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Feb 19, 2017

Joel Scambray joined us this week to discuss good app design, why it's so difficult, and what can be done to fix it when possible.

Joel also co-authored many of the "Hacking Exposed" series of books. We ask him about other books that could come from the well known series.

We also ask about why the #infosec person often feels like they need to protect their organization to the expense of our own position (or sanity) and how we as an industry should be not 'in front of the train', but guiding the train to it's destination, one of prosperity and security. Conversely, we also discuss why some positions in security are so short-lived, such as the role of CISO.

 

From SC magazine (https://www.scmagazineuk.com/joel-scambray-joins-ncc-group-as-technical-director/article/634098/):

"Security expert and author, Joel Scambray, has joined NCC Group as technical director. He will be based at the Austin, US office.

Scambray has more than 20 years of experience in information security. In his new role, he will work with some of the company's biggest clients using his experience in business development, security evangelism and strategic consultancy."

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2017-006-Joel_scambray-infosec_advice-hacking_exposed.mp3

iTunes (generic link, subscribe for podcast):  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brakeing-down-security-podcast/id799131292?mt=2

Brakesec Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFjAqFb4A60M1TMa0t1KXw

 

Bsides London is accepting Call for Papers starting 14 Febuary 2017, as well as a Call for Workshops. You can find out more information at https://www.securitybsides.org.uk/

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Show Notes:

 

Joel Scambray

 

In a bio:

    Joel’s words of security wisdom: Security is a type of risk management, which is about informing a decision. The security professional’s challenge is to bring the most evidence possible to support those decisions, both technical and non.”

 

Building and maintaining a security program

    Which is better?

starting with a few quick wins

Or having an overarching project to head where you want to go

 

Starting companies (buyouts / stock options / lessons learned)

 

Hacking Exposed

    Will you stop at ‘7’?

    Will there be a “hacking exposed: IoT”?

        Medical devices

   

What leadership style works best for you?

 

Things we couldn’t cover due to time:

Security Shift from network layer to app layer

    Software defined networking, for example

        How to set policies to keep your devs from running amok

 

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Feb 14, 2017

Mick Douglas is always great to have on. A consummate professional, and blue team advocate for years now, he teaches SANS courses designed to help defenders against the forces of the red team, pentesters, and even bad actors.

But this week, we have a different Mr. Douglas.  This week, he's here to talk about sales tactics, #neuro #linguistic #programming, leading the question, and other social engineering techniques that salespeople will do to get you to buy maybe what your company doesn't need, but thinks it does. We have some good times discussing ways to ensure the buying of your new shiny box at work goes more smoothly, what you should look out for, and ways to tell if they are over-selling and under-delivering.

Also, Mick has been working on a project near and dear to his heart. After discussing with @carnal0wnage a year or so back, he's fleshed out a spreadsheet that tracks attack vectors, and depending on what controls are in your environment, can show you how well a particular attack is against your environment. This would be a great asset to blue teams who might want to shore up defenses, especially if they are vulnerable in a particular area. Mr. Douglas is looking for comments, suggestions, and additions to his spreadsheet, and you can even download a copy of the Google Doc to try in your own environment, free of charge.

Book mentioned in the show: (non-sponsored link) https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X

Mick's document:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pI-FI1QITaIjuBsN30au1ssbJAZawPA0BYy8lp6_jV8/edit#gid=0

Mick refers the the MITRE ATTACK matrix in the show, here's our show discussing it:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2015-051-ATTACK_Matrix.mp3

https://attack.mitre.org/wiki/ATT%26CK_Matrix

 

 

Mick's last appearances on BrakeSec:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2015-024-Mick_Douglas.mp3

http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2015-025-Mick_douglas_part2.mp3

http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2015-032-Jarrod_and_Mick_DFIR.mp3

http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2016-026-exfiltration_techniques-redteaming_vs_pentesting-and-gaining_persistence.mp3

 

Direct Link:   http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2017-005-mick_douglas-attack_defense_worksheet.mp3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brakeing-down-security-podcast/id799131292?mt=2

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3K-2yneKU4

 

 

Bsides London is accepting Call for Papers starting 14 Febuary 2017, as well as a Call for Workshops. You can find out more information at https://www.securitybsides.org.uk/

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Feb 6, 2017

This week, we discuss sandboxing technologies. Most of the time, infosec people are using sandboxes and similar technology for analyzing malware and malicious software.

Developers use it to create additional protections, or even to create defenses to ward off potential attack vectors.

We discuss sandboxes and sandboxing technology, jails, chrooting of applications, and even tools that keep applications honest, in particular, the pledge(2) function in OpenBSD

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 Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2017-004-Sandboxing_technology.mp3

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Show notes:

 

Sandboxing tech  -  https://hangouts.google.com/call/yrpzdahvjjdbfhesvjltk4ahgmf

 

A sandbox is implemented by executing the software in a restricted operating system environment, thus controlling the resources (for example, file descriptors, memory, file system space, etc.) that a process may use.

 

Various types of sandbox tech

 

Jails - freebsd

    Much like Solaris 10’s zones, restricted operating system, also able to install OSes inside, like Debian

        http://devil-detail.blogspot.com/2013/08/debian-linux-freebsd-jail-zfs.html

 

Pledge(8)  - new to OpenBSD

    Program says what it should use, if it steps outside those lines, it’s killed

    http://www.tedunangst.com/flak/post/going-full-pledge

    http://man.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi/OpenBSD-current/man2/pledge.2?query=pledge

    http://www.openbsd.org/papers/hackfest2015-pledge/mgp00008.html

 

Chroot - openbsd, linux (chroot jails)

    “A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children”

    Example: “www” runs in /var/www. A chrooted www website must contain all the necessary files and libraries inside of /var/www, because to the application /var/www is ‘/’

 

Rules based execution - AppArmor, PolicyKit, SeLinux

    Allows users to set what will be ran, and which apps can inject DLLs or objects.

    “It also can control file/registry security (what programs can read and write to the file system/registry). In such an environment, viruses and trojans have fewer opportunities of infecting a computer.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seccomp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Security_Modules

 

Android VMs

 

Virtual machines - sandboxes in their own right

    Snapshot capability

    Revert once changes have occurred

    CON: some malware will detect VM environments, change ways of working

 

Containers (docker, kubernetes, vagrant, etc)

    Quick standup of images

    Blow away without loss of host functionality

    Helpful to run containers as an un-privileged user.

https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/getting-towards-real-sandbox-containers/

 

Chrome sandbox: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs/linux_sandboxing.md

 

Emulation Vs. Virtualization

 

http://labs.lastline.com/different-sandboxing-techniques-to-detect-advanced-malware  --seems like a good link

 

VMware Thinapp (emulator):

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1030224

 

(continued next page)

Malware lab creation (Alienvault blog):

https://www.alienvault.com/blogs/security-essentials/building-a-home-lab-to-become-a-malware-hunter-a-beginners-guide

 

https://www.reverse.it/

 

News: (assuming it goes short)

SHA-1 generated certs will be deprecated soon - https://threatpost.com/sha-1-end-times-have-arrived/123061/

 

(whitelisting files in Apache)

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Whitelisting+File+Extensions+in+Apache/21937

 

http://blog.erratasec.com/2017/01/the-command-line-for-cybersec.html

https://github.com/robertkuhar/java_coding_guidelines

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/South%20Korean%20Malware%20Attack_1.pdf#

 

https://www.concise-courses.com/security/conferences-of-2017/

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