Industrial Espionage and Data Tapping are commonplace in IT – DeepSec Conference provides Training for early Detection, Analysis and Mitigation

Sanna/ September 10, 2019/ Conference, Security

The excitement used to be great when organizations, parties, celebrities, companies, or government agencies reported intrusions into their own or outsourced digital infrastructure. Meanwhile, reports of data leaks and compromised systems are almost a part of the weather forecast. Security applications on smartphones or portals offer this information to allow the user to check if they might be affected too. The networked world of everyday life makes it seemingly possible to present attack and defence in the same breath. Affected, attackers, defenders and beneficiaries move closer together. But anyone who has this impression has fallen victim to the looming simplification. Modern information technology has to deal with dangerous situations every day that have far more facets. This requires a good deal of specialist knowledge and experience. First Responders, Analysis and Detection of Threats All

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DeepSec 2013 Talk: Finux’s Historical Tour Of IDS Evasion, Insertions, and Other Oddities

René Pfeiffer/ October 19, 2013/ Conference, Security, Stories

The SANS Institute offers the article The History and Evolution of Intrusion Detection in its Reading Room. The article was published in 2001. It starts with the phrase „during the past five years…“. We now have 2013. Why is it important to examine the history of a technology which certainly is well established and widely deployed in information security? Well, first of all even to this day many people have a problem with what intrusion detection really is. Detecting an intrusion is not the same as intrusion detection. Secondly not everything marketed as intrusion detection system really detects intrusions. How can this be? The answer can be found by attending Arron „Finux“ Finnon‘s Historical Tour Of IDS Evasion, Insertions, and Other Oddities at DeepSec 2013. He will address the history of intrusion detection along the lines

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DeepSec 2012 Talk: Passive IPS Reconnaissance and Enumeration – false positive (ab)use

René Pfeiffer/ October 14, 2012/ Conference

Once you have a network, you will have intruders. You may already have been compromised. How do you know? Right, you use proper and hard to fool monitoring tools that will always detect good and evil. If you believe this statement, then you probably never heard of the dreaded false positive, commonly known as false alarm. Sometimes a search pattern triggers, but there is no attack. Getting rid of false positives is difficult. As a side effect security researchers have explored false positives as an attack vector. Arron ‘Finux’ Finnon is presenting a new look at intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) and new uses for false positives. You can use false positives to better understand the security posture from an attacker’s point of view, and more importantly be used to discover security devices such as

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