BSides San Francisco - Twist & Shout: Ferris Bueller's Guide to Abuse Domain Permutations

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Bishop Fox speaking engagements on offensive security research and tools.

Internet scammers move pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Just as Ferris Bueller always had another trick up his sleeve to dupe Principle Rooney, attackers are employing homoglyphs, subdomain attacks, typo-squats, bit-squats, and similar attacks to trick internet denizens with fraudulent websites. Adversaries may register domains permutations in order to commit fraud, distribute malware, redirect traffic, steal credentials, or for corporate espionage. We know these threats have been around for a while, but not many defenders adopt proactive technical controls in their social engineering incident response plans.

The question isn't what are we going to do about it. The question is what aren't we going to do. With the capability to continuously monitor domain permutations for new HTTP, HTTPS, or SMTP services in real-time, the blue team doesn’t have to trust domain permutations any further than they can throw them.

In this talk, we will demonstrate red team and blue team techniques. For Buellers, demonstrations include ways to leverage domain permutations in adversary simulations. For Rooneys, we will detail how to better prepare, identify, contain, and eradicate threats that utilize domain permutations. If you’re not leveraging our recommended technical controls to defeat attackers, you risk fishing for your wallet in a yard full of rage-fueled Rottweilers.

Partner Rob Ragan and Security Analyst Kelly Albrink will present Twist & Shout: Ferris Bueller's Guide to Abuse Domain Permutations at BSides San Francisco on Sunday, March 3, 2019.


Rob ragan

About the speaker, Rob Ragan

Principal Researcher

Rob Ragan is a Principal Researcher at Bishop Fox. Rob focuses on pragmatic solutions for clients and technology. He oversees strategy for continuous security automation. Rob has presented at Black Hat, DEF CON, and RSA. He is also a contributing author to Hacking Exposed Web Applications 3rd Edition. His writing has appeared in Dark Reading and he has been quoted in publications such as Wired.

Rob has more than a decade of security experience and once worked as a Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard's Application Security Center. Rob was also with SPI Dynamics where he was a software engineer on the dynamic analysis engine for WebInspect and the static analysis engine for DevInspect.

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Kelly albrink

About the speaker, Kelly Albrink

Application Security Practice Director

Kelly Albrink (CCNA CyberOps, GCIH, GSEC, OSCP, GWAPT, Sec+) is the Application Security Practice Director at Bishop Fox. In this role, she focuses on application security, red teaming, network penetration testing, and hardware security.

Kelly has presented at a number of Bay Area events including Okta's inaugural security conference, Okta Rex, Day of Shecurity, and the DeadDrop San Francisco Meetup. She is a recipient of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy scholarship, and is an active CTF participant. Kelly has competed in the NetWars Tournament of Champions, a national invite-only competition that admits only those who have placed highly in regional CTFs. In addition, she volunteers with her local hackerspace, Noisebridge, where she organizes Infosec Lab Nights and mentors aspiring penetration testers.

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