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Content posted in February 2013
The Best Way To Spend Your Security Budget
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
One SQL injection attack can bring in big bucks. It's a no-brainer that you should make this problem top priority
Same As It Ever Was
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Trade shows, booth babes, and hype aside -- who are you, and what can you do? That is the question. Enter XACML and ABAC
OPSEC Lessons From The Courtroom Sidebar
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Jury duty leads to interesting observations on courtroom technology and operational security practices
Don't Blame China For Security Hacks, Blame Yourself
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Focus on the sorry state of your information security defenses before worrying about the Chinese, Russians, hacktivists or cybercrime gangs.
You're A Piece Of Conference Meat
Commentary  |  2/24/2013  | 
Every year folks get hacked off about seeing booth babes at big industry shows. Yet it seems too many don't understand why these ladies are there and how to disrupt these marketing tactics
The Road To Hell Is Authenticated By Facebook
Commentary  |  2/20/2013  | 
OAuth allows us to log into many sites using familiar credentials, from Twitter, Facebook, Google or Microsoft. The main author of the original OAuth 1.0 spec says these giants took it and made OAuth 2.0 a monstrous, complex, and insecure mess that has already brought us significant vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Launches New Tech Center On Application Security
Commentary  |  2/20/2013  | 
New Dark Reading subsite will offer news, analysis, and commentary on application security issues
Rashōmonitoring
Commentary  |  2/19/2013  | 
When you don’t know who to believe
5 Overlooked Cloud-Based Compliance Dangers
Commentary  |  2/19/2013  | 
Fully understanding risks helps avoid expensive surprises later
RSA: What To Watch For And What Vaccinations To Get Before Rocking The Casbah
Commentary  |  2/18/2013  | 
Pro tip: It's not threats, it's not capabilities -- it's integration
iPhone Vulnerability: Return Of The Lock Screen Bypass
Commentary  |  2/15/2013  | 
How do these errors resurface after being fixed? In Apple's case, the problem could be a weakness in their test plans or procedures
Security Analytics And Big Data
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Does big data impact security?
3 Ways To Protect Cache Writes
Commentary  |  2/12/2013  | 
Here's how to protect your storage from three situations that could cause it to lose data.
SIEMs Legit
Commentary  |  2/8/2013  | 
Enough picking on SIEM; what are we doing right?
Restarting Database Security
Commentary  |  2/6/2013  | 
Why companies ask for a database security program
Hacking, Privacy Laws: Time To Reboot
Commentary  |  2/5/2013  | 
Recent cases highlight serious flaws in current privacy and cyber abuse legislation, allowing prosecutors to wield a hammer when a stick will do.
Is SCIM The Shim You Have Been Looking For?
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
SCIM is designed to solve common, real-world scenarios while managing users across cloud and enterprise domains, but incentives will drive its success


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