Whilst every marketing person will talk about the latest and greatest tech innovation and product, how much does that reflect the reality of technology deployed in the world? Everyone is running Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 right?! They also don’t use computers, because everything is cloud and mobile first right! and security, well everyone has that down as well! Great… let’s just go and check those statements out… oh wait…. no maybe err.. let’s take a look with our friends at shodan.ioRead more “Technology in the Wild”
I’ve waked around one of two organisations, across a load of verticals and well I see people post things online about common technology generalisations and frankly it sometimes leaves me wondering what networks they have been in, but also am I just on another planet? So, I thought I would jot down some notes on common tech I see in orgs during my business travels but also on in the ciberz! It’s not a list of everything I see, it’s just what appears in my head as quite bloody common.Read more “Enterprise Technology Generalisations”
So, you have a driver to achieve cyber essentials, great stuff. Now if you are a business of reasonable size and scale this activity requires a bit of planning, context and lots of access and data. This could be via a distributed team or via a dedicated project team. In this post I’m going to look at what you may need to conduct the planning, discovery, assessment, and certification for Cyber Essentials and/or CE+.Read more “Cyber Essentials Readiness”
Protecting admin interfaces is a really good idea, network segmentation however is one thing that many organisations struggle with. Most networks are what we call flat. They may be carved up into VLANs but generally speaking, in a lot of networks if you are “inside” then you have full access across the TCP/IP space.
Now here we are talking about the internal attack surface, so a threat actor would need network routable access which should not be the case for things like vcenter interfaces from the internet, however it appears that’s not really exactly how the world works.
Let’s look in Shodan! Read more “CVE-2021-22005 – vCenter RCE”
Everything is much worse now, or is it?
”The world is burning, the world is burning but then if you look around, it always has been…”
Computer systems and security go together much like chalk and cheese! Probably sounds a bit odd but miniaturization, consumerization and mobility have put more technology out in the world than we can really comprehend, yet technology security is still dramatically overlooked by most organizations.
The insane pace of change, the drive for faster, better, cheaper and the reality that it probably isn’t a stretch to say most people (and organizations) do not really understand what ‘secure’ or ‘hardened’ looks like.Read more “Ransomware Realities”