Blog Posts Tagged with "ISECOM"
August 14, 2012 Added by:Pete Herzog
We need to get teenagers to realize how small they are in a big field. Hacking is a huge field and the one who knows the most about how things work is going to be the most powerful. That teaches students to respect that small bit of power they get from the lessons and to keep teaching things to themselves...
March 06, 2012 Added by:Pete Herzog
The enemy is not homogenous. Just like there is not just one foreign language, there is not one type of enemy. Among those enemy attackers, not all think alike. Even those joined together under a common mission or goal, there is often division in how to accomplish that goal...
October 03, 2011 Added by:Enno Rey
After having introduced the basic elements of the concepts of trust, control and confidence in a previous post on the RSA breach, today I’ll try to strengthen your understanding of these ideas - and maybe even my own as well - by applying them to another candidate: Dropbox...
August 15, 2011 Added by:Enno Rey
When the standards were written, endpoints were supposed to be mostly company managed Windows systems. In the meantime most organizations face an unmanaged mess composed of a growing number of smartphones and tablets, some company managed, while some are predominantly free floating...
July 09, 2011 Added by:Pete Herzog
The points made in this article reflect the research findings outlined in the OSSTMM 3: operational security controls, security and trust metrics, and the Moebius Defense security model where environmental protection precedes security awareness. You can find OSSTMM research at the ISECOM website...
June 21, 2011 Added by:Cor Rosielle
Approaching operational trust intuitively is similar as solving security problems intuitively. Unfortunately most of what we understand about trust is based on experience, how it makes us feel. Therefore we are often not able to quantify the amount of trust...
June 20, 2011 Added by:Enno Rey
If you have been wondering “why do my guts tell me we shouldn’t trust these guys anymore?” this post might serve as a contribution to answering this question in a structured way. Furthermore, the intent was to provide some introduction to the wonderful world of trust, control and confidence...
June 20, 2011 Added by:Pete Herzog
So who verifies security operations? Not the penetration tester. Not the ethical hacker. Not anymore. Sadly, unfortunately they've been marginalized to running scanners and eliminating false positives and negatives. They have been marginalized into near extinction...
March 16, 2011 Added by:Pete Herzog
Routines make us predictable which, becomes our flaw. The problem with "patching" these flaws is that they are design features which are the product of being human. In addressing those flaws we will also ruin many of the good things about people which make them creative, social, and productive...
March 02, 2011 Added by:Rod MacPherson
OSSTMM is very high level, and the thing that everyone seems to be in agreement on is the need for applied OSSTMM documents outlining how it can be applied to different realms, such as web applications, computer networks, system hardening, etc...
January 10, 2011 Added by:Pete Herzog
Patching is just one small part of the solution that includes Anti-virus, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, strong authentication, encryption, physical locks, disabling of scripting languages, reduced personal information on social networks,as part of a healthy lifestyle solution...
December 13, 2010 Added by:Rod MacPherson
I can't think of anything I dislike about the Rules of Engagement. I would be in heaven if every vendor I dealt with held to even half the Rules. I could especially do with not being fed FUD, or a list of past clients who's engagement had little in common with what I'm looking to hire the vendor for...
December 13, 2010 Added by:Joerg Simon
Nearly every Standard who implements Security Management into Business Processes, require, that the results from security tests, as base for risk assessment, ensures to have comparable and reproducible results. How to ensure that? The OSSTMM is the perfect Guide. And the auditing department will love the results out of the OSSTMM Metric - the Risk Assessment Values (rav).
October 13, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
The OSSTMM is a peer-reviewed methodology for performing security tests and metrics divided into five channels: information and data controls, fraud and social engineering, computer and telecommunications networks, wireless devices, physical security access controls, and security processes...
September 28, 2010 Added by:Michael Menefee
OSSTMM has been enhanced over time dramatically. Current and upcoming releases are strongly related to practical issues. I can definitely confirm that many of our clients who have to change their supplier for security policy reasons expect their future suppliers to apply the OSSTMM...
July 15, 2010 Added by:Michael Menefee
As a security consultant, I've always looked for ways to increase consistency, efficiency and value when conducting security analysis on a client's network or business. With the impending release of OSSTMMv3 I'll share my thoughts on the success of the model...
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