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A podcast all about the world of Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Regulatory issues that arise in today's workplace. Co-hosts Bryan Brake, Brian Boettcher, and Amanda Berlin teach concepts that aspiring Information Security Professionals need to know, or refresh the memories of the seasoned veterans.
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Jun 27, 2016

The windows registry has come a long way from it's humble beginnings in #Windows 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups).  This week, we discuss the structure of the Windows registry, as well as some of the inner workings of the registry itself.

We also discuss where are some good places to find malware, some of the key values that you can find in the #registry and their meanings. We also discuss what atomicity is and how the registry is a lot like a database in how it functions.

And no podcast about Windows #forensics should be done without talking about a tool, and our friend David #Longenecker (@dnlongen on Twitter) created a cross-platform tool that allows you to take exports of the registry and analyze them without need to be physically on the host. You can find reglister here:

http://www.securityforrealpeople.com/2015/08/introducing-new-forensics-tool-reglister.html

 

We finish up discussing our #DerbyCon giveaways and a peek at what will be a very interesting podcast next week.

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2016-025-Windows_Registry-RunKey_artifacts-finding_where_malware_hides.mp3

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Jun 20, 2016

We are pleased to introduce Ms. Kim Green (Twitter: @kim1green). She is the CEO of KAZO Security, as well as the CISO/CPO of Zephyr Health, a #SaaS based #Healthcare data #analytics company.  She brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare and leadership to help small and medium business companies get help from a #CISO to assist in an advisory role.

Ms. Green also started a bug bounty program at Zephyr Health to assist them in shoring up their application, finding #vulnerabilities that their internal teams may have missed. We are going to discuss with her why they decided to make it a private bug bounty, and what was the result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbW777t1tTA -- more about the bug bounty

We also discuss why#HIPAA seems to be so far behind in terms of being able to protect #PHI/#PII and what if anything can be done to fix it. 

http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/hipaa-not-helping-healthcares-software-security-lagging/d/d-id/1322715

We finish up discussing a recent news story about the how the National Football League (#NFL) team Washington Redskins had a trainer lose a laptop with the PII and health information on several thousand NFL players. We discuss why they did not violate HIPAA, and what if anything they did violate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2016/06/01/nfl-players-medical-records-reportedly-stolen-from-redskins-trainers-car/

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Jun 13, 2016

Picture yourself in the middle of a security incident... A malware infection, or you have hosts on your network are part of a botnet.  You figured out where how the malware is communicating with the command and control servers, but if you just kill the connection, the malware stop functioning.  What do you do?

In some cases, you might be able to employ a DNS #sinkhole to route traffic harmlessly to  or through a honey network that can be used to further analyze things like #infection vectors, #protocols, commands, and #network movement. You can also use #DNS sinkholing to disable the malware if certain conditions are met.

Like most tools, sinkholing can be used for good, but there are legal issues if it's used incorrectly.  We discuss some of the legalities. It won't disable all malware or exploit kits, but for some infections, this is another tool in your toolbox you can employ.

In a continuation from last week's show with Earl Carter about the #Angler #Exploit Kit, we discuss how Angler is able to bypass #EMET and #ASLR protections... https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2016/06/angler_exploit_kite.html

Direct Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2016-023-DNS_Sinkholes2.mp3

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2016-023-dns-sinkholing/id799131292?i=1000370572088&mt=2

YouTube: https://youtu.be/67huikA2QFg

 

Links we used to discuss sinkholing:

Basic sinkhole app using BIND: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/DNS+Sinkhole+ISO+Available+for+Download/9037/

*UPDATED literally hours after I posted this show*  Version 2.0 of the DNS sinkhole ISO: https://isc.sans.edu/diary/21153

 

 

http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/dns-sinkhole

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/60/pan-os/newfeaturesguide/content-inspection-features/dns-sinkholing

 

https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/dns/dns-sinkhole-33523

 

http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/general-dynamics-fidelis/principles-of-malware-sinkholing/a/d-id/1319769

 

Blackhole DNS servers -- http://www.malware-domains.com/   or http://www.malwaredomains.com/

http://handlers.dshield.org/gbruneau/sinkhole.htm

Malware blackhole DNS campaign (2013) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511780/dns-sinkhole-campaign-underway-for-cryptolocker/

 

http://www.darkreading.com/risk/microsoft-hands-off-nitol-botnet-sinkhole-operation-to-chinese-cert/d/d-id/1138455

 

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts//  -massive dns sinkholing list

 

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Jun 6, 2016

Earl Carter spends all day researching exploit kits and using that information to protect customers from various malware payloads that spread ransomware.  This week we sit down with him to understand the #Angler EK.

He starts us off with a history or where it came from and how it gained so much popularity, evolving from earlier EKs, like #BlackHole, or WebAttacker. We even discuss how it's gone from drive-by downloads, to running only in memory, to being used in malvertising campaigns. We even get to hear about how the creators "rent" out the EK, and how they also control the malvertising side as well. Great insights into how the EK eco-system operates...

We talk about some of the vulns used by exploit kits. Contrary to popular belief, the vulns used don't always have to be 0day. Blue teamers will learn valuable insights in protecting your networks from this EK.

Direct Link:http://traffic.libsyn.com/brakeingsecurity/2016-022-earl_carter_dissects_angler_ek.mp3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2016-022-earl-carter-dissects/id799131292?i=1000370105193&mt=2

 

Links referenced during the show:

Earl's slides from Bsides Austin: http://www.slideshare.net/EarlCarter3/bsides-anglerevolution-talk-60408313

http://blog.0x3a.com/post/118366451134/angler-exploit-kit-using-tricks-to-avoid-referrer

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/angler-flash-0-day

http://malware.dontneedcoffee.com/2014/08/angler-ek-now-capable-of-fileless.html

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Angler+exploit+kit+pushes+new+variant+of+ransomware/19681

http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/angler-flash-0-day

https://hiddencodes.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/angler-exploit-kit-breaks-referer-chain-using-https-to-http-redirection/

https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/ultimate-guide-angler-exploit-kit-non-technical-people/

 

 

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