Anatomy of a BotNet, and how to survive it. A review of the Mirai BotNet presented at BSidesVancouver 2018

by Brandon Marlow,

Summary : Every year, we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on user awareness, upgrades to endpoint protection, layers of technology and security training. How often is Security included as part of the general population? We assume your elite team understands all the common pitfalls. But, does Tim, your security analyst, fully understand that utilizing certain tools potentially opens the team to data leakage? Let’s talk about OpSec awareness, how the majority of us are doing it wrong, and some ways we can avoid data leakage.