Following the Wh1t3 Rabbit - Practical Enterprise Security

Enterprise Security organizations often find themselves caught between the ever-changing needs of the agile business, and the ever-present, ever-evolving threats to that business. At the same time – all too often we security professionals get caught up in “shiny object syndrome” which leads us to spend poorly, allocate resources unwisely, and generally de-couple from the organization we’re chartered to defend. Knowing how to defend begins with knowing what you’ll be defending, why it is worth defending, and who you’ll be defending from… and therein lies the trick. This blog takes the issue of enterprise security head-on, challenging outdated thinking and bringing a pragmatic, business-aligned, beyond the tools perspective … so follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit and remember that tools alone don’t solve problems, strategic thinkers are the key.

Rafal (Principal, Strategic Security Services)

Lessons From the Undisclosed IE 0Day Discovered in the Wild

SC Magazine is running a story about the new in the wild exploit against IE that's been used to drive traffic through a phishing attack to a legitimate site which would then serve up drive-by downloads without the user's knowledge (effectively executing any remote program of the attacker's choice) to compromise the machine.

 

That's a serious chained attack, and there are certainly some valuable lessons to be learned here.

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