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BSides PR 2019 Wrap-Up: It starts with you

By |2019-10-16T22:27:25-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Case Study, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Disclosure, Forensic, Incident Response, Laws, Legislation, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our President, @jfersec, had the privilege of Keynote during BSides PR 2019. During our presentation, we discussed some hard truth's around: the way DeepFakes and "WeakFakes" are utilizedhow we are good imitators and bad innovators in Puerto Ricopast efforts associated with Accelerated Disclosures for public and private companies in Puerto Ricoflaws associated with contract negotiations with [...]

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Case 1

By |2019-10-16T12:11:09-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Attribution, Breach, Case Study, Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Disclosure, Forensic, Hacking, Hunting, Incident Response, Laws, Reports|Tags: |

Case 1. If you like the case study, hit us up and let us know. Take care. Malware Analysis on Hybrid-Analysis. case1Download

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CompSec Direct now approved Cyber-security vendor in Maryland

By |2019-08-15T13:22:04-04:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Forensic, Hunting, News, Pen-testing, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , , |

CompSec Direct has been approved as a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller (QMCS) by the Department of Commerce of Maryland. This allows us to provide cybersecurity services to qualifying companies under the Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) program. The program allows companies with 50 employees or less to purchase services and products from approved vendors like CompSec Direct. [...]

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Apache brute: A simple brute force deterrent for Linux

By |2019-08-15T13:19:40-04:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Defensive Methodology|Tags: , , , |

We published a simple script to help identify and block possible brute-force attempts on a Linux web-server. The script counts the amount of "bad-actions" an ip has logged in the Apache logs and blocks the ip on port 443. This script also displays top 20 visitor information using geoiplookup (which should be installed) and performs a [...]

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CompSec Direct receives media mentions as the result from incident response services offered to Hacienda of Puerto Rico

By |2019-08-15T13:19:41-04:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Attribution, Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Hunting, Incident Response, Reports|Tags: , , , , |

The Center of Investigative News (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo) published an excellent summary of events from the situation the department of Hacienda faced in early March of 2017. Our early involvement in this event helped the citizens of Puerto Rico during an already difficult economic situation. We will continue to work with the department of Hacienda [...]

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CompSec Direct solicited for subject matter expertise on Incident Response for Hacienda of Puerto Rico

By |2019-08-15T13:19:41-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Attribution, Contracts, Defensive Methodology, Hunting, Incident Response, Reports|Tags: , , , |

CompSec Direct was asked to provide incident response services to the department of Hacienda, the Treasury department of Puerto Rico, on March 7,2017. The department of Hacienda was experiencing daily losses of approximately $20 million dollars a day due to the severity and impact of ransomware on the government network. CompSec Direct's president, Jose Fernandez, led [...]

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NTT Group Global Threat Intelligence Report 2016

By |2019-08-15T13:19:41-04:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Forensic, Reports|Tags: , , , |

GTIR 2016 NTT Group published a great threat report for 2016. Quality publication and definitely worth while. Good for CISO's and Info Sec pros alike. Although some of the areas in the Key Findings are questionable given that we recently saw DDoS attacks above 1Tbs , other areas highlight recent trends that ultimately affect all of [...]

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CompSec Direct hosts remote incident response training for local Puerto Rico students and experts

By |2019-08-15T13:19:41-04:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Demo, Forensic, Hunting, Training|

We hosted a training session on remote incident response operation on Oct 7, 2016. The course was provided "pro-bono" through @Obsidis_NGO‏, participants paid a small registration fee that covered lunch. Students were able to analyze malware on remote systems in a safe and controlled environment using our RIL platform. We want to thank everyone who attended [...]

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Forcepoint 2015 Threat Report

By |2019-08-15T13:19:42-04:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Attribution, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Forensic, Hacking, Hunting, Pen-testing, Reports, Tor|

An excellent publication from Forcepoint that covers CnC malware, malicious insiders and attribution. Unlike other threat reports, this report covers multiple human factors that are often neglected in technical reports. In some cases, human error and predisposition to reuse malware has lead thee researchers to determine a high probability of configuration reuse which leads to easier [...]

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Why going after wp-config is a quick way to get banned

By |2019-08-15T13:19:42-04:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Attribution, Defensive Methodology, Hacking, Reports, Wordpress|

Internet sites with Wordpress are normally exploited with ease in two ways: 1. Vulnerable plugins or a vulnerability in Wordpress. 2. Reading backup's of the wp-config.php file. The first is actually more common place. The second assumes the admin that maintains Wordpress leaves a backup or older version of the file readable by any visitor that [...]

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