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Welcome to Mark Baggett - In Depth Defense



I am the course Author of SANS SEC573 Automating Information Security with Python. Check back frequently for updated tools and articles related to course material.

Senior SANS Instructor
GSE #15
Internet Storm Center Handler
Penetration Testing and Incident Response Consultant
Technical Advisor to DoD for The SANS Institute
Founding President of the Greater Augusta ISSA
Cofounder of BSidesAugusta Security Conference


Tools:
FREQ SERVER - Tool and technique for detecting Malware Command and Control domains
DOMAIN_STATES - Tool for detecting "Baby Domains" used for phishing and Malware distribution
SRUM_DUMP - Forensics tool for extracting System Resource Utilization Monitoring artifacts
LIAM_NEESON - Proof of Concept Linux Hash Protection
HONEY_HASHES - Certainly Honey Tokens have been around since 2003 but I created a cool technique for creating fake SATs in memory that was turned into Dell Secure Works DCEPT framework.
VSSOWN - Tool & Technique for Using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copies for hiding malware and extracting artifacts
SDB Hacking - Using Application Compatibility in unexpected ways.
SET-KBLED - Utility for Managing Clevo and Sager Laptop LED Backlit Keyboards
Reassembler.py - Scapy based fragement reassembly engine
eapmd5crack.py - A password cracker for the EAP protocol


and more. Most of these tools are available on my github page. Follow me on twitter @markbaggett





2013 Posts and Publications

Here is a collection of blog posts and other things I did or found interesting in 2013.

Violent Python - TJ OConnor
I was the technical editor for Violent Python.
http://www.amazon.com/Violent-Python-Cookbook-Penetration-Engineers/dp/1597499579

SHMOOCON 2013
Here are some links to my 2013 Shmoocon presentation.  Unofficial sources report 1200+ people in the room for my presentation with Jake Williams.  
http://www.wipethedrive.com

Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R16DmDMvPeI

I also did a series on the Internet Storm Center on the topic.   Here are some posts.

Part 1 -  http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive!++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+Mechanism+-+Part+1/15394
Part 2 -  http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive!++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+2/15406
Part 3 -  http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive!++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+3/15448
Part 4 -  http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Wipe+the+drive!++Stealthy+Malware+Persistence+-+Part+4/15460

SANS SEC573 PYTHON FOR PENETRATION TESTERS
I authored a SANS Course!   SEC573 Python for Penetration Testers.    This is awesome!
https://www.sans.org/course/python-for-pen-testers

File Hiding and Process Obfuscation 
Here is a post I did on Pauldotcom.com on hiding processes.
http://pauldotcom.com/2013/02/file-hiding-and-process-obfusc.html

Python PSEXEC rocks
http://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/pen-testing/2013/03/27/psexec-python-rocks 

Manipulate Volume Shadow Copies from Python
http://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/pen-testing/2013/04/12/using-volume-shadow-copies-from-python

SMB Relay Demystified and NTLMv2 Pwnage with Python
 http://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/pen-testing/2013/04/25/smb-relay-demystified-and-ntlmv2-pwnage-with-python

TDS, MSSQL and Python
http://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/2013/05/21/tds-mssql-and-python-oh-my

Antivirus Evasion - A peak under the Veil
http://pen-testing.sans.org/blog/pen-testing/2013/07/12/anti-virus-evasion-a-peek-under-the-veil

Windows is 0wned by Default! 
Well.  This is pretty scary stuff.  Rootkits without Rootkits.  AV Evasion.   My latest research project hit some serious pay dirt here.    Sitting in Jason Fossen's SEC505 Securing Windows class is always inspiring and educational.   Two years ago I was watching him play with the Application Compatibility Toolkit.   I commented that it looked a lot like a rootkit.   Jason (one of the smartest guys I know) said, "Yep, I think there is probably a lot of things you could do with that."   Jason is awesome.  I dug into it for a while, shared it with a few friends, then presented it publicly at this years Derbycon!   Check it out.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqiDdVS7Wo


 


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