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Content posted in June 2012
Not Much To Learn From The Second Kick Of The Mule
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
Repeating compliance and security failures shows a lack of progress
FTC Sets Consumer Data Collection Limits
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
As Spokeo gets fined $800,000, FTC tries to enforce differences between consumer-reporting services and people-search services, which gather and sell large amounts of publicly accessible personal data.
Patching Goes Up In Flames
Commentary  |  6/24/2012  | 
The Flame malware throws the integrity of patching into question, which creates quite a quandary for those trained to patch early and often. This represents a significant inflection point for security -- or does it?
Flame: Reading Between The Ones And Zeros
Commentary  |  6/23/2012  | 
As more information about Flame is revealed, let's consider what we might infer from Flame's composition
Deduplication Performance: More Than Processing Power
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Storage performance problems can't be solved by just throwing more processing power at them.
Logging Smarter, Not Just Harder
Commentary  |  6/18/2012  | 
The problem is not just Big Data -- it's variable data. We attempt to find the answer in late-night commercials
Ironman And Captain America Fight Over Compliance
Commentary  |  6/18/2012  | 
Defending your company requires both warriors and soldiers
Don't Blame Me, I'm Just An Employee
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
If you're looking for a cure for mishandling of sensitive data, then look no further than your own management team
LinkedIn: Making Insecure Connections
Commentary  |  6/11/2012  | 
The recent breach of millions of LinkedIn passwords highlights an all-too-common issue
When Is A Breach Not A Breach?
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Monitoring: It's not just for breaches anymore -- and actually it never was. Here are some of the other uses for security monitoring
The Truth Is Not Believable
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Too many businesses don’t want to know about their compliance problems
Was U.S. Government's Stuxnet Brag A Mistake?
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Some lawmakers accuse Obama administration of failing to manage its secrets, but Stuxnet now stands as a warning of America's cyber-warfare capabilities.
Systems Are Not Compliant; Organizations Are Compliant
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
IT cannot make your organization compliant


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** DISPUTED ** Typesetter CMS 5.x through 5.1 allows admins to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code via a .php file inside a ZIP archive. NOTE: the vendor disputes the significance of this report because "admins are considered trustworthy"; however, the behavior "contradicts our secu...