… Or if scanning is not your thing, take a look at the data provided by others and share your views on what it means and what we can do about it. Apply your learnings to your own environment – how are you exposed? Can you help other people with the knowledge you've gained? Can they help you?
This is the point behind Project Sonar – we believe that if we work together we can achieve great things and make the internet more secure. Unfortunately though, at the moment there isn't much collaboration and internet scanning is seen as a fairly niche activity of hardcore security researchers. And what they keep finding is that there is widespread insecurity across the internet.
We believe that the only way we can effectively address this is by working together, sharing information, teaching and challenging each other. Not just researchers, but all security professionals. To help you get started, we've created and highlighted some free scanning tools, and we're sharing a LOT of data from the research we've conducted over the last year. You can find links to everything in HD's blog here.
Why not have a look through it and see how it applies to your environment? We hope you're not affected by the issues, but the chances are you might be, and it's better to know so you can take action to protect yourself. And then help others learn from your experience.
And help spread the word – challenge your friends and colleagues to get involved. Create a weekend project to #ScanAllTheThings. Tweet about it. Then post it to your LinkedIn and Facebook pages and encourage others to join in. You can kick off a new scanning project; you can analyze existing data sets; you can suggest action plans for fixing bugs or share your security horror stories. There are so many ways to get involved. You can do anything, but please get involved and do SOMETHING!
Together we can #ScanAllTheThings and start coming up with practical solutions.