2020 FBI Internet Crime Report

The 2020 Internet Crime Report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been released and can be viewed here: https://www.ic3.gov/Media/PDF/AnnualReport/2020_IC3Report.pdf. I highly recommend all in SECOPS take a moment to grok the content. I’d like to...

Eventual Consistency in Business Meetings

Brewers CAP Theorem Computer Scientist, Eric Brewer, stipulated in the theorem that carries his name that you can have two out of three guarantees in distributed data storage with the guarantees being consistency, availability and partition tolerance. The limitations...

WitFooPi – Precinct on a Raspberry Pi 4

Deploying WitFoo Precinct on a Raspberry Pi 4 for portable testing, training and education purposes is now possible.

Our Move from Elastic to Cassandra

How WitFoo Development moved from Elastic to Apache Cassandra for a superior technology and license.

Fake Cybersecurity Awards

Cybersecurity expert, Chris Roberts, lamented earlier today in a LinkedIn post that he was offered a cybersecurity award for the low price of $1,200. His outrage prompted me to realize that most cybersecurity professionals and decision makers do not get the...

2020 FBI Internet Crime Report

The 2020 Internet Crime Report from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been released and can be viewed here: https://www.ic3.gov/Media/PDF/AnnualReport/2020_IC3Report.pdf. I highly recommend all in SECOPS take a moment to grok the content. I’d like to...

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Eventual Consistency in Business Meetings

Brewers CAP Theorem Computer Scientist, Eric Brewer, stipulated in the theorem that carries his name that you can have two out of three guarantees in distributed data storage with the guarantees being consistency, availability and partition tolerance. The limitations...

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Cassandra 4.0 Testing

WitFoo Precinct persists and replicates data on big-data NoSQL platform Apache Cassandra. Precinct 6.1.3 is built on Cassandra 3.11. In preparation for upgrade to Cassandra 4.0, the following lab & production testing was conducted. Lab Appliances WitFoo Precinct...

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Fake Cybersecurity Awards

Cybersecurity expert, Chris Roberts, lamented earlier today in a LinkedIn post that he was offered a cybersecurity award for the low price of $1,200. His outrage prompted me to realize that most cybersecurity professionals and decision makers do not get the...

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Help On The Way

Cybersecurity is difficult, even for the most well-funded and security conscious organizations.  The amount of knowledge and skill required to be successful is immense.  Even with deep pockets and expert personnel, the volume of work required is more than...

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Searching Precinct for Solarwinds Breach

https://player.vimeo.com/video/498399264 Searching for the TLD of the Solarwinds DGA will quickly reveal any hits reported to Precinct. The TLD to search is avsvmcloud.com. Months of incident data can be searched in moments and full, big-data search can run as a job....

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18 Years of Getting SOAR to Fly

On Emergency Leave on 9/11 In September of 2001, I had been on active duty in the US Navy for 6 years. I was stationed with the World-Famous Golden Dragons of VFA-192 in Atsugi, Japan, running the night shift of the Integrated Weapons Team. On the morning of September...

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2021 Conference Talks from Charles Herring

Bio CHARLES HERRING WitFoo Chief Technology Officer Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US...

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