Ideas for New MSI Classes, A Poll…

OK folks, here is a quick poll around some of the classes we are considering teaching later this year. We would like your input as to which topics interest you the most. 

If you would like to share your opinions, and tell us your areas of interest, please feel free to either email us the top 3 choices of classes and content you would like to see us focus on, to or via Twitter (@lbhuston). The numbers of your choices will suffice.

If you have other ideas you would like to see, please let us know. 

Our idea list:

  1. Honeypots for ICS/SCADA
  2. Basic honeypots for detection
  3. Tampering with active attackers
  4. Tracing international attackers
  5. Social media investigations
  6. Pen-testing REST APIs with Xojo
  7. Mapping business processes to technology & security
  8. Passive assessment techniques
  9. Deep dive research techniques
  10. Mapping TOR hidden sites

Thanks for reading and for sharing your opinions! 

Quick Poll on Social Media and Compliance

Our team is putting together some blog posts and other content on social media policies and compliance. Can you please help us with our research work by spending just 3 minutes to complete the following quick 3 question poll?

You can find the poll here.

Thanks, in advance, for your insights. We will be publishing the results of the poll, along with our other content in the coming weeks. Thanks again for your kindness!

Seeking Topics for 2014 Webinars

Got an idea for a webinar you would like to see us tackle in 2014? If so, drop us a line via the comments or give me a shout on Twitter (@lbhuston) and share it with us. We are looking to build a set of monthly webinars and would love to hear what you want to hear more about.

Currently in the idea hopper are:

  • ICS/SCADA/Smart Grid security topics
  • Online crime trends
  • Use cases for HoneyPoint and ProtoPredator
  • Using free or low cost tools to increase your security team’s capability (Thanks @icxc)
  • Persistent Penetration Testing Strategies
  • Scoping and focusing penetration tests for real world business results
  • Ideas for security intelligence operations
  • Many, many more!

Drop me a line with a topic and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a free copy of HoneyPoint Personal Edition! 

Thanks for reading and for sharing your interests. We want to 2014 to be your most successful information security year to date!

What Do You Want from InfoSec Next Year?

Given that so many firms will spend the end of the year issuing their opinions and predictions for next year, we thought we’d go against the grain, so to speak, and instead ASK YOU what you want the next year to bring?

What do you hope the information security community accomplishes or changes in a major way next year?

What new services or changes to service offerings would you most like to see?

If you could wake up on the first morning of the new year and have a brand new security product on your door step, what would it do for you? How would you like it to operate? What do you most fantasize about accomplishing?

What projects would you like to see grow in 2014? What terms, techniques or technologies would you like to see left behind in 2013?

Drop us a line via Twitter (@microsolved or @lbhuston) or via our Facebook page ( and let us know what you dream about. We’ll work hard to see if we can make your holiday season wishes come true!