Items Tagged with "Security"


Identity Management: The First Step in Protecting from the Inside Out

June 07, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal

Identity Management applications are slowly gaining speed in the security realm as an important tool in managing provisions of an applications or to aid in gaining a handle on compliance and identity governance.

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The Disclosure Debate Continues….. (part 1,453, 769) to be Continued

May 23, 2013 Added by:Andy Willingham

Here we go again. Another security researcher who apparently thinks that he knows best because his feelings were hurt by Microsoft.

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Managing My Company’s Security is a Nightmare

May 17, 2013 Added by:Luis Corrons

IT Departments are very often one step behind users, and unfortunately in most cases there is no real control over all devices on the corporate network. Despite perimeter solutions still being a necessity, the corporate perimeter must now expand to include new devices (mainly smartphones and tablets) that also handle confidential corporate information.

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Bridging the Cybersecurity Divide, Why Security Innovation Must Lead the Way

May 16, 2013 Added by:Francis Cianfrocca

Despite years of engineering, programming, reverse engineering, product development and a generous amount of FUD-driven marketing, the information security industry (loosely defined as representing the forces of good) lags far behind the innovation and sophistication of modern malware perpetrated by the forces of evil.

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ATM Security (And Really Learning from the Past)

May 14, 2013 Added by:Andy Willingham

There are lots of other things that go into ATM security that can have a big impact on ensuring that it is as secure as possible.

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Mobile Security Processes Could Be Applied to Medical Devices: Bluebox

May 10, 2013 Added by:Steve Ragan

Before malware could become a threat to medical devices, Adam Ely said attackers would have to write malware specifically targeted to these devices and organizations; or the devices would have to adopt a standard platforms and software.

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SCADA and ICS Cyber Security - Facing the Facts

May 05, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

In the past, the main reason for securing a SCADA/ICS network was to protect against inadvertent network incidents or attacks from insiders. The risk of an external malicious cyber-attack was considered minimal.

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Google: Black Hat or White Hat?

April 23, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny

Google has a perfect opportunity to be a leader in cybersecurity. Google’s recent network -- and acquisitions and hires -- in Austin, Texas, is an opportunity to do security right the first time.

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DLP and Business Needs

April 16, 2013 Added by:Scott Thomas

Most non-IT people know about DLP only when the IT organization contacts them to let them know they did something they shouldn't have. For those of us that have to deal with the policies, the alerts, and sending those notices, it can be more complicated.

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New Approaches for Blocking Zero-Day Exploits to Prevent APTs

April 16, 2013 Added by:George Tubin

Cybercriminals continue to develop new methods to bypass security controls in order to install malware on corporate endpoints. An endpoint protection approach that provides both effectiveness and manageability must begin with an understanding of the attack vectors that require mitigation.

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Your Weekend Security Challenge: Password-Style

April 12, 2013 Added by:Le Grecs

Password managers will automatically fill in usernames and passwords as your target surfs around the web doing their usual things. I’ve found they just love this convenience and it serves as a great motivator for them to continue using it.

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Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure

April 09, 2013 Added by:Ben Rothke

In Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure, authors Eric Knapp and Raj Samani provide and excellent overview on what the smart grid is and how it can be secured.

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Enter the CISO: Torchbearer of Security and Risk Management

April 06, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

In a convergence culture, accountability for risk is accepted across the organization, and when that happens, risk management becomes a priority to the business, informing strategy and objectives. By helping identify and mitigate risk across finance, operations and IT, the CISO puts security in context of what could affect profit.

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Making Patching Work for SCADA and Industrial Control System Security

April 05, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

Applying patches is a critical part of good security. According to US-CERT, about 95% of all network intrusions could have been avoided by keeping systems up to date with appropriate patches. What I am against is patching as a knee-jerk reaction to security vulnerabilities. You can’t expect your control system to operate reliably if you don’t have a controlled process for patching.

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Bit9 Releases 2013 Server Security Survey Report

March 30, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

Security vendor Bit9, best known for its application whitelisting solutions, recently released its second annual server security survey of nearly 1,000 IT and security professionals worldwide.

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SCADA and ICS Security Patching: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 26, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

Let's examine the good, the bad and the ugly details of patching as a means to secure SCADA and ICS systems. And to begin, let’s suppose patches could be installed without shutting down the process...

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