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Capture The Packet 2022!

Capture The Packet 2022!Hey everybody!!! We have info on this year's Capture The Packet competition at DEF CON nailed down, and here are the details! THE SCHEDULE IS: Friday: 10:30am - 6:00pm Saturday: 10:30am - 6:00pm Sunday: 10:00am Now here's how that breaks down....

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Fighting Fraud: The SCAM Framework

This is the first in a series of articles talking about common scams and fraud tactics, and how to avoid being fooled. Every day, scammers from across the globe target people to try and get them to pay up. In future articles, we’ll dive into some of the specific tactics and techniques these criminals use: today, we’re going to give you a simple framework to help you stay safe online.

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Controlled Folder Access for the Win!

Our founder and CEO, Brian Markus, recently wrote up an encounter he had with Windows Defender. It turns out that controlled folder access works great, and with a little research, you can see exactly what it’s doing and why.

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BITB Attack Demo

There’s a new technique on the internet designed to fool you into giving up your credentials. It’s called the browser-in-the-browser attack, and if you’re not paying attention, you might just give away the keys to the kingdom.

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Staying Safe Online, Part 4

Welcome to the fourth part of our series on internet safety. Previously, we’ve touched on general tips and social media,  Google privacy and online dating, and Windows and mobile wallets. Here, we’ll give you some pointers on VPNs and smartphone use.

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Staying Safe Online, Part 3

Welcome to the third part of our series on staying safe online. We’ve covered general tips and social media, as well as Google privacy and online dating. In this article, we’ll dive into Windows settings that can help keep you safe and cover the basics of mobile wallets.

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Capture The Packet Event Feedback

We recently performed a demo for a major aerospace and defense contractor. Unfortunately, per their corporate communications policy, we cannot disclose their name or use their company logo. However, we are permitted to share employees’ anonymized comments publicly.

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Staying Safe Online, Part 2

Welcome back to our series on staying safe on the internet. Last week we covered general privacy and safety tips, as well as issues specific to social media. In this article, we’ll be talking about Google privacy and the dangers of online dating.

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Staying Safe Online, Part 1

Happy Holidays from Aries Security! We’re taking this time to remind you to stay safe on the internet, and to help your family and friends stay safe as well. We’ve built a list of tips, based off the U.S. Department of Defense Identity Awareness, Protection, and Management (IAPM) Guide, 12th edition, published March 2021.

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Aries Security at Hack In The Box 2021

In 2021, for the first time, Aries Security was invited to the United Arab Emirates. Our company was asked to host a village at Hack In The Box CyberWeek to show off two of our training modes: Packet Detective and Packet Inspector. The event was a great success and we could not have asked for a better experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Our Mission, Defined

Why do we do what we do at Aries Security?
Why focus on building a world-class cyber range, rather than red-teaming, or penetration testing, or selling cybersecurity insurance?

Because the need is there.

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Education, Training Opportunities Prioritized By DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is tasked with ensuring information superiority for the U.S. military as it faces new adversaries from without and within. In an article published in AFCEA’s SIGNAL Magazine, Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner discusses DISA’s commitment to training and education.

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Leaders Eat Last

Culture rolls downhill. The values and standards modeled by an organization’s leadership will be emulated by those below them and set the tone for a company’s wellbeing. And setting that tone can take many forms.

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Aries Security and DEF CON: Leading The Charge

Every year, Aries Security is a proud sponsor of the Packet Hacking Village at DEF CON. We have been sponsoring the village since its inception in 2001, and the village provides us the opportunity to turn our cyber range, Capture The Packet, into a cybersecurity contest for the best hackers in the world.

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Cybersecurity: Train Like You Fight

Stay strong, stay fit

Much like physical fitness, cybersecurity skills weaken without regular training. In order to remain competent, whether doing offense or defense, professionals must have access to continual practice and education that reflects real-world scenarios and threats.

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Partner Spotlight: Redhorse and Aries Security

At Aries Security, we partner with companies and organizations that make it possible for us to fulfill client needs to the letter. We work in both classified and unclassified spaces, providing technology and services to military and government clients. The sensitive nature of some of this work means that we can’t always discuss the details of our projects with the public – but we can share this one.

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