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Build a Cheap Gigabit Network Tap

Whether doing security research or troubleshooting networks, network sniffers and packet analysis can be invaluable tools. If you're a network engineer like me, you've probably been holding onto your favorite 4 or 8-port 10/100 hub for 25 years now. The reason is that hubs (not switches) make great network taps. By design, all Ethernet transmissions […]

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Time to Upgrade from Outdated Managed Vulnerability Scanning to Continuous Attack Surface Management

Whether you are vulnerability scanning to meet compliance requirements or doing it as part of good security practices, there is a universal need. At the time of this article, there are essentially three equally capable and qualified scanning solutions. They include products from Tenable, Rapid7 and Qualys. My point is that each of these scanning solutions, if configured correctly, should produce accurate and similar results.

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In Scope or Out of Scope?

In penetration testing, it’s important to have an accurate scope and even more important to stick to it. This can be simple when the scope is limited to a company’s internet service provider (ISP) or ARIN provided IP ranges. But in many cases, our client’s public systems have grown to include multiple cloud hosted servers, applications, and services.

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