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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.


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…

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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…

September 6, 2017 | Kate Brew

Ransomware & Threat Intel in Las Vegas

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…

August 18, 2017 | Kate Brew

Week in Review 18th August 2017

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…

August 7, 2017 | Kate Brew

Software Defined Networks and their Implications on Security

In the inaugural session of the AlienVault experts’ opinions and ideas, Roger Thornton, CTO at AlienVault, interviews Dr. Ed Amoroso, former Chief Security Officer for AT&T and currently the CEO and Founder of Tag Cyber. Click here to watch the entire version.The topic is SDN (software-defined networks) and the implications on security both good and bad.…

July 12, 2017 | Kate Brew

Infosecurity Europe 2017 Survey: GDPR, the Cloud, and Government Spying

Javvad Malik prepared a survey for the Infosecurity Europe 2017 conference, was there in the AlienVault booth where the survey was completed by 918 attendees, and has written up a delightful summary of the results.InfoSecurity 2017 took place against a backdrop of change; so much change in fact, that some might call it chaos. The deadline for the GDPR moves ever-closer, but…

July 6, 2017 | Kate Brew

Sneak Peek of BSides Chicago Keynote - Garrett Gross

Garrett Gross Director, Field Enablement at AlienVault. We interviewed Garrett to get a sneak preview of his Keynote talk at BSides Chicago July 15. If you haven't yet, register to attend! Follow Garrett on Twitter: via GIPHYQuestion: You work with a lot of different customers on a daily basis. How would you describe the consensus…

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