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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.

blog /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /Jun 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 /May 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 /May 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 /May 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 /May 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 /May 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.

blog /May 16, 2017

Strike Back at Silent Bob: Scan and Block Ports Used by Intel AMT

by David Holmes

Is the Intel AMT vulnerability as bad as we all first thought? Either way, here are some suggestions for protecting yourself.

blog /May 12, 2017

From NSA Exploit to Widespread Ransomware: WannaCry is on the Loose

by Ray Pompon

The new EternalBlue NSA exploit is powering a wave of virulent ransomware sweeping across Europe.

blog /May 09, 2017

Can Your Risk Assessment Stand Up Under Scrutiny?

by Ray Pompon

Risk assessments are a key part of a security program, but their execution and format are highly variable. Regulators can sanction organizations that perform improper or inadequate risk assessments.

blog /May 04, 2017

Achieving Multi-Dimensional Security through Information Modeling – Part 1

by Ravila White

Information modeling blends lateral thinking and deductive logic. Applied to information security, it’s a powerful technique for designing a security architecture with multi-dimensional controls that minimizes risk and achieves continuous compliance.

blog /May 02, 2017

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

by David Holmes

One simple error led to the capture of notorious hacker Sabu—and the revelation of his identity.

blog /Apr 28, 2017

7 Upgrades to Level Up Your Security Program Experience

by Ray Pompon

When you feel like you’re losing the security battle, try one, a few, or all of these tips to re-invigorate your program and stay on a positive track.

blog /Apr 25, 2017

Internet, We (Still) Have a Problem with Internationalized Domain Names

by Lori MacVittie

Even URLs that look legitimate can be fake, so train, train, train your users to verify links before they click.

blog /Apr 20, 2017

Executive Impersonation Fraud Is on the Rise—and It Is Working

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Your company could lose hundreds of thousands in an impersonation scam, but here are eight things you can do to protect yourself.

blog /Apr 18, 2017

Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu, Part 1 of 2

by David Holmes

Notorious hacker of Anonymous and LulzSec fame is challenged by rival hacker, The Jester, to reveal his identity.

blog /Apr 14, 2017

Stalking in the Workplace: What CISOs Can Do

by Ray Pompon

Cyberstalking will rise as hacking tools become more powerful and easier to use, but there’s much you can do to help protect victims.

blog /Apr 04, 2017

Wait, Don’t Throw Out Your Firewalls!

by Wendy Nather, Duo Security

Yes, the perimeter has shifted, but firewalls still have a place in your network. They’re just not alone anymore.

blog /Mar 30, 2017

How to Talk Cyber Risk with Executives

by Ray Pompon

Board level interest in your cyber risk posture is growing, in fact it might be required soon for publicly traded companies. Presenting cyber risk to your board – effectively – means talking in their terms.

blog /Mar 30, 2017

Virtual Kidnapping: The Latest in an Endless Stream of Scams

by Mike Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

The virtual kidnapping scam is on the rise because of the excessive amount of personal information people volunteer on social media.

blog /Mar 24, 2017

Cyber Insurance: Read the Fine Print!

by Ray Pompon

Purchasing cyber insurance can be useful, but claims are often denied due to policy exclusions or lapses in controls.

blog /Mar 20, 2017

Can Audits Help Us Trust Third Parties?

by Ray Pompon

Organizations who outsource need to measure the risk of entrusting their data to someone else. They aren’t easy or cheap, but audits are really the best tool we have.

blog /Mar 13, 2017

Will Deception as a Defense Become Mainstream?

by Ray Pompon

Defensive deception works well, but needs championing before we’ll see it as a best practice or compliance requirement.

blog /Mar 09, 2017

Security’s “Rule Zero” Violated Again with Zero-Day Apache Struts 2 Exploit

by Lori MacVittie

If you’re running Apache Struts 2 and the vulnerable component, stop reading and update now.

blog /Mar 06, 2017

Five Steps Users Can Take to Inoculate Themselves against Fake News

by Michael Levin, Center for Information Security Awareness

Security awareness training can significantly curb users' dissemination of fake news.

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