Offensive Cyber Warfare
Last fall I attended a presentation by Ryan Sherstobitoff, Principal Security Researcher from Intel Security, about how his lab had put together a system of honeypots and honeynets to capture and document what a ring of cyber hackers were doing in Asia and North America. I was very impressed and intrigued. First, the quality of information and recommendations were excellent. Second, I am currently looking at several vendors that have created automated honeypot appliances.
Obviously, an automated appliance is not going to be as thorough as Ryan has put together, but it certainly is valuable, if they can do what they say they can do! I approached Ryan about bringing the information from his research work to the Federal Cyber community and he agreed. We are excited to have Ryan presenting on a Webinar hosted by Intel Security on Feb 25th.
Ryan’s presentation will go into detail about the system used to monitor and catch the APT threat, how they were able to breach the victims networks, what the attackers were looking for and how all of it could have been prevented.
You can find a link to register for the event here. And I will of course blog more about the three products that I am looking at for automated honeypot appliances as I continue to vet and test their marketing claims.