Relying on SAST/DAST

Relying on DAST/SAST is like investing in a restaurant where chef needs to be reminded of how to safely handle knife. no surprise that software developers have been dragging computer end-users to current situation when software products are no longer reliable, or they are packed with vulnerabilities. I have mentioned before that I believe the… Continue reading Relying on SAST/DAST

having something vs doing something

There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path, right? just because I have something, does not mean I know something, or I do something. just because there are technologies, software or tools for a thing, let’s say GDPR compliance metrics, patch management, ITIL platforms, vulnerability scanning, application security testing…and so on,… Continue reading having something vs doing something

are you surprised by SolarWinds hack?

it is really funny when they call it one of the most sophisticated hacks in history and stuff like that, because it is actually one the most stupid hacks of all the times. nothing is really surprising about Solarigate or whatever they call it to me except how those companies that forever they have been… Continue reading are you surprised by SolarWinds hack?

SolarWinds hack: what just happened?

Solarigate, Sunbusrt, UNC2452 or whatever they call it, how even fireEye, SolarWinds, Crowdstrike and many other involved are able to sell and survive after this disaster, and how security community is able to trust them again? it is interesting that how these top security companies with lots of managed service and bunch of products in… Continue reading SolarWinds hack: what just happened?

human firewall

no doubt that users are the main problem in the whole concept of cyber defense, as we call it weakest link. Now, Awareness and Training as security community typically has been doing is neither effective nor actually deliverable. Imagine we would want to continue law enforcement and public awareness by means of “Most Wanted” posted… Continue reading human firewall

Software is the root cause of all insecurities

Software is the core of any computerized system and it is the most effective way of introducing insecurities to cyberspace with all its entities. eliminate fancy tools like synthesizer if you want your child be a musician. root cause of all security vulnerabilities (mainly) resides with the software, the foundation of all computer systems, where… Continue reading Software is the root cause of all insecurities

Cyber Security: The Essential Role of Internet Service Provider

It has been logically proven to me that some elements of cyber security of any internet user is solely on shoulder of ISP but that has been the last thing we ever cared perhaps because we tend to complicate simple things! ISP is supposed to be the only owner, or main layer to internet user… Continue reading Cyber Security: The Essential Role of Internet Service Provider

Regulating Dark Web!

I came across an article the other day on Legal Considerations when Gathering Online Cyber Threat Intelligence and Purchasing Data from Illicit Sources!  A publication from justice.gov with interesting insight but opened an old wound for me! Trying to regulate an environment which is naturally unregulated sounds not reasonable. it is like saying you can… Continue reading Regulating Dark Web!

Fix Cybersecurity Issues vs Making Money Out of Them!

Have we really been fixing cyber-security issues and challenges, or we just want to make money out of “lack of awareness”? The simplest analogy I can think of is cigarette and generally tabaco industry. If we really believed that those are against society and individual health, how much is cost of cancer and other complications… Continue reading Fix Cybersecurity Issues vs Making Money Out of Them!

Organic Compliance! Deep Dive into a Clause, No Matter which…

One of the effective techniques to handle ISO 27001 or any other security management standard or framework is to go deep into a matter regardless of where you want to start or even where to are forced to start.  In practice, the main challenging question and the answer for that to many organizations, when they… Continue reading Organic Compliance! Deep Dive into a Clause, No Matter which…