The Breach Dodecahedron

security,guestblog 2015-03-17

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 2015-03-16

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 2015-03-12

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

Advice on CFP responses

meta 2015-03-10

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 2015-02-18

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 2015-02-16

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 2015-02-09

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 2015-01-26

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 2015-01-14

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 2015-01-13

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.