A Small macOS (Big Sur+) App to Extract Indicators of Compromise

There’s a semi-infrequent-but-frequent-enough-to-be-annoying manual task at $DAYJOB that involves extracting a particular set of strings (identifiable by a fairly benign set of regular expressions) from various interactive text sources (so, not static documents or documents easily scrape-able). Rather than hack something onto Sublime Text or VS Code I made a small macOS app in SwiftUI… Continue reading

A Look at PAN-OS Versions with a Bit of R

The incredibly talented folks over at Bishop Fox were quite generous this week, providing a scanner for figuring out PAN-OS GlobalProtect versions. I’ve been using their decoding technique and date-based fingerprint table to keep an eye on patch status (over at $DAYJOB we help customers, organizations, and national cybersecurity centers get ahead of issues as… Continue reading

Acquisitions and Supply Chains: The Achilles’ heel of Product/Organizational Security

(A reminder to folks expecting “R”/”data science” content: the feed for that is at https://rud.is/b/category/r/feed/ if you don’t want to see the occasional non-R/datasci posts.) Over at the $WORK blog we posted some research into the fairly horrible Cisco RV320/RV325 router vulnerability. The work blog is the work blog and this blog is my blog… Continue reading

GDPR Unintended Consequences Part 1 — Increasing WordPress Blog Exposure

I pen this mini-tome on “GDPR Enforcement Day”. The spirit of GDPR is great, but it’s just going to be another Potempkin Village in most organizations much like PCI or SOX. For now, the only thing GDPR has done is made GDPR consulting companies rich, increased the use of javascript on web sites so they… Continue reading