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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Infosec Haiku

August 24th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku CyberVor Slurps Up Billions of Passwords – Oh Wow! What Does It All Mean?   ### 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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SC Magazine 2014 Malware Defenses Survey Results (part 3)

August 19th, 2014

The report on the 2014 Malware Defenses survey conducted by SC Magazine is now out. Overall, it shows that organizations are starting to wake up to the risk of targeted (or APT) attacks – but they still have a ways to go on many fronts. In this last of three posts, we will close by […]



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Infosec Haiku

August 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Beware Bad Patches. Not Common, But Best Practice Dictates: Test First Please.   ### 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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Patching Best Practices Lessons Learned – Again?

August 14th, 2014

Automatic patching? Magic 8-Ball sez NO! Reports are surfacing that some of this month’s batch of Microsoft patches are causing problems. As I’ve said before, the folks in Redmond have gotten much better with their patches over the years, to where news of BSODs caused by a Microsoft patch is, well, news. Anyhow, here are […]



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SC Magazine 2014 Malware Defenses Survey Results (part 2)

August 14th, 2014

The report on the 2014 Malware Defenses survey conducted by SC Magazine is now out. Overall, it shows that organizations are starting to wake up to the risk of targeted (or APT) attacks – but they still have a ways to go on many fronts. In this second of three posts, we will examine how […]



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SC Magazine 2014 Malware Defenses Survey Results

August 11th, 2014

The report on the 2014 Malware Defenses survey conducted by SC Magazine is now out. Overall, it shows that organizations are starting to wake up to the risk of targeted (or APT) attacks – but they still have a ways to go on many fronts. In this first of three posts, we will delve into […]



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Infosec-Haiku

August 10th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Using Tor to Hide? FBI Infecting You With Drive-by Malware!   ### 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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Is It the End of the (USB) World as We Know It?

August 4th, 2014

News this past week about a Proof-of-Concept tool called BadUSB which has the IT security press in a lather. Why? Well, we all know that USB sticks are used to spread malware. But this POC by SRLabs security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell – which will be demonstrated at Black Hat USA 2014 – […]



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Infosec Haiku

August 4th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Jimmy John’s Gets Hit Payment Systems Breached via Remote Access Vulns   ### 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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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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