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31337 InfoSec - Cyber Threat Weekly - Derek Krein

Hey, I'm Derek. Information security found me nearly 23 years ago, it's been a wild ride ever since! A Navy veteran and seasoned information security expert, I bring a strategic and holistic approach to problem solving.

From building robust cyber security programs and leading strategic initiatives for the US Department of Defense to implementing cutting-edge security solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, I thrive on solving complex challenges with a focus on prioritization and simplicity.

Keeping up with rapidly evolving threat trends and adversary behavior can be time-consuming and overwhelming.  Introducing the "Cyber Threat Weekly" newsletter.  Hours of research in a 10-minute read each week.  You’ll receive curated cyber threat news delivered straight to your inbox.

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Why 31337 InfoSec?

More than having fun with character sets, taunting others, or proclaiming greatness, ‘eleet’ is a mindset.  My favorite definition of 31337 is from urban dictionary:  to be elite.  One who has skills. Developing skills requires deliberate research, testing, failing forward, and diligently applying what you learn.  This is especially important

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Cyber Threat Weekly – #33

The week of July 1st through July 7th was back down to 379 cyber news articles reviewed.  A relatively light amount of cyber threat trend and adversarial behavior news to share.  Let’s start with an unprecedented password dump, nearly 10 billion unique passwords. HTTP File Server (HFS) Remote Code

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Cyber Threat Weekly – #32

The week of June 24th through June 30th picked up with 439 cyber news articles reviewed.  Only a light amount of cyber threat trend and adversarial behavior news to share.  Let’s start with Juniper releases fix for critical authentication bypass bug. Run pipelines as any user in GitLab, critical

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Cyber Threat Weekly – #31

The week of June 17th through June 23rd was lighter than usual with 342 cyber news articles reviewed.  Only a moderate amount of cyber threat trend and adversarial behavior news to share.  Let’s start with the CDK Global IT outage caused by BlackSuit ransomware. Outdated Android phones targeted by