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Hey Alexa – Show Me Whitelisted Malware

October 10, 2017 Added by:Troy Kent

The team at Awake Security recently took a closer look at one seemingly benign list – the Alexa Top 1 Million list of domains – to assess whether it would be safe to use for whitelisting.

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No Such Thing as Too Small to Hack

September 07, 2017 Added by:Avi Bartov

Technology alone does not equal security, as owners and employees must begin to realize that their websites offer a potentially immense value proposition to hackers. An SMB is definitely not too small to care.

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Understanding Hacker Mindset Key for Website Security, Business Resilience

August 01, 2017 Added by:Avi Bartov

The traditional perimeter solutions are losing their effectiveness since hackers place more value in motive opportunities than they ever have previously.

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Ask a Security Professional: WordPress Database Security Part Two — Best Practices

March 02, 2017 Added by:Logan Kipp

By following WordPress database security best practices, you become a better WordPress admin and a more effective guardian of the data in your website.

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Ask a Security Professional: WordPress Database Security Part One — Anatomy of WordPress

March 01, 2017 Added by:Logan Kipp

Part One of #AskSecPro is an introduction to some of the infrastructure behind WordPress.

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March Madness Security Threats Can Drive Any Organization Mad!

March 14, 2016 Added by:Mark Parker

Unfortunately, while the popularity of March Madness (the NCAA Basketball Tournament) has grown exponentially, nearly every facet of any employee’s involvement with the event could open up the employee, as well as the organization, to a number of cyber risks.

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Web Application Firewall: a Must-Have Security Control or an Outdated Technology?

March 09, 2016 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

Being insufficient to properly mitigate complicated security flaws in modern web applications, a Web Application Firewall still remains a necessary security control within organizations. 

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Bringing Innovation into Cyberdefense Technologies

February 22, 2016 Added by:Larry Karisny

When I spoke on the need for cybersecurity innovation at the January ITEXPO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., I sensed something interesting about my cybersecurity colleagues: They don't seem to care about innovation; they care about having a job in cybersecurity.

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Yes. The World Needs More Security Predictions

February 17, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

With the surging growth in cyberspace, new technologies, Wi-Fi, apps, robots, drones, terrorists with social media accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) and nation-state hacking, online data security has become the Achilles’ heel of the Internet. A growing number of people want to know about new apps available for their smartphones and their data in the cloud – along with the upcoming securit...

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What Do Star Wars and Recent Data Breaches Teach Us About Cyber Ethics?

December 21, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Beyond cyber war and the good guys having the right tools to catch the bad guys, there can be a tendency to ignore “more mundane” acceptable use directives. That is, security staff can download copyrighted material (movies and games), view porn at work, look at information that is private (like promotions, raises or other data from management), “borrow” passwords or delete log files to cov...

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016

December 16, 2015 Added by:Tim Liu

2015 was another fascinating year for cybersecurity. From the OPM to Anthem, Ashley Madison and countless other data breaches, there was no shortage of stories capturing national attention. So what does 2016 have in store?

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Why Companies Fail to Secure Their Web Apps

December 14, 2015 Added by:Ilia Kolochenko

The five things that companies do to make hacking into their websites and web applications even easier for the hackers.

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part I)

December 01, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations worldwide continue to struggle to attract and retain skilled information and cybersecurity professionals. Overcoming this challenge requires a more imaginative, business and people-centric approach to the recruitment of security professionals.

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Hackers and Threats: Cybercrime Syndicates Go Global

August 04, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations are struggling to cope with the quantum speed and sophistication of global cyber-attacks being carried out by organized cyber-criminal syndicates. Moving forward, businesses need to prepare to be targeted at any time, and any place, by multiple assailants. Organizations that wish to keep pace with these developments, and remain financially viable, need to take action now, or face the...

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Debunking Myths: Application Security Checklists Suck

July 31, 2015 Added by:Rohit Sethi

There is a pervasive sentiment amongst the security community about checklists: they suck. We’ve all seen inflexible audit checklists that seem to be highly irrelevant to the specific system being audited.

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Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST)

July 17, 2015 Added by:Rohit Sethi

While static analysis is a very valuable technology for secure development, it is clearly no substitute for building applications with security in mind from the start.

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