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blog /Oct 19, 2017

Interview with the Experts: The Future of IoT Security through the Eyes of F5 Threat Researchers

by Debbie Walkowski

When it comes to IoT threats, we’re nowhere near being out of the woods yet; we’ve just barely entered the forest.

blog /Oct 17, 2017

New Threat May Slip through the KRACK in BYOD Policies

by Lori MacVittie

Combatting this vulnerability might mean you have to force updates on employees’ personal devices or deny them access altogether.

blog /Oct 17, 2017

How to Be a More Effective CISO by Aligning Your Security to the Business

by Ray Pompon

Security must align to the business needs, not the other way around. Begin with investigation and understanding to be most effective.

blog /Oct 12, 2017

Joining Forces with Criminals, Deviants, and Spies to Defend Privacy

by Jennifer Chermoshnyuk, Matt Beland

Organizations need to provide clear and specific guidance to employees who travel across national borders when it comes to giving up passwords and surrendering devices.

blog /Oct 04, 2017

The Good News about Breaches

by Lori MacVittie

Security breaches in the news serve as a good reminder to check and make sure you have a solid application protection strategy in place, starting with never trusting user input.

blog /Oct 03, 2017

Proposed Legislation Calls for Cleaning Up the IoT Security Mess

by Ray Pompon

Legislation is a good first step toward persuading IoT manufacturers (who want to stay in business) to do the right thing when it comes to the security of their devices.

blog /Sept 28, 2017

Phishing for Information, Part 5: How Attackers Pull It All Together, and How You Can Fight Back

by Ray Pompon

Stop feeding attackers every piece of the puzzle they need to pull off their scams.

blog /Sept 26, 2017

Five Reasons CISOs Should Keep an Open Mind about Cryptocurrencies

by Ray Pompon

Far from a dying breed, cryptocurrencies are not only evolving but being accepted in countless new markets. CISOs need to know the ins and outs, pros and cons.

blog /Sept 21, 2017

Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu, Part 2 of 2

by David Holmes

New information sheds light on Sabu’s activities following the revelation of his identity.

blog /Sept 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 /Sept 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 /Sept 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Aug 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 /Jul 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 /Jul 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 /Jul 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 /Jul 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 /Jul 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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.

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