Archive | March, 2018

New Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 out of band patch

Microsoft usually only issues patches on the second Tuesday of every month (so-called “Patch Tuesday”). However, when there is a vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild (or is likely to be) Microsoft may issue an out of band patch. That’s exactly what happened yesterday. The vulnerability being patched was introduced when Microsoft patched […]

Rendition Infosec and Cybereason to hold joint webinar 5/9/2018

THE EVOLVING CYBERSECURITY LANDSCAPE A WEBINAR WITH RENDITION INFOSEC AND CYBEREASON   Webinar Description: Join Cybereason and Rendition Infosec, LLC Wednesday, May 9th, at 1:00pm EDT for a live webinar where we discuss how cybersecurity is developing as a practice.   Register Here: https://www.cybereason.com/cybereason-rendition-webinar   First, we’ll discuss the cybersecurity landscape, understanding recent trends and […]

Atlanta government was compromised in April 2017 – well before last week’s ransomware attack

Last Thursday, the City Of Atlanta suffered outages from a ransomware attack. During the press conference (recorded here), city officials indicated that they were invested in cyber security. They noted that they were working with state and federal law enforcement to resolve the incident and had even been in contact with the Secret Service. Officials […]

AlienVault OSSIM SSH Access

Today I was troubleshooting an issue and found something absolutely maddening on the default build of AlienVault’s OSSIM server. The SSH server doesn’t start up until VERY late in the boot process. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Jun 22 2017 S01alienvault-depmod -> ../init.d/alienvault-depmod lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Jun 22 2017 S01mongodb -> ../init.d/mongodb lrwxrwxrwx […]