Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

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Information Security Movers and Shakers Interview

September 18, 2012

My friend Vivek¬†Ramachandran, founder of SecurityTube.net, recently launched a new blog interviewing “Information Security Movers and Shakers“. I’m certainly a shaker as I find myself quaking in my boots nearly every day. Sometimes from excitement, sometimes from doubt. ūüôā Welcome to entrepreneurship.

Vivek’s questions created a great opportunity to cover the Armitage and Cobalt Strike story to date. In the interview I talk a little about how I got started, the differences between Armitage and Cobalt Strike, and just what the heck is threat emulation. I also go more into the Cobalt Strike roadmap than I have done publicly before.

Go read the interview and enjoy.

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Cobalt Strike Interview with BYTE

August 17, 2012

During DEFCON, I sat down with Boonsri, a journalist from BYTE to discuss Cobalt Strike and the hacker process in general. This interview was from the same day I lost my voice. During the demo, I used Cobalt Strike’s website clone tool to copy a site and add an exploit to it. From there, I started to log keystrokes of my “corporate victim”.

The full video is in the BYTE Story – Client-side Hacks: Fake Sites Keep Companies Vulnerable

Here are a few artifacts from the interview, if you’d like to explore the concepts further:

 

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Cobalt Strike Interviews

July 2, 2012

On Cobalt Strike launch day, I had a couple of opportunities to tell the Cobalt Strike story and share what’s happening with the world. First, I was on PaulDotCom episode 292. In this interview, the PaulDotCom crew asks about Cobalt Strike, what it does, and Carlos Perez posts crazy PowerShell recipes to the Skype chat.

I was also on the McAfee AudioParasitics podcast discussing Cobalt Strike. Here’s the episode description:

AudioParasitics is on the Offense РDave and Jim welcome special guest Raphael Mudge!! Known far and wide as the creator and developer of Armitage, Raphael gives us the history behind the tool and touches on some exciting new efforts. We dig deep into the new Cobalt Strike tool, as well upcoming release of Cortana at DC20.

This is a great interview. In it, I get to share how Cortana was funded through the DARPA Cyber Fast Track program. I talk about the history of Armitage and I get a chance to discuss what Cobalt Strike is trying to accomplish. Check out the podcast for more: