Incident Response Ransomware Series – Part 3

November 1, 2019
So far in this series, we have looked at what ransomware is, what it does after it has compromised a system, and what organizations can do to detect and prevent ransomware. (Catch up with Part 1 & Part 2 before continuing!) However, that is only half the story. Organizations need to assume that they will...

Cracking the DerbyCon Code

September 18, 2019
To commemorate the final DerbyCon, TrustedSec did something a little special on our challenge coin. Along the outer edge of the coin was a code, and anyone who could figure it out by DerbyCon’s final day at noon got a prize. I was lucky enough to design the code and was asked by many people...
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Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part Three: Creation of an RDP Honeypot

February 1, 2019
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...
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Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part Two: Know Your Enemy

January 28, 2019
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...
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Adventures of an RDP Honeypot – Part One: RDP Security

January 25, 2019
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...
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Incident Response Team Adds Senior Consultant Justin Vaicaro

January 8, 2019
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...
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