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Hacking Back Is A Bad Idea

  1. 1. Hacking Back Is A Bad Idea Steven Maske SOURCE Boston 2013
  2. 2. Who Am I Steven Maske  Email: steven@stevenmaske.com  Twitter: @ITSecurity  Blog: securityramblings.com Please Complete The Survey :-)
  3. 3. DISCLAIMER The opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or any group I am affiliated with. This talk is intended to provoke thought on the subject and is not intended as advice. Every business is different and sufficient due diligence should be exercised when determining the appropriate response to an attack.
  4. 4. What is Hacking Back?
  5. 5. Definition hack∙ing back [hak-ing bak] verb 1. 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. 6. Definition Hacking Back ≠ Active Defense
  7. 7. Legal Repercussions
  8. 8. Attribution
  9. 9. You’re Not That Good
  10. 10. You Have Better Things To Do
  11. 11. Escalation
  12. 12. Conclusion
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Contact Steven Maske  Email: steven@stevenmaske.com  Twitter: @ITSecurity  Blog: securityramblings.com Please Complete The Survey

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