Recently, for our open-sourced ee-outliers framework, we released a new outlier model capable of detecting the sudden appearance of one or multiple field values of an Elasticsearch event. For example, this model could spot new TLDs that are suddenly being contacted (DNS/SSL) and communicating with C2 domains. It could also detect an executable that suddenly … Continue reading Detecting the sudden appearance of events with ee-outliers and Elasticsearch
At first, it was just a simple team-building trip with less than ten participants. However, it became a tradition and year after year, more birds joined our nest and the trip grew bigger. After sharing stories and legends of previous years, both new joiners and veterans were waiting for the D-Day of this year’s famous … Continue reading The Birds Fly away!
Hello, my name is Étienne de Jamblinne.I am a second year MA student in cyber-security at the ULB. I am the one on the left in Thibaut’s photo! As part of my program, I am required to do an internship that acquaints me with “real life” working experience. Security Awareness? Analysing my options, NVISO seemed … Continue reading My Internship Experience at NVISO – by Etienne de Jambelinne
A secret location.. A scavenger hunt to find it. Following the tradition, that’s how our teambuilding weekend (offsite) starts. | On D-day, at 8h30 we needed to be at the office to start our hunt, and only then we could get our first official clue: a QR code. This allowed us to download an app, which contained a scavenger hunt via which we could find … Continue reading One more year, on the way to… where?
This year, in an effort to raise awareness about IoT security, we launched the Hack Our Train challenge. For over three weeks, a model train tirelessly chugged on its tracks inside our IoT village at Co.Station Brussels and then once more for two days at BruCON 2017. We provided it with an emergency brake system … Continue reading Hack Our Train
Introduction Around mid-October we got a call from a reporter working on an article covering online privacy and social media. Rather than writing about others, the reporter wanted to have his own story. So, he asked NVISO to research him on-line, and find out as much as possible about him! Of-course, after agreeing on some … Continue reading Stalking a reporter – behind the scenes!
Three challenges to making passwords user-friendly Following the interview of Bill Burr, author of NIST’s 2003 paper on Electronic Authentication, in which he announced that he regrets much of what he wrote, we stop and think. Why was the standard putting users at risk? Paraphrasing History: “Tout pour le peuple; rien par le peuple”. Perfectly … Continue reading Don’t be lazy with P4ssw0rd$
Staying up to date with the latest hot topics in Security is a requirement for any Security Consultant. Going to conferences is a great way of doing this, as it also gives you the opportunity to speak to peers and get a good view into what the security industry and the researchers are up to. … Continue reading NVISO at DEF CON 25
This morning, I heard on the radio that dozens of Belgian families were being watched through their own home surveillance system in Belgium. Nothing new here, as we already know for years that sites exist through which you can watch camera footage of unknowing victims, and this problem is not just limited to Belgium of … Continue reading Who is watching your home surveillance systems?
During the first half of 2017 we had the pleasure of working with three bright interns assisting us on various projects ranging from developing an interactive training platform to creating challenges for the Cyber Security Challenge to working on improving our own IT environment. We asked them to let us know what they thought of … Continue reading A word from our interns Aras, Gaetan and Wouter!