Incorporating Human Intelligence (HUMINT) into An Information Security Team presented at BSidesLasVegas 2018

by Aamil Karimi,

Summary : At a time when new innovations and developments in IPS, detection, big data, anti-virus, and other automated solutions are offeredon a seemingly daily basis, another equally important asset remains misunderstood, or simply under-appreciated – the human. This is not an offensive social engineering tutorial or proof of concept. Rather, this session will discuss the value of humanintelligence (HUMINT) and collection efforts within the growing discipline of Cyber Intelligence, how HUMINT/collections contributesto, and supplements, an organization’s detection, prevention, and research solution alongside other cyber threat teams, and how this skillset can be leveraged to elicit information and context that tools and appliances simply cannot.