Jon aka “@wvualphasoldier” is a security researcher, consultant, policy advisor and former US military PSYOP soldier. He served on and off the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. We discuss the recent Shadow Brokers auctioning of computer network exploits which are alleged to have been stolen from NSA linked security firm, Equation Group.
TOPICS INCLUDE: Shadow Brokers, Equation Group, NSA, PSYOP, atmospherics, military intelligence, deception operations, propaganda, patriot hackers, The Jester, ISIS, Junaid Hussain (aka TriCk), Edward Snowden, Zipa Dux, insider threat vs. outside attacker theories, attribution, @thegrugq, Takashi Shimura, Rashomon and more!
Jake Kouns CISO of Risk Based Security speaks with Vince at DEFCON 24 in Las Vegas prior to his talk “Cyber. Who Done It?! Attribution Analysis Through Arrest History.” He uses research and analysis of arrest data to profile cyber criminals. Jake discusses attribution in cyber crimes and cyber espionage, the Sony Pictures hack, North Korea, DNC leaks, Crowdstrike, his Attribution Bingo Card and more.
Jake’s DEFCON talk was fun and rapid fire. He delved into his project with partner Lee Johnstone called Arrest Tracker which is a database used to profile cyber crime. Jake had 140 slides and he kept the pace quick. He did give ample props to Threat Butt and other online critics/satirists who represent the disenfranchised and attribution skeptics within the online security industry.