Commentary

Content posted in November 2012
IAM: The Reason Why OWASP Top 10 Doesn't Change
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
OWASP's AppSec conference is easily one of the best in the infosec industry. Where will it be held this year? Why not Punxsutawney?
Should LulzSec Suspect Face Life In Prison?
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
Computer hacking, identity theft, and fraudulent credit card charges could add up to 30 years to life for alleged Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond.
Managing The Multi-Vendor Backup
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
Backup management applications go a step beyond monitoring, but they remain limited. It's time to develop a framework-driven approach.
Threats And Security Countermeasures
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
Big data and relational database protections are very similar. What's available to end users is not
Log All The Things
Commentary  |  11/26/2012  | 
How the growing granularity in computing is going to affect monitoring
A Backhanded Thanks
Commentary  |  11/25/2012  | 
As we recover from the Thanksgiving weekend, let's give our brand of security thanks for all the good (and not so good) in our world
The Business Of Commercial Exploit Development
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
A closer look at the debate surrounding this market
Take Two Aspirin And Steal My Data
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
HIPAA and information security aren't suggestions. They're the law
Threat Intelligence Hype
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
How to measure the IQ of the data you're being fed
All Security Technologies Are Not Data Loss Prevention
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
While security technologies may share the common goal of protecting an organization's sensitive data, not all can -- or should -- be called data loss prevention
Petraeus Mission Impossible: Cloaking Email, Online Identities
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
So-called security experts making basic information security errors isn't a new occurrence. Arguably, it even led to the rise of the Anonymous hacktivist collective.
When Cloud Met Mobile
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Identity must link the disparate worlds of mobile and cloud
The Petraeus Affair: Surveillance State Stopper?
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
Lawmakers, now reminded of their own vulnerability, need to strengthen email privacy protections. Companies need to do more to help customers protect content.
Puzzle Logic
Commentary  |  11/9/2012  | 
Authentication is an enduring mystery, but solving authorization puzzles may be a better use of your security resources
Consolidation At The Disk Backup Appliance
Commentary  |  11/5/2012  | 
With a few enhancements, such as tape support and improved reporting capabilities, backup appliances could become the perfect solution for consolidating data protection.


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Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA,  10/16/2017
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Bill Bradley, SVP, Cyber Engineering and Technical Services, CenturyLink,  10/17/2017
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