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Twelve Days of XSSmas

This series of daily mini-posts, running from December 12, 2018 to December 24, 2018, is intended to provide cross-site scripting (XSS) related tips. This will range from filter-evasion and payload minification tricks, to old (but still good) classic XSS tips, to scripts that make (or contribute to) interesting proof-of-concept payloads. Day 1 When building payloads …

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Professionally Evil CISSP Certification: Breaking the Bootcamp Model

ISC2 describes the CISSP as a way to prove “you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program”.  It is one of the primary certifications used as a stepping stone in your cybersecurity career.   Traditionally, students have two different options to gain this certification; self-study or a bootcamp.  Both …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Ride Along Penetration Testing

Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest class in our Professionally Evil Course series: Ride Along Penetration Testing.  This course will be held on October 9th at 2PM eastern. Unlike so many other courses, this is not a typical “here is a tool and how to use it” course.  In this 2 hour course, James …

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Is that a Shark? — Common Security Mistakes Organizations Make

At Secure Ideas, we work with a large number of organizations. These range from small mom-and-pop businesses to international corporations and government agencies. In any of these examples, we find that CIOs and management make the same mistakes when it comes to dealing with their security issues. When people talk about security and risk, we …

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Professionally Evil Courses: Ride Along Penetration Testing

Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest class in our Professionally Evil Course series: Ride Along Penetration Testing.  This course will be held on March 11th at 2PM eastern. Unlike so many other courses, this is not a typical “here is a tool and how to use it” course.  In this 2 hour course, …

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HealthCare.gov: Basic Security Failures and IT Bloopers

Secure Ideas has tested hundreds, if not thousands, of applications over the years we have been in business.  Based on this experience, along with our public classes and presentations around application security, Dave Kennedy of TrustedSec asked me to review the details of security flaws within HealthCare.gov.  As part of this review, Dave provided a …

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