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  • Blog Post: Kai Axford is Joining the FBI...

    ...for a terrific presentation at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando!! That's right...in conjunction with the Dallas FBI CyberCrime Team, I'm going to be conducting a session based on the new Microsoft Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows. Here's the session title and abstract: SEC312: How'd they...
  • Blog Post: Meet The Feds: Part 2

    We start off this episode with Agent Lynd explaining to us the danger of botnets and who these bot pimps are targeting. We see that some of these bad guys are using these “zombie networks” to commit extortion (or face the wrath of my botnet doing a DDoS against your business.) Good stuff. Allyn goes...
  • Blog Post: The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part I)

    I got it to work! I had some issues with the video playback in Silverlight after it came out of post-production in Sony Vegas. I really wish there was an easy way for Expressions Encoder to sort of “save your profile” so you wouldn’t have to go and tweak settings each and every time. Pretty much a hassle...
  • Blog Post: Wow! I wonder who's going to take the heat for this?

    On the topic of "Ouch. Recently a Chinese Jin-class (Type 094) nuclear attack sub was picked up by a popular mapping application (not Windows Local.live.com....but the OTHER guys.) According to the Strategic Security Blog , it was imaged by a Quickbird satellite system. Of course, since this is China...
  • Blog Post: The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part III)

    I hope this is waking some folks up with regards to the huge issue that insider threat poses within your own company. We discuss some of the common characteristics that these people show and how we identify them. What are some of the triggers that make these folks turn against you? What are the warning...
  • Blog Post: The Security Show: Episode Two – Stopping James Bond (Part IV)

    This is the last of Episode Two and I hope everyone has been enjoying this interesting session with the FBI. In this final session, we wrapup and get a few comments from the audience. Good stuff.   Next time, I’ll be posting Episode 3 titled “Gate, Guards, and Guns” where we’ll spend some time talking...
  • Blog Post: The FBI Celebrates it’s 100th Anniversary!

    I had the distinct honor this week, of attending the Bureau’s 100th Anniversary celebration event here at the Dallas FBI Field Office . (I’m the one that’s not blurry in the picture on the left) The event itself was very well done and the speeches by both Special Agent in Charge Casey and by Sen. Kay...
  • Blog Post: Why I love Jack Bauer

    I wanted to thank Keith Combs and his excellent blog for reminding everyone of my man-crush on Jack Bauer. Someone pointed me to a terrific website and I just had to share. It's called " Top 100 Facts About Jack Bauer ". Here are some of the best: "The 2007 budget for the US Military covers Jack Bauer...
  • Blog Post: Ever Feel Like the Dumbest Guy In the Building at a Security Event?

    As you probably already know, my full time job is to travel around the world speaking to execs and IT Pros about the world of information security. Recently, I was invited to speak at the North Carolina Technology Association's Five Pillars of Executive Leadership in a Non-Secure World Conference in...
  • Blog Post: Sweetie…can I make some security modifications to the car?

    This is just too awesome to miss. I always enjoy a good video, especially when it relates to security. I just recently bought a new SUV (traded in the 2004 Mustang GT convertible) with the new baby and now I’m very sad that I forgot to ask for this option when I did. The guys at DillonAero did a great...