Happy New Year all! Whilst eating FAR too much turkey and chocolates over the festive break, I’ve managed to progress a couple of personal projects on (between stints on the kids’ Scalectrix track, thanks Santa). Still tasks to do(*), but a working EC2 User-Data script to build to automate deployment Cowrie honeypot has reached MVP […]
tl;dr – this project can now be deployed automatically with a Terraform script Last project update, I introduced my project to leverage AWS resource to identify if pictures uploaded to an S3 bucket might contain images of credit cards, and in turn need special handling under an organisation’s PCI DSS processes. And it worked! But […]
Back in the annals of time (2011) I wrote about my first experiences at a security conference; the first UK BSides in London. To say that that con had a big impact on my career is an understatement, but that’s a story for another day. That experience was exactly why; when catching up with an […]
I’ve been (very) quite recently for a number of reasons which I’ll not bore everyone with; but I have recently started to get my hands dirty in the new (to me) world of AWS. As an ex-physical datacentre hosting monkey, this takes a bit of getting used to as I’m still seeing things through the […]
June has been a busy month, hot on the heels from BSides London (review here), I again found myself on a train BSides-bound, this time heading for Liverpool. Before getting to the tech, I’ll point out that this was my first time in Liverpool. After a very brief visit I found the city to be […]
How time flies; and with it, another BSides London is a long distant memory. My itinerary for the pilgrimage South was familiar, mostly following a well worn pattern InfoSec Europe Tuesday BSides itself Wednesday Thursday? Recovery time in the capital, before heading for the train back to (my) civilised society. And throughout: a generous smattering […]
Released today, sanitiseWebroot.py simply reads the standard Webroot Secure Anywhere (WAS) “export to CSV” output, modifies the date fields to a more manageable formate and creates a new version of the dataset.
Woke this morning to find several articles covering the release of a short script designed to locate and ultimately block wearers of Google Glass from accessing a wireless network. This was apparently released in response to someone else’s discomfort from knowing there was a wearer of Google Glass in an audience, mostly due to the recording/stream capabilities. […]
My Kippo farm has been largely retired as most of the captured sessions where becoming stale and ‘samey’. Thankfully however, I’ve still been getting daily reports thanks to this script (now available in BitBucket repo) and this morning something new caught my attention – a ‘guest’ attempted to turn the compromised machine into a BitCoin miner.
Since graduating back in 2006 I’ve been honoured by Northumbria University by being asked to return and speak with their students with the hindsight of having spent time out in industry, I covered my last trip here. So when I got an email at the tail end of last year I didn’t think twice in […]