About Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt, Director, Solutions Marketing for Lumension, specializes in Data Protection, Intelligent Whitelisting and Endpoint Security. Merritt brings strong product and security market knowledge and is responsible for marketing strategy, core messaging and product positioning for all Lumension solutions.

 

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Information Aversion – The Ostrich Effect

July 30th, 2014

Are we hurting our cause when we describe, in gruesome detail, the potential outcomes of a data breach or other IT security breach? Are we inadvertently pushing real security further off when we chase on the latest whiz bang technology instead of focusing on making steady progress? That’s what came to mind when I recently [...]



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Infosec Haiku

July 28th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku More Data Breaches This Time: Goodwill Industries How Low Will They Go?   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … [...]



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Infosec Haiku

July 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Energetic Bear Attacking ICS Space Havex is Havoc   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, [...]



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July Java Jamboree

July 15th, 2014

The latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle has been released today. Based on the pre-release information, the July 2014 CPU contains 113 new security vulnerability fixes, covering everything from its flagship database and Fusion Middleware to Hyperion and Solaris. [See update below.] Of particular interest to endpoint administrators will be the 20 vulnerabilities in [...]



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Infosec Haiku

July 14th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Shylock Taken Out Financial Trojan Demands For Pound of Flesh Cease   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if [...]



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WinXP and Java: Double the Risk, Double the Fun

July 8th, 2014

Another reason, as if you needed one, to upgrade your WinXP systems: Java 8 – the latest version is 8u5 – has compatibility issues, and Java 7 – the latest version of which is 7u60 – is no longer supported on WinXP. As Oracle has put it: “Users may still continue to use Java 7 [...]



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Infosec Haiku

July 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Java Version 8 Does Not Support WinXP Are You Protected?   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours [...]



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Infosec Haiku

June 30th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FFIEC Cybersecurity Tests Commence this Summer   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, I’ll send [...]



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Infosec Haiku

June 23rd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Configuration Management Solves Many Problems So Endpoints Stay Safe   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is [...]



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Infosec Haiku

June 16th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Cycle of IT Insource: Provides Surety Outsource: Saves Money   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is [...]


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Infosec Haiku

June 9th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Infosec Haiku One Year Anniversary Commence Fireworks   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, I’ll [...]


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Infosec Haiku

June 2nd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku BYOD Now! Employees Demand iPhones A Nightmare Ensues   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, [...]


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Infosec Haiku

May 26th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Malware On Endpoints Reimage Boxes Again This Is Costing Us   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours [...]


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Infosec Haiku

May 19th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Data Gone Missing Oh, Wait – Just Found It Online Ooopps – All 4377 Breaks Loose   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * [...]


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Infosec Haiku

May 12th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Server Is Botted Domain Is Blacklisted Now Sorry For The Spam   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if [...]



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