Reverse Engineering Malware

January 20, 2019 | 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.

June 13, 2019 | Kate Brew

Using data science to improve threat analysis | AT&T ThreatTraq

Every week, the AT&T Chief Security Office produces a set of videos with helpful information and news commentary for InfoSec practitioners and researchers.  I really enjoy them, and you can subscribe to the Youtube channel to stay updated. This is a transcript of a recent feature on ThreatTraq. Watch the video here.  The video features Jaime…

June 12, 2019 | Kate Brew

Infosecurity Europe 2019

AT&T Cybersecurity had a big presence at Infosecurity Europe 2019 in London, June 4-6. Our theme was unifying security management with people, process and technologies. While the industry is generally moving in the right direction, IT teams still struggle with being overwhelmed on the technology side, not knowing where to begin on the process side, and finding (or being…

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May 14, 2019 | Kate Brew

Confidence: the perception and reality of cybersecurity threats

At RSA 2019, we conducted a survey that netted 733 respondents along with interviews between Javvad Malik, former security advocate at AT&T Cybersecurity, and security experts. The full results are in his comprehensive and informative research report. Following are a few highlights: Internal threats Phishing is the clear “winner” here. At 29%, nearly a third cited phishing as the…

March 26, 2019 | Kate Brew

Great find! The ThreatTraq Internet Weather Report

Every week, the AT&T Chief Security Office produces a set of videos with helpful information and news commentary for InfoSec practitioners and researchers.  I really enjoy them, and penned a blog on a segment on the impact the banning of smartphones in some secure federal facilities  a few weeks ago. The Internet Weather Report is a…

March 8, 2019 | Kate Brew

Ban on Smartphones in Secure Federal Facilities

The Federal ban on smartphones for some employees in the workspace makes a lot of sense in post-Snowden days. The phone has a camera, microphone, Bluetooth and other capabilities that can be abused, with or without the employee even intending harm. AT&T ThreatTraq did a six-minute video I really enjoyed. ThreatTraq is a production of the…

February 21, 2019 | Kate Brew

Fileless Malware Detection: A Crash Course

Given you’re here, you’re likely new to this topic, so please be aware in that fileless malware, fileless malware attack, and fileless attack are different words for the same thing. With that clear, let’s jump in!  What is Fileless Malware and How Does It Work? There are many definitions of a fileless malware…

February 11, 2019 | Kate Brew

Managed Security Trends and Usage

New infographic! The full report is here. …

January 20, 2019 | Kate Brew

Reverse Engineering Malware

The Alien Labs team does a lot of malware analysis as a part of their security research. I interviewed a couple members of our Labs team, including Patrick Snyder, Eddie Lee, Peter Ewane and Krishna Kona, to learn more about how they do it. Here are some of the approaches and tools and techniques they use for reverse engineering malware,…

January 10, 2019 | Kate Brew

Top 12 Blogs of 2018

Time to look back on the top AlienVault blogs of 2018! Here we go: A North Korean Monero Cryptocurrency Miner by Chris Doman Crypto-currencies could provide a financial lifeline to a country hit hard by sanctions. Therefore it’s not surprising that universities in North Korea have shown a clear interest in cryptocurrencies. Recently the Pyongyang University of Science and…

December 10, 2018 | Kate Brew

Who Would You Hire in Your SOC?

I got curious about what kind of people are most desired in a Security Operations Center (SOC). I wondered how accepting InfoSec blue teamers would be to having a team member with a great attitude and system administration or network management skills, versus someone with deep InfoSec knowledge and skills. So I did a poll on Twitter to learn more.…

October 25, 2018 | Kate Brew

NCSAM Finale: Social Media Sharing Tips

This is the last in our blog series on security awareness to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We decided to take on social media sharing tips, and we tapped the Spiceworks community of IT pros for tips and tricks. We made it a contest, with the winner getting a $200 airline voucher. Here is the winning entry: We…

October 17, 2018 | Kate Brew

Best Cloud Tech Jokes and Memes

We ran a contest in Spiceworks recently, asking folks for their best cloud tech jokes. Here are some of the funniest ones: Those SpiceHeads sure have great senses of humor, of a highly techie variety! …

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