The FireOak Tech Lab
About the Tech Lab
Even though we’re knowledge management and information security consultants, we’re tech geeks at heart, and often, we’re found in the FireOak Tech Lab.
We use the FireOak tech lab to build new tools to help us diagnose and solve our clients’ knowledge management and information security problems. We routinely use many of our own custom-developed tools during information security and knowledge management assessments for engagements that include shadow IT discovery, penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, physical security evaluations, social engineering tests, or network evaluation components. Other tools get deployed for extended periods on-site at client offices so we have visibility into their networks and can efficiently detect cybersecurity incidents and monitor network traffic for anomalies.
One of our tools, the FireOak Acorn, was developed in the FireOak Tech Lab using a combination of open source technologies and 3D-printed components. Acorns are heavily used during many of our knowledge management and information security engagements.
Other Tools from the Tech Lab
While the Acorn is our most well-known product developed in the FireOak Tech Lab, we are always prototyping and refining our toolset. Another set of tools often used in information security engagements: mechanisms for testing out the physical security in place to protect organizations’ information and data. Often, physical security is a weak link for organizations’ information security programs, so we evaluate various types of devices as part of our overall information security work.
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