Marcus Carey

Marcus Carey

Marcus is founder & CTO of vThreat, Inc. Marcus is a hacker who helps people not suck at cybersecurity. Marcus started his technology voyage in U.S. Navy Cryptology and working at the National Security Agency (NSA). vThreat is a software as a service platform that simulates attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures to allow organizations to validate their defense in depth infrastructure.

January 31, 2019 | Marcus Carey

Top Five MITRE ATT&CK Framework Use Cases

What is the MITRE ATT&CK? The MITRE ATT&CK framework is abuzz in the cybersecurity industry lately, and its utility has a lot of professionals excited. The ATT&CK framework predecessor was the Cyber Kill Chain developed by Lockheed-Martin in 2011. ATT&CK incorporates what MITRE calls Tactics and Techniques to describe adversarial actions and behaviors.…

September 23, 2015 | Marcus Carey

Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning - What’s the Difference?

This is a story to explain the difference between penetration testing vs. vulnerability scanning. Alice met Bob in college when they were freshmen. Although she was madly in love with Bob she maintained her purity for marriage. The two were supposed to wed after they both graduated. Alice had a knack for paying attention to details that irritated Bob at…

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August 25, 2015 | Marcus Carey

Ten Principles for Highly Effective Cybersecurity Programs

I’ll start this post with the Rifleman’s Creed. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must…

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