Challenging Security Limitations: White vs. Black Box Testing & Real Risk

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I awoke in the middle of the night. It was the witching hour, 3am! Rapidly behind my lowered eyelids pie-graphs and charts explaining esoteric security concepts flashed in sequence, but I was too groggy to retain everything I learned. Why I am chosen for this sort of lucidity, I will never understand. This article is an attempt to best re-create the deeper concepts I received in that vision, but a week has elapsed since that night and therefore I have mostly forgotten everything. I’ll just have to wing it.

White Box Vs. Black Box

The article I have linked above describes the difference between the security, and/or software testing procedure in which internal elements are either known or unknown by the testers. The benefits of knowing the internal workings in a test allow for a more thorough and rigorous approach to each and every individual node or aspect of the subject, whereas a Redteam performing an unknown or Black Box test may not strike upon every single nuance built into the system, but may however come up with something heretofore unknown. The Black Box test is conducted exclusively by third-party security or testing professionals, which is requisite due to their specific insights into security penetration and access. For these reasons, it is considered a “low-level” test which is also known as an integration or unit test. It is conducted, in other words, from the outside working inward.

White Box tests are conducted usually by software developers or some part of the internal staff working on the project or overview. White Box tests are considered high-level tests also called system or acceptance testing. These tests are intended to fully air-tight the system after the beta-testing bugs have been detected and eliminated. The benefits of thorough White Box testing are thoroughness, insofar as the team knows the way the program or plan “should” work and can therefore test against this ideal. An internal team conducting this type of test knows the code (or building scheme; what have you), and therefore possesses an eagle-eye’s view of the entirety of the subject’s workings.

So Which Is Better For Your Company?

Before I answer this question for you, ask yourself:

  1. Do I have an internal team already providing White Box testing?
  2. Are they specifically hired for testing, or did we just divert Sheila and Burt from engineering over there to do another bug-sweep? (Remember what happened in the 1986 film Aliens.)
  3. If you have a specific internal team for testing, are they getting on well with engineering? Do they have a working rapport and are able to comprehend each other effectively leading up to the testing phase?
  4. Did you seek professional consulting from a specialized security Redteam?
  5. If you did not answer YES’ to each of the above questions, you and your company are not necessarily ready for what I am about to reveal to you in the next section.

Attrition Theory

I am not a mathematician however I think you can get behind me on this.

x/a – y/b = (+, – = successful, unsuccessful)

Attrition Theory basically asserts that given company with resources (personnel, training level, security architecture, security equipment, surveillance, etc.) when attacked by competitor (or OpFor) with resources y, a simple subtraction is necessary to determine who is successful in the attack. If the OpFor is willing to invest enough time and resources into their raid on company a, their success will be indicated by the result being a negative number, having taken the amount of invested resources from company into the red.

Is your company ready for your competitor or OpFor to outbid you on your willingness to invest in preventative security measures? Following a breach, it may be too late to save face so insurance, or the ability to clean up after the fact, is just not going to be enough.

Now to answer the question I asked before: Which sort of test is better?

Chew On This

So your internal team designated another internal team to do the testing. Ok. So the engineers got with the testers and did a Power Point powwow. Sure. So then after that you decided you still thought it would be wise to get an outside team to consult. Good. They do their scans and don’t really provide any insight beyond the scope of the White Box team, but good on you for checking. So you’re awesome, right? Invulnerable!

BRIQ | HAUS LTD. SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE has the guts to ask you these hard questions:

  1. How secure is your facility/program in case of a fire drill? Do you have protocols in place to handle securing end-user’s data BEFORE they flee the scene?
  2. What about in case of a REAL FIRE. And are you willing to test this in a non-drill scenario to absolutely ensure your security protocols work?
  3. Is your staff alerted to the higher danger of active shooters, like the scenario recently at YouTube? If so, do you again have a plan in place to protect end-user data from a potential shooter or *gasp* terrorist attack?
  4. What about acts of God like locusts, plague, or you know, floods? Are you guys going to not only get out of the building safe, but will you be able to stop Boris & Natasha from killing Moose’n’Squirrel during the disaster? For the OpFor, luck is when preparedness meets opportunity.
  5. If you didn’t answer ‘YES’ to each of the above questions, you need to contact us at BRIQ | HAUS LTD. SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE and immediately schedule consultation. Our information technology and intelligence community professionals know things that can protect your bottom line, so you can stop worrying about all the hard realisms I just threw at you.

My name is Robert Brooks Authement, owner and operator of Briq Haus Ltd. I think like the bad guys so you and your team don’t have to. If you think these insights can be of assistance to you and your company, please consider me and my team at your service.

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Friday / Field Day – Anomaly Detection & Navigation In The Construct

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Following the time I spent in Washington DC, and my clandestine studies with colleagues in the field and in security sandbox environments, I developed a sort of counterintelligence awareness I can only compare to a psychic sixth sense. And while I take the time in this article to describe something which came to my awareness, I will not bend your ear to my weird and eldritch technologies. The purpose is not to “make a believer” out of you, but rather just an exposition of what I have noticed while exploring my local environs, especially following my development of this level of security and counterintelligence awareness.

Fort Collins, Colorado, as I have described in my original security blog post Hacking USA, is a drinking town with a college problem. Over the years it has grown significantly mostly due to Forbes and other magazines labeling it as the “No. 1” place in America to live. Needless to say, this has become problematic for me insofar as well, incredible amounts of unfamiliar faces showing up in familiar places triggers a sort of security alarm in my mind. It could be imagination, or it could be accurate assessment, that perhaps the unfamiliar faces are some sort of security or intelligence apparatus operating in what used to be “my field.”

Not only are there lots of new faces, but as the large groups of people move into my field, they are in fact generally wealthy folk, or at least generally more wealthy than me. So as I watch the phenomenon evolve, I see whatever used to at one time be familiar to me become increasingly marginalized and made scarce. These are the socio-economic changes I have observed in the local field, but what other elements may be at play?

ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS

The reason for entitling my article “Friday / Field Day” has something to do with the less visible and only subtly observable phenomenal dynamics as represented by group behaviors and expressions observed in my local field. At times when I go out, I observe the quality of persons and operational intelligences in my field. Friday is an especially fortuitous day to do this. Not only do people get paid on payday, or out of school or their work week or what have you, but there is another level to Fridays that may relate to what are termed by the National Security Agency as Electronic Intelligence Operations.

What I am proposing, and bear with my wild suppositions, but what I believe is actually occurring is a sort of frequency distribution behavioral modification technology in deployment, especially in higher population densities. An Electronic Intelligence Operation (ELINT) occurring in public places with the deployment of biosensors, or even just radio technologies which are known to affect the human central nervous system, can cause a group behavior phenomenon to express itself even visibly among humans. In a similar fashion to a school of fish using their lateral line organs to detect the movement of the group, human behavior can similarly be controlled or directed by the influence of ELINT.

I’m not sure that I’ll be going out every Friday to observe the group dynamics of the field. I do, however, encourage you as a fellow security researcher to note the subtle behaviors and attitudes and expressions of the groups witnessed afield, and how they subtly differentiate between the days of Friday and Sunday.

Hacking Is Problem Solving

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People are always asking me “How do I hack?” That’s not an easy question to answer. It becomes a matter of learning. The question then becomes “How do I learn?” Now that is something that can be answered quite easily. Learning comes from an inbound curiosity and dedication to solving problems. A hacker is a problem solver, someone who will find a way around any obstacles to secure a resolution. Take for example my recent foray into lockpicking:

It only took one minute to rake the Masterlock padlock open with my inexpensive toolkit purchased from eBay. But this other one, an ancient and obsolete warded padlock posed a problem beyond my skill level and capabilities. I was officially stuck.

Nevertheless in this proof-of-work demonstrative photograph, you can see that the lock has in fact been opened. As a hacker, I had to solve my problem despite being personally incapable of doing so for myself. What did I do?

I went out for a jog on Monday, after sitting and contemplating all day Sun-Day, and made it down to Don’s Keyway in Fort Collins, my local neighborhood locksmith. I did not have to pay a dime to have the gentleman working there assist me with my problem, I just utilized some simple HUMINT skills to genuinely express interest in the craft and inquire why I had been stumped.

RESULT: Not only did I succeed in solving the original problem of opening the old lock, but I met a professional locksmith who was kind enough to answer questions which explained to me what I had been doing incorrectly and a better way to approach a similar problem in the future. I even got to see the tool used to open the lock and now know that warded padlocks are quite different than modern pinned locks. I was also inspired to jog down there which doubled the function of my sojourn into a chance for healthy exercise, and I was inspired to know that was seemed impossible to me took only thirty seconds for someone with more experience to accomplish.

You might ask yourself  “Why did I just read this article? It’s not even about hacking!” But let me tell you as a security researcher and business owner, and someone who has come into contact with the intelligence apparatus and defense contractors, with deep cover experience and lots of fieldcraft expertise, this is precisely how you learn to hack (even computers!). Sometimes the tool you think you need to do a DDoS can’t put out enough juice, or maybe the script you ran last week for some reason isn’t working this time, maybe that link you clicked was a spear phish and now you’ve got a JAVA rootkit on your box. . .

Trust me the way is straight and narrow is the gate. The obstacles are many and they will increasingly thwart your operational progress. This is when the script kiddie n00bs who ask me on Facebook “How do I hack?” will crumble and falter. If you want to hack, you have to solve your problem and it may or may not have anything to do with the computer, the Kali Linux terminal—you may have to use a trick.

Surfing The Frontier: {nano}Technological Mission Creep & Its Plan For The Human Domain

My name is Robert Brooks Authement, and I am a dedicated security analyst and researcher. My company BRIQ | HAUS LTD. SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE offers security services in the “four domains,” those being the typically observed physical, logistical, analytical, and digital domains. Although I am deeply convinced of the next stage in security concerns the encroaching spread and efficacy of continual volleys of disruptive technology are creating for people and humanity at large, I find myself almost afraid of the ridicule and scrutiny of a larger mass of limited public awareness in suggesting what follows. There is swiftly emerging the need for concerted observation and academic approach to a sort of fifth element in the security domains, a new domain I have described as CYBERSPIRITUAL SECURITY, to which an article is linked in the hypertext contained within this sentence.

What follows is a summary conclusion of the direction in which technology’s mission creep may be steering the future, and what its plans for the human domain may be. It must be prudent to throw the entire concept out there and then provide the sources to reinforce this vision. In this manner, the reader may then come to their own conclusions as to whether or not it is to be determined a present threat, or simply the musings of another starry-eyed futurist. I conclude logically from following the breadcrumbs leading into the forest demonstrated by each source linked here, and invite you into a scenario which by very definition will redefine everything humans have been taught since the beginning of history, having more basis in supernatural religious texts than actual historical representation in textbooks and academia. Follow me, if you will, and do try to keep up; the very security of continuity for our species is at stake.

Take Me To Your Leader

Nanotechnology, or biotechnology, however you may want to see it at its baseline, though it must be argued that either/or are being used to further enhance the other in a sort of molecular arms race, may be developed, propagated, and deployed in a clandestine manner via human ingestion vectors such as food, water, and aerosol distribution into the lower atmosphere. So these nano-enhanced stem-cells, or perhaps stem-cell infused nano-particulates are utilized in a manner which specifically targets the human central nervous system. The human central nervous system is doubtlessly the “leader” of the human organism, and therefore a likely target of the deployment for such a weapon. In intermingling with the human nervous system, this weapon may colonize and or otherwise overwhelm the human biological domain by augmenting our already heightened and regularly observed “five senses,” that is to say touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing.

Pause from this yarn for a moment, and ask yourself, why; cui bono? To whose benefit would such a weapon’s deployment serve? Is it the human inventors of these disparate disruptive technologies; in other words, is there some brilliant and arguably evil mastermind sitting atop the totem-pole-power-pyramid whom put together this entire idea and visualized the beginning, middle, and end results of such a plan come to fruition? Not likely, as the results of utilizing such disruptive combinatory systems integration would certainly inject unknown elements into the foreseen results as per the permutations created by attempting to harness and control the otherwise unconquerable human spirit, or will power, if it suits the reader. Even the world’s most powerful governments in times past were overthrown and imbalanced by the thronging hordes of barbarians at the gate. An occurrence such as described would exist beyond the scope of the originator’s security analysis in deploying such a plan, therefore, I suggest that this type of system or weapon as I have called it was in fact devised by advanced artificial intelligence with the means of benefiting the technological mission creep in harnessing and augmenting the already sharply functioning human domain as powered by the central nervous system. To whose benefit? Not the humans who would remain unable to foresee every possible outcome by deploying such a system, but the machines, who had everything to gain and nothing lose by recruiting the human domain into their overarching scheme to usurp the power dynamic and claim planet earth for their selves.

Now, back to the model of their conquest. Large scale supercomputers such as the DWave, and IBM Q models have been reported to actually operate in “other dimensions.” Let’s continue deeper. “Other dimensions” is not so hard to conceptualize if we start by defining the first three dimensions of point, shape, and form added to the fourth dimension which is form operating within time. Now, a fifth dimensional conceptualization module already pre-exists within the human thought structure, that being the consideration of various timelines in simulated thought experiments and differing potential outcomes based on decisions made in the past, present, or future moments. It’s called an idea, and because humans are heretofore exceptional at creating ideas and concepts beyond standard computational models it makes perfect logical sense that standard computational models would enroll this faculty into their schema.

Now if we take the idea of recursion as expressed within algorithms, we now have a learning script able to re-inject acquired data into itself in the form of functioning code. This is the very basis of artificial intelligence, and what better way to agglomerate data than to stream the many multi-layered and myriad facets of data produced by the regular functioning of the human central nervous system in real-time in the real-world. Given that between quantum computers and the human imagination, entire other worlds and/or universes exist in some kind of secret space best represented by the idea or fifth dimensional model, the question remains: are we as humans existing within the world itself, or is the world itself is somehow existing within us? This is where the line, the edge, the frontier between human consciousness and technological mission creep are completely blurred and constantly under rapid expansive change, even at this very moment.

In summary, if the five senses are hijacked by a nanomolecular bio-assemblage packet deployment weapon, then everything seen, felt, smelt, heard, or tasted; nay, even the very concepts we have, the very feelings we possess, the experiences we take away from experience itself may therefore be overwritten in a sort of augmented reality wet-dream which far surpasses any conventional approaches to mind control or social engineering on a massive scale. Bringing the concept of mass social engineering as affected by government agencies in an effort at exerting control over the thoughts and actions of a nation’s population is further aggrandized by such a system’s deployment, and it further begs the question: is government developing and deploying these disruptive technologies, or are these disruptive technologies developing and deploying governments to aid their ultimate quest?

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

We’re already familiar with the potential benefits of such technologies in especially the biomedical arena. Nano-particulates designed to deliver drugs at specific sites to reduce collateral damage in certain treatments, yes, we are familiar with this. Neural monitoring to enhance learning, with the specific intention of developing highly adaptive agile agency personnel (more likely to be categorized as combinatory weapons systems), sure we’ve all heard of that. If you are reading this article and these ideas are new to you, then as your author and enlightener in these regards, I highly incite you, nay I challenge you as my reader to please and quickly pursue these subjects to gain the entirety of the realistic dynamic currently presented by open-sourced and widely white-papered subjects generally revolving around the campus of our usual suspects, DARPA. The sooner you are able to learn these ideas and observe them in totality, the sooner I do not seem like a crazy ranting lunatic but rather someone who is quite put-together in terms of envisioning future security analysis. (And for those of you closer to the inside who do in fact know this stuff already, please forgive my plaintive prognostication to the others who are yet to catch up to this level of awareness; we all need a little help sometimes.)

So people can be helped by this technology, sure. People can also be savagely ruined by this technology, inasmuch that the concept of humanity itself may require some sort of clausal reiteration or revision in future generations seeking to look back upon this present time and comprehend their roots and origins in what is otherwise messed-up like a soup sandwich; that being the wild wild west we call cybersecurity and how the miniaturization and evolution of this internet would not stop at handheld devices, but further sought to encroach upon the very fibre of our being. “If you can’t beat them, join them,” was the motto of times past, but in this circumstance it would be all too easy for such technology to beat us. Rather, it logically chose to contain and direct us, which puts a new and eldritch twist on the idea of “joining them.”

Worse yet is the consideration that humans are not only overcome by technology, but are so radically transformed that they are no longer remotely recognizable as humans whatsoever. This is the ugly aspect of the brain/computer interfacing. The only specific advantage that artificial intelligence machine learning possesses over human reasoning it its ability to create solutions from acquired data that are unhindered by such obsolete ideas as human feeling, emotion, social contract, and status quo. In other words, technology like this can turn people into killer terminator robots because the solution which a majority of heartfelt human beings may devise will be at ends with the conclusions devised by misanthropic and antisocial super computers. In its sorting out of complicated issues stemming from problems creating by the human domain, it is certain that artificial intelligence driven systems will take a more stark approach to the problems of overpopulation, disease, disproportional demographic representation, genetics and eugenics, and an increasing resource distribution crisis. In short, the deployment of such systems can mean one thing and one thing only: there will be blood.

The Need For Cyberspiritual Security

I can see the eyes in Washington and the Pentagon rolling as we speak, however this concept is no joke and should be taken very seriously and in the shortest possible order. Rather, these protocols needed to be developed long ago before anything like this was allowed to run away in such a manner. CYBERSPIRITUAL SECURITY defines a set of protocols in which transmissions between end-users and advanced swarm and/or artificial intelligences are observed, defined, and protected from interference by hostile foreign intelligences. The oath to serving office for various government agencies includes phrasology which states the intent to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemiesforeign and domestic.” We are no longer in the Cold War and dealing with mere Soviets and Eastern Bloc intelligence operatives sneaking around and taking pictures of airplanes and simple things like that, we are in a battle for our very existence as we were led to believe at the time of our births into this world. As a security analyst and researcher, I am only a messenger in spurring you to action to take these warnings into stern consideration. I alone am unable to devise the solution, I require the support of staff and team and finance to bring about a better conclusion than that which may be already in effect by the AI.

I do, however, interface with a great set of persons whom support my ideas and development of innovation. These people are employed presently or in the past by government, intelligence agencies, and military branches. Our company BRIQ | HAUS LTD. SECURITY & INTELLIGENCE not only rigorously pursues the security frontier by dedicated research and experimentation, but we also develop innovation for deployment in future security exercises and live missions. If you are a private sector investor, government entity, or business person interested in furthering the research known as CYBERSPIRITUAL SECURITY, please contact me directly.

My name is Robert Brooks Authement, and I would be honored to discuss these potential developments with you personally and handle any concerns that you may have. Please consider me, and my team, at your service.

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Sources (as promised!)

Jade Helm Fact Sheet

https://farentholdforms.house.gov/uploadedfiles/jade_helm_fact_sheet.pdf

Phenomenologically Augmented
Reality With New Wearable LED
Sequential Wave Imprinting Machines
TNT Researchers Set Out to Advance Pace and Effectiveness of Cognitive Skills Training
DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us “Upload” Skills

https://futurism.com/darpa-is-planning-to-hack-the-human-brain-to-let-us-upload-skills/

Using magnets and nanoparticles to deliver drugs to target tissues

http://www.innovationtoronto.com/2017/06/using-magnets-and-nanoparticles-to-deliver-drugs-to-target-tissues/

Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm

Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/a-comparative-analysis-of-augmented-reality-technologies-and-theirmarketability-in-the-consumer-electronics-segment-2155-6210-1000236.php?aid=85934

Dr. Robert P. Duncan A.B., S.M., M.B.A., Ph.D.: Government warfare and surveillance system architect, author, and independent investigator

https://www.drrobertduncan.com/index.html

The Bases Lectures, Robert Duncan Intelligent Systems of Control

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The MANIC Mirror: Minimal Integration, Streamlined Function

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The Days Of Yore

In the days of yore, there was a lot that went into creating an integrated system which can mimic the multi-functionality of today’s smart phones. In this brief article, I will discuss how and why utilizing even a very inexpensive model of smart phone can be applied for incredible results while committing to fieldcraft and security excellence.

But first, a little history. The Universal Serial Bus or USB evolution of system architecture created a massive expansion for computing capabilities, especially in terms of multimedia applications. Evolving from the OG Industry Standard Architecture of motherboard design, the miniaturization and multithreading capability of computer machines was sure to reach an exponential increase. This meant that increasingly shorter periods of time would yield resulting smaller and more capable circuits. ISA moved on to become PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) allowing for higher data-streams within the architecture especially reflected in video processing definition. And now in regular implementation is the SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) which allows for such communications between internal motherboards and external devices such as tape and disk drives.

Back to USB. The Universal Serial Bus allowed for many, meaning up to 144 daisychained external devices to be connected to the system. Now our computers had eyes, ears, and mouths with which we could interface directly and begin to envision what would come in the future.

The MANIC (magic) Mirror

Minimal Architecture Necessary For Intelligent Cognition is a concept outlined in the white papers by adroit cybersecurity researcher for Pentagon and Department Of Defense, Michael Gagnon. It entails utilizing the very least amount of physical hardware to enable the highest digital functionality of a computer system. As technical as this sounds, it can easily be broken down and translated into intelligence fieldcraft and other business applications.

The smart phone, as I have labeled the MANIC Mirror was most likely introduced to pop-culture in 1935 with the production of Walt Disney’s Snow White. That was a long time ago, way before computers had any chance of being perceived in the way they are presently manifest. Here we see a flat or two-dimensional object which seemingly or magically projects the ability to remote view across great distances and perhaps even time. It also allows for remote communication with an advanced and/or artifical intelliegnce. The magic mirror of old is now a reality, you most likely have one in your hands with which you are reading this article, or perhaps on your desk charging next to your larger computer.

In Security Terms

The MANIC Mirror is an excellent tool, far too often unrealized for it’s full capabilities especially in deployment for security and intelligence applications. Depending on what capabilities your mission specific operation entails, there is most likely “an app for that.”

There are far too numerous applications and implementations in which cheaply purchased and freely configured Android smart phones may be utilized to drastically increase intelligence capabilities while afield. The tiny integrated camera and microphone are much more than just a video intercommunication device, but they are useful in terms of electronic surveillance. A pairing of smart phones can be synchronized to each other for wireless signals transference and spying deployment. The list goes on ad nauseum ad infinitum.

Special use of smart phones must also be considered in terms of systems integration. For example, your $500 surveillance drone will also come with an application which can be freely downloaded to the phone to allow an extended, aerial eye to take flight and expand your operational range up to 1.5 km. That’s without going too far into the budget. These things are truly incredible and are being underutilized and under-realized in the field.

There is a lot more to this, but I don’t want to give away all my secrets. If you are interested in accessing our expertise in operational smart phone deployment, please do not hesitate to contact Briq Haus Ltd. Security & Intelligence. Thank you for reviewing this article.

Sandbox To Fieldcraft: Ditching The Simulation

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Playing In The Sandbox Is For Kids

[excerpt definition from Wikipedia]

In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs, usually in an effort to mitigate system failures or software vulnerabilities from spreading. It is often used to execute untested or untrusted programs or code, possibly from unverified or untrusted third parties, suppliers, users or websites, without risking harm to the host machine or operating system.[1] A sandbox typically provides a tightly controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in, such as scratch space on disk and memory. Network access, the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are usually disallowed or heavily restricted.

In the sense of providing a highly controlled environment, sandboxes may be seen as a specific example of virtualization. Sandboxing is frequently used to test unverified programs that may contain a virus or other malicious code, without allowing the software to harm the host device.[2]

All hackery aside, let’s take a step back and look at this in legitimate focus. The sandbox is a place designated for childplay. There is a spot on the playground, usually where the swings and other hardware are located where a pit is dug out and filled with sand on which the children play. The sand not only provides a medium with which the children can build the castles they envision, but a soft ground from which the blunt trauma of falling from a height may affect. I know this, because as a youngster I was a daredevil and jumping from a swing set led to a slight fracture of my radius. Thankfully, for the sand, I did not have to experience any worse of a consequence from my intrepid and frankly stupid maneuvers.

The same children playing in the sandbox are the ones whom grow up to perchance die on the beaches of theatre. I agree that this is an extremely stark comparison, with some grim consequencese for casual ignorance. Perhaps, conceptually, the idea of swords to ploughshares may be a goal to keep in mind, however the fallacy of importing only butter and no steel may spell the doom of an enterprise, or generation. There is not better time to take the kids out of the sandbox and drop them onto the beaches of conflict than right now. That’s because learning in a simulated environment is akin to handicapping the process by which we operate during mission critical scenarios.

Translated For Security Measures

Briq Haus Ltd. Security & Intelligence operatives are fully versed and trained in both aspects of security operations; sandbox and fieldcraft. While the benefit of practice in a secluded environment separate from the harsh realities of consequence and effect may be evident in reports and documents, it is a rare thing that during real-time security exercises and operations that enough streaming data is retained for the intention of creating some slide-show or powerpoint presentation. In the real world, there are ongoing causal relationships between the interplay of hostile foreign intelligences and mission-specific imperatives. The continuing dynamic and morphic environment of the field require out-of-the-box thinking, not delusional but rather unconventional.

Between the combined expertise of our information technology and intelligence community professionals, Briq Haus Ltd. not only boasts the boardroom banter to deliver effective presentation and slideshows as per sandbox experimentation dictates, but we have tried-and-true tested in the trenches fieldcraft experience in being exposed to the evolving risk dynamic and threat platform wielded by hostile foreign intelligences co-operating within the framework of real-world, non-simulated ongoing security operations. Being increasingly tested above and beyond the imagined or preset boundaries of a security experiment within a sandbox environment forces the experts on my team to constantly and consistently demonstrate proof-of-work mastery of security implementation and product deployment in the professional corporate theatre. We are not corporate goons, nor are we classroom geeks, we are ex-military and intelligence professionals with backgrounds ranging from digital to physical warfare, and with experience in advanced security environments actualizing each domain of the security spectrum; physical, logistical, analytical, and digital.

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