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Attacking The BlueKeep

Attacking The BlueKeep

R-C-E, It’s Easy as R-D-P On May 14, 2019, Microsoft published a security advisory regarding a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) affecting Remote Desktop Services (RDP) on older versions of Windows including XP, Vista, 7 and Server 2003/2008. Windows 8 and 10 are 

Palo Alto Firewall: GlobalProtect VPN How-To Guide

Palo Alto Firewall: GlobalProtect VPN How-To Guide

This is part of the Palo Posts how-to guides for getting the most from your Palo Alto firewall on a home or small business network. Overview So you’ve got your Palo Alto firewall successfully protecting your home network, blocking known malicious sites, and allowing system 

Palo Posts: How-To Guides For Palo Alto Firewalls

Palo Posts: How-To Guides For Palo Alto Firewalls

Palo Alto manufactures industry-leading firewall hardware, combining a number of traditional security point solutions into one single platform. The following is a collection of how-to guides to help you get the most from your Palo Alto firewall on a home or small business network. Palo 

Zeekurity Zen – Part IV: Threat Hunting With Zeek

Zeekurity Zen – Part IV: Threat Hunting With Zeek

This is part of the Zeekurity Zen Zeries on building a Zeek (formerly Bro) network sensor. Overview In our Zeek journey thus far, we’ve: Set up Zeek to monitor some network traffic. Used Zeek Package Manager to install AF_PACKET and other useful packages. Configured Zeek 

The Fal.Con Has Landed

The Fal.Con Has Landed

California Dreamin’ In early November 2019, I found myself in sunny California for CrowdStrike’s third annual Fal.Con UNITE conference at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.  As a big fan of the CrowdStrike platform, I was excited that CrowdStrike invited me to hear about 

Zeekurity Zen – Part II: Zeek Package Manager

Zeekurity Zen – Part II: Zeek Package Manager

This is part of the Zeekurity Zen Zeries on building a Zeek (formerly Bro) network sensor. Overview In our Zeek journey thus far, we’ve: Set up Zeek to monitor some network traffic. Now we’ll introduce the Zeek Package Manager to extend Zeek’s functionality with packages 

Zeekurity Zen Zeries

Zeekurity Zen Zeries

Zeek (formerly named Bro) is my favorite network security monitoring platform, and I’ve used and promoted it throughout my career.  It generates rich network metadata that’s incredibly valuable for incident response, forensics, and general troubleshooting. For most people, the main challenge with using Zeek is in setting 

How to Choose the Right EPP / EDR Solution

How to Choose the Right EPP / EDR Solution

This post is featured on the CrowdStrike Blog. Introduction Like most cybersecurity professionals, you’re looking for an EPP that protects against current and evolving threats, is easy to deploy and manage, and is ultimately invisible to end-users.  Today, there are dozens of these platforms available, and