Intrepidus Launches PhishMe Malware Edition
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution train users against spear phishing attacks that involve emails that hyperlink to a website hosting malware, as well as those that include malicious file attachments
Data Breach Silence Breached: 5 Good Security Tips
For every high profile big headline data breach, there are plenty of others that are kept quiet. A good piece in Informationweek takes a peek behind the curtain of quiet and offers some solid lessons in how to avoid having your data compromised.
The Foundation Of The Data Asset
In my last entry we discussed Making Data an Asset. This entry will focus on where that data asset should be stored. What is needed is a strong storage foundation, one that is designed to last for years, if not decades, but also one that will store that data efficiently and of course be complimentary to the enterprise class indexing that we described in our last entry.
Snow Leopard's Toothless Trojan Defense
Snow Leopard is the strongest business offering that Apple has ever fielded, but Apple remains in the dark ages when it comes to protection against malware and its unwillingness to work with third-party vendors to minimize the risk of bringing an Apple machine into a large business.
Hacking Oil Rigs
When it comes to cyberwar, real cyberwar, perhaps the most damaging attacks won't come in the form of denial-of-service attacks, but be aimed directly at our energy supply.
Snow Leopard's Anti-Malware Lacks Roar
A security firm's assessment of the malware protection capabilities that was leaked prior to Friday's release shows that Apple's Snow Leopard won't be chasing down much malware.
Lessons From The Credit Union Penetration-Test Debacle
Determining who is "in the loop" during a penetration test is an important step not always properly planned during the beginning phases of an engagement. The recent media release from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) provides an excellent example of what can go wrong.
Is Your Wi-Fi Network Open to Intrusion?
Security has been an ongoing concern among wireless LANs users since their emergence in the middle 1990s. While vendors have worked diligently to close up any holes, new ones seem to emerge on a regular period, and one is now coming to light that could impact many small and medium businesses.
Cybercriminals: Taking The Road Less Traveled
If you were a criminal, what data would you be looking for? The most obvious answer is to look for the types of data that give you direct access to cash: bank accounts, brokerage accounts, credit cards. Like Willie Sutton, you'd go where the money is, right? And that's why some of the stiffest security defenses surround this sort of account data.
Making Data An Asset
Data is often looked at as a liability; something that has to be stored, protected and preserved. Data storage has led to massively expanding storage environments and such initiatives as archive. Protection has led to incredibly elaborate backup and recovery schemes and preservation has led to eDiscovery and compliance. All of these processes are reactive, how can the view of data be changed to proactive, to using data as an asset?
CD-ROM 'Attack' Threatens Credit Unions
National Credit Union Association warned credit unions nationwide of new, creative yet simple scam that uses phishing and malicious CD-ROM disks -- but it may be a false alarm
Printer Security? Yep: Printer Security!
The news that IEEE has released new standards for networked printer security is a good reminder that it's not just the computers and servers on your network that pose risks.
Is Snow Leopard Coming With Antivirus?
Apple security firm Intego posted a hint that Snow Leopard, the new Macintosh operating system that is due for release this Friday, may contain some level of anti-malware detection.
Government Finalizing Medical Data Breach Notification Rules
Medical data breaches are on the rise. Much in the same way that credit card breach notifications skyrocketed following California's enactment of SB 1386, California's medical breach laws are doing the same now with patient data. Unlike financial breaches, however, federal rules are now coming into play.
Your Cloud Insurance Policy
Security is all about managing risk -- looking at the threats, evaluating the likelihood that they will affect you, and determining what the impact would be. But in the end, do the numbers really make us feel warm and fuzzy? I didn't think so.
Getting To The Last Copy Of Data
One of the storage management challenges we see every day in customer data centers is there are too many copies of data in circulation. Ironically its this fact that built much of the value and motivation behind data deduplication. It should not be this way. Why should you get to a last copy of data?
What Are Botmasters Thinking?
They're thinking that bots are where the money is, according to a fascinating piece over at Dark Reading. Did you know, for instance, that the average bot is worth between a dime and quarter on the market? You gotta sell a lotta bots at that price to make real money -- and people are making real money doing just that.