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.

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…

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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! …

October 15, 2018 | Kate Brew

Security Travel Tips

In honor of NCSAM, we decided to ask the Twitter community for security travel tips, to help us be more safe when travelling. Here's the original Tweet:Want some AlienVault swag? Send us your top tip for #security while traveling by October 8 for potential inclusion in an upcoming blog. Of the tips we include in the blog, we&rsquo…

September 25, 2018 | Kate Brew

Extortion, the Cloud, and the Geopolitical Landscape - Black Hat 2018 Survey Results

At Black Hat 2018, we surveyed attendees on diverse topics ranging from how to react to extortion, what impact the geopolitical landscape is having on the industry, and whether the shiny veneer of the cloud is beginning to fade. Our Security Advocate, Javvad Malik, has put together an excellent report on the survey. The report is based on our…

September 20, 2018 | Kate Brew

Security Risks of Removable Media - Naughty USBs

Carrying on with National Security Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NSCAM), we continue our celebratory blog series. This one is on the dangers the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and other removable media. USBs are called all kinds of things, from thumb drives to memory sticks to USB flash drives.USB’s sure are convenient. They’re tiny and you can…

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…

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 Security!

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 Security™ Free Service!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…

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