Nathan Cooprider's Latest Blogs

12 total posts.

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How to Cut Through Vendor Claims & Marketing Hype When Evaluating New Security Tools

Nathan Cooprider

February 28, 2019

As we’ve pointed out in a couple of recent blog posts, Machine Learning (ML) has been billed as a savior for short-staffed security teams — a ...

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How to Identify Threats Within Your Docker Containers

Nathan Cooprider

February 19, 2019

Now is a good time to review Threat Stack’s Docker integration in the wake of the recent runc CVE. The headline reporting gets a little hyperbolic, ...

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The Difference Between Security Trick Plays and Security Fundamentals

Nathan Cooprider

February 14, 2019

I like watching great football plays on YouTube, but I especially like watching trick plays where players sell some sort of deception so their ...

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Three Old-School Network Security Tips That (Still!) Work for Modern Infrastructure

Nathan Cooprider

November 20, 2018

The adage “Everything old is new again,” rings true in the cybersecurity industry as much as anywhere else. Some of the best practices from ...

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SLDC, SOC 2, and Other Four Letter Words

Nathan Cooprider

May 18, 2018

Developers gonna develop. That’s why we’re developers. We want to set some implementation goal and then make that a reality. We like to stay ...

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Eyes on the Ground: Why You Need Security Agents

Nathan Cooprider

April 28, 2017

A post based on the talk I just gave at SOURCE Boston 2017 If you answer Yes to one or more of the following questions, you probably have agent ...

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C++ in the Linux kernel

Nathan Cooprider

October 28, 2016

I've seen some crazy things. I've also done some crazy things. I’m going to tell you about one of them. A developer walks into a bar. He then ...

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How to Educate Yourself About Cloud Security

Nathan Cooprider

July 29, 2016

Given the constant changes affecting today’s security industry — whether it’s the explosion of big data, the global shift to cloud-based ...

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Changing Metaphors to Make Sense of Security in the Cloud

Nathan Cooprider

May 31, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I attended the SOURCE Conference in Boston and had the opportunity of sitting in on a number of insightful, stimulating — and ...

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Whitelisting is Dead, Long Live Whitelisting!

Nathan Cooprider

February 3, 2016

I believe in application control, often called application whitelisting. A lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) gets spread about today's cyber ...

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Identifying Insider Threats Within Your Docker Containers

Nathan Cooprider

November 5, 2015

Docker. It’s a thing. A big thing. Actually, it’s a bunch of little things. Things called containers that like to pretend they’re running in ...

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Applying The Principles of The Quantified Self to ​Cloud Security

Nathan Cooprider

May 20, 2015

I like the ideas behind quantified self. This has not driven me to purchase an Apple Watch, but I am now on my second fitbit. I also ...