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The Windows XP Rundown is Really About Security

March 18, 2014 Added by:Praveen Manohar

Now is an appropriate time to discuss the implications of the end of XP support and explore what the rundown is really all about: security.

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Are You Playing Security ‘Elf on the Shelf’?

December 23, 2013 Added by:Steve Lowing

While your end users may act like children from time to time, your security practices shouldn’t treat them like they are. Gain visibility and control before being placed on the naughty list.

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Preparing for the Internet of Things: Integrating Strong Authentication in Daily Life

November 04, 2013 Added by:Jochem Binst

The online world as we know it today is not the same as the one we got to know in the beginning of the Internet era and certainly not the one that is emerging today! People worldwide are starting to realize this. All they have to do now is act on it. Strong authentication to secure the online world will be embraced since it becomes a necessity; using strong authentication is the next step.

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What Is Your Browser Doing Behind Your Back?

October 09, 2013 Added by:Kyle Adams

Browsers have become extremely complex over the last few years, so does everyone fully understand everything a modern browser does? Of course everyone is familiar with the point and click, redirections, forms . . . normal Web stuff. What you might not know, is that your browser does a lot of things automatically without you asking it to.

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CISOs Share Top 10 Tips for Managing IT Security Vendors

July 31, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Austin-based Wisegate has released a report that provides top 10 tips from leading CISOs to help IT professionals manage security vendors.

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The Subtleties of Enterprise Security Vulnerability Management — at Scale

July 11, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

Enterprises face some interesting challenges as they grow. Once you scale to any real size, tasks that seemed simple become unmanageable and difficult, even confused. One of those tasks is vulnerability management, and while it may sound simple and trivial, I assure you it is, indeed, not.

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Webcast: Addressing the Open Doors in Your APT Strategy

July 10, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

With APTs leveraging these weaknesses, it’s critical to have visibility and control of enterprise key and certificate inventories. Cyber criminals understand that the easy targets are those organizations that have little visibility into their threat surface and cannot respond quickly. We need to gain control over trust; we need to plug the gap related to key & certificate-based exploits. (Re...

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Wanna Be a Security Rock Star? Practice Like One…

July 06, 2013 Added by:Tripwire Inc

When was the last time you rehearsed your security script? Are you comfortable with your tools? If you want to be a security rock star, you should practice like one.

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The Castle Has No Walls - Introducing Defensibility as an Enterprise Security Goal

March 19, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los

It's time to retire the "castle" analogy when it comes to talking about how real Information Security should behave. I still hear it used a lot, and if you walked around the show floor at RSA 2013 you noticed there is still a tremendous amount of focus and vendor push around 'keeping the bad guys out.'

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New York Times Attacks Show Need For New Security Defenses

February 01, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

The recent attacks against the New York Times allegedly carried out by the Chinese military highlight the importance of layered security to protect sensitive systems and data.

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UPnP Security Flaws Expose 40-50 Million Networked Devices

January 29, 2013 Added by:Infosec Island

Researchers at Rapid7 have uncovered that roughly 40-50 million network-enabled devices are at risk due to vulnerabilities in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol.

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Power to the People and the Coming AppSec Revolution

January 24, 2013 Added by:Fergal Glynn

It used to be that you could call for more secure software from individual vendors – and Microsoft heeded that call with its push for trustworthy computing in 2002 – but today we’re more dependent on software and more interconnected than ever. We rise and fall by the security of our associates...

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The Value of Secure Coding Procedures

January 09, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

I recently had a very interesting conversation with Dave Hyman of Checkmarx, who asked me how I saw the future of cyber security (or information security, take your pick). Now, as I’m sure you´ll agree with me, that’s a fairly abstract question that can go a lot of ways. My friends will confirm that I enjoy waxing philosophical discussions like that, but given what Checkmarx does with code se...

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The Four Horsemen of the Cyber-Apocalypse: Security Software FUD

December 15, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Did the title of this post get your attention? We are doomed! The sky is falling! All of your computers are infected! We are just one security breach away from complete human extinction! The security software industry is guilty of overhyping cyber threats to sell their products, second only to Hollywood...

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"No known exploits in the wild..."

November 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

It's human nature, and just the way we are wired... I know I can feel some of that on myself when I hear that phrase. I guess I would change it to be slightly more effective (or harder to dismiss) by adding "at this time" at the end of the sentence - although I doubt it would make too much of a different...

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Advice Regarding Recent Java Vulnerabilities

October 17, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

By now, our readers have undoubtedly seen the buzz about a serious security vulnerability in Oracle Java, with corresponding exploit code making its way around in the form of active, in-the-wild attack campaigns, as well as penetration testing tools...

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