Block PowerShell from Launching via Office Macros and Scripts

By: August 31, 2015

We were recently asked by a customer how to block PowerShell from launching via macros embedded in MS Office files (xlx, doc, ppt, etc.). I did some research and found a handy tool for creating a bad Excel document that… Read More

What Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Taught Me about SOC Teams

By: August 27, 2015

I recently saw Dave Grohl talking about how great bands are born and how the state of reality TV has really messed things up. He said that kids today think you karaoke-karaoke-karaoke, then you stand in line at the pavilion… Read More

Defuse Booby-Trapped Malware by Catching it, Stopping it and Killing it with Fire

By: August 26, 2015

Recently, a coworker and I were discussing customer concerns. During this conversation they brought up that a potential customer had been hit with self-destructive malware multiple times. This malware, when found via their intrusion prevention system (IPS), had its connection… Read More

Appeals Court: FTC Lawsuit Regarding Corporate Data-Security Practices Can Continue

By: August 25, 2015

On Monday, the Philadelphia-based Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Federal Trade Commission could proceed with a lawsuit alleging that a hotel chain bore some of the responsibility for three breaches between 2008 and 2010 in which hackers… Read More

Fine Tune Your Windows 10 Workstation for Privacy and Security

By: August 25, 2015

By now, some of you may have upgraded your workstation to Windows 10 or obtained a brand new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed. Windows 10 is an OS designed for traditional desktops and laptops, as well as tablets and other… Read More

Tech Tuesday Video: Integrating the Bit9 & Carbon Black Servers

By: August 25, 2015

Learn how to integrate servers from both the Bit9 and Carbon Black solutions in a few simple steps. The Bit9 + Carbon Black Security Solution is the industry’s first and only integrated Endpoint Threat Prevention, Detection and Response solution. The… Read More