Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part Three: Creation of an RDP Honeypot

February 01, 2019 | By:

Welcome to the third and final part of the blog series on the RDP honeypot that I set up. The first part took a look at RDP and how it can be better secured, while the second post analyzed what the attackers did once they got into the honeypot. In this post I’ll talk about…


Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part Two: Know Your Enemy

January 28, 2019 | By:

Welcome to part two of the three-part series on the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) honeypot I set up. In the first post, I discussed ways that RDP can be configured to be more secure (and how you should NEVER put it on the Internet). In this part, I’ll talk about what happened when my honeypot…


Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part One: RDP Security

January 25, 2019 | By:

Over the last several months, TrustedSec has noticed a common thread in the root cause of incidents we’ve investigated: Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) open to the Internet. RDP on the Internet is a very bad idea. Attackers are constantly searching for, and breaking into, systems set up in this way. Once in, they can…


Incident Response Team Adds Senior Consultant Justin Vaicaro

January 08, 2019 | By:

From TrustedSec Incident Response Team Lead Tyler Hudak: TrustedSec is a multi-disciplined company with many service offerings outside of the world-renowned penetration testing we are known for. Included in those offerings is our Incident Response team, which I am proud to lead. Today I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our Incident Response…


Making the InfoSec Rounds

August 30, 2018 | By:

Special thanks to mumblingsages for giving me the idea for this blog. Let’s face it, we in the information security industry like conferences and talks. I’d wager it’s not because we like to hear ourselves speak, but because it’s a great way to set aside a short amount of time and learn something new. I find…


Tech Support Scams Are A Concern For All

August 20, 2018 | By:

Like many of you, I am the IT support for family and friends. As such, I get lots of calls concerning slow browsers, printers that won’t work, and questions that take me a few seconds to Google the answer to. However, in the last few weeks, I’ve gotten a few calls with a similar story….