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Cuckoo Sandbox – Automated Malware Analysis System

Cuckoo Sandbox is Open Source software for automating analysis of suspicious files. To do so it makes use of custom components that monitor the behaviour of the malicious processes while running in an isolated environment. In other words, you can throw any suspicious file at it and in a matter of seconds Cuckoo will provide […]

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Fully Integrated Defense Operation (FIDO) – Automated Incident Response

FIDO is an orchestration layer which enables an automated incident response process by evaluating, assessing and responding to malware. FIDO’s primary purpose is to handle the heavy manual effort needed to evaluate threats coming from today’s security stack and the large number of alerts generated by them. As an orchestration platform FIDO can make using […]

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MISP – Malware Information Sharing Platform

MISP, Malware Information Sharing Platform and Threat Sharing, is an open source software solution for collecting, storing, distributing and sharing cyber security indicators and threat about cyber security incidents analysis and malware analysis. MISP is designed by and for incident analysts, security and ICT professionals or malware reverser to support their day-to-day operations to share […]

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Google Rapid Response (GRR ) – Remote Live Forensics For Incident Response

GRR Rapid Response is an incident response framework focused on remote live forensics. It based on client server architecture, so there’s an agent which is installed on target systems and a Python server infrastructure that can manage and communicate with the agents. There are agents for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X environments. Overview To […]

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PEiD – Detect PE Packers, Cryptors & Compilers

PEiD is an intuitive application that relies on its user-friendly interface to detect PE packers, cryptors and compilers found in executable files – its detection rate is higher than that of other similar tools since the app packs more than 600 different signatures in PE files. PEiD comes with three different scanning methods, each suitable […]

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NAXSI – Open-Source WAF For Nginx

NAXSI is an open-source WAF for Nginx (Web Application Firewall) which by default can block 99% of known patterns involved in website vulnerabilities. NAXSI means Nginx Anti XSS & SQL Injection Technically, it is a third party Nginx module, available as a package for many UNIX-like platforms. This module, by default, reads a small subset […]

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Defence In Depth For Web Applications

Defence in depth for web applications is something that not many companies apply even though the model itself is nothing new. Defence in depth refers to applying security controls across multiple layers, typically Data, Application, Host, Internal Network, Perimeter, Physical + Policies/Procedures/Awareness. Defence in depth is a principle of adding security in layers in order […]

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13 WordPress Security Tips From Acunetix

WordPress has a pretty poor reputation when it comes to security, so here are some WordPress security tips from Acunetix. The WordPress security perception is mostly unfounded sadly, as core WordPress is pretty secure – as long as it’s updated. The same goes for plug-ins and themes, if poorly maintained they are an easy ingress […]

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Gophish – Open-Source Phishing Framework

Gophish is a phishing framework that makes the simulation of real-world phishing attacks very straight forwards. The idea behind gophish is simple – make industry-grade phishing training available to everyone. There are various other similar tools available such as Simple Phishing Toolkit and sptoolkit Rebirth. I wonder if this is the beginning of an emergence […]

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WAF-FLE – Graphical ModSecurity Console Dashboard

WAF-FLE (Web Application Firewall: Fast Log and Event Console) is a OpenSource ModSecurity Console – which allows the modsecurity admin to store, view and search events sent by sensors. It uses a graphical dashboard to drill-down and find quickly the most relevant events. It is designed to be fast and flexible, while keeping a powerful […]

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