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  • 1. Hacking BackIs A Bad IdeaSteven MaskeSOURCE Boston 2013
  • 2. Who Am ISteven Maske Email: steven@stevenmaske.com Twitter: @ITSecurity Blog: securityramblings.com Please Complete The Survey :-)
  • 3. DISCLAIMERThe opinions expressed here are my ownand do not necessarily represent those ofmy employer or any group I am affiliatedwith. This talk is intended to provokethought on the subject and is not intendedas advice. Every business is different andsufficient due diligence should be exercisedwhen determining the appropriateresponse to an attack.
  • 4. What is Hacking Back?
  • 5. Definitionhack∙ing back [hak-ing bak]verb1. The act of using offensive techniques to retaliate for a real or perceived attack.2. The use of offensive techniques in an attempt to gain access to the attackers system for the purpose of alleviating the attack or profiling the attacker.
  • 6. Definition Hacking Back ≠ Active Defense
  • 7. Legal Repercussions
  • 8. Attribution
  • 9. You’re Not That Good
  • 10. You Have Better Things To Do
  • 11. Escalation
  • 12. Conclusion
  • 13. Questions?
  • 14. ContactSteven Maske Email: steven@stevenmaske.com Twitter: @ITSecurity Blog: securityramblings.com Please Complete The Survey

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