I spy on you, it’s my job.
I build tools that monitor your computer network.
They will get installed at your employer and because of that, we have 100% visibility into what you’re doing on your network…. and you should be glad!
Cybersecurity is a hard ‘thing’. It’s a constant arms race for new exploits, new tool kits to take advantage of those exploits and new defenses on how to stop those exploits. It’s not a new game, and the game will never go away. The rules are pretty simple. There are people out there who want to impact your computer network. Then, there are people who try to defend your network. Pretty straight forward eh?
The attackers have various reasons they want to attack.
- Personal education, figuring out how to break things
- Bragging rights, so they can seem cool in their dark circles
- Theft, stealing your personal/customer/employee data
- Reward, getting paid to attack, corrupt, encrypt, etc
Why I need to Spy on You
In order to understand what’s going on, we need 100% visibility into a network. We need to see how data flows. Need to see how address lookup (DNS) works. Need to see what web sites are visited, URLs and files are loaded. Is your computer talking to a known bad web site? A known exploited file got downloaded? We need to log everything. It’s like CSI.. but network forensics.
… just remember, I don’t care how much time you spend on Facebook. I don’t care about your, eh, OTHER online browsing habits, as long as they don’t infect your computer!