Posts tagged Komand

7 min Automation and Orchestration

How to Install and Configure OSSEC on Ubuntu Linux.

Synopsys OSSEC is an open source host-based intrusion detection system that can be used to keep track of servers activity. It supports most operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows, Solaris and much more. It is used to monitor one server or multiple servers in server/agent mode and give you a real-time view into what’s happening on your server. OSSEC has a cross-platform architecture that enables you to monitor multiple systems from centralized location. In this tutorial, we w

6 min Komand

10 Steps Towards the Path of Better Security for Your Business

Information security is hard. So hard, in fact, that many choose to ignore it as an intractable problem, and choose to ignore it wherever possible. They use the same password everywhere, carry sensitive data around on unencrypted laptops which they then leave on public transportation, run old applications on old operating systems, and a plethora of other such security issues. In an alarmingly-large number of data breaches, attackers do not resort to zero-day attacks or secret blackhat hacker te

2 min Automation and Orchestration

Setting Up and Managing a Bug Bounty Program

Synopsis Bug bounties have become mainstream and rightfully so. They offer a method to access and harness the intelligence of varied set of expert hackers and security researchers without having to incur the cost of hiring an army of security professionals. The main advantage though is that one can keep a step ahead of the malicious hackers. This article talks about how to setup a bug bounty program and some of the pitfalls to watch out for. When to do a Bug Bounty ? One obvious question that w

5 min Automation and Orchestration

How to Install and Use PSAD IDS on Ubuntu Linux

Synopsys PSAD also known as Port Scan Attack Detector is a collection of lightweight system daemons that run on Linux system and analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic.PSAD is used to change an Intrusion Detection System into an Intrusion Prevention System. PSAD uses Snort rules for the detection of intrusion events. It is specially designed to work with Linux iptables/firewalld to detect suspicious traffic such as, port scans, backdoors and botnet comman

4 min Automation and Orchestration

How to Install and Configure Bro on Ubuntu Linux

Synopsis Bro is a free open source Unix based network analysis framework started by Vern Paxson. Bro provides a comprehensive platform for collecting network measurements, conducting forensic investigations and traffic baselining. Bro comes with powerful analysis engine which makes it powerful intrusion detection system and network analysis framework. Bro comes with a powerful set of features, some of them are listed below: * Runs on commodity hardware and supports Linux, FreeBSD and MacOS.

5 min Automation and Orchestration

How To Install and Configure Naxsi Firewall on Ubuntu Linux

Synopsis Naxsi also known as Nginx Anti XSS & SQL Injection is an open-source web application firewall module for Nginx web server and reverse-proxy. Naxsi is used to protect Nginx web server against attacks like SQL Injections, Cross Site Scripting, Cross Site Request Forgery, Local & Remote file inclusions. Naxsi does not rely upon signatures to detect and block attacks, but it detects unexpected characters in the HTTP requests. Naxsi is flexible and powerful Nginx module and is very similar t

4 min Automation and Orchestration

Information Security Risk Management - Introduction

Synopsis Information security risk management is a wide topic, with many notions, processes, and technologies that are often confused with each other. Very often technical solutions (cybersecurity products) are presented as “risk management” solutions without process-related context. Modern cybersecurity risk management is not possible without technical solutions, but these solutions alone, when not put in the context of correct risk management processes (and in the context of information-rela

4 min Automation and Orchestration

Information Security Risk Management - Tiered Approach of NIST SP 800-39

Synopsis Information security risk management is a wide topic, with many notions, processes, and technologies that are often confused with each other. In this series of articles, I explain notions and describe processes related to risk management. I also review NIST and ISO standards related to information security risk management. In theprevious article [/2017/07/09/information-security-risk-management-cycle-overview/], I reviewed the high-level risk management cycle. In this article, I will

4 min Automation and Orchestration

Information Security Risk Management Cycle - Context Establishment Phase

Synopsis Information security risk management is a wide topic, with many notions, processes, and technologies that are often confused with each other. In this series of articles, I explain notions and describe processes related to risk management. I also review NIST and ISO standards related to information security risk management. In the previous article, I reviewed the tiered risk management approach described in NIST Special Publication 800-39: “Managing Information Security Risk: Organizat

3 min Komand

3 Ways Companies Can Use ChatOps Automation for Security

Enter just about any office today and you’ll hear teams typing away on their keyboards, chatting through a tool such as Slack. Chances are, many of these teams are also leveraging what’s called ChatOps [/2017/02/16/enabling-security-chatops-with-security-orchestration-and-automation/] , or conversation-driven collaboration. If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably started to hear about the ways in which ChatOps can be extended to many security use cases. Leveraging a central communication h

4 min Komand

Security Orchestration Myths: Have You Heard These?

For many companies, the concept of security orchestration is still relatively new. Security operations teams are scrambling to find a way to keep up with the troves of alerts, threats, and issues, and wondering if security orchestration is really going to solve it all. Naturally, we hear all sorts of misconceptions about security orchestration — some that couldn’t be further from the truth. In this post, we’ll lay to rest some well-worn myths so that you can separate signal from noise and decid

4 min Automation and Orchestration

ISO/IEC 27035-2 Review (cont.) - Incident Classification and Legal/Regulatory Aspects

Synopsis In the series of articles titled “Incident Response Life Cycle in NIST and ISO standards” I review incident response life cycle, as defined and described in NIST and ISO standards related to incident management. I introduced these standards in the first article in this series [/2017/01/11/introduction-to-incident-response-life-cycle-of-nist-sp-800-61/]. ISO/IEC 27035 is a multi-part standard. Its first part introduces incident management principles. Its second part, ISO/IEC 27035-2, g

4 min Automation and Orchestration

NIST SP 800-61 and ISO/IEC 27035 - Attempt of Short Comparison

Synopsis In the series of articles titled “Incident Response Life Cycle in NIST and ISO standards” I reviewed incident response life cycle, as defined and described in NIST and ISO standards related to incident management. I introduced these standards and started the review of NIST SP 800-61 in the first article in this series [/2017/01/11/introduction-to-incident-response-life-cycle-of-nist-sp-800-61/]. The review of ISO/IEC 27035 started here [/2017/04/20/introduction-to-isoiec-27035-the-iso

3 min Komand

Announcing Chatbot Response Prompts

ChatOps is a big theme these days. IT operations, software engineers, security professionals, and many more utilize ChatOps as a popular way to collaborate with team members in real-time, and in one central location. Slack is often the app of choice for ChatOps; they have a robust API along with in-depth documentation [https://api.slack.com/] on how to integrate with their product. They’ve also developed interactive features [https://api.slack.com/interactive-messages]to help improve user experi

1 min Komand

EMEA Cybersecurity Event Calendars

For both professionals and those who are interested, attending events has become a part of the norm in the cybersecurity space. We've helped security professionals find events with both our U.S. and Asia cybersecurity event calendars, and now we're expanding to EMEA. If you want to gain valuable insight about the latest in cybersecurity outside the US, we’ve put together a list of events throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Don’t miss out! Below, we feature 5 events you should defin