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What does your password say about you?

Using what we security experts call “crappy passwords” can be the first step in a journey to identity theft and…

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E.U. software bug bounties for open source software 👍

Here is a great example of how international cooperation can make the Internet more secure for us all… the European…

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Not all two factor authentication is created equal

Two factor authentication  is an important security tool; by using 2FA, an attacker get ahold of your user name and…

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Open S3 Buckets: From Bad to Worse

Just when you thought that the whole “globally readable Amazon S3 storage buckets” thing couldn’t get any worse, it did….

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The (not paranoid enough) Android

The train wreck that is Android security continues… A new strain of malware by security firm Wandera found in China…

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Beware of mobile number port out scams!

I spend a lot of time telling people to use two factor authentication on their important web accounts.  This may…

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The ultimate outsider threat?

I know I have been blathering on about insider threats lately, so let’s go to the other extreme – the…

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Insiders on the outside

Homeland Security Magazine has a very interesting case study on an insider threat case involving DirecTV.  In this case, the…

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Jim Jeffries on US airport security

The rest of the world tends to look askance at the way that we here in the US handle airport…

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Outsourced security program failure leads to $100K regulatory fine

Another reminder of the importance of managing third party vendor relationships… The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fined AMP Global Clearing…