Security Distractions

With each new “inspirational” Instagram, Twitter and Facebook New Year post cropping up on our feeds. We couldn’t help but jump on the bandwagon of “new beginnings” and finally launch our blog….

We have talked and talked and talked and talked about how we might one day come around to the idea, that we might eventually be distracted enough to consider creating our own blog. Cue the long back and forth messages over Signal on what to call the god damn thing. Purchasing a domain name these days is so easy, but coming up with a catchy name… Not so much…

We love security and we love getting distracted by it, so eventually it was only logical that the blog should be named something along these lines……

Both myself and Kim find ourselves getting overly excited about the technical side of security everyday to the point that the next new thing we have created ends up being all we can talk about for an hour or so, before we move on to the next new cool thing and forget about the last….

We figured that since we think we are doing some pretty exciting things both professionally in the security world, but also in our own home *cough* datacenter *cough* lab’s that we would try our hand at writing about it.

A lot of our work is based around how we can get the most out of open source security platforms and tools. Most of our focus is around ElasticSearch and the full ELK stack, squeezing every last bit we can out of the platform to write and develop our own custom detection and enrichment methods. We will also talk a lot about MISP, The Hive Project, Squid, Elastalert, Kafka, Sysmon, Threat Intelligence and many many other topics that would be sure to set off your 2019 bull shit bingo card…

There is a lot that can be achieved, when you have a nice and simple logging setup. ELK is free from a license perspective and your limits are pretty much your imagination on what you can do with it.

Enough about the blog and a little on us…

Collectively we work in the Danish finance industry, where we unfortunately share the same corner of the office. Much to the dismay of our colleagues, who have often commented on our old married couple like tendancies…

There is a little about us in the ironically titled “About Us” page..

We promise to try to keep the tone positive and deeply technical, but there also has to be room for a little bitching too right?

Watch this space, there is a lot to come!

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this blog and all posts, are our own and do not reflect our employer, this blog is purely for personal use.