SecurityTwits Weekly Recap: 8/10/2011 – 8/16/2011

by kriggins on August 17, 2011

in SecurityTwits Recap

This is the weekly recap of things that happened on SecurityTwits feed for August 10th - August 16th, 2011.

What's in the recap?

It contains most of the tweets/retweets made by SecurityTwits and the responses that carbon SecurityTwits. That of course means that if you respond to a SecurityTwits tweet make sure to include both the original poster and SecurityTwits so everybody can learn from the conversation.

The format will be original tweet/retweet left justified and then any responses indented just under that tweet.

I hope you find this helpful and I welcome suggestions on how to make these recaps even better.

InfoSec Questions

RT @robdew@securitytwits How do you stay sharp on red team skillz when it's not part of your daily job?

From: sempf Bill Sempf
@securitytwits @robdew Breaking into RIMs blog, apparently.

From:  lythander Rob Maxwell
RT @robdew@securitytwits How do you stay sharp on red team skillz when it's not part of your daily job? <-isn't that what Anonymous is?

From:  thrashor C Hammond-Thrasher
@securitytwits @robdew I have been making attack tool presentations with demos - forces you to play with the tools even if u don't use them.

From:  bonsaiviking Daniel Miller
@securitytwits @robdew Read twitter, blogs. Practice on Jarlsberg, DVL, WebGoat, Metasploitable, etc. Freelance SMBs on the cheap.

RT @jpettorino: Looking for ex. of an eye catching InfoSec CV/resume format. I know, it's like asking for investing advice from your bookie.

RT @iiamit Anyone with connections to Japanese CERTs of any sort? Looking for data on recent banking fraud. (cc: @securitytwits)

RT @3141592f: Have any of you trained Blackberry Enterprise Server services to use EMET? re: RCE via image parsing vuln on BES MDS.

RT @Nevins_B: Has anyone used SafeSquid ( any advantages other then saving configuration time?

RT @n0b0d4 @securitytwits do we know anyone in the abuse dept at rackspace - friend getting stonewalled via email

From: Rackspace Rackspace Hosting
@securitytwits We can help. Please email details to

RT @lactichaze: I have 48hrs to come up with a Security Risk Management Strategy, and a Information Security Roadmap.. Help?? #infosecq

From: snel_m Mark Snel
Check #ISF #ISACA #ISC2 good resource! good luck. 🙂 @securitytwits @lactichaze

From: budzeg Olabode Olaoke
@securitytwits @lactichaze take a look at ISO27001 and NIST. You can't go wrong with a combo of both...

From: vic_kerlin Vic Kerlin
@securitytwits @lactichaze Check out They have guides and templates that may help or look at "Linked In" ASIS group

RT @infosecramblins: Q: What are your SecureID pin complexity rules, i.e. 8 alpha w/, # and symbol or your daughter's first name? #infosecq

RT @tccroninv: Ask NetSec People: How many still use PPTP? Is it to support legacy systems?

From: coolacid Jason Kendall
@securitytwits @tccroninv IPSec is hard(ish), OpenVPN isn't Supported in iOS and L2TP isn't really secure.

InfoSec Meet-ups/Tweet-ups

RT @ITSecurity: Any of you guys know of any @MassHackers @BeanSec type meetings in NH?

RT @innismir@scuritytwits or a @beansec alternative in RI? Or am I going to have to set one up myself?

From: jack_daniel Jack Daniel
@securitytwits @innismir DC401? There's another tech meetup thing, but there isn't a CitySec-like gathering.

InfoSec Jobs

RT @MyAnis007: Anyone in the boston area looking for a security analyst? #infosecjobs

RT @innismir: My old job posted - Sr. Security Engineer at @massgov -- -- Great group of people. #infosecjobs

RT @DigitalHeMan: Looking for a Solutions Architect (presales) to work for HP TippingPoint in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. DM details #infosecjobs

RT @SpiderLabs: We have 29 jobs at @Trustwave. Austin, Chicago, Denver, London, New Delhi, NYC, Singapore, & Sydney.

RT @tribalsoul: If in the Central Ohio Area and interested in a min 1 yr contract at a large downtown company, please DM me. #infosecjobs


InfoSec Call for Presentations

RT @jfug #BSidesKC CFP is OPEN! bsideskc at gmail dot com

RT @diami03: RT @InfoWarrior0: Get those CFP's in. BSidesDFW 2011 CFP deadline August 21st!! LASCON 2011 CFP deadline August 19th 12 pm CST!

RT @gattaca: due to overwhelming pleading we are EXTENDING THE SECTOR.CA CFP DEADLINE. Oops capslock. For long you ask? Just submit it.


As usual, questions and comments can be left below or you can email me at


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lactichaze August 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

You missed this one by @sirjester @lactichaze Fortunately the work is already done for you 🙂 & Don’t re-invent the wheel (yet)!


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