Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Security & the Infinite Capacity to Rationalize
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
DHorse2
DHorse2,
User Rank: Strategist
8/7/2019 | 8:32:12 PM
Rationalization is lazy?
No, it isn't. If you are going to solve this issue the first requirement is to understand it. And... well... that's a lazy, overly simplistic view as well as incorrect. Human thought reflects our nature as rapid response probabilistic state prediction biologicals. That was a lot of words. However note that neither logic nor laziness was in there. Logic is something applied selectively, judiciously and sparingly. Now, while agree that laziness is the mother of invention, thoughts are fleshed out emotions just as emotions are primitive thoughts. Your choice is made early and emotionally. Rationalization is how you justify it variously. That my friends is hard work!
tdsan
tdsan,
User Rank: Ninja
8/6/2019 | 3:47:04 PM
Wonderful commentary

I agree with the statements made, we need to look at security from a logic standpoint where we start looking at the attacks from a mathematical perspective. For example, most of the files that come across are associated with a hash and the locations on the filesystem are related to inodes and hashes. We need to start looking at the file as a number, baseline all the numbers on the filesystem. The files can be identified by the changes associated with specific system files (pgp, kernel, binaries), that information is then gathered by creating an index; from the index we should be able to identify the changes in files, directories and file-types based on the number associated with that specific file (MD5 or SHA256). There is only a finite number of files that are essential to the system's function, once we isolate the files, then we can start to create an algorithm to index files based on purpose and location (SELinux does something very similar - files, directories, filesystem, policies, characteristics).

This will help with the machine learning and identification process because we will be able to identify the change(s) easier than using existing methods.




Some companies are doing this (pattern matching), we just need to do this type of analyis at the atomic level (using inodes and hashes), by developing equations to identify changes based on patterns or relationships, we can create ML structures that look at the system as an algorithic pattern (data flows).


Just a thought.


T


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Improving Enterprise Cybersecurity With XDR
Enterprises are looking at eXtended Detection and Response technologies to improve their abilities to detect, and respond to, threats. While endpoint detection and response is not new to enterprise security, organizations have to improve network visibility, expand data collection and expand threat hunting capabilites if they want their XDR deployments to succeed. This issue of Tech Insights also includes: a market overview for XDR from Omdia, questions to ask before deploying XDR, and an XDR primer.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-20099
PUBLISHED: 2022-06-27
A vulnerability was found in Analytics Stats Counter Statistics Plugin 1.2.2.5 and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation leads to code injection. The attack may be initiated remotely.
CVE-2022-2221
PUBLISHED: 2022-06-27
Information Exposure vulnerability in My Account Settings of Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager before 2022.1.8 allows authenticated users to access credentials of other users. This issue affects: Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager versions prior to 2022.1.8.
CVE-2022-28622
PUBLISHED: 2022-06-27
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in HPE StoreOnce Software. The SSH server supports weak key exchange algorithms which could lead to remote unauthorized access. HPE has made the following software update to resolve the vulnerability in HPE StoreOnce Software 4.3.2.
CVE-2022-31034
PUBLISHED: 2022-06-27
Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. All versions of Argo CD starting with v0.11.0 are vulnerable to a variety of attacks when an SSO login is initiated from the Argo CD CLI or UI. The vulnerabilities are due to the use of insufficiently random values in paramete...
CVE-2022-31035
PUBLISHED: 2022-06-27
Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes. All versions of Argo CD starting with v1.0.0 are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug allowing a malicious user to inject a `javascript:` link in the UI. When clicked by a victim user, the script will execute with th...