FUD is Dead
October 08, 2019, Doug Hudson, Senior Director, Cyber Risk Advisory, Coalfire
A friend of mine who runs a cybersecurity firm told me recently, “Bro, FUD is dead. People are tired of all the fearmongering.” I completely agreed. For the uninitiated, FUD stands for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
What Is the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and What Does It Mean for Defense Contractors?
October 03, 2019, Jim Masella, Director, FedRAMP & Assurance Services, Coalfire
Citing the threat of compromise of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within the defense industrial base (DIB), along with the high cost of cyber breaches in general, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition has initiated a program for rating the cybersecurity maturity of defense contractors. At the program’s core is a new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) based on a multi-level and multi-domain matrix of cybersecurity controls.
ERC.Net – A Toolset for Analyzing Windows Application Crashes
October 02, 2019, Andy Bowden, Consultant, Coalfire Labs
ERC.Net is a collection of tools designed to assist in analyzing and debugging Windows application crashes in order to identify potential security vulnerabilities. Supporting both 64 and 32 bit applications, ERC.Net has many use cases including parsing Windows file headers, identifying compile-time flags such as ASLR, DEP and SafeSEH, generating nonrepeating patterns and platform-specific egg hunters, detecting process information such as loaded modules and running threads, reading the TEB of a specific thread, and assisting in the identification of numerous types of memory vulnerabilities.