Applied Research & the Power of Sustained Thinking – Casey Smith – ESW #309
Tap, tap - is this thing on? Why do defenders still struggle to detect attacks and attacker activities? Why do so many tools struggle to detect attacks?
Today, we've got an expert on detection engineering to help us answer these questions. Thinkst's Canary and Canarytokens make in catching penetration testers and attackers stupidly simple. Thinkst Labs aims to push these tools even further. Casey will share some of the latest research coming out of labs, and we'll ponder why using deception for detection isn't yet a de facto best practice.
https://canary.tools https://canarytokens.org https://blog.thinkst.com
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Casey Smith is a Senior Security Researcher at Thinkst Applied Research. He enjoys continually working to understand and evaluate the limits of defensive systems. He led the development of Atomic Red Team, an open-source testing platform that security teams can use to assess detection coverage. His background includes security analysis, threat research, penetration testing, and incident response. Casey has spoken at several security conferences. DerbyCon, Shmoocon, BlackHat USA, BlueHat, BlueHat IL, and Troopers.