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Kate Brew

Editor-in-chief, AlienVault blog

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

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Kate Brew

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… Read more

Tags: open source software, spiceworks, spiceworld, conferences

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… Read more

Tags: infosec, python, infosec career, powershell, scripting

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… Read more

Tags: malware, ransomware

At Black Hat 2017 AlienVault ran a neat survey in our exhibitor booth. Security conferences like Black Hat give us a great opportunity to meet so many industry practitioners and leaders. 617 Black Hat attendees took our survey this year.Javvad Malik took the results of the survey, wove in his experiences and had a series of short discussions with security practitioners… Read more

Tags: threat intelligence, ransomware, black hat

At least in the US, there’s been so much political news it’s been distracting from InfoSec this week! Also with our beloved Javvad Malik out-of-pocket we are all in a quandary. I managed to find a few articles of interest in InfoSec news, however.Oh, the tiresome vaccine analogy again applied to RansomwareVaccine discovered for… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec news

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