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The Need for Identity Management“Everything is circumstantial,” this saying is especially applicable to the creation of every individual persona that we make. When there is something that we would like to achieve, we may create a persona specifically tailored to the requirements needed to accomplish said goal, as simple or complex as the goal may be. Fabricating… Read more

Tags: penetration testing, psychological vulnerability, personas, pseudonyms, spycraft, identity compartmentalization, identity management, opsec

The purpose of ransomwareAlthough monetary gain is the ultimate goal for most cyber criminals, there are multiple scenarios that are possible.In this post, Bart goes over such tactics as:Deployed as ransomware, extortion; Deployed as smokescreen; Deployed to cause frustration; Deployed out of frustration; Deployed as a cover-up; Deployed as a penetration test or user awareness training; Deployed… Read more

Tags: week-in-review

It’s that time of year again! The Aliens are in full motion, gearing up for Black Hat 2017, July 24-27th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.If you’re planning to attend Black Hat, please stop by booth #923. Look for the lunar module complete with a life-size astronaut where you can take a photo and share with… Read more

Tags: black hat

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, invokes mixed feelings in everyone that hear of it. It represents a large change in how European citizen and resident data is handled, both by data controllers and processors.So, it made sense to limber up our tweeting thumbs, break out the #AlienChat hashtag and seek the opinion of the twitterati.But this wasn… Read more

Tags: gdpr, tweetchat

USM Anywhere is one of the few truly cloud-native security monitoring solutions built to centrally monitor both cloud and on-premises environments. Many cloud-savvy organizations that rely on USM Anywhere to monitor their Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure environments also use Okta as their identity and access management solution. Today, we introduced a new AlienApp for Okta that enables you… Read more

Tags: security orchestration, alienapp, okta, iam, identity management

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