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Eric’s Top 7 Ways To Get Ready For Security Awareness This Summer

Eric’s Top 7 Ways To Get Ready For Security Awareness This Summer

Once upon a time, I believed that security awareness trainings were simply boring computer-based training videos that compliance requirements forced upon companies.  You’d simply “next, next, next” your way through and learn nothing of value.  However, in my current role I am directly responsible for…

Palo Alto Firewall: External Dynamic Lists

Palo Alto Firewall: External Dynamic Lists

I recently attended Palo Alto’s annual Ignite conference for the first time.  It was a great experience for learning about best practices and networking with others.  One of the things I learned was Palo Alto’s way of handling basic threat intelligence feeds.  When I say…

Palo Alto Firewall on a home network

Palo Alto Firewall on a home network

My very own Palo Alto! I’m a big fan of Palo Alto Networks firewalls due to their focus on security and giving both network and security professionals incredible insight into network traffic.  To improve my understanding of these firewalls, I recently purchased my very own…

The Missing CISSP Domain

The Missing CISSP Domain

In the security world, the CISSP is the gold standard certification for information security professionals.  The exam is incredibly broad covering a number of domains.  However, over the course of my career I’ve realized that there’s a key domain that’s missing. Oh really, Eric?  And what…

OSM: Open Security Monitoring

OSM: Open Security Monitoring

Introduction I’ve spent most of my career defending environments of all sizes.  What I’ve found is that the job of a defender is much less flashier and thankless as compared to an “ethical hacker.”  While there are volumes of articles, guides, and talks on penetration…

Seeing Red: The Fun Stuff

Seeing Red: The Fun Stuff

The Fun Stuff: Privilege Escalation, Exfiltration, and Persistence This is part of a series of posts that walk through an attack.  To start from the beginning, click here. In the last post, we successfully exploited our Victim using a client-side attack targeting an old version of Microsoft…

IP360 Tools: Free For All!

IP360 Tools: Free For All!

Last year, I wrote a couple articles on how to integrate Tripwire IP360 data into Splunk.  These turned out to be very popular, with a number of folks reaching out to me for a copy of my IP360 Tools script that made all the magic…

Seeing Red: Exploitation

Seeing Red: Exploitation

Exploitation: Client-side Attack This is part of a series of posts that walk through an attack.  To start from the beginning, click here. In the last post, we performed some basic reconnaissance on our target machine and determined its operating system, running services, and even what browser…