Post by Ted Ross
Exodus Intelligence, CEO
It’s been interesting to watch the cybersecurity industry evolve over the last two decades. I’ve seen radical shifts in actor behavior and sophistication, as well as industries’ ability to comprehend and address threats. With that in mind, it would be easy to build a picture of “doom and gloom”—given that everybody realizes that industry and government alike are not able to keep up. Continue reading
What happened at Exodus Intelligence in the month of June? It’s all here, in the Exodus Intelligence June 2016 newsletter! Continue reading
Our good friend, Dan Lamorena of Forescout Technologies, is creating a series of blogs centered around zero-days and IoT. In this series, he’ll be interviewing cybersecurity experts to discuss what they’re seeing out there in the “Wild, Wild West” of security.
The first blog post of the series is right here, with Logan Brown, President/Founder, and Ted Ross, CEO, of Exodus Intelligence. Logan has spent his career in security research finding vulnerabilities in commonly used software. Exodus has been around for four years now, and prior to that, Logan was at TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative. Ted has been in the industry for 27 years and brings experience from both a security practitioner and a threat intelligence background. Continue reading
June 7-9, 2016, over 500 industry representatives met in Tallinn, Estonia to hear from top NATO officials to discuss key strategic challenges for NATO IT and to usher NATO-Industry cooperation forward; including, in the cyber domain. Ted Ross, Exodus Intelligence, CEO, participated in the NATO/NCIA Industry Executive Discussions that took place. Continue reading
Read this newsletter to see what the month of May brought for Exodus Intelligence: a new training course is open for registration, new capabilities, a blog on how waiting for a patch can cost you the business, and new Twitter-handle updates. It’s all here, in the Exodus Intelligence May 2016 newsletter! Continue reading
Waiting for a patch can cost you the business. When advanced threat actors are aware of an unpatched vulnerability and you are not, actors have free reign of your resources. Don’t wait for a patch. At Exodus Intelligence, we scour through common applications used in the enterprise. We find zero-day vulnerabilities so you can detect and stop the most advanced threats before you need to patch. Continue reading
Resolution to zero-day debate not in cards for foreseeable future
Logan Brown and Ted Ross weigh in with ThreatPost
ThreatPost, April 22 2016 | Was the Federal Bureau of Investigation justified in paying over $1.3 million for a hacking tool that opened the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter? For some in the security community, the answer is a resounding yes. For others, the answer is not so clear-cut.
Ted Ross, CEO of Exodus Intelligence, which has its own vulnerability purchasing program, is in favor of the FBI’s reliance on zero-day community. He said it’s unrealistic to think that the US government alone can solve cyber security issues. “A solution (in cases like this) will only work with good collaboration between government and industry,” Ross said.
Last week Exodus finished disclosure on CVE-2016-1287 “Cisco ASA Software IKEv1 and IKEv2 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability” officially marking the first time that we have gone through the process of coordinated disclosure. This disclosure represents a change in our internal policies and warrants discussion regarding the particulars of the change and what it means for Exodus going forward. Continue reading
David Barksdale, Jordan Gruskovnjak, and Alex Wheeler
Cisco has issued a fix to address CVE-2016-1287. The Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance is an IP router that acts as an application-aware firewall, network antivirus, intrusion prevention system, and virtual private network (VPN) server. It is advertised as “the industry’s most deployed stateful firewall.” When deployed as a VPN, the device is accessible from the Internet and provides access to a company’s internal networks. Continue reading