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Using Static Analysis to Harden Open Source Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

by Jeff Sass

When deploying an open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS) into a network, it is critical to harden it against attackers. An IDS is designed to detect attacks instead of inadvertently enabling them. One approach to assist in this effort is to use static code analysis on the source code of the IDS. This paper details how to use Coverity’s static analysis tools on the Security Onion distribution to find security vulnerabilities. A look at Coverity’s security code checkers, with a focus towa...

Oct. 9, 2017 1 comment 9 minute read Apps & Hardening

Unveiling The Open Source Visualization Engine for Busy Hackers

by Thibault Reuille, Andrew Hay

During this presentation, we will show you how you can take any relational data set, quickly massage the format, and visualize the results. We will also share some observations and conclusions drawn from the results of the visualization that may not have appeared in simple text form. We have used this engine within OpenDNS to track CryptoLocker and CryptoDefense ransomware, Red October malware, and the Kelihos botnet. Additionally, specific Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) campaigns, carding site...

Sept. 23, 2017 0 comments Black Hat Pen Testing & Audits


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