Ben Is Helpful

In which Ben, Dispel's Director of Operations, shares his wisdom gained from engineering the underlying moving target defense technology for our ICS remote access, and heading on-the-ground deployments.

Ben Is Helpful

The Key to a Secure Password? Professing Your Undying Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
13 February, 20202 min read
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In the Wake of an Imminent Iranian Cyber-Attack, What Can You Do?

Last Friday, the U.S. assassinated Qasem Soleimani via drone strike, following claims that four American embassies were under possible threat. Since then, tensions have heightened in the region and the promise of a cyberattack on U.S. critical infrastructure is now imminent.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
17 January, 20207 min read
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Of CFATS and Protecting Chemicals of Interest

The purpose of this series is to pick a subset of the “Critical Asset” class of facilities/devices and to dig in on the attached regulatory framework(s) with a direct focus on the elements of the framework related to cybersecurity.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
08 October, 20195 min read
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Forcing RDP to use TLS Encryption

Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is widely used by system administrators trying to provide remote operators access. In a shocking oversight this connection does not use strong encryption by default. This post will walk through the steps required to force TLS encryption on all RDP connections.
Benjamin Burke
Benjamin Burke
26 August, 20194 min read