Reflections on Subjective Reputation presented at BSidesMinneapolis 2019

by Ben April,

Summary : Subjective reputation is a staple of our industry. Lists of “good” or “bad” indicators are the fuel behind many defensive strategies.The more advanced tools such as machine-learning, deep-learning, and artificial intelligence are often leveraged to add or remove indicators from these reputation lists.Differing expectations and use-cases can result in wild variations in efficacy and value of a reputation source.This discussion will look at subjective reputation, the challenging environments where it is created, and look at alternate approaches worth considering.