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Hacking Back Is A Bad Idea

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Hacking Back Is A Bad Idea

  1. 1. Hacking BackIs A Bad IdeaSteven MaskeSOURCE Boston 2013
  2. 2. Who Am ISteven Maske Email: Twitter: @ITSecurity Blog: Please Complete The Survey :-)
  3. 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. 4. What is Hacking Back?
  5. 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. 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. ContactSteven Maske Email: Twitter: @ITSecurity Blog: Please Complete The Survey