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Content posted in September 2011
Eavesdropping Trojans Used In Cell Phone Spying Case
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
Israeli case a reminder of all types of social engineering threats
Identity Federation Versus PKI
Commentary  |  9/24/2011  | 
Neither technology alone offers the ultimate user authentication infrastructure
New FFIEC Authentication Guidance Calls For Layers
Commentary  |  9/24/2011  | 
Increased threats and weaknesses in certain accepted authentication mechanisms, FFIEC warns
Identity Federation: Waiting On Access Control
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Separate authentication by websites will remain the reality until access control is done right in Web apps
7 Lessons: Surviving A Zero-Day Attack
Commentary  |  9/19/2011  | 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory CIO Jerry Johnson takes you inside the cyber attack that he faced down--and shares his security lessons learned.
Segregating DBA And Admin Duties
Commentary  |  9/19/2011  | 
Keeping platform admins out of your database
Intel Demonstrates Potential Password-Killers
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Intel presented two possible ways it plans to make passwords obsolete
0-Day SCADA Exploits Released, Publicly Exposed Servers At Risk
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Italian researcher releases 0-day SCADA exploits leaving companies vulnerable to exploit; Emerging Threats project releases update to help detect attacks
Data Breach Avoidance Requires Copy Cops?
Commentary  |  9/15/2011  | 
A U.S. senator proposes more data breach regulation, but experts say IT should be thinking data control. As one CSO recently put it, "The problem is not securing a copy of the data; it's securing data against copying."
Passwords: Time's Up?
Commentary  |  9/10/2011  | 
Stronger authentication is a major security issue yet to be solved
Metasploit Gets Covert Forensics And PXE Boot Attack Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
New Metasploit modules released during the Vegas security conferences add cool, new features, like covert forensics and PXE boot pwnage
Virtualization Security: No One Product Does It
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
VMware environments demand multiple tools to build barriers, trap intruders, maintain VM security-- and keep the Jason Cornishes out.
DAM In The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Modifications to DAM for use with cloud infrastructure providers
Virtualization Security: Your Biggest Risk Is Disgruntled Insider
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Could 88 of your virtual servers be deleted by an angry insider during one McDonald's visit? Learn from Shionogi's experience.
Are Digital Certificates Doomed?
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Certificates are fundamental to the Web's SSL security model. But the recent DigiNotar attack and Comodo hacks show that the system must be strengthened, experts say.
Hackers Turn On Each Other
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
WikiLeaks fumbles the disclosure of sensitive government cables, while hacking competition website RankMyHack.com finds little honor among members.
Don't Hate The 'Playas' -- Hate The Game
Commentary  |  9/5/2011  | 
If Oracle wants to bitch about anything, it should bitch about how things get done in the halls of government -- Veracode is only trying to accelerate its growth
The Criticality Of Risk Assessments: FISMA, HIPAA, And Other Regs
Commentary  |  9/4/2011  | 
Risk assessments are a critical part of regulatory compliance, but many organizations don't implement them well


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