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  • The trouble with third-party assessments

    If you let one customer perform security tests against your applications and network, you let yourself in for a lot of headaches.

    05 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • Merchant sites open door to Visa fraud

    Visa dismisses the issue as a hypothetical attack method — but security researchers tried it and it worked.

    10 Dec. 16 02:13 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Just a test? If only!

    The DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn finds our manager without a backup plan. That’s painful, especially when the plan had been to test incident response soon.

    01 Nov. 16 04:29 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • The limits of encryption

    The latest WikiLeaks revelations included a reminder that there are revealing things that just can’t be encrypted.

    28 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • I want out of Windows patch hell

    You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.

    06 Oct. 16 02:57 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • A nudge from ransomware

    Our manager needs to get remote users’ PCs backed up without forcing them to connect to the network, which they rarely have to do these days to do their jobs.

    05 Oct. 16 03:05 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • Trouble spotted on the network

    No sophisticated SOC? You can still be pretty sure that you’re aware of anything potentially troublesome.

    12 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by By Mathias Thurman
  • Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

    The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.

    08 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Ransomware protection -- what you may be missing

    Given the success of ransomware, we need to look deeper for solutions beyond those mentioned most frequently. Here are are few of these solutions.

    26 July 16 01:45 Written by Robert C. Covington

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