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) “2015 ShmooCon Firetalks Winners”, 2) “ShmooCon 2015 Firetalks Videos”, and 1) “Can Open Source Tools Really Stop Advanced Attacks?”. 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 remote-access.
2015 ShmooCon Firetalks Winners: My post-Shmoocon recovery is taking a bit longer than usual but it’s finally come to that sad time in the year where I have to write an after-Firetalks post announcing the winners. Also, be sure to check out our Firetalks conference page to learn a little bit of history about Firetalks. Well on to the prize winners…(continued here)
ShmooCon 2015 Firetalks Videos: Following up from our winners announcement I wanted to put out a quick post with all the ShmooCon 2015 Firetalks videos. Thanks to Adrian Crenshaw (@irongeek_adc) once again for getting these videos out so quickly (I think he released them on the Monday after ShmooCon actually). Anyway, here they are for your viewing pleasure per the schedule. (continued here)
Can Open Source Tools Really Stop Advanced Attacks?: Of course the answer is yes but keep reading on to hear my theory why. If you’ve spent any amount of time with me, at some point you’ve probably heard me rant about recommending the use of open source tools and talented people over expensive COTS products. While not totally lining up with this theory exactly, here’s a great article pushing the use of open source tools (like Security Onion) for monitoring SCADA systems. Below are a few nuggets from the article to take away. (continued here)
Hope everyone had a wonderful week! Have a great weekend!