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An actor, usually a person, who may attempt to exploit a vulnerability of an exposed system.

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Red Team actions for Web domain [closed]

What red teams' actions and procedures could be used for threat hunting a web domain? I am planning to use some online threat hunting platforms for threat hunting. But not sure if there is a proper ...
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What could be the potential vulnerabilities and threats in endpoint encrypted file storage system?

Consider the following scenario: Client installs a web API based endpoint encryption software. They upload the endpoint encrypted files to the server with the following format by using poly1305 and ...
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How to estimate threat and risk associated with that threat and not only vulnerability severity?

Having this simple formula Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Information Value it is quite difficult to estimate risks quantitatively because of threat estimation seems to me the most difficult part. I ...
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What is the difference between ATT&CK and CAPEC?

My question is on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). I want to know the difference between Attack Patterns (as in MITRE CAPEC) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (as in MITRE ATT&CK). They both ...
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What is cybersecurity landscape?

What does "cybersecurity landscape" mean? Is it a cyber threat trend?
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MITRE ATT&CK ICS Machine readable

Could you please help me in finding a repository for MITRE ATT&CK ICS? I was wondering if the matrix, along with labels, assets and tactics was available smewhere online, perhaps in a STIX format ...
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What is the difference between “local” and “Adjacent” threat agents?

I am using CVSS to do the vulnerability assessment for my project. As per documentation here is the definition of local and adjacent Adjacent (A) The vulnerable component is bound to the network ...
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Insider threats vs. insider attacks

I understand that a threat is a possible security violation that might exploit the vulnerability of a system, and a attack is an action on a system that harms the organisation in some way. Therefore, ...
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Secure a virtual machine during a lab exercise

I recently started the Offensive Security AWAE course. On their connectivity guide page, they warn about the hazards of connecting to their labs: you will be exposing your computers' VPN IP to other ...
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Windows Defender found threats in Kali Linux disc image

Last week, I downloaded Kali Linux from the official https://www.kali.org/ website for educational purpose. I left the downloaded disc image (.iso) on my desktop. Yesterday, Windows Defender decided ...
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How to respond to Indicators of Compromise?

We've received frequent emails from our Threat Intelligence Group with IoCs artifacts, such as file names, hashes, domains/urls. They request us to do preventive measures for the given attributes. ...
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BLE IoT device as platform backdoor for hackers

I have a IoT device that works with BLE and uses a smartphone as a bridge to connect to a digital platform (cloud). The communication between the IoT device and the platform is based in PKI. The IoT ...
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DNS communicating with a remote host on an unusual server port 53

We have an Active Directory EC2 server on AWS US East region that has DNS enabled to resolve only internal hostnames. It is not reachable from any hosts on the public internet. Recently we enabled an ...
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Risk, threat, vulnerability with an example

Given a situation where a system has SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 enabled would the following mapping be accurate: Weakness/vulnerability: The remote service accepts connections encrypted using TLS 1.0 and ...
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threat intelligence gateway [closed]

A TOG (threat intelligence gateway) is a hardware piece that sits between the router and the firewall. The TIG uses the threat intelligence and filters out the malicious urls and IPs before reaching ...
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Where do live threat maps get their threat-data from? [closed]

There are many "threat maps" online such as Norse, Fortinet etc serving accurate information of all kinds of attacks around the globe such as DOS, Scans, Pings, and many more. How accurate is this ...
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Is there some hidden worm attached with whatsapp messages that state forward this messgae to 20 people? [closed]

NOTE: I am New contributor, if the question needs some improvement please tell in comment before down voting! Usually I see messages on whatsapp and sometime on some other forums stating that forward ...
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risk threat vulnerability

From ENISA - Threat and Risk Management Identification, analysis and evaluation of these threats and vulnerabilities are the only way to understand and measure the impact of the risk involved ...
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What is the difference between Anti - APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) and ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)?

Like the question says, is it the naming difference only or are they entirely different?
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What is Threat Hunting?

Can anyone please describe what is Threat Hunting and how it should be conducted/deploy/monitor? Is it similar to SIEM systems with more advanced and automated use cases? I went through google ...
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Aren't VPN servers exposed to the same threats as public Wi-Fi?

Besides trust of the VPN provider, are VPN servers safe? Other people connect to it and it can be compromised, right? Is it the same threat as being connected to a public Wi-Fi where someone could ...
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How is it possible that the Metasploit meterpreter can take pictures without “notifying” the user?

Im curious how the Meterpreter can take pictures from my webcam without turning on the webcam LED? Ive read that you have to write/change a driver, or a firmware, or you just change some DLLs, but ...
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What are the main sources to collect Threat Intelligence Information especially from Dark Web

I've identified some OSINT Sources but they are not enough. Can anyone identify other sources to automatically via APIs or other way to collect threat intel information.
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Boot from live usb to avoid being spied on

Suppose the government wants to spy on you using government-designed malware. If you then want to visit sensitive pages on the internet, would it be more secure to use Tor browser within a USB - live ...
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Advice for carrying out risk identification in ISO27005:2011

I am currently required to carry out an information security risk assessment for an assignment, using the ISO 27005:2011 standard, for the Equifax data breach that occurred in 2017, https://...
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Why do unverified restaurants accounts pose a threat to the privacy and safety of users? [closed]

We have an app to order food from restaurants but the app developers decided not to verify any of the information provided by the restaurants like the location and opening hours. Why this decision ...
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Is there any list of vulnerabilities and their signatures?

I am looking for a list of known vulnerabilities and their signatures. Is there any publicly available list of security vulnerabilities and their signatures? NVD (NATIONAL VULNERABILITY DATABASE) ...
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Why would IPS vendor provider refuse to publish SLAs to fix the published highly ranked CVEs?

One of the biggest IPS providers (top of Gartner graph for its category) is not providing SLAs for all the 7+ ranking CVEs published last year. I don't really understand why would they refuse to ...
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TVRA does it cover physical, cyber and information security?

For that matter is TVRA only linked to security? Can it be used to assess, evaluate all or any situation and from there, come up with control measures?
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Should the recent Tiny Chip attack teach us to invest less in our security posture?

Now with upcoming new year budgets to purchase the next tools and services for protecting our company to increase organization posture against cyber attack, I can't stop thinking if we should reduce ...
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How to calculate the priority and the severity of our daily cyber security intelligence threat feeds?

Some solutions (eg. FireEye ISight) can provide a daily feed where they will mention each reported issue with it's severity and priority. Usually those companies will do some basic research and look ...
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Where should I look for information once there is a security incident reported on breaking news? [closed]

We see breaking news alerts popping up with some dramatic headline, but headlines can be tricky and bring a lot of chaos to the organization and more specifically to the SOC. Where will be the best ...
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How should we mitigate threats that are keep coming to our security monitoring system?

We have continuous cybersecurity threat feeds that coming to our SOC on a daily basis from different sources that provide all the new CVEs, new malware variations and more. We just don't know how to ...
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How should we implement responsible discovery program internally only for our organization employees?

We experienced a very interesting phenomenon in the last 6 months and that is that some employees found and reported to our security teams few very crucial security issues. We were thinking about ...
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Use Splunk to run Nmap scan from remote host to potential attacker

When receiving internal attacks, I'd like to utilize Splunk alerts to trigger an Nmap scan against that attacking host from a remote machine; one other than the Splunk server. Is there any API or ...
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Operation Prowli Malware Infects Over 40,000 Machines

Seems a new malware infection has been detected called 'Operation Prowli Malware' and around 40,000 machines are infected. Still no CVE data updated on CVE site regarding the relevant vulnerability. ...
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What is the difference between “Incident”, “Attack” and “event”?

In the Computer and network security incident taxonomy what are the differences between "Incident", "Attack" and "event"? Where does "threat" fit with them?
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Relationship between threat analysis and attack modeling

What could be the Relationship between threat analysis and attack modeling. Both are pretty close, have different perspectives but I need to know the relationships or in other words, how can they ...
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Are there any real instances of threats to machine learning systems?

I recently read a paper on The security of Machine Learning. Are there any instances of attacks against machine learning systems besides spam filters?
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Spoofed number sending threats to students. Can it be traced to sender?

A SMS message was sent to several students at my son's school claiming to be my son stating that he was going to shoot up the school. My family didn't receive this message but I have the phone number ...
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Drawbacks of ML in cyber security?

I did some research on the topic (as I'm new to it) and it frankly seems too good to be true. A company called Darktrace for instance, makes use of AI algorithms and ML to autonomously detect threats ...
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How much is known about who is responsible for all the database breaches?

Troy Hunt claims that those responsible for data breaches are often just teenagers and there are reports that a lot of the breaches would appear to come from insiders. But we also hear a lot about the ...
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What should be people warned about? [closed]

I'm doing a presentation about security/privacy on web and i would appreciate few hints about what would you talk about. Just general, nothing IT specific. I just wanna give a 1000 foot view on few ...
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Slowing the hashing of a password. Is this all i need to know about securing passwords? [closed]

I'm on a journey of learning everything about information security and as i've read about how to secure a password, i didn't quite understood why should i slow down the hashing of a password and how ...
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Can a smartphone be hacked by calling it?

I have received call from international number (0012024558888). After receiving it I cut the call as it was irrelevant to me and I did not give any information to them. Now I doubt it as spam/scam ...
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What would be the effects of a limited Russian/US cyber conflict be on cyber-security professionals? [closed]

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on Morning Edition, Obama said, "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our ...
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Threats due to a stolen password db file (e.g. keepass)

If someonelse could get your password db file (e.g. .kdbx file for keepass), maybe due to a hacking attack, how threaten is your security in fact? Of course this is a problem and you should change ...
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Is it possible to spoof a paired Bluetooth device?

I'm thinking about creating a physical lock, where the keys would simply be paired Bluetooth devices, but I'm concerned about the potential (in)security. I would like to have a Bluetooth 2.1 module ...
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Are there any methodology for malware in case of threat assessment?

Malware is a threat in security assessment. Are there any criteria to assess malware in case of threat assessment?
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How to determine the threat agent for analyzing risk of a threat?

When doing Risk Assessment of a threat, how can I find the best threat agent for the risk assessment? For example, the asset which has the vulnerability related to the threat may be in an internal ...