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Caution: Not Executing Offensive Actions Against Our Adversaries is High Risk

When counter attacking or openly attacking an adversary, it is going to be just as difficult for the adversary to identify me (a collective me) as it is for me to identify them if not more difficult. For years we have been watching their methods, identifying and tracking their tools and tendencies to the point where we (in our efforts to counter attack) look and smell just like our enemies. They do not even know we are virtually standing right next to them.

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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.