The Password is Dead.

Authenticating to remote services with only a password is a thing of the past. Modern attack techniques make theft and reuse of passwords simple, yet we continue to use them to secure pretty much everything. In this post, we will review the various risks associated with password authentication and discuss what can be done to improve our security posture.

Understanding and Preventing Pass the Hash Attacks

Pass the hash is one of most prevalent techniques used in targeted attacks today, due to its ease of use and effectiveness.  Despite this prevalence, many organizations do misunderstand how the attack works and remain vulnerable.  In this post, I will describe how a pass the hash attack works and provide some effective ways to … Continue reading Understanding and Preventing Pass the Hash Attacks

Am I Pwned? – 5 simple ways to help determine if you should be concerned about malware you discover on your network

One of the difficulties involved with malware analysis is determining exactly how concerned you should be when you find a new sample on your network.  Categorizing malware does not require high cost tools and access to subscription-only databases (although these can help).  The following is a list of ways to help determine how concerned you should … Continue reading Am I Pwned? – 5 simple ways to help determine if you should be concerned about malware you discover on your network