Archive | April, 2017

Observations from the latest DOUBLEPULSAR scans

Rendition Infosec completed a new scan overnight for DOUBLEPULSAR scans and the number of infections continues to rise, though only slightly.  For liability reasons, Rendition is not performing the vulnerability scan to determine vulnerable hosts.  Rendition only communicates with hosts to determine if DOUBLEPULSAR is present on a machine.  At this time, Rendition is only scanning for the […]

The “Digital Geneva Convention” – without attribution, it’s smoke and mirrors

Microsoft released their idea of a “Digital Geneva Convention” to help normalize behavior on the cyber battlefield.  The document, linked here, is generally well written and documents the need for a document of its type. The problems start by the second paragraph where a “Digital Geneva Convention” is compared to other non-proliferation treaties, such as those […]

Rendition InfoSec CEO Speaking At Central Ohio Infosec Summit

Rendition InfoSec CEO Speaking At Central Ohio InfoSec Summit Leading information security industry expert to speak on Healthcare Incident Response at top industry event. Augusta, Georgia – April 18, 2017 – Rendition InfoSec, the nation’s leading provider of information security solutions and consultation, today announced that company CEO and Principal Consultant Brandon McCrillis will be […]

Corporate Business Impact of Newest Shadow Brokers Dump

Yesterday, the Shadow Brokers released the password for the encrypted zip file they seeded last year (link). This release gives threat intelligence teams unprecedented insight into the capabilities of the Equation Group Hackers.  The dump appears to contain only Linux and Unix tools and exploits, so organizations running only Windows don’t need to react to […]

Rendition InfoSec Founder Jake Williams To Teach At SANS 2017

Rendition InfoSec Founder Jake Williams To Teach At SANS 2017 Leading information security industry expert to teach SANS Institute’s most advanced course, Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers (SEC760). Augusta, Georgia – April 5, 2017 – Rendition Infosec, the nation’s leading provider of information security solutions and consultation, today announced that company founder Jake Williams […]

In Your Face – Securing Digital Displays

On Monday, a large publicly visible art exhibit in Spain that normally shows projections of modern art displayed pornography for 45 minutes.  Per this story (in Spanish), the taxi drivers who viewed the porn while waiting for riders at a nearby train station were thrilled (pun definitely intended), but most people were understandably not happy.  The […]

Wikileaks and the Marble Framework

This week, Wikileaks released CIA’s Marble framework.  As Rendition Infosec works with many organizations on security and threat intelligence, we have been fielding calls asking what the release means for businesses. WikiLeaks suggests that the Marble framework can be used to confuse analysts into attributing CIA malware to Russia or China.  Many of our customers […]