September 22, 2015, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
DerbyCon is right around the corner (Sept. 23 - 25) and we wanted to highlight two sessions that Coalfire Labs team members will be presenting.
First, you may have read about this in Forbes (link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/09/15/diy-stingray-jeep/) the other day, Drew Redshift Porter will be giving at talk on “How to Build Your Own Covert SIGINT Vehicle”. This talk will cover how to build your own covert SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) Vechicle, some important tips and tricks when trying to build one, an alpha release of Redz SIGINT software, and some of the interesting signals captured from the road with the SIGINT Jeep.
Not convinced that building out a car with this capability would cost "hundreds of thousands of dollars" Drew set out to prove a point that one can put together this system with some commonly available hardware and software and seek signals from radio network communications as you drive around. From a FitBit, to complex critical infrastructure radio network communications. With all this information being latterly passed through you, why not have a little fun with it? And even better, why not do it from the comfort of your air conditioned car? The SIGINT Jeep is the byproduct of this exact thought and a fact that more than ever, “We could all be Big Brother if we wanted.”
Drew's presentation will be in Track 2 on Saturday September 26th, 5:00 - 5:50.
Second, Nicholas Berhaume will walk us through how to leverage the Microsoft Diagnostics Toolkit to do more than just provide an interface to report issues back to Microsoft about their software products. Using the freely available Microsoft SDK to generate diagnostic cabinet files has been used by a small set of vendors and administrators to resolve issues in the past, but the content of this talk will be to demonstrate and provide the ability for penetration testers to author payloads for use in system compromise, persistence and other attack vectors.
The diagnostic toolkit makes for an excellent facility to be used along with phishing attacks due to their ability to employ native powershell as well as DLLs and other content within them. As part of the presentation there will be examination of how these can be created to gain not only shell access to a system, but also enjoy persistence and privilege escalation without any special considerations on the client-side. The tool suite that will be released alongside the talk provides facilities for creating these without the need for any Microsoft software until directed at a target from *nix based platforms and will facilitate the incorporation of several common powershell payloads which will give its user functions reconnaissance, code injection, payload encryption and persistence hooks. PenTesters that need to test environments without relying upon vulnerabilities that are readily mitigated as part of patch cycles and have the flexibility to work on a large percentage of platforms encountered during assessments that vary widely in their attack methodology will benefit from this presentation.
Nicholas' presentation will be in Track 3 on Saturday September 26th, 5:00 - 5:50.
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Mike Weber — Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Coalfire started in 2001 with a simple idea – cyber threats are increasing, compliance mandates are getting more complicated, and a well-designed cybersecurity program can help fuel your overall success.
Coalfire helps organizations comply with global financial, government, industry and healthcare mandates while helping build the IT infrastructure and security systems that will protect their business from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider of IT advisory services for security in retail, payments, healthcare, financial services, higher education, hospitality, government and utilities.
The Coalfire Board of Directors provides invaluable guidance for the organization and reflects Coalfire’s dedication to achieving success for our customers.
Coalfire’s executive leadership team comprises some of the most knowledgeable professionals in cybersecurity, representing many decades of experience leading and developing teams to outperform in meeting the security challenges of commercial and government clients. With diverse backgrounds in IT systems security, governmental security, compliance, and reducing risk while implementing the latest enabling technologies (such as the Cloud and IoT), our leaders understand the challenges customers face.
With a passion for quality, Coalfire uses a process-driven quality approach to improve the customer experience and deliver unparalleled results.
Created in honor of the late co-founder of Coalfire, the Richard E. Dakin Fund at The Denver Foundation is supporting scholarship programs at several universities for promising college students studying cybersecurity and related fields.
Security is a team game. If your organization values both independence and security, perhaps we should become partners.
The increased need for cyber security has become a common enterprise priority across the globe. However, industry requirements for effective cyber risk management are as distinct as the individual entities under fire. Enterprises and government organizations need more than an off-the-shelf audit to provide an effective threat assessment. They need industry- and organization-specific insights, tools and processes to protect digital assets and ensure compliance.
Coalfire can help cloud service providers prioritize the cyber risks to the company, and find the right cyber risk management and compliance efforts that keeps customer data secure, and helps differentiate products.
“Success” at a government entity looks different than at a commercial organization. Create cybersecurity solutions to support your mission goals with a team that understands your unique requirements.
The financial services industry was built upon security and privacy. As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, a strong vault and a guard at the door won’t offer any protection against phishing, DDoS attacks and IT infrastructure breaches.
The continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of care. Interoperability is the central idea to this care continuum making it possible to have the right information at the right time for the right people to make the right decisions.
Maintaining network and data security in any large organization is a major challenge for information systems departments. However, in the higher education environment, the protection of IT assets and sensitive information must be balanced with the need for ‘openness’ and academic freedom; making this a more difficult and complex task.
When it comes to cyber threats, the hospitality industry is not a friendly place. Hotels and resorts have proven to be a favorite target for cyber criminals who are looking for high transaction volume, large databases and low barriers to entry.
The payments industry is undergoing rapid changes and unfortunately, an increasing risk for data breaches. Cyber criminals are growing increasingly businesslike, and payments leaders need to move quickly to cover their cyber risk.
The food and beverage industry is under attack from cyber criminals intent on stealing payment information. The food and beverage industry makes up the highest percentage of breach investigations, at nearly 73 percent, according to Visa.
The global retail industry has become the top target for cyber terrorists, and the impact of this onslaught has been staggering to merchants. To secure the complex IT infrastructure of a retail environment, merchants must embrace enterprise-wide cyber risk management practices that reduces risk, minimizes costs and provides security to their customers and their bottom line.
Private enterprises serving government and state agencies need to be upheld to the same information management practices and standards as the organizations they serve. Coalfire has over 16 years of experience helping companies navigate increasing complex governance and risk standards for public institutions and their IT vendors.
Technology innovations are enabling new methods for corporations and governments to operate and driving changes in consumer behavior. The companies delivering these technology products are facilitating business transformation that provides new operating models, increased efficiency and engagement with consumers as businesses seek a competitive advantage.
Cybersecurity has entered the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities, and with good reason. According to the Department of Homeland Security, attacks on the utilities industry are rising "at an alarming rate."
Cyber risk management, advisory, technology and compliance services. Manage risk and maximize return on investment to prevent data breaches and theft. Coalfire’s solutions are led by a team of industry experts that help enterprise organizations understand a wide range of compliance and risk management initiatives, which enables a consistent cybersecurity framework across the organization.
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