When To Choose: Preventive VS Reactive Security
Information security is an area of IT that can have an extremely varied budget based on the parent organizations' belief of whether or not they'll be hacked. It's a mentality that seems silly if you've been in the infosec biz for a while because you most likely have realized by now that everyone gets hacked or has a data breach at some point.
Insiders Not The Real Database Threat
The recent incident where an HSBC employee raided a corporate database of customer information and then attempted to sell information to French tax collectors has been characterized as a user-access control issue. But I don't agree.
FAA Teams With IBM On Cybersecurity
The Federal Aviation Administration is using InfoSphere Streams software from IBM to perform "predictive security analytics" on massive volumes of data.
Get To Know The Storage I/O Chain
Storage performance problems are often circular challenges. You fix one bottleneck and you expose another one. You can't really fix storage I/O, all you can do is get it to the point that people stop blaming storage for the performance problems in the data center. Getting there requires knowing the storage I/O chain.
Which Storage Protocol Is Best For VMware?
In a recent entry in his blog, StorageTexan asks "why someone would choose to go NFS instead of doing block based connectivity for things like VSPhere?" http://storagetexan.com/2010/03/25/the-debate-why-nfs-vs-block-access-for-osapplications/
and while I gave a brief opinion as a comment on his site, I thought I would take a little deeper dive here. Which storage protocol is best for VMware?
A Russian Strategist's Take On Information Warfare
Today I'd like to introduce you to one of the main thinkers on information warfare, who most of you never heard of. S.P. Rastorguev (Расторгуев C.П.). He is a Russian strategist who unfortunately, as far as I can find, hasn't been translated.
Ransomware Continues To Soar
New analysis on the ransomware trend shows how cyber thieves are increasingly holding systems hostage in an attempt to extort users.
EMR Data Theft Booming
Fraud resulting from exposure of electronic medical records has risen from 3% in 2008 to 7% in 2009, a 112% increase, researcher says.
How Safari Hacker Finds Bugs
Multiple vulnerabilities in the mainstream browsers and other widely installed software came to light at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.
Toshiba Unveils 1TB 2.5 Inch HDD
The terabyte hard disk drive and a companion 750-GB model are targeted at mobile PCs, all-in-one desktops, televisions, and set-top boxes.
Hacker Cracks Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
Despite the security measures included in Windows 7, two security researchers were able to defeat the security provided to users running Internet Explorer 8 on top of Microsoft's latest operating system.
March Madness: Hoop Dreams Spawn Malware Nightmares
Some interesting stats from security firm Zscaler, Cisco Scansafe and eSoft point out the surge in business bandwidth consumption during NCAA games -- and warn that unwary searching for bracket listings could result in malware being dunked into your system.
Proceed Gradually With Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
There has been some concern recently of Fibre Channel Over Ethernet's (FCoE's) readiness to be deployed as an IT infrastructure. While the technology will continue to develop, it should be suitable for many environments. No one should be suggesting that the move to FCoE is a total rip-and-replace, but more of a gradual move as the opportunity arises.
Cyber Cities Attract Cyber Crooks -- Ya THINK?
Symantec's new list of the top cities for cyber crime risks rounds up the usual suspects (the more cyber-savvy the city, the more crooks that come there) -- and offers some important reminders no matter where you work and live.