The milkstool of Information Security rests on three key concepts - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. They ensure that data or information are not disclosed to unauthorised parties; cannot be undetectably modified; and remain available at all times required.
Information Security must protect assets from their initial creation to their final disposal, whilst in motion and at rest. There are many ways assets can be threatened - attacks can be made on storage systems or interception attempts made whilst they are in transit.
We live in a world where personal information is too often shared caviliarly, in the false belief that our digital world is safe and secure. Security awareness should not be an after-thought, but at the heart of everything we do.
My goals for this site are two-fold: 1) To raise the general awareness of information security, and highlight to regular people just how often they could be putting themselves and their information at risk. 2) To teach those who are more technically minded a few new skills.
Sagi- (the father of the /dev/random series) and superkojiman (the mastermind behind the brainpan series) have teamed up to create a new vulnerable virtual machine! The content of the creation was filled with a mixture of what they have seen in their day jobs, and dreaming up evil and cunning ideas. The end result is a mischievous challenge, which was crying out to headline VulnHub's next competition.