SECURITY

The posts below are broadly related to security concerns taking one or more forms, including, but not limited to; cyber security, data security, information security, physical security, bio-security, or national/regional security.

How to use social media to identify a person of interest

How to use social media to identify a person of interest On September 6th news broke regarding the release of Islamic States new magazine entitled Rumiyah… While early detection is key such events also present additional opportunities to identify persons of interest (POIs) that may not have previously been known. OSINT solutions provide that ability. In this blog post we will see how social [...]

Using social media to identify bot nets

Using social media to identify bot nets In this blog entry we will look at how to use social media to identify bot-nets and other coordinated activity. The subject matter for this test case will be the US political landscape and attempts, both foreign and national to influence voters using coordinated messaging. While we are using this to explore threats to National political landscapes [...]

Detecting zero day vulnerabilities with social media

Detecting zero day vulnerabilities with social media Last week we picked up a significant increase in chatter about Joomla and SQL Injection attacks as can be seen in Figure 1 below. Figure 1 – Overall weekly cyber chatter Drilling down into this information as seen in Figure 2 below identifies that most the chatter is in relation to the Joomla Store for K2 3.8.2 [...]