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Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

February 11, 2021 9:00 AM

NHS Vaccine Scams: Criminals Still Targeting COVID-1 ...

It's 2021, but the anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is very much alive today. Criminals are targeting the most vulnerable among us, using the lure of COVID-19 vaccination in their most recent phishing campaigns. Today's post will examine some of the history related to COVID-19 scams, and the latest vaccination scam, which the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is warning the

Kathryn Kun

Kathryn Kun

February 10, 2021 9:00 AM

Optimizing for Performance, One Hire at a Time: Par ...

It's a lot of fun to imagine and design the best team. As managers, it's rare that we get to build a team from the ground up and all at once. Often we're given the ability to hire incrementally - one or two people, replacing someone who left or starting up a project. Even if we are building a team from scratch, we don't often get to hire a whole

Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger

February 9, 2021 8:40 AM

Command Injection on a D-Link Router

Written By, Assaf Vilmovski During the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to extend the local WiFi in my home to reach all the floors. The goal was to have full connectivity from every location in the house. As excited as I was to deploy the device and extend my network, eventually we decided to keep the top floor WiFi free, and I was left with a spare router. I decided to

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

January 28, 2021 9:00 AM

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: A Discussion with Andy El ...

In this week's episode Steve sits down with Andy Ellis, Akamai CSO, to discuss a report from McGill focused on Dunning-Kruger Effect. Is it real? Maybe not, as it might just be a data artifact.

Or Katz

Or Katz

January 27, 2021 9:00 AM

When Destiny is Knocking on Your Door Again - Data M ...

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post trying to explain, with humor, why choosing application security as a career path is destiny derived by my parents calling me "Or", and why a personal name that is a conditional word can sometimes be challenging in daily routines, since some attack payloads contain conditional words.

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Minecraft players are targets even off the network

When we write the SOTI and talk about attacks against gamers, we spend a good deal of time focusing on network-level events, such as DDoS and credential stuffing. These are serious types of attacks and attack surfaces, but they aren't the only things gamers have to deal with. In fact, the add-on attacks are far more common than one would imagine.

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

January 21, 2021 11:40 AM

People Management with Kathryn Kun: A Discussion

Kathryn Kun, the XO of the Office of the CSO, joins Martin and Steve for a discussion about people management, and the challenges associated with such tasks. The three also discuss ice fishing, and the fact that some ice fishing setups include cable TV.

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

January 19, 2021 9:00 AM

Why Do We Need Security Predictions?

I recently wrote about why I hate security predictions. I hate being asked to make them, I dislike reading many of them, and I think a lot of what we think of as "predictions" are simply extensions of the analysis security researchers and analysts are doing on a daily basis. This brings me to the conclusion that I actually hate the framing and connotation of predictions, rather than the actual

Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan

January 14, 2021 9:00 AM

Three Editors Walk Into A Podcast: A Discussion

Steve, Martin, and Amanda talk about what it's like to edit a report the size of the SOTI, and Amanda discusses her strategies for getting the most out of your security blogging efforts.