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September 14, 2020 | Kate Brew
Kate Brew

Kate Brew

Editor of AT&T Cybersecurity blog

Kate has over 15 years experience in product management and marketing, primarily in information security.

June 2, 2018 | Kate Brew

The Best and Funniest Security Memes

We recently ran a contest on Twitter to collect the best InfoSec memes from the community. First I polled folks from my personal account to gauge interest, and wow was there interest! You know me and I definitely had to do a compedium blog on these funny as well as educational security memes. Since this blog on IT jokes from 2015…

May 22, 2018 | Kate Brew

Should the US have Its Own GDPR and Other Questions Surveyed at RSA 2018

Privacy has always had a degree of overlap with security, however, recent years has increased the dependency each has on the other. Be that with regards to protecting individual information, the use of social media, or the requirements to respond to breaches. RSA 2018 gave us an excellent opportunity to gather the opinions of InfoSec professionals. We were able to get…

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April 24, 2018 | Kate Brew

RSA 2018 Recap and Launch of OTX Endpoint Security!

RSA 2018 was the best RSA ever from an AlienVault perspective! It was a "giant leap" for sure. The booth was Out of This World: We had hundreds of folks pop by for a demo or theater presentation. The Big News! OTX Endpoint Security™ Free Service! The statistics on OTX participation are amazing - as of this writing 86018 participants, and 162K…

February 26, 2018 | Kate Brew

SIEM Content Engineer - Why Is It a “Thing”?

If you Google “SIEM Content Engineer,” “SIEM Threat Content Engineer,” or “SIEM Content Developer,” you will see a bunch of ads, job listings and very little other content. I believe this is because the concept is new, and it appears SIEM Content Engineer is emerging as a new job title that HR departments in…

January 9, 2018 | Kate Brew

Top 17 Blogs from ‘17

It was a great year in blogs for AlienVault! Here are the top blogs from 2017, selected by number of views from all sources. Drumroll please. Explain Bitcoin to Me by Tristan Johns. It’s an approachable but technical explanation of how Bitcoin works. MacSpy: OS X RAT as a Service by Peter Ewane. It’s about one…

January 4, 2018 | Kate Brew

What’s More Important, the Red Team or the Blue Team

I ran a poll before the holidays, to understand the InfoSec community's thoughts and attitudes on Red Teaming versus Blue Teaming a bit better. As you likely know, Red Teamers are those who non-maliciously "attack" a company, and Blue Teamers are the defenders. We've had some interesting blogs on this topic, and for a very positive perspective on Red Teaming,…

November 28, 2017 | Kate Brew

6 Animals Associated with Red Team

Sure, we've had some interesting, educational and factual blogs about Red Teaming in the past, such as: Red Teamers Can Learn Secrets by Purple Teaming Red teams; a diary from the garden of Red versus Blue Be a Red Teamer to be a Better Blue Teamer: Pen Testing ala Jayson Street Red teamers are a proud lot. They particularly pride…

October 16, 2017 | Kate Brew

SpiceWorld 2017!

SpiceWorld was held last week. For those unfamiliar, it is Spiceworks' yearly conference for IT pros held in Austin every year. Here's the mob scene at the AlienVault booth at the opening Happy Hour on the exhibit floor. Garrett Gross, Director, Field Enablement at AlienVault, spoke on Tuesday about Open Source Tools. It was a standing room only crowd! Later…

October 10, 2017 | Kate Brew

Do InfoSec Folks Need to be Able to Write Code?

I ran a poll on Twitter recently, trying to ask this question in an open way, to see what people thought. I was surprised that a lot of folks not only voted, but also shared some strong opinions. This was the final vote count: To be of value to #infosec community, must contributors be able to write code? — Kate Brew (…

October 5, 2017 | Kate Brew

2017 Ransomware Report

Cybersecurity Insiders, partnering with the 380,000+ member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, commissioned Crowd Research Partners to conduct an indepth study to gather insights, reveal the latest ransomware trends, and provide guidance on effectively addressing the ransomware threat. A brief extract follows, but you can read the whole report here! Key Findings Ransomware is the fastest growing security threat, perceived as…

September 6, 2017 | Kate Brew

Ransomware & Threat Intel in Las Vegas

At Black Hat 2017 AlienVault ran a neat survey in our exhibitor booth. Security conferences like Black Hat give us a great opportunity to meet so many industry practitioners and leaders. 617 Black Hat attendees took our survey this year. Javvad Malik took the results of the survey, wove in his experiences and had a series of short discussions with security practitioners…

August 18, 2017 | Kate Brew

Week in Review 18th August 2017

At least in the US, there’s been so much political news it’s been distracting from InfoSec this week! Also with our beloved Javvad Malik out-of-pocket we are all in a quandary. I managed to find a few articles of interest in InfoSec news, however. Oh, the tiresome vaccine analogy again applied to Ransomware Vaccine discovered for…