Interview toolstube

Published on March 19th, 2012 | by NJ Ouchn


Blackhat Amsterdam 2012 : ToolsTube with Xavier Mertens (xme) on Pastemon

pastemon is a tool to monitor pastebin.com content for relevant information. Based on regular expressions, events are generated. Those can be further processed by log management / SIEM tools to increase awareness about a group of users, a brand or corporate data leaks.

Xavier Mertens is a Security Consultant working for C-CURE/Telenet Solutions, a Belgian consultancy company. His job focuses mainly on “security monitoring” solutions such as log management, SIEM, incident management but also on audits and some pentests. Instead of following vendors, he prefers to find the best solutions to solve security issues. One of his preferred tool at the moment is OSSEC. He wrote several blog articles about this software to increase its performance or visibility. In parallel to his daily job, Xavier maintains his security blog (blog.rootshell.be) and offers some spare time and resources to initiatives like BruCON (the Belgian security conference) and EuroTrashSecurity.


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