The registration is now open and there is still time left to respond to the call for papers for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 7-8, 2014. Please contact us at email@example.com for speaker engagements. The event already has an exciting preliminary program covering:
- Savvy Attribution in the DNS – Using DNS to Geo-locate Malicious Actors
- Beyond Zone File Access: Discovering interesting Domain Names Using Passive DNS
- DNStap: High speed DNS logging without packet capture
- CVSS v3 – This One Goes to 11
- Securing the Internet Against DDoS Attacks
- Threat Actor Techniques
- Mitigating Attacks Targeting Administrator Credentials in the Enterprise
- Hardware: The root of trust in the cloud
- Targeted attack case study
- What does an enterprise monitor for targeted attacks? -- CSIRT Playbook II
- Security uses for hadoop & big data
- Using HBASE for Packet capture
And many more current issues facing the incident response community. Learn how organizations operationalize intelligence to mitigate and detect advanced threats.
The event’s line-up includes so far already notables from Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), Symantec, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Farsight. Looking forward to A great TC!
Tags: Amsterdam, DDoS, dns, FIRST, security, Technical Colloquium, TRAC
This post was co-authored by Andrew Tsonchev.
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Tags: DDNS, dns, security, TRAC
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Tags: dns, TRAC
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Tags: byod, cloud, cryptography, dns, ncsam-2013, patch, security
On October 22, 2013, Cisco TRAC Threat Researcher Martin Lee wrote about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that leverage the Domain Name System (DNS) application protocol. As Martin stated, the wide availability of DNS open resolvers combined with attackers’ ability to falsify the source of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets creates a persistent threat to network operators everywhere.
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Tags: DDoS, dns, security, TRAC