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Vulnerability Management Program Best Practices

2019-08-15 swimlane Josh Rickard
Nowadays most organizations have begun to implement a Vulnerability Management Program (VMP), but implementing one is daunting. Most organizations realize they either have no true categorical ownership over systems or they lack the authority to enforce remediation of identified vulnerabilities. Either way, it is time consuming to track down and enforce a true VMP within many organizations. What is a Vulnerability Management Program? If you are new to implementing a VMP, then you first must understand what vulnerability management is. Continue reading

Every Security Team Is a Software Team Now

2019-08-01 swimlane Josh Rickard
Building and facilitating a culture with continuous collaboration between engineers and security forces is becoming the new philosophy in security, which is why I am stoked for this year’s Black Hat USA keynote speaker: Dino Dai Zovi, staff security engineer at Square. “Every Security Team is a Software Team Now” promises to dive into the latest iteration of security operations as current security teams morph into in-house security software teams, delivering multi-vertical value through self-service platforms and tools. Continue reading

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Detection Queries

2019-07-18 swimlane Josh Rickard
Recently, I shared on Twitter how you could run a query to detect if a user has clicked on a link within their Outlook using Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MDATP). If you are not familiar, MDATP is available within your Microsoft 365 E5 license and is an enhancement to the traditional Windows Defender you might be used to. What is Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection? Microsoft says that “Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Continue reading

Swimlane's Research Teams Open Sources pyattck

2019-07-11 swimlane Josh Rickard
As security teams adopt the Mitre ATT&CK Framework to help them identify gaps in their defenses, having a way to identify what malware and tools are being used by specific actors or groups becomes more critical. Additionally, having a way to identify these relationships programatically is even more critical. Today, we are excited to announce the Swimlane research team has released pyattck — a Python package to interact with the Mitre ATT&CK Framework. Continue reading

Swimlane Open Sources graphish to Help SecOps Teams

2019-06-19 swimlane Josh Rickard
While having a conversation on Twitter about Microsoft Graph API I was convinced that the traditional Exchange eDiscovery features were not available in the Microsoft Graph API. Boy was I wrong. After stumbling across a few endpoints I had not seen previously, I decided to write a python package called graphish. graphish is an open-source python package Swimlane is open-sourcing that will enable IT, security operations (SecOps), developers and others to search and delete email messages from mailboxes using the Microsoft Graph API. Continue reading

Hey InfoSec, What Are You Doing to Protect Your DevOps Teams

2019-06-14 swimlane Josh Rickard
DevOps, serverless applications and containers are just a few of the latest advancements in a developer’s toolbox. For development teams, this means that the time to market (TTM) is faster—especially for Agile teams. So, how and what are security operations teams doing to ensure that security is keeping pace with this rapid development? Most are attempting to incorporate a security engineer within their development teams—which is a great first step—but there are multiple layers that you need to ensure you are protecting your organization beyond your source-code. Continue reading

Swimlane Research Team Open Sources py-ews

2019-05-22 swimlane Josh Rickard
Phishing impacts every organization, and security operations (SecOps) teams need to act quickly to remediate and prevent unknown threats within their email infrastructure. To help combat these threats, the Swimlane research team has open sourced py-ews to enable security and IT teams to interact with Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) using Python. Why py-ews? Organizations continue to battle against malicious phishing emails in their email environments, but security and IT teams have limited visibility into what currently resides in their users’ mailboxes. Continue reading
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