such a big advocate of “You can’t improve what you don’t measure” especially as I don’t hate the tests themselves, but I do hate why and when most people do… Continue reading You do phishing tests? Why?

Plex SSDP used in DDoS – Why poor intel in advisories does more than make researchers look bad

This blog post has changed tack a few times in the last two days. It started to document my attempts to replicate a relevant and actively exploited vulnerability in a piece of software I know well and ended up a rant against vendors clamouring for attention without really caring about the impact inaccurate intel can… Continue reading Plex SSDP used in DDoS – Why poor intel in advisories does more than make researchers look bad

CVE-2020-5902- F5 Big-IP Vulnerability – Why we’re always fixing the symptoms not the cause

On Friday, F5 reported an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability (along with a second slightly less serious XSS bug that could also result in RCE) in the Traffic Management User Interface of their flagship Big-IP Load Balancer products (though it seems in-support customers got a heads-up on Wednesday) and they were so bad that US… Continue reading CVE-2020-5902- F5 Big-IP Vulnerability – Why we’re always fixing the symptoms not the cause

Getting management to listen to you about vulnerabilities

It can be really annoying when you reach that point on the security maturity curve when you start to identify vulnerabilities, but management just don’t seem to care. No matter how much red there is in Nessus, you just can’t get the resources to address it, it’s like they just don’t understand. It’s almost like… Continue reading Getting management to listen to you about vulnerabilities

We suck at teaching the basics, because they’re dull!

From the outside, people either think InfoSec is all hoody wearing basement dwelling men-children popping shellz and catching cyber criminals or they are corporate cyber-police snooping on your web browsing and preventing people doing their jobs. And whilst there is a little bit of that, there is so so much more and because it’s not… Continue reading We suck at teaching the basics, because they’re dull!

Why?

The Online InfoSec community is dominated by Offensive Security Specialists (be that Pentesters, Red Teamers, Script Kiddies or whatever) , but the truth is between SOC Analysts, Vulnerability Managers, Compliance Experts, Risk Assessors, Security Architects, Threat Hunters, Malware Analysts, Firewall Specialists, Bug Bountry triagers and Security Engineers (to name but a few) in the industry,… Continue reading Why?