About Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt is the Director, Solutions Marketing for Lumension, specializing 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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IT Security Budgets, Destructive Malware and Software Vulns – A 2015 Sneak Peek

December 17th, 2014

Even non-security news outlets and bloggers have been writing about 2014 as the year of the mega breach. And for good reason, when you consider cyber criminals’ attacks on Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot and most recently of course, Sony Pictures. Regardless of your opinion on how Sony has handled the breach to-date, no one […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku SSL bitten Now TLS gets nipped  too Look out for POODLE   ### Notes ### * This week’s haiku courtesy of Mr. Peter Mack. * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FBI Issues Flash Warning on Destructive Malware in the Wild   ### 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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E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Computer’s Health!

December 2nd, 2014

There’s been a lot of news lately about the adverse health impact of vaping, including a recent study which suggests that e-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of carcinogens of regular tobacco. But perhaps less well publicized is the recent news that e-cigarettes might give you malware. According to an account on Reddit, […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 1st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku On Cyber Monday Please Protect Our Card Data So We Can Shop More   ### 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

November 27th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Black Friday is Nigh Please Protect Our PII So We Can All Buy   ### 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

November 22nd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Citadel Trojan Now Targeting Your Password Managers – Beware!   ### 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

November 15th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku US CERT Warns That Server Twenty-Oh-Three Is Going End-of-Life   ### 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

November 9th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku ‘Tis the Season to Watch Out for Phishing Email. Do Not Click That Link!   ### 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 […]



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Infosec Haiku

October 25th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku CryptoWall Strikes Org Encrypts All of Their Servers Hundreds Now Idled   ### 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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Infosec Haiku

October 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Huge Month for Patches —   and Much More Time to Patch It Up   ### 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 […]


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Infosec Haiku

October 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Vulns Galore This Week Oh So Many CERT Alerts Time to Patch It Up   ### 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 […]


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BadUSB Update

October 16th, 2014

I have received several inquiries regarding the latest news about the so-called BadUSB vulnerability, so I thought I’d write a quick post on what we know at the moment. What is BadUSB? BadUSB is a vulnerability – not malware – in the design and implementation of firmware used on USB devices which allows it to […]


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Infosec Haiku

October 11th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Ever More Breaches This Week: DQ and Kmart Will It Never End?   ### 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

October 4th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku JP Morgan Chase Hack Attack Portends Wider Campaign Against Banks   ### 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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