By: - IT Security Expert, Author

@stiennon

We Thought We Understood How to Defend Against Targeted Attacks

March 12th, 2014

The lesson to be learned from the content of Snowden’s documents released to date is that the NSA has built a global capability to execute on a plan of information dominance for intelligence gathering. Ostensibly to collect enough communications meta data and content to deter, disrupt, and destroy terrorists and their plans, the NSA’s capabilities [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

March 11th, 2014

Microsoft released 5 updates for a total of 23 CVEs on today’s March Patch Tuesday. Two patches are rated Critical and the remaining bulletins are rated Important. Not surprisingly, the first on the list, MS14-012, is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. It fixes 18 CVEs, including the IE Zero Day we [...]



By: - Information Security Reporter

@kevtownsend

What Does the Target Breach Tell Us About DSS and POS?

March 10th, 2014

In the final analysis, it is going to be Target’s customers that pay the price for this winter’s breach. OK, CIO Beth Jacob has fallen on her sword and departed; but that could hardly be avoided, and “this is a good time for a change” is hardly contrition. Apart from that, the innocent will pay [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

March 9th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Uroboros Malware Hits Western Orgs – Are the Russians Stealing Your IP?   ### 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 … [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

March 6th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release 5 updates during next week’s March Patch Tuesday and two are critical. Not surprisingly, the first on the list is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. Thankfully, this will update the IE Zero Day we saw last month that Microsoft addressed with the release of security advisory [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

POS System Pwnage

March 5th, 2014

Perhaps there have been bigger breaches, but the Target breach in late-2013 certainly seems to set off a firestorm. There are literally thousands of new online articles and posts everyday covering the event – the who, what, where, when, and especially the how and “what now” aspects of the case – and we’re certainly not [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

My Moscone Adventure – RSAC 2014

March 3rd, 2014

I love trade shows. No, really … I do. And I’ve done a lot of different trade shows over the years at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, on both sides of the aisle. But this year I finally had some time to attend the RSA Conference. Plenty of bits & bytes have been written [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

March 2nd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Six Weeks to Go Ere Microsoft Ends Support for Good Ol’ WinXP   ### 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 … [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

February 23rd, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku IE 10 Fixit Patches Nasty 0-Day Please Deploy It Now   ### 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 [...]



By: - Technology Reporter

@jleclaire

After Target Breach, How Can You Ensure Vendors Aren’t Your Weak Link?

February 20th, 2014

Shocking. That’s one of the best words to describe the feeling among many retail industry watchers when the root of the massive Target breach was determined to be an HVAC contractor. Indeed, news headlines continue to examine all aspects of the story, from the $200 million it cost to replace credit cards, to reports of [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Ain’t No Style Points in Infosec

February 19th, 2014

It’s Winter Olympics time. I love watching them, especially safely ensconced in the American Southwest where we don’t have to deal with the snow and ice associated with the winter sports. Speed skating, (real) Biathlon, Hockey, Downhill and XC skiing, and all the rest of it. But my friend the sports curmudgeon complains about sports that rely on [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

160 New Viruses Captured Every Minute

February 17th, 2014

Periodically, I take a look at what the good folks at AV-Test.org have to say about the amount of malware in their “zoo.” What I’ve been seeing over the past couple of quarters is pretty shocking. 2013 in Review The amount of new malware seen in 2013 jumped to an average of about 6.9M per [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

February 15th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Adobe Flash Patch Fixes 0-Day, So Please Deploy It Right Now   ### 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 [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

February Patch Tuesday Includes 7 Bulletins; Last Minute IE Addition

February 11th, 2014

4 Critical 3 Important Microsoft was looking to deliver a light Patch Tuesday this month, but added two last minute bulletins to the mix. February now includes 7 bulletins, 4 critical and 3 important, that cover a total of 32 CVEs. The patches address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Security Software, and the .NET framework. [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

February 10th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Winter Olympics Are On — But Please, Nyet to Toothpaste and Hackers   ### 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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