Blog Posts Tagged with "Security Solution"

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Quantifying Risk Reduction with an Unknown Denominator

March 07, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

The problem that exists with all these risk reduction measurements is that they're impossible to quantify. There is simply no way to say that by doing X you've reduced risk by Y% - at least not when you don't know the total number of issues that exist. And therein lies the problem...

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Abandon FUD, Scare Tactics and Marketing Hype

February 25, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Perhaps it is security professionals' diminished tolerance for FUD, or perhaps there is a collective awakening to the bigger picture, or it was just time for the chickens to come to roost. No matter, this drastic anti-FUD backlash is strong and I for one say it's about time...

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Infosec: Where is Our “Long Tail”?

February 20, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

The “long tail” concept illustrates the subtle, often overlooked 20% market that tends to be more niche. We need those organizations that are desperate to find unusual solutions that are not available at all right now. And we need small startups to provide them...

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Database Security TLAs Make Me LOL

February 15, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul

I can only imagine what folks go through when they’re shopping for solutions to improve databases security. Do you want DAM? DAP? DAMP? DSP? DLP? WAF? To improve the security of your databases, you’re probably going to need some or all of the following capabilities...

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Insecure At Any Speed

February 09, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

Security is an afterthought, and a bad one at that. As long as it remains separate from the systems it's supposed to protect, instead of an attribute, and requires users to maintain an abnormal level of awareness, security is going to continue to be as bad as it is today...

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Defending the Enterprise - Five Corporate Security Challenges

February 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

You have to keep close tabs on your employees, your friends, your enemies and those you would never suspect, because threats are ever-present and overwhelming. Keep a level-head, because the evolution of threat doesn't mean it's any more scary today than yesterday...

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Designing Security with Brand in Mind

February 06, 2012 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

Why is it important to deliver security services consistent with your brand? The fundamental archetype created by your brand must be supported by behaviors which confirm its relevance. Performance that is inconsistent will lead your customers to question your brand promise...

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NETpeas is Taking Infosec Island to Black Hat Europe

February 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

NETpeas is sponsoring Infosec Island's presence at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam. The Island's Javvad Malik will be on site conducting video interviews and interjecting his trademark brand of humor while exploring cutting edge infosec trends and developments...

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Security: Failing Gracefully, or Just Failing?

February 01, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

We’re pretty good at if-then analysis for controls in security. Let’s turn it around though and start thinking if-then in the negative sense. Prevention tools and processes need to fail gracefully and lead us into detection and response mode...

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Spending Your 2012 IT Security Budget - Beware of Cheap

January 28, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If you can't be good, be cheap - the battle cry of the second-rate vendor. After spending 4 years as part of a world-class sales organization, I can tell you that with no uncertainty that I've seen some of my competitors do some absolutely insane things to compete...

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Symantec: What Went Wrong?

January 19, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

Where the rubber meets the road: I am a firm believer that security systems should be able to hold up to open scrutiny but often I’m alone in that. If this code leak really makes Symantec’s software useless for securing systems I would contend they’re doing it wrong...

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Trojan Utilizes Modified Security Solution Code

March 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Kingsoft WebShield has the ability to lock the home page to a specific domain as well as to redirect URLs based entirely on plain text configuration files... a person with malicious intent can repackage it using malicious configuration files and use this as a home-made Trojan package..."

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