S4 Incident Responder and Researcher Conference: Agenda

As a follow up to our previous post, the agenda for the S4 Incident Responder and Researcher Conference, being held at OpenDNS HQ on September 18th, 2014, is now finalized.

Training Sessions


Time Title Presenter 8:00 Breakfast and coffee (first talk 9AM SHARP!) n/a 9:00 – 11:00 Malware Analysis for Incident Responders Lenny Zeltser, The SANS Institute 11:00 – 13:00 Using Bro* Anthony Kasza, OpenDNS 13:00 – 15:00 Using Moloch Scott Floyd, Salesforce 15:00 – 17:00 IR 2.0 : Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana (ELK) The folks at Elastic Search


Note: Lunch will be provided and available during the Bro session.


Evening Talks


Time Title Presenter 17:00 – 17:20 Measuring the ...

SemanticNet: A Python Library for OpenGraphiti


SemanticNet is a small Python library written to assist in the generation of data sets for the OpenGraphiti graph visualization tool. Because OpenGraphiti loads its graphs from a custom JSON representation of graphs, it is necessary to have a convenient way of generating the JSON graphs.

Thus, the purpose of SemanticNet is to provide a standard and easy mechanism to do this. The goal of this project is to make it easy to let the user focus on the semantics, rather than ...

S4 Incident Responder and Researcher Conference – September 18th, 2014 in San Francisco

OpenDNS Security Labs is pleased to announce the S4 Incident Responder and Researcher Conference being held at our HQ on September 18th, 2014 in beautiful San Francisco, California. S4 is a free one-day conference for in-the-trenches Incident Responders and Security Researchers. The conference includes training on some of the most useful open source tools and services presented by some of the top experts in the industry, followed by talks in the evening and networking at night.

S4 Incident Responder and Researcher Conference Details

Who: Incident ...

The Hacker’s Manifesto Revisited

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike.

You may have recognized the opening lines of this now legendary text. The Hacker’s Manifesto, first published in Phrack #7 in 1986, was written by “The Mentor” shortly after his arrest. It is now part of the common hacker knowledge and stays a monument of the cyber culture. Today, we would like to give it ...

Does Your Domain Have Bad Neighbors?

What’s the big deal about bad neighbors?

  Bad neighbors are found in all types of places. Often times, when people begin the process of setting up a website or server (a.k.a. property), little research is done into exactly where they will be hosted at, who they are registering the domain name through, other sites nearby, and other subtle variables – such as a dedicated or shared server. Many decide to go with the inexpensive hosting provider to save costs, choose an inexpensive domain registrar, and ...