Monthly Archives - July 2019

Train your Threat Hunting Skills

One of my best friends, my partner in conferences, books, family friend Milad Aslaner wrote a great PowerShell simulation which can help you train your Threat Hunting skills. The good news is its completley FREE , below are the details and download link : Introduction ThreatHunt is a simple PowerShell repository that allows you to train your threat hunting skills. [...]


Keynote at the Chief Audit Executive Conference

The United Arab Emirates Internal Audit Association (UAE-IAA) is a vibrant organization founded by a dedicated group of practicing volunteers to serve the profession and the needs of local internal auditors. The UAE IAA was chartered by a government decree from the UAE Ministry of Community Development and is dully affiliated with the Global Institute of Internal Auditors [...]


Time to patch Windows (July 2019 updates)

Microsoft has just released today (10 July 2019) new patches, and here is what you need to know : Microsoft has released 1 advisories, 1 servicing stack update, and 77 updates to vulnerabilities, which 15 of these updates are classified as Critical. Microsoft has fixed two actively exploited Zero Day vulnerabilities that could allow programs to run with higher privilege levels. [...]


Inside The Dark Web Best Seller in Amazon

My new book "Inside The Dark Web" is number 3 in the best selling new Information Technology books at Amazon. Thank you very much for your support, Its an awesome feeling to see your hard work gets some attention . I am looking forward to see the feedbacks. Dr. Rafiqul and I are happy to see the results and hopefully [...]


Symantec 2019 Internet Security Threat Report.

Formjacking. Targeted Attacks. Living off the Land. Coming for Your Business. Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report takes a deep dive into insights from the world’s largest civilian global intelligence network, revealing: Formjacking attacks skyrocketed, with an average of 4,800 websites compromised each month.Ransomware shifted targets from consumers to enterprises, where infections rose 12 percent.More than 70 million records stolen from [...]


New Book in Turkish -coming soon

I am proud to announce that after Korean now my book will be available in Turkish, co-authored with Sükrü DURMAZ and Raif SARICA... To be honest , they deserve more then just THANK YOU , They have not just translated my sections but also helped me to understand the local IT Security problems even better My book family is extending :) Siber [...]


Inside the Dark Web , just released

Summary Inside the Dark Web provides a broad overview of emerging digital threats and computer crimes, with an emphasis on cyberstalking, hacktivism, fraud and identity theft, and attacks on critical infrastructure. The book also analyzes the online underground economy and digital currencies and cybercrime on the dark web. The book further explores how dark web crimes are conducted on the surface [...]


Serving as Board Member in Australian Institute of ICT

I have been invited to be part of the CyberSecurity Advisory board at the "Australian Institute of Information and Communication Technology " (AIICT) which has a mission as below: AIICT Mission  At AIICT, we recognise that the cybersecurity industry is facing a skills crisis. What is currently a 0% unemployment industry, the number of unfilled jobs is predicted to reach 3.5 [...]


Tips to Prevent Social Engineering

We call social engineering, the deception art. It is, simply, capturing information by deceiving/manipulating the target person. There are several ways to do this. For example, a fake message that you have sent to someone to hack his/her email is a simple way of social engineering, or an email or SMS saying, You have earned $500 constantly, is meant to deceive you. News about celebrities, for [...]