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An Open Letter to Executives

April 17, 2014 Added by:PCI Guru

I should have published this letter a long time ago as this is not a new issue.

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FAQs Concerning the Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Vulnerability

April 16, 2014 Added by:David Navetta

Overall, in most cases, the Heartbleed vulnerability and associated security and legal risk is manageable as long as organizations take swift action to remediate their risk.

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Security Pros Need Better Security Awareness Training Options

April 16, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

One of the basic security measures that every company should be taking is giving security awareness training to its employees.

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Would a Proprietary OpenSSL Have Been More Secure than Open Source?

April 16, 2014 Added by:Rebecca Herold

The OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability has resurrected the age-old debate of whether or not open source code is more or less secure than proprietary code.

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Is User Experience Part of Your Security Plan?

April 15, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

One common theme across the information organizations that I work with is that everyone wants to do the right thing. Unfortunately, that often means onerous and complicated security policies that translate into awkward steps that users must take.

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SIEM Webinar Questions – Answered

April 15, 2014 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Last year, I did this great SIEM webinar on “SIEM Architecture and Operational Processes”...and received a lot of excellent questions. This is the forgotten post with said questions.

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OpenSSL “Heartbleed” – Whose Vulnerable and How to Check

April 10, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The Internet is plastered with news about the OpenSSL heartbeat “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0160) vulnerability that some say affects up to 2/3 of the Internet.

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OpenSSL Problem is HUGE – PAY ATTENTION

April 10, 2014 Added by:Brent Huston

The attack allows an attacker to remotely tamper with OpenSSL implementations to dump PLAIN TEXT secrets, passwords, encryption keys, certificates, etc. They can then use this information against you.

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Hackers Impersonating Feds buy $1.5 Million worth of PC Supplies

April 07, 2014 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“Spear phishing fraud” has been used by hackers impersonating federal entities to create fraudulent orders for large amounts of PC supplies including toners, ink cartridges and even laptops.

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Yahoo Protects Users with Lots More Encryption

April 03, 2014 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We were thrilled to hear today that Yahoo is carrying through a concerted effort to protect users across its sites and services by rolling out routine encryption in several parts of its infrastructure

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On Complexity & Bureaucracy vs Security…

April 02, 2014 Added by:Brent Huston

“Things have always been done this way.” —> Doesn’t mean they will be done that way in the future, or even that this is a good way.

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Full Disclosure: The Rebirth

March 31, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Today, Full Disclosure is alive again, the advisories are flowing, the banter is cheerful, and the trolling has already started.

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Reforming Terms of Service: Microsoft Changes Its Policy on Access to User Data

March 31, 2014 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We commend Microsoft for its willingness to reconsider its policies, and we think it made the right decision.

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Be Wary: Hackers are Readying Security Updates for XP Users

March 27, 2014 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Approximately 40% of PC users still run desktop versions of Windows XP as well. Windows XP has been regarded by many as the best version of Windows ever.

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When Security Tools Cry Wolf

March 27, 2014 Added by:Ken Westin

With the rising number and complexity of security tools at our fingertips, sometimes everything looks like an alert so nothing becomes actionable.

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The Power of Change

March 26, 2014 Added by:Wendy Nather

I believe that most of security relies on detecting and controlling change. And there are so many aspects to change that have to be considered.

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