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blog /9 13, 2017

Five Reasons the CISO is a Cryptocurrency Skeptic—Starting with Bitcoin

by David Holmes

There’s a lot of hype surrounding cryptocurrencies, but what’s good for currency traders may not be great for security-minded professionals.

blog /9 07, 2017

Phishing for Information, Part 4: Beware of Data Leaking Out of Your Equipment

by Ray Pompon

Organizations often overlook the many ways in which their own systems put useful information right into the hands of attackers building cyber scams.

blog /9 01, 2017

WireX Android DDoS Malware Adds UDP Flood

by Julia Karpin

As quickly as attackers commandeer IoT devices to build more “thingbots,” they continue to evolve their attack types and functionality.

blog /8 31, 2017

Six Steps to Finding Honey in the OWASP

by Ray Pompon

According to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, “Web applications remain the proverbial punching bag of the Internet.” Things haven’t improved much since then. What is it about web applications that makes them so...

blog /8 29, 2017

URL Obfuscation—Still a Phisher's Phriend

by Ray Pompon

Cyber crooks use several common URL disguising techniques to trick users into thinking their sham sites are legitimate.

blog /8 23, 2017

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—Executive Threat Modeling Part 3

by Ravila White

How InfoSec leaders can build successful threat models by defining the threat landscape and its component resources, then asking simple, situational questions.

blog /8 22, 2017

Phishing for Information, Part 3: How Attackers Gather Data About Your Organization

by Ray Pompon

The Internet is full of information about your company that’s easily accessible to anyone and particularly useful to attackers.

blog /8 17, 2017

Cry “Havoc” and Let Loose the Thingbots of War!

by Lori MacVittie

Gray hats might have good intentions launching their “vigilante” botnets, but are they really helping us win the war against Death Star-sized thingbots?

blog /8 15, 2017

Where Do Vulnerabilities Come From?

by Ray Pompon

Vulnerabilities are an emergent property of modern software’s complexity, requested features, and the way data inputs are handled.

blog /8 03, 2017

Can Engineers Build Networks Too Complicated for Humans to Operate? Part I: Scope of the Problem

by Mike Simon

This series explores how InfoSec practitioners can use math, technology, and critical thinking to mitigate risk in a world where networks and data have surpassed the scope of human comprehension.

blog /8 01, 2017

RSA in a “Pre-Post-Quantum” Computing World

by David Holmes

Quantum computing is coming. What should your strategy be today to deal with what’s on the horizon?

blog /7 25, 2017

What Are You Doing to Protect Critical Infrastructure?

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Protecting our critical infrastructure is everyone’s responsibility, and there are many ways we can all do our part.

blog /7 20, 2017

Phishing for Information, Part 2: How Attackers Collect Data About Your Employees

by Ray Pompon

The personal and job-related information that employees often innocently post on various websites makes it easy for phishers to pull off their scams.

blog /7 18, 2017

How to Avoid the Six Most Common Audit Failures

by Ray Pompon

A veteran auditor told us how organizations fail audits. Here are six detailed strategies to help you achieve success.

blog /7 11, 2017

Who Should the CISO Report To?

by Ray Pompon

Savvy organizations that understand the gravity of cyber security are giving CISOs a voice at the executive table.

blog /7 06, 2017

Phishing for Information, Part 1: How Phishers Bait Their Hooks with Information You Volunteer

by Ray Pompon

In this five-part blog series, we look at how cyber scammers vacuum up information across the Internet to build profiles for phishing and other kinds of social engineering attacks.

blog /6 29, 2017

The Six Most Common Audit Failures

by Kyle Robinson, Senior Manager at Grant Thornton

A veteran auditor walks through where he’s seen organizations fail during audit.

blog /6 27, 2017

NSA, CIA Leaks Provide a Roadmap to Stealthier, Faster, More Powerful Malware

by Mike Convertino

Recent NSA and CIA leaks exposed advanced new techniques for building automated malware factories that churn out threats like SambaCry and Petya/NotPetya, which deploy over untraceable networks.

blog /6 22, 2017

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling—The Master Model Part 2

by Ravila White

Understanding the customer segment of your organization is critical to developing a strategy that ensures regulatory compliance.

blog /6 21, 2017

Russian Hackers, Face to Face

by Ray Pompon

An undercover interview of two infamous Russian hackers speak volumes about skills, passion, and motivation of some of the world’s most dangerous cybercriminals.

blog /6 15, 2017

TrickBot Expands Global Targets Beyond Banks and Payment Processors to CRMs

by Sara Boddy

TrickBot shows no signs of slowing down as new targets are added and command and control servers hide within web hosting providers’ networks.

blog /6 14, 2017

Yak Shaving: CISOs Aren’t Immune

by Ray Pompon

Sometimes, CISOs spin their wheels doing useless security activity that only looks productive from the outside.

blog /6 08, 2017

10 Ways Organizations Can Get Ready for Breach Disclosure

by Ray Pompon

Facing data breach disclosure requirements across the globe, organizations need to be prepare in advance to respond well.

blog /6 06, 2017

Default Passwords Are Not the Biggest Part of the IoT Botnet Problem

by Lori MacVittie

Providers and manufacturers could go a long way toward reducing the very real threat of IoT.

blog /6 01, 2017

The CISO: A Field Guide

by Bill Hughes

Learn to recognize different types of CISOs so you can ensure you’re hiring the right one.

blog /5 31, 2017

Fight Credential Stuffing by Taking a New Approach to Authorization

by Michael Koyfman

How a token-based authorization model can help organizations dramatically reduce credential stuffing attacks.

blog /5 26, 2017

SambaCry: The Linux Sequel to WannaCry

by Malcolm Heath, Ray Pompon

With simple exploits plaguing Windows and Linux SMB week over week, do yourself a favor and patch for CVE-2017-7494 now to avoid having to do it in panic mode.

blog /5 25, 2017

How I Learned to Love Cyber Security

by Todd Plesco, CISO of Prescribe Wellness

Cyber security can be a difficult and thankless job, but you can learn to love it when you know how to go about it.

blog /5 23, 2017

How a CISO Can Play a Role in Selling Security

by Ray Pompon

More and more CISOs are finding themselves pulled into the sales cycle to defend and sell their security programs. Here’s how to do it right.

blog /5 18, 2017

Why Cloud Sprawl is a Security Risk

by Lori MacVittie

Cloud sprawl isn’t just a budget sinkhole; it’s quickly becoming a security blind spot and potential attack vector for data theft.

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