Open Source Security Tools You Could Be Using

Friday, August 17, 2012

Article by Cindy Valladares

Anthony M. Freed from Infosec Island attended the recent BlackHat event in Las Vegas and spent time exploring and meeting some other attendees and learning products tools and services available on the market right now.

One attendee that Freed caught up with was Jeff Bardin, a Principal at Treadstone 71 LLC. Bardin shared a variety of open source tools that businesses and consumers can use for intelligence resources.  Some of the tools Bardin shared include Twopcharts and Tineye.

Twopcharts is a tool that has the ability to track users, find out the first 10 tweets a user ever produced, their first 10 followers. You can also use Twopcharts for side-by-side Twitter user comparison.

Bardin noted that these tools can be used for “espionage, competitive intelligence, and intellectual property” purposes. Check out this video to find out more about these tools and what they can do...


Jeff Bardin is currently Chief Intelligence Officer for Treadstone 71. In 2007 he was awarded the RSA Conference award for Excellence in the Field of Security Practices. The Bardin-led security team from Hanover Insurance also won the 2007 SC Magazine Award – Best Security Team competing against such organizations as Barclays Global and the Department of State.

Jeff sits on the Board of Directors, Boston Infragard; Content Raven, Wisegate, was a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance; is a member of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, the RSA Conference Submission Selection Committee and formerly on the Customer Advisory Board for Chosen Security.

Jeff published The Illusion of Due Diligence in 2010 and was a co-author for the Computer and Information Security Handbook, Understanding Computers, and has published articles for magazines such as The Intelligencer, CSO, and SC Magazine.

Jeff served in the USAF as a cryptologic linguist, and in the USANG as an officer.  He has BA in Special Studies - Middle East Studies & Arabic Language from Trinity College as well as a MS in Information Assurance from Norwich University. 

He is also a professor of masters programs in cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, cybercrime and cyber terrorism at Utica College. Jeff also holds the CISSP, CISM, C|CISO and NSA-IAM certifications.

Cross-posted from Tripwire's State of Security

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