Here is my quick wrap-up of the FIRST Technical Colloquium hosted by Cisco in Amsterdam. This is my first participation to a FIRST event. FIRST is an organization helping in incident response as stated on their website: FIRST is a premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Full Packet Capture for Dummies” When a security incident occurred and must be investigated, the Incident Handler’s Holy Grail is a network capture file. It contains all communications between the hosts on the network. These metadata are already in goldmine: source and destination
Honestly, I never really played with Docker but… For a few weeks, I succumbed to the temptation of playing with Docker thanks to a friend who’s putting everything in docker containers. If you still don’t know Docker, here is a very brief introduction: Docker lets you run applications in a “container“. In this
Recently, I was involved in an incident handling mission to find how some confidential emails were being tracked. Let’s imagine a first scenario: Alice sends a mail to Bob. Bob reads Alice’s email and Alice gets notified. Nothing special, this is a standard feature offered by most commercial messaging solutions.
This topic is not brand new, there exists plenty of solutions to forward Windows event logs to Logstash (OSSEC, Snare or NXlog amongst many others). They perform a decent job to collect events on running systems but they need to deploy extra piece of software on the target operating systems. For a specific
It’s a fact, in industries or on building sites, professional people make mistakes or, worse, get injured. Why? Because their attention is reduced at a certain point. When you’re doing the same job all day long, you get tired and lack of concentration. The same can apply in information security! For a long
We are already in 2014 for a few days and this is my first blog post for this year! So, let me wish you a wonderful 2014 for you and you family! Let’s start with a quick post about building IP addresses reputation list. This topic was discussed on a
Let me share this story with you. I faced a strange incident last Saturday. My web server was flooded with thousands of GET HTTP requests generated by WordPress blogs. Those connections apparently seemed legit. The “attack“, let’s call it like this in a first time even if I don’t think