What are levels of disassociation?

We see market confusion when companies request or offer “non-attribution” of infrastructure. We have started socializing the idea that we need to classify levels of disassociation in relation to your origin point.

 

Level 0 = You or Origin connection

Level 1 = DOD affiliated contracting company

Level 2 = DOD affiliated contracting company to non-DOD affiliated company

Level 3 = DOD affiliated contracting company to Tor to non-DOD affiliated company

Strengths/Weaknesses of well-known redirection services

Tor

Strengths: low barrier to entry, ease of use, possible to restrict originating country of requests.

Weakness

Does not provide assurance of encrypted requests, does not guarantee delivery to intended end-point to due to proxy nature, does not guarantee speed and/or ability to maintain long-term sustained collection of desired materials.

Tor+VPN

Strengths: basic non-attribution when combined with strategic acquisition process.

Weakness

Speed and long-term sustained communications is not possible to ensure.

VPN

Strengths: fast and reduced attribution to originator. Partial non-attribution when combined with strategic acquisition process.

Weakness

Does not provide ability to quickly change IP space when VPN provider is identified. Does not protect against tampering from VPN providers that may become curious to current or future activities.

Cloud Redirectors

Strengths: best value performance, scalability anywhere.

Weakness

Provides disassociation up to contracting company vs attribution to DoD.

FAQ

General

Mature Red Teams, law enforcement and government customers that would rather focus on mission and not infrastructure.

Simple, you can do this also. We addressed over 30 pain points in the 6 years operating and maturing this offering. It may take you less time to use our service as opposed to attempting this yourself. This service is also for professionals that value time to market and usability.

No. Only hybrid deployments utilize a VPN to connect your existing infrastructure to Kleared4.

Of course, we have an Early Adopter plan during local events for $1. You should sign up next time we are in town 😊

No, this is a Cloud-Bursting platform that provides infrastructure on demand. It has bastion like properties but is not a bastion.

  1. Single management plane to observe usage and costs across all users.
  2. Single management plane to request resources from AWS and Azure.
  3. KLEARED4 provides GUI access over a web browser without a VPN, browser plugins or Remote Desktop and any additional applications.
  4. KLEARED4 is pre-configured to allow you to disassociate yourself up to 4 levels away from your origin connection.
  1. No licensing costs and better user-experience.
  2. No hardware costs..
  3. Scales on-demand without additional configurations.
  4. Better throughput and lower network congestion.
  5. No staffing or support costs, we maintain infrastructure for you.

With KLEARED4, you can architect and managed simple to complex environments from a single management interface across multiple cloud-providers. Our infrastructure was designed for security professionals that needed access to resources on the web for research and development. Our instances are accessible over HTML5 and are curated by our staff to ensure they are functional and ready to use on-demand. We also provide a disassociated element to improve sustained research over long periods. The infrastructure is simple to destroy and redeploy as needed. KLEARED4 also offers a hybrid-range solution to facilitate baremetal malware research and access to an IoT lab for research, providers like Digital Ocean are not currently attempting to market research labs such as KLEARED4 and instead provide affordable cloud resources for developers and companies to utilize.

Pricing

  • $125,000 of cloud usage credits of Kleared4 credits; redeemable for:
    • AWS/Azure for consumption over one-year.
    • On-demand purchase of software licenses at market price.
    • On-demand purchase of hardware and peripherals at market price.

Basic engineering troubleshooting and support over email with 24 hour response window.

The funds generated from sales cover infrastructure costs and funds to pay our engineers, R&D and DevOps staff to make Kleared4 better and more affordable over time.

Red Teams/SOC/Cyber Ranges

Compliance/Certifications/Security

 

All cloud-providers KLEARED4 are FEDRAMP compliant and the shared-responsibility model applies to a cloud deployment of KLEARED4. A hybrid or on-prem deployment of KLEARED4 would not be FedRAMP certified.

KLEARED4 can elastically scale on-demand based on resource projections and actual use. We use metrics in unison with cloud technology to scale up and down based on project needs. The scalability is dependent on which desired attribution level is used.