Wednesday, January 03, 2007

toolsmith

Starting with October's issue of the ISSA Journal, I've been contributing a monthly column called toolsmith. It's afforded me the opportunity to spend more time with excellent infosec tools, an effort I enjoy immensely.
I'd like to mention a few projects here that I've written on or will be soon that you should take a look at, if you haven't already.

1) IDS Policy Manager v.2 http://www.activework.org
"IDS Policy Manager was written to manage SNORT® IDS sensors in a distributed environment."
2) RPIER http://sourceforge.net/projects/rpier
"Intel(R) Regimented Potential Incident Examination Report (RPIER) is a 1st handlers tool used to obtain volatile information from Windows OS computer systems."
3) Helix 1.8 http://www.e-fense.com/helix/
"Helix focuses on Incident Response & Forensics tools. It is meant to be used by individuals who have a sound understanding of Incident Response and Forensic techniques."
4) BackTrack v.2 http://www.remote-exploit.org/index.php/BackTrack
" BackTrack is the result of the merging of two Innovative Penetration Testing live Linux distributions - Whax and Auditor. BackTrack has been dubbed as the best Security Live CD."

Consider giving each of these a try at your leisure, and if you're an ISSA member you can download the column relevant to each.