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  • RSA Conference is a timesaver

    For our manager, the annual security gathering is a great way to get quality time with vendors.

    27 Feb. 17 23:23 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • True privacy online is not viable

    You can hide from casual observers, but a motivated person will see through your attempts at anonymization.

    21 Feb. 17 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Getting buy-in to combat risk

    A risk council with stakeholders from across the company could be an effective way to get needed resources to mitigate the worst security risks.

    13 Feb. 17 22:45 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • 5 shocking new threats to your personal data

    The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

    04 Feb. 17 23:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • RSA Conference Topic: Endpoint Security

    Lots of visibility and hype around next-generation endpoint security, suites, EDR, and services at the upcoming security show

    01 Feb. 17 02:50 Written by Jon Oltsik
  • The trouble with third-party assessments

    If you let one customer perform security tests against your applications and network, you let yourself in for a lot of headaches.

    05 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • Merchant sites open door to Visa fraud

    Visa dismisses the issue as a hypothetical attack method — but security researchers tried it and it worked.

    10 Dec. 16 02:13 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Just a test? If only!

    The DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn finds our manager without a backup plan. That’s painful, especially when the plan had been to test incident response soon.

    01 Nov. 16 04:29 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • The FCC’s new privacy rules are toothless

    If opt-in agreements can be hidden within T&C documents, consumers will have little choice than to sign away their privacy rights.

    31 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • The limits of encryption

    The latest WikiLeaks revelations included a reminder that there are revealing things that just can’t be encrypted.

    28 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • I want out of Windows patch hell

    You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.

    06 Oct. 16 02:57 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • A nudge from ransomware

    Our manager needs to get remote users’ PCs backed up without forcing them to connect to the network, which they rarely have to do these days to do their jobs.

    05 Oct. 16 03:05 Written by By Mathias Thurman

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