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Fakeness
Misdirection

Faking It To Make It … Fake Data Generation Recommendations List

Posted  July 17, 2015  by  Dale Pearson

Depending on your history and how you got into InfoSec you may or may not of been exposed to the world of developer testing, if you did I am sure you have many unhappy memories of arguing why “real” data should not be used in the testing world, and if like me you have horror […]

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PhishingIncrease
Social Engineering

91% Of All Attacks Attributable to Spear Phishing … Infograph by ProofPoint

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I just received an email from Proofpoint, and its another one of their great Infographs. This is a great Infograph re-enforcing the fact that it only takes a single breach for the cost to be significant. Not surprisingly the information shows that 91% of All Attacks have some form of phishing attribution, and 95% of […]

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PCWizard-Scammers
Subliminal Hacking

Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

So its a cold Monday morning in November 2013 and the phone rings, who could this be? Sadly its not someone calling me to tell me there are millions of pounds to be had if I can just send some money over, instead it turns out I have computer issues, but the friendly certified Microsoft […]

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OSINT
OSINT

OSINT Tools … Recommendations List

Posted  December 27, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

Free OSINT Tools. With the New Year fast approaching I thought now would be a great time to post the first draft of some recommended Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering tools and resources. I will look to maintain this list overtime and have it grow, so if you come across something you think should be […]

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Apocolypse
Hypnosis

Derren Brown Apocalypse … Fake or Real … My Opinion

Posted  November 1, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

I should start this post by saying that I am a huge Derren Brown fan, so I am probably commenting from a biased / rose tinted view but I am certainly trying not to when I share my views on Derren’s latest TV offering Apocalypse. So the reason for this quick post is a few […]

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killer

Illusions of Trust … The Way of the Cyber Criminal

Trust is an important thing to most intelligent species, and without it relationships and general interactions cease to flourish and are nothing more than a professional exchange of dialogue. When you think about trust and the ...
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Fakeness

Faking It To Make It … Fake Data Generation Recommendations List

Depending on your history and how you got into InfoSec you may or may not of been exposed to the world of developer testing, if you did I am sure you have many unhappy memories of arguing why “real” data should not ...
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Objectives

Objectives focused testing gives you more … More is More :)

Aside from the security testing not being what it really is (aka penetration tests which are vulnerability assessments, etc), we have a constant focus on what appears to be “controls” based security testing. These a...
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Security Testing

Social Engineering Doesn’t Feature In Your Security Testing Strategy … Doing It Wrong!

Security maturity is an interesting thing, and something I am often discussing with those I work with as well as those at various companies in a wide range of industry sectors. Specifically I am mostly interested in the maturit...
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Quick Post … Science of Persuasion Infographic

  Source – http://www.business2community.com/infographics/the-science-of-persuasion-infographic-01232865 
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