Matthew Devost, president of Total Intelligence Solutions, a risk management firm based in Arlington, Va., said for federal law enforcement agencies, the intelligence benefit of leaving such sites operating is often greater than shutting them down. “In some cases, it may be that companies and or the government is aware of these sites, but what […]
I was featured in this film. Uncertain if I will attend the New York event or not. Update: I will be at the NY event. If you want to meet-up let me know. Enterprise application security solutions provider Fortify Software will present the world premiere of a new documentary, The New Face of Cybercrime in […]
And a not so decent write-up or our BlackHat Federal presentation. A few misconceptions that don’t track with the point we were trying to get across. However, this quote says a lot about the problem space. I hope that this attracts some attention and gets Tom Parker some support for the models he is working […]
A decent write-up from my BlackHat presentation. “Obviously, nation-states have greater capacity to finance attacks,” Devost said. “We need to ask ourselves, ‘Who are the threats,’ because they all look the same in the exploit.” Effective risk management requires greater granularity in identifying our attackers, their motives and their capabilities, Devost said.
The Washington Post is running a three part series on terrorist use of the Internet. I was interviewed for this story as were several of my colleagues. Not quite sure what I think of it yet, so I will reserve comment until the final two parts of the series are out. e-Qaeda (PART 1/3)
To learn more about Mirror Image Training, please [click here]. CNN ran a 7 minute segment on TRC’s Mirror Image training program. Overall, I thought the piece was very well done, so congratulations to all involved and to the CNN crew for producing such a great piece from a week’s worth of footage. I’ve posted […]
Cory Reiss, The Ledger online 09/09/2003 WASHINGTON — When modern life halted for millions in the Northeast last month, people throughout the country asked if a blackout could strike them. Members of Congress have a more frightening question: Could someone cause such havoc on purpose? The blackout combined with unrelated but crippling computer viruses […]
Evan Wright, author of the excellent book "Generation Kill" participated in the TRC Mirror Image training program and wrote a feature article on it for the New York Magazine. Developed in 2002 by the Virginia-based consulting group Terrorism Research Center (TRC), the Mirror Image program is the first of its kind in the war on […]
Great article about a great friend… “In a cramped office inside Los Angeles County’s emergency operations center, John P. Sullivan sits buried in the latest intelligence on terrorists around the world. Should any ever attack Los Angeles, this soft-spoken sheriff’s sergeant will be indispensable to the response.