Days before Black Hat USA 2017 opened to conference attendees last month, someone placed a network monitoring device on the vendor exhibition floor. Based on device's Wi-Fi signals the team from Black Hat's Network Operations Center (NOC) knew approximately where to look. After scouring the exhibit area, one of them spotted the device in a potted plant. It turned out to be a crude circuit board with a 72 hour battery attached that had been partially buried.
In his his closing keynote at SOURCE Boston last Friday, Dan Geer, CISO for In-Q-Tel and a security researcher, said "amongst the classic triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, we have heretofore prioritized confidentiality." He said in the future that we will prioritize integrity instead, arguing that current privacy laws (confidentiality) are based around the concept that the technology used to capture information about us requires a warrant if it is not in general public use.
As humans have evolved over time, so has cybersecurity, but at an arguably faster rate. Just as nature weeds out evolutionary ideas through a concept known as survival of the fittest, so do various attackers on the internet by targeting the most vulnerable systems. The dilemma facing DevOps today is which evolutionary theory is the correct approach to cybersecurity going forward. In other words, whether to produce a few strong systems or produce numerous systems knowing that some may not survive.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".