The Breach Dodecahedron

security,guestblog

This post was written by guest blogger and broham extraordinaire Kevin "@bfist" Thompson. For more ramblings on risk management and pro wrestling, go follow him!

Maltrieve v0.6 released

security

Last night, I released Maltrieve v0.6 (beta 6). We now use setuptools to handle installation. This release also includes some bug fixes and the addition of ZeusTracker as a source.

D&D alignments and hat colors

security

So @da_667 started a thread on Twitter today with a "hypothetical" scenario:

Advice on CFP responses

meta

The conference Call For Paper (CFP) season has started in full swing. Lots of people have started preparing their CFP responses. I look forward to seeing the new research and tutorials from these.

Targeted personal attacks

security,activism

Sometimes hackers can do more good in local communities and civil society than agitating about national policy.

On the importance of foundational texts

security,reading

Every field of study has a set of foundational texts. They may not reflect the state of the art in modern times, but students and practitioners in a given field generally need at least a passing familiarity with them to claim any significant exper...

Understanding honeypots on two axes

security

With the release of Modern Honey Network by our friends at ThreatStream, lots of folks have started to pay attention to honeypots as a data source again. Traditionally, we have classified honeypots based on their level of interaction. Low-interact...

Maximum likelihood decoding in Python

programming,python,math

In fulfillment of one of my 2015 goals, I started reading A Book of Abstract Algebra by Charles Pinter this year. Reading a math book isn't the same as reading most prose. You have to engage with the text in a different way, doing at least as ...

Tech goals for 2015

programming,meta

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable. - President Dwight Eisenhower

Reviewing 2014 tech goals

programming,meta

A little over a year ago, I wrote about my tech goals for 2014. Before writing new ones, I should review how things went last year.