Weekly Rewind – Malware Analysis, Microsoft, BSidesDC & More…

Get caught up on this week’s posts with Weekly Rewind

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “BSidesDC CFP Closes in 2 Days”, 2) “Microsoft to Cut Test Lab Friendly TechNet Subscription”, and 1) “Malware Analysis Slides for TakeDownCon in St. Louis”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you find this summary post useful as a quick reference.

A la Schneier … you can also use this rewind post to talk about the security stories in the news that we haven’t covered.

BSidesDC CFP Closes in 2 Days: Hurry up and get your submissions in for this years inaugural BSidesDC before closing day! As discussed in our previous post it closes in two days on June 30th. (continued here)

Microsoft to Cut Test Lab Friendly TechNet Subscription: It’s a dark day for many information security pros that depend on the inexpensive $200 per year TechNet subscription service to build out their test labs. Microsoft has formally announced that all sales of the service will cease on August 31st. The much more expensive MSDN Subscription will still be available for close to $1,000. Microsoft’s reasoning for cutting the program primarily centered around the growing availability of their products through free evaluations. What are you plans for a TechNet alternative? Let us know in the comments below. (continued here)

Malware Analysis Slides from TakeDownCon in St. Louis: Last month I had the honor of presenting an introduction to malware analysis talk at TakeDownCon is St. Louis, MO. The goal of the presentation was to give newcomers an idea of where to start in this very interesting field. Here’s the title, abstract, and the slides. (continued here)


It was a short week due to the holiday…hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! Have a great weekend!

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