Malware analysis workshop at AvengerCon VII

By |2022-12-05T10:15:54-05:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Automation, Containers, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Hunting, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Our President, Jose Fernandez, ran a malware analysis workshop using containers during AvengerCon VII. The event, hosted at Dreamport in Columbia, MD allowed participants to use Kleared4, our disassociated cyber-range, to safely analyze and triage malware samples in a controlled environment. Participants analyzed ransomware samples, and random samples in both Linux and Windows containers. If you [...]

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CompSec Direct recognized by Microsoft with Firmware analysis partner specialization

By |2022-12-05T10:24:21-05:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Design, firmware, News, Partnerships|Tags: , , , , , |

CompSec Direct is Microsoft approved for firmware analysis. This is a new partner specialization within the Defender for IoT ecosystem of Microsoft's security portfolio. We can help your organization find vulnerabilities within your IoT devices and prioritize changes to ensure resilience within your IoT equipment. Contact us at [email protected] for more details.

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Ransomware: Hacienda of Puerto Rico

By |2022-12-05T10:25:41-05:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Attribution, Breach, Case Study, Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Disclosure, Firewall, Forensic, Hacking, Incident Response, Reports|Tags: , , |

Ransomware: Hacienda of Puerto Rico

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Kleared4 closed-operation fly-away edge kit

By |2022-06-14T23:15:09-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Automation, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Design, Forensic, Hacking, Hunting, Incident Response, Networking|Tags: , , , , |

Kleared4 closed-operation fly-away edge kit

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BSides PR 2019

By |2022-06-15T00:20:50-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Case Study, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Disclosure, Forensic, Incident Response, Laws, Legislation, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our President, @jfersec, had the privilege of Keynote during BSides PR 2019. During our presentation, we discussed some hard truth's around: the way DeepFakes and "WeakFakes" are utilizedhow we are good imitators and bad innovators in Puerto Ricopast efforts associated with Accelerated Disclosures for public and private companies in Puerto Ricoflaws associated with contract negotiations with [...]

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Case 1

By |2022-06-15T01:30:31-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Attribution, Breach, Case Study, Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Disclosure, Forensic, Hacking, Hunting, Incident Response, Laws, Reports|Tags: , , , , |

Case 1. If you like the case study, hit us up and let us know. Take care. Malware Analysis on Hybrid-Analysis. case1Download

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CompSec Direct now approved Cyber-security vendor in Maryland

By |2022-06-15T00:32:05-04:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Forensic, Hunting, News, Pen-testing, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , , |

CompSec Direct has been approved as a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller (QMCS) by the Department of Commerce of Maryland. This allows us to provide cybersecurity services to qualifying companies under the Buy Maryland Cybersecurity (BMC) program. The program allows companies with 50 employees or less to purchase services and products from approved vendors like CompSec Direct. [...]

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Apache brute: A simple brute force deterrent for Linux

By |2022-06-15T00:39:43-04:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Defensive Methodology|Tags: , , , |

We published a simple script to help identify and block possible brute-force attempts on a Linux web-server. The script counts the amount of “bad-actions” an ip has logged in the Apache logs and blocks the ip on port 443. This script also displays top 20 visitor information using geoiplookup (which should be installed) and performs a [...]

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CompSec Direct receives media mentions as the result from incident response services offered to Hacienda of Puerto Rico

By |2022-06-15T00:46:16-04:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Attribution, Contracts, Cyber, Defensive Methodology, Hunting, Incident Response, Reports|Tags: , , , , |

The Center of Investigative News (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo) published an excellent summary of events from the situation the department of Hacienda faced in early March of 2017. Our early involvement in this event helped the citizens of Puerto Rico during an already difficult economic situation. We will continue to work with the department of Hacienda [...]

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CompSec Direct solicited for subject matter expertise on Incident Response for Hacienda of Puerto Rico

By |2022-06-15T00:47:26-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Attribution, Contracts, Defensive Methodology, Hunting, Incident Response, Reports|Tags: , , , |

CompSec Direct was asked to provide incident response services to the department of Hacienda, the Treasury department of Puerto Rico, on March 7,2017. The department of Hacienda was experiencing daily losses of approximately $20 million dollars a day due to the severity and impact of ransomware on the government network. CompSec Direct’s president, Jose Fernandez, led [...]

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