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Content posted in October 2012
Supply Chain Woes: Human Error Or Something Else Entirely?
Commentary  |  10/28/2012  | 
How easy are plausibly deniable bugs really introduced to the supply chain, and are recent fears concerning foreign technologies more hype than fact?
Frankenstory: Attack Of The Iranian Cyber Warriors
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Citing no hard evidence, U.S. government officials have been stoking fears that the Iranians are out to get us.
Making Security Trade-Offs
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
Security is all about the trade-offs. You need a consistent method to evaluate risks and assess the pros/cons of each decision
When Data Errors Don't Matter
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Does bad data break 'big data' analysis?
The Elephant In The Security Monitoring Room
Commentary  |  10/21/2012  | 
It's right in front of us, but is too rarely taken into account within monitoring and risk systems: the policy exception
What Huawei, ZTE Must Do To Regain Trust
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
The U.S. is not the only country scrutinizing the security of Chinese-made telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Without major changes, significant contracts are at risk.
A False Sense Of Security
Commentary  |  10/15/2012  | 
Cutting-edge security technologies are critical to safeguarding data integrity. However, organizations need to also focus on developing effective policies and practices to fully protect crucial information assets
Should You Buy From Huawei?
Commentary  |  10/15/2012  | 
Congress says U.S. companies should not purchase products from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE, citing national security concerns. I say Congress is dealing more in fear than facts.
Advertisers' 'Do Not Track' Protests Fail Smell Test
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
An almost comic war of words continues between advertisers and Microsoft regarding do not track technology in Internet Explorer 10. Funny thing: The only tracking option advertisers want is opt-out.
Walking The Mobile Mile
Commentary  |  10/10/2012  | 
Putting the 'i' in identity means navigating the hidden complexities in mobile identity
Risk Management: Asking The Right Questions
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
In order to make sure an organization's security is properly aligned with risk, it is critical that organizations focus on asking the questions that really matter
Infosec Slowly Puts Down Its Password Crystal Meth Pipe
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
Is Google's OAuth 2.0 implementation an identity plus or minus?
When Monitoring Becomes A Liability
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
The combination of 'bigger data' and 'more intelligence' could lead down a path that creates problems for the enterprise
Cyber Spying Justice: Unserved
Commentary  |  10/5/2012  | 
After toothless FTC judgment against rent-to-own PC companies in spying case, Congress needs to make surveillance of customers in their own homes illegal.
Weaponized Bugs: Time For Digital Arms Control
Commentary  |  10/5/2012  | 
Thriving trade in zero-day vulnerabilities means dangerous bugs get sold to the highest bidder, and that puts everyone else at risk.
Is Your Organization Doing Good Things Or Doing The Right Things?
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Fixing vulnerabilities that are a real threat is the right thing to do
Goodbye DR, Hello Resiliency
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
No enterprise can afford downtime in today's business climate. To stay always-on, you must create an environment of business resiliency that goes beyond business continuity and disaster recovery.
What's The Threat?
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
SQL injection -- not malware -- is the main threat to databases
The World Ended And No One Noticed
Commentary  |  10/2/2012  | 
Not a single breach among the many in the past two weeks did enough damage to trigger an alarm
Compliance: The Boring Adult At The Security Party
Commentary  |  10/1/2012  | 
Compliance and security are not the same thing


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