Commentary

Content posted in June 2013
Surrendering The Endpoint
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Imagine there’s no desktop...
The (Attack) Path To Prioritization
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Since you can't fix every vulnerability, you need to prioritize what needs to get done now and what doesn't. Using attack path data can help
Sextortion Warning: Masking Tape Time For Webcams
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
"Camjacking" attacks activate your webcam and record your every move. Female images are in demand.
Online Privacy: We Just Don't Care
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Facebook leaked your data (again). Big Brother's watching everyone and everything. And Google is testing a "service" that sounds like you providing them a list of everything you own.
Ignoring Compliance Is A Real Option
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Security and compliance are commonly deferred by choice
Database Configuration Standards
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
The trouble with database assessment and compliance
CrowdStrike Turns Security Fight Toward Attacker
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
CrowdStrike Falcon platform is first to focus on the source of the attack, rather than stopping malware
Should You Use Software-Defined Flash Storage?
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
"Software definition" leverages the processor's power to do things that used to require dedicated hardware. So, what does that mean for flash?
The Slippery Slope Of Security Invisibility
Commentary  |  6/23/2013  | 
Everyone seems to want security to just be there, invisible to end users. Everyone except the security industry, that is, if it wants to survive
Security Needs More Designers, Not Architects
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
The better we design the user experience, the more we reduce our risk
Small Business, Big Target
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Why SMBs are a big target of hackers, regulators, and security-conscious partners--and what to do about it
0-Day The (Bug) Bounty Hunter
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
Companies increasingly offer bug bounties to help find vulnerabilities and threats. This is an opportunity for those looking to get into security
Letter Of (Cyber) Marque And Reprisal
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
Facilitating future 'hack back' programs
NSA Prism Whistleblower Snowden Deserves A Medal
Commentary  |  6/12/2013  | 
Without Snowden's leaks, we wouldn't be pursuing rational, democratic debates on the government's post-Sept. 11 balance between security and civil liberties.
Getting Out Of PRISM
Commentary  |  6/11/2013  | 
What we can learn from national security monitoring
Endpoint Data Protection: Tablet Trouble
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Backup managers should look at bringing endpoint protection in-house and using it to protect tablets.
Why Database Assessment?
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
How FIS bungled the basics
NSA Prism: Inside The Modern Surveillance State
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
The government's approach seems to be: "Collect first, ask questions later."
Putting Vulnerabilities And Threats Into Context
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
Advanced security research should play a role in your security program and be ready when science projects become weaponized attacks
What To Ask Your Penetration Tester
Commentary  |  6/5/2013  | 
The importance of manual pen testing
DoS-in Your Database
Commentary  |  6/4/2013  | 
The re-emergence of database denial-of-service attacks
Building An Effective Security Architecture: No Piece Of Cake
Commentary  |  6/3/2013  | 
Enterprises need to put more thought, fewer products into their cyberdefense strategies
Can't Fix What You Hide
Commentary  |  6/3/2013  | 
Willful ignorance may be bliss, but rarely is it compliant
When Colleges Use Twitter As Help Desk
Commentary  |  6/3/2013  | 
Education IT leaders, your users are turning to Twitter to complain about the campus network and IT services. Are you responding effectively?


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