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Malware Hiding Techniques to Watch for: AlienVault Labs

October 3, 2016 | Kate Brew
Kate Brew

Kate Brew

Editor-in-chief, AlienVault blog

Kate has over 15 years experience in product management and marketing, primarily in information security.


August 16, 2018 | Kate Brew

Do You Take Security Seriously?

Well Javvad Malik has created another awesome report taking on what taking security seriously actually looks like - both for customers and providers. Here's a little excerpt:The “we take security seriously” line is the security equivalent of the infamous call center “your call is important to us” line. Everybody says…

July 17, 2018 | Kate Brew

Threats, Politics, and Cryptocurrency-Mining - Infosecurity Europe 2018 Survey Results

Javvad Malik and the rest of the AlienVault team surveyed 928 participants at Infosecurity Europe 2018 on this topic. Read the full report from Javvad here!Key FindingsLooking forward, cloud security threats are the most concerning external threatInternally, phishing (55%) and ransomware (45%) lead the pack of worries for security departments92 percent would rather pay a subscription fee, allow ads, or…

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June 2, 2018 | Kate Brew

The Best and Funniest Security Memes

We recently ran a contest on Twitter to collect the best InfoSec memes from the community. First I polled folks from my personal account to gauge interest, and wow was there interest! You know me and I definitely had to do a compedium blog on these funny as well as educational security memes. Since this blog on IT jokes from 2015…

May 22, 2018 | Kate Brew

Should the US have Its Own GDPR and Other Questions Surveyed at RSA 2018

Privacy has always had a degree of overlap with security, however, recent years has increased the dependency each has on the other. Be that with regards to protecting individual information, the use of social media, or the requirements to respond to breaches.RSA 2018 gave us an excellent opportunity to gather the opinions of InfoSec professionals. We were able to get…

April 24, 2018 | Kate Brew

RSA 2018 Recap and Launch of OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter!

RSA 2018 was the best RSA ever from an AlienVault perspective! It was a "giant leap" for sure.The booth was Out of This World:We had hundreds of folks pop by for a demo or theater presentation.The Big News! OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter Free Tool!!The statistics on OTX participation are amazing - as of this writing 86018…

February 26, 2018 | Kate Brew

SIEM Content Engineer - Why Is It a “Thing”?

If you Google “SIEM Content Engineer,” “SIEM Threat Content Engineer,” or “SIEM Content Developer,” you will see a bunch of ads, job listings and very little other content. I believe this is because the concept is new, and it appears SIEM Content Engineer is emerging as a new job title that HR departments in…

January 9, 2018 | Kate Brew

Top 17 Blogs from ‘17

It was a great year in blogs for AlienVault! Here are the top blogs from 2017, selected by number of views from all sources. Drumroll please.Explain Bitcoin to Me by Tristan Johns. It’s an approachable but technical explanation of how Bitcoin works. MacSpy: OS X RAT as a Service by Peter Ewane. It’s about one…

January 4, 2018 | Kate Brew

What’s More Important, the Red Team or the Blue Team

I ran a poll before the holidays, to understand the InfoSec community's thoughts and attitudes on Red Teaming versus Blue Teaming a bit better. As you likely know, Red Teamers are those who non-maliciously "attack" a company, and Blue Teamers are the defenders. We've had some interesting blogs on this topic, and for a very positive…

November 28, 2017 | Kate Brew

6 Animals Associated with Red Team

Sure, we've had some interesting, educational and factual blogs about Red Teaming in the past, such as:Red Teamers Can Learn Secrets by Purple Teaming Red teams; a diary from the garden of Red versus Blue Be a Red Teamer to be a Better Blue Teamer: Pen Testing ala Jayson StreetRed teamers are a proud lot. They particularly…

October 16, 2017 | Kate Brew

SpiceWorld 2017!

SpiceWorld was held last week. For those unfamiliar, it is Spiceworks' yearly conference for IT pros held in Austin every year. Here's the mob scene at the AlienVault booth at the opening Happy Hour on the exhibit floor.Garrett Gross, Director, Field Enablement at AlienVault, spoke on Tuesday about Open Source Tools. It was a standing room only…

October 10, 2017 | Kate Brew

Do InfoSec Folks Need to be Able to Write Code?

I ran a poll on Twitter recently, trying to ask this question in an open way, to see what people thought. I was surprised that a lot of folks not only voted, but also shared some strong opinions. This was the final vote count:To be of value to #infosec community, must contributors be able to write code? — Kate…

October 5, 2017 | Kate Brew

2017 Ransomware Report

Cybersecurity Insiders, partnering with the 380,000+ member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, commissioned Crowd Research Partners to conduct an indepth study to gather insights, reveal the latest ransomware trends, and provide guidance on effectively addressing the ransomware threat. A brief extract follows, but you can read the whole report here!Key FindingsRansomware is the fastest growing security threat, perceived as…

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