Category: online security

It could happen to anyone…

The headline is eye catching: a data breach at a highly respected security training organization when an employee falls for a phishing email. It is…

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EmailRep – Squeezing actionable info from malicious email addresses

Yes, I know it has been quite a while since I have posted anything to the old blog, but I do have an excuse… in…

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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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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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Are passwords really the best we can do?

So by now, you have seen the news stories about the doofus hackers who are breaking into Ring cameras and scaring kids. And it turns…

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The NYPD (and the rest of us) need some new barricades

Not all security barricades are made of wood. Some are made of bits. According to the New York Post, the New York Police Department ran…

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Orvis data leak and the need to monitor ‘paste’ sites

Fishing retailer Orvis had a serious (and embarrassing) data breach recently. Independent security researchers found a posting on text snippet site Pastebin with what appeared…

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