Google and Dell Open-Source Two Security Tools
Security Update : During the past seven days, two major companies, Dell and Google, have open-sourced two security-related tools for the purpose of helping system admins everywhere bolster up their local security measures.
The first one was Dell, who open-sourced a tool called DCEPT (Domain Controller Enticing Password Tripwire), which, in a simplified explanation, is a honeypot server for detecting attackers that might try and exploit local Windows domains and Active Directory setups.
DCEPT works by setting up a fake Windows domain and distributing so-called honeytokens to each client on the real network. It then starts listening in on any users trying to authenticate with one of the fake honeytokens. When this happens, based on the honeytoken, DCEPT can alert the system administrator about a compromised workstation.
Google’s tool is called VSAQ (Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire) and is a “self-adapting questionnaires for evaluating multiple aspects of a vendor’s security … (read more)