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The elusive USB drive attack

Stories of hackers attacking companies by dropping malware infected USB flash drives in the firm’s parking lot are a standard infosec cautionary tale – don’t…

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Securing the real perimeter – part 2

In my last post, I went on about how the real perimeter of your network is at your users’ workstations. The actions that humans take…

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Securing the real perimeter – part 1

I was thinking about the way that the concept of a “perimeter” has changed in the time I have been in information security. (Obviously, I…

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The biggest cloud threat? Us!

Another cloud security issue caused not by the cloud, but by how people use the cloud.  Security firm Sophos has been taking a look at…

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We’re number 1!

Something for those of us who have to continue to remind our executives how important it is to continually increase our cybersecurity budgets… Global insurer…

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Living off the land – EFS Ransomware

Attackers have responded to improved security against malware in Windows environments by “living off the land” (LOTL) – using the tools already present in the…

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Recognizing and dealing with insider risk

I came across an interesting white paper from the deep mists of the past (2011) which is as relevant today as it was back when…

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Aging reports – new ammo for attackers

Another reminder that attackers are getting more sophisticated and taking the time to learn about their victims and their business processes before launching their phishing…

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Boredom and security

We security management types would like to think that every task we give our minions is exciting and engaging. However, there are lots of security…

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Can experience be a hindrance in making security decisions?

Some interesting insight from the Harvard Business Review’s January 2020 IdeaWatch section: A study looked at how people react to information which indicates that a…

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