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Class: Penetrations and Remediations – Update 2

Ok, final update to the Penetrations and Remediations class from July 18. I had a bunch of people asking me for the slides to the class, so; without further ado. Here they are. If you have any questions regarding our first take on this class, please feel free to contact me at: mikeh@556forensics.com Short URL: http://bit.ly/1LG9NDq


40 year impact from OPM breach

OPM Breach

Source: FedScoop Interesting article that states the impact of the OPM breach could cause an impact for the next 40 years. I’m just going to say, after some conversations I’ve had with some people over this past weekend, I think the breach could last a whole lot longer than 40 years. In fact, I would go so far as sayingRead the rest of this page »


Too Big to Care – Advance Fee Fraud

Advance Fee Fraud

Warning: So, this post might sound politically motivated to some, I assure you, I’m looking beyond the politics of the American way of life, and talking about people in general. My wife went on a trip this past week, to visit her mother, and other family, up in Montana. When she got to her mom’s house, she had found out,Read the rest of this page »


Class: Penetrations and Remediations – Update 1

Just a quick update, about the class I taught on Saturday. It was completely nerve-wrenching; one of my biggest fears is public speaking. Not to mention the stress of everything else going on in my life, at this very second. We had a great turnout at Denhac for the class. While I do think the class run a little longerRead the rest of this page »


Potential Downtime – Known Issues

Hello all – Just wanted to post a quick note about some potential downtime 556 Forensics may be seeing in the next week or two. We are transitioning a bunch of our domain names, as well as our hosting server, and a bunch of other stuff. Due to my crazy work schedule, there is the possibility that our website, mayRead the rest of this page »


UPDATE: Penetrations and Remediations Class

Just wanted to post a quick update. The class has been moved back a week, to July 18. About the Class: Location: Denhac 700 Kalamath Street Date: 7/18 Time: 11am – 4pm Short URL: http://bit.ly/1Mj9S0A


Class: Penetrations and Remediations

Source: Software Freedom School I will be conducting a class for the Software Freedom School on July 11. The class will take place at Denhac. Here are the details about the class: Class: Penetrations and Remediations Date: July 11, 2015, 11AM – 4PM Location: Denhac, 700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204 [ Google Maps ] See the post at SFS: The pastRead the rest of this page »


VulnHub – TopHatSec – FartKnocker – Vulnerable Distribution

It’s been a little while since I posted, so I figured I would do a write-up of completing the TopHatSec – FartKnocker vulnerable distro (VulnHub) today. This was a relatively easy challenge, but it was really fun, using some of my IR analyst skills to analyze pcaps and so on. I would rate this as being a very easy/beginner level challenge,Read the rest of this page »


Scary new healthcare breach statistics

Source: DarkReading Interesting new statistics out today about some scary new healthcare breach statistics. It has now been determined that breaches are now responsible for more damages than employee error. So, while I understand, many might laugh at this statistic, but in all actuality, it is a very scary statistic. All things being said, people make mistakes, in fact, theyRead the rest of this page »


Packt Publishing – Giving free books away, again

Packt Publishing “Free Learning” is giving away books, from yesterday, April 30th – May 17th. Make sure you check Packt Publishing daily and get a copy of a free book. Short URL: http://bit.ly/1Mj9S0E


Mike has over 15 years experience in the Information Technology profession. His leadership, advanced technical skills, and knowledge in information security and digital forensic analysis has helped him to excel as an expert in security compliance.