By: - Chairman and CEO, Lumension

@pclawson

Social Media: the Bad Guys’ Perfect Playground

October 1st, 2013

October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a public education campaign spearheaded by our colleagues at the National Cyber Security Alliance. It’s somewhat disheartening to consider the lack of progress made in cyber security over the last 10 years; cyber criminals continue to wreak havoc stealing personal identities, corporate IP, and [...]



By: - SVP Global Marketing

@cedwardbrice

Facebook Graph Search and Social Engineering

January 18th, 2013

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a major facelift for its search capabilities which will undoubtedly usher in a new era of search capabilities far more contextual and useful for Facebook’s users and advertisers. Graph Search will begin to leverage the massive amounts of information people have shared on Facebook and index it into contextually relevant [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Safe Social Media in 3 Steps

May 21st, 2012

Social media introduces risk – no doubt about it. As security pros, our first inclination is to of course ban it’s use on our networks altogether because it’s the safest approach. But, it’s also the wrong one. Like it or not, social media has forever changed the way we do business, for the better. According [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Keys to the Kingdom

October 28th, 2011

For hackers, social media is the top malware delivery vehicle of choice right now. And why not? Social networking sites are where the people are – and their information is readily available. Sadly, many unsuspecting people fail to realize that by creating a Facebook page, they are literally handing bad guys all the necessary needed [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Tiger Blood, Adonis DNA, Malware … Oh My!

March 10th, 2011

As sure as night follows day, malware follows the meme. And latest meme, apparently, is all Charlie Sheen, all the time. I don’t watch much TV (read: none), and don’t read many celebrity gossip blogs (read: none), but even *I* am painfully aware of Charlie Sheen’s seemingly wacked out 20/20 special and the sundry other [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

7 Trends to Watch for in 2011

December 13th, 2010

In 2011, the threat landscape will continue to evolve. Here are 7 trends that have a high probability of happening. 1. State-sponsored cyber crime will become a regular occurrence It all started with China and the Google hacks (APT) and reared its head again  with Stuxnet. It’s no longer your disgruntled employee or even the [...]



By: - Sr. Director Solutions and Strategy

@donleatham

Social App Security – An Oxymoron?

October 18th, 2010

The recent Wall Street Journal investigation on the Facebook privacy breach begs a fundamental question:  Can a “social application” be secure?  This is a question bigger than just Facebook.  Popular mobile communications platforms such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have also struggled with this as of late.  Here is the core conundrum – platform [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Erosion of Privacy: An Escalating Issue for Facebook

May 13th, 2010

Identity theft is not the only concern associated with the decline in privacy at Facebook. The increased publicly available personal information on Facebook will undoubtedly fuel enterprise spear phishing attacks. Why hack the enterprises’ perimeter security when you can simply trick an insider into opening a file that installs malware? The erosion of privacy at [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

How To Reduce Your Web 2.0 Risk

March 25th, 2010

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95 percent of companies use Twitter and Facebook. Learn about the latest risks these web 2.0 applications bring into your organization and how to manage them.



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Key Steps to Navigate Around New Facebook Privacy Settings

January 4th, 2010

What’s all the fuss about the latest changes on Facebook? Simply put, the changes mean that nearly everything that you place on your Facebook page can now potentially be made available to anyone surfing the Internet. The latest Facebook changes are purported to be an enhancement to make the social networking site easier for people who are looking [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Sesame Street Simple Facebook Guide to Surviving Malicious Attacks

October 30th, 2009

It certainly seems that not a week goes by without hearing about yet another attack on Facebook users. Last week it was a phishing scam driven by a botnet, and this week, we have two new and different phishing scams — one cleverly tricking users into revealing their passwords and another installing malware that quietly [...]


By: - Sr. Director Solutions and Strategy

@donleatham

Who Owns Your Data in a Social World?

October 27th, 2009

Over the past months it has been interesting to watch the furor over certain End-User License Agreements and the definition of data ownership.  Most draconian was the idea that once posted by a user, the data transferred ownership to the social networking site.  This of course has huge implications to an individual user, especially for [...]


By: - SVP Global Marketing

@cedwardbrice

Facebook Grows Up with Better Protection of User Information

September 10th, 2009

Whether you want to admit it or not, social networking is a fact of everyday corporate life. In most companies, the number one social networking application used daily during work hours is Facebook. This is not a fad as it took less than 9 months for Facebook to reach 100 million users and the Apple [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Twitter Under Possible New Koobface Malware Attack

August 6th, 2009

There was early speculation this morning that the Twitter outage was yet another case of growing pains with the Twitter infrastructure simply not being able to keep up with the load associated with their rapid growth. However, today’s outage is happening at the same time a new version of the Koobface malware was found in [...]


By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Is Banning Facebook or MySpace the Solution?

February 19th, 2009

According to this by Maryland-based blogger/attorney Judd Legum, the state Office of Legislative Information Services there banned access to Facebook and MySpace last week. And not for the usual time-wasting or inappropriate usage reasons. Nope, it was the “significant increase in viruses and malware … [which they] have determined … are originating from pages hosted [...]



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