Friday, June 22, 2012

Red Sky Alliance weekly wrap-up. FR12-013 released.

Another busy week for the Red Sky Alliance! FR12-013 released.
I’m almost glad it’s Friday night. I’m exhausted… although I’m having a heck of a lot of fun in my new job!
It's been a fun week. The work never stops. This is a major pace change from my previous life in the government. Work stopped at the end of the day. I slept, and went back at it. Now the lines seem to blur. It's 9:30 and I'm writing a blog and a paper. I was at it at 6:30 this morning, and nearly every waking minute is devoted to ensuring the success of the Red Sky Alliance.
What's been keeping me so busy?
·      Earlier this week we released our latest fusion report (FR12-013), which offered supplemental information on Team Taidor activities, including new malware and a slight shift in TTPs.
·      Following up from the Gartner conference last week, one new member has decided to join the Alliance. The prospective member (they still need thumbs up from our Advisory board) is another large Managed Security Service Provider. This will be two for us, and if you’ve heard me speak about scaling the protective capabilities of Red Sky, you’ve heard me talk about bringing MSSPs into the alliance.
·      We wrapped an important evolution in Red Sky. We’ve completed (with the exception of a few outliers) the integration of our new authentication mechanisms. As we head into the second generation portal, adding new services, this is going to be more and more important. We’re moving forward on a mission, and with a plan!
·      Last, we’re holding our quarterly face-to-faces next week with Happy Hour at the Union League of Philadelphia followed a one-day “Threat Day” in Delaware. We look forward to these sessions with our members, and this will be our first members-only event. So far we’re expecting about 20 people –a really nice size for great conversation!
So, it’s been a great week, and next week looks to be even more fun. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia (drinks on me!) and the following day in Delaware.
Have a great weekend!