Building a DevSpecOps Team

As I have had opportunity to demonstrate our product to cybersecurity veterans I am often asked “How did your very small team do this when larger, well-funded teams cannot?” It is true, the WitFoo development team has never been larger than 5 active members at any...

Innovative Path to Funding

WitFoo was founded by veterans of the US Military, law enforcement and cybersecurity in February 2016 to research, enhance and equip the craft of cybersecurity operations. Over the last two years, we have raised more than $1M in capital from almost 100 individual...

Hypnosis of your Tech

We started WitFoo because we were moved by the pain we were seeing on the faces of our customers in previous endeavors. We knew that there had to be fundamental changes to how security software supported the craft. We decided we would study, listen and follow the...

GA ISSA Talk: People > Machines

I am looking forward to speaking at the Georgia Annual ISSA Meeting on 11/15. The blog series that the talk is based on is below. Part One: History Part Two: Algorithms & Machine Learning Part Three: Cognition vs AI Part Four: Playbook Automation Part Five: Humans...

Lessons in InfoSec Graph Theory

One of the areas we research heavily at WitFoo is how to reduce the number of investigations our customers have to perform each day. Internally, we call this the "n" problem. Another area of focus is how to reduce the amount of time our customers spend on each...

Building a DevSpecOps Team

As I have had opportunity to demonstrate our product to cybersecurity veterans I am often asked “How did your very small team do this when larger, well-funded teams cannot?” It is true, the WitFoo development team has never been larger than 5 active members at any...

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Innovative Path to Funding

WitFoo was founded by veterans of the US Military, law enforcement and cybersecurity in February 2016 to research, enhance and equip the craft of cybersecurity operations. Over the last two years, we have raised more than $1M in capital from almost 100 individual...

read more

Hypnosis of your Tech

We started WitFoo because we were moved by the pain we were seeing on the faces of our customers in previous endeavors. We knew that there had to be fundamental changes to how security software supported the craft. We decided we would study, listen and follow the...

read more

GA ISSA Talk: People > Machines

I am looking forward to speaking at the Georgia Annual ISSA Meeting on 11/15. The blog series that the talk is based on is below. Part One: History Part Two: Algorithms & Machine Learning Part Three: Cognition vs AI Part Four: Playbook Automation Part Five: Humans...

read more

Lessons in InfoSec Graph Theory

One of the areas we research heavily at WitFoo is how to reduce the number of investigations our customers have to perform each day. Internally, we call this the "n" problem. Another area of focus is how to reduce the amount of time our customers spend on each...

read more

People > Machines (Part Five)

Human Success via Tools Better detection mechanisms through algorithms (code) & machine learning (pattern recognition) are valuable tools to the human responders. Playbook Automation can reduce the routine and certain tasks an analyst must perform so she can focus on...

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People > Machines (Part Four)

Playbook Automation in Incident Response An emerging concept in 2017 is “Playbook Automation.” What is Playbook Automation? Playbook automation collects data from different security and logging tools and makes decisions on behalf of the incident responder. Data...

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People > Machines (Part Three)

Cognition vs Artificial Intelligence Computer scientists love the idea of artificial intelligence (AI). It is the centerpiece of many mainstream science fiction works. It’s also a preferred buzzword of lazy vendors and marketers. Until computers can convince (trick) a...

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People > Machines (Part Two)

Algorithms & Machine Learning Demystified When I was learning how to troubleshoot and repair electronics in the Navy, I would sometimes challenge one of the instructors on how something worked. If I delved into a complicated subject I was often told it worked on “FM”...

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