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Overcoming the Equation: Security = Friction


Why does security have to be so onerous? Is this password secure enough: Mxyzptlk? Now that’s secure – good luck remembering it! We’ve migrated to a userid-password society; as we’ve added layers of security, we password-protect each layer: PC (and now device), network, enclave, application, database, and storage (encryption). As you try to simplify the user experience and reduce friction, the cost for security goes up. Can we overcome the friction of security?

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Why CIOs May Be The Company's Biggest Security Risk (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Thank goodness your company has taken care to secure every way that there is for outsiders to get into your company’s network. Maybe there’s one way that hasn’t been secured – you! Over the last 30 years or so, corporations have spent untold billions of dollars to create secure corporate networks. For a couple of very important reasons you may be your company’s single greatest security threat.

Data Security and its Importance on the Internet


Information Technology Blog - - Data Security and its Importance on the Internet - Information Technology Blog. Users are partly responsible for their own safety, and often the lack of security updates and knowledge of security protocol has made them vulnerable to malicious attacks. While the majority of people may be lucky to date, there are numerous reports issues over the past few years reporting the large financial cost of security breaches. Turn on your firewall.

FBI Warns of ‘More Destructive’ DDoS Attacks

SecureWorld News

In February 2020, UK security researchers discovered a vulnerability in free, open source, automation servers that would allow cybercriminals to amplify a Distributed Denial of Service attack by 100. Configure network firewalls to block unauthorized IP addresses and disable port forwarding.

Technology Short Take #68

Scott Lowe

Security. Sysdig Falco , a behavioral security tool with support for containers (can run in a container and can monitor containers) looks like it could be a useful addition to your security toolset. I was also recently introduced to a company called HexaTier (formerly GreenSQL), which provides a database security product supporting both on-premises deployments as well as cloud-based deployments, and supports public cloud database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings.

Technology Short Take 132

Scott Lowe

My list of links and articles from around the web seems to be a bit heavy on security-related topics this time. ” Speaking of Linux networking…Marek Majkowski of Cloudflare digs deep into conntrack , used for stateful firewalling functionality. Security. Here’s an interesting read: the story of some security researchers who hacked on Apple for three months. Welcome to Technology Short Take #132!

Using pf on OS X Mountain Lion

Scott Lowe

I’ve written before about adding an extra layer of network security to your Macintosh by leveraging the BSD-level ipfw firewall, in addition to the standard GUI firewall and additional third-party firewalls (like Little Snitch ). The drawback of this approach is that a) Apple has been known to change this file during system updates, undoing your changes; and b) it could break future OS X functionality. Macintosh Security UNIX BSD

Technology Short Take #77

Scott Lowe

There was a fair amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth when Apple updated the MacBook Pro line with the Touch Bar. Security. Vivek Gite over at nixCraft explains how to use ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) on Ubuntu to limit SSH connections. If you’re interested in learning more about some of the new security features in vSphere 6.5, check out this post by Mike Foley—he has pointers to more details on VM Encryption, Secure Boot, and Encrypted vMotion.

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Technology Short Take #63

Scott Lowe

Security. Russell Pope at Kovarus recently wrote about using security groups to manage the VMware NSX distributed firewall. In talking with customers, I find that one of the things that really challenges their thinking is how to best utilize security groups to their maximum effect. Personally, I think it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, since Kubernetes is more than just a scheduler (think about replication controllers and services and such), but to each his own.

Digital Change 2007 to Now: Technical Underpinnings

Perficient - Digital Transformation

First Apple iPhone. Security. Firewall with port 80 or 8080 open. A second firewall where the rest of the corporate network resides and where any servers containing data would reside. Almost every company has at least one app for Apple iOS and Android. The technical underpinning of the “World Wide Web” have changed. For one, when was the last time you heard reference to the world wide web? When was the last time you typed in www for that matter.

All You Need to Know About VMI for Mobile Apps


As a result, it offers extra security for data and devices. These virtual mobile applications and their information are located in a highly secured data center, and end-users can view only those pictures that are displayed differently. It does not only impact the aspect of security, but it also changes functionality. They use various methods to host the virtual mobile applications and their data, but in most cases almost every bit of it exists safely beyond the firewall.

Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

The user level elements that are managed within such an IaaS cloud are virtual servers, cloud storage and shared resources such as load balancers and firewalls. Security policies. Firewall rules. Apple. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Industry Perspectives. Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps. Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps. By: Industry Perspectives July 17th, 2013. Tweet.

3 Keys for the Mobile Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

Twelve months into the new strategy, they discovered that they had standardized on a lemon; the device broke so often that the enterprise consumed all its spares and had difficulty securing replacement parts. “Apple at this company?” “When I touched my first iPhone,” my friend said, “I knew we didn’t have a chance [of keeping Apple out of the enterprise]. The real cost is in accessing content and data from inside your firewall.

Technology Short Take #57

Scott Lowe

Security. We all know that security is more than just a host-based firewall, but a host-based firewall can be part of an overall security strategy. This article provides a good introductory overview of Linux iptables commands for configuring host-based firewall rules on your Linux systems. on an Apple Xserve 3,1. Welcome to Technology Short Take #57. I hope you find something useful here! Networking.

Mobile Enterprise – Beyond the Fundamentals

CIO Dashboard

The question: can enterprises really let so many different devices behind their firewall? With nearly 100,000 employees, the distributor offers a stipend and free copies of office and security software. The Apple Enterprise Business Case: Happier Users. Guest post by Dan Eckert. In my last post about going mobile in the enterprise I talked about some fundamentals for going mobile in your business.

The big legal questions behind Trump’s TikTok and WeChat bans

The Verge

On August 6th, Trump declared TikTok and WeChat a “national emergency” because of real — but also politically convenient — privacy and security concerns. Existing app users wouldn’t necessarily be forced off the network, however, the way they’d be with China’s site-blocking Great Firewall.

VMworld 2014 Day 2 Keynote

Scott Lowe

The partnership brings together AirWatch and SAP Secure Mobile for the secure delivery of applications to mobile devices. Poonen talks about how United Airlines is transforming their operations uses mobile devices (supported by Apple devices and AirWatch by VMware). AirWatch Secure Content Locker facilitates some fictional collaboration between Colbert and Poonen (who is also a doctor in this example) across different security zones.

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Fountainhead: Infrastructure Orchestration in use within SPs.


Savvis In 2004, Savvis set a goal to become the industry’s first totally virtualized utility computing data center, integrating virtualized servers, storage, networks, and security into an end-to-end solution. Today, the service provider houses over 1,425 virtual servers running on 70 industrystandard Egenera servers, 370 terabytes of storage and 1,250 virtualized firewalls. Profiling questions nobody's asking re: cloud appl. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Fountainhead: Profiling questions nobody's asking re: cloud.


Responsiveness/Performance N Apps needing high-performance, and/or time-bound requirements such as exchange trading algorithms, where response and deleay (even down to microseconds) is critical, and needs to be tightly monitored, controlled and optimized Security / Auditability / Regulatory / Legal NB: Also see an excellent Blog by James Urquhart on regulatory issues in this space. Profiling questions nobody's asking re: cloud appl. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Herding Kangaroos - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

Then you have the personal firewall that is centrally managed by IT and let’s not forget that you are hooked up to a proxy server if you try to access the internet. IT didn’t necessarily spend a lot of time training the end user on what to watch out for and how to stay secure. MIM involves creating a solution where policy and security as well as identity are part of the data flow and follow the data wherever it goes. understand the policy and security that follows the data.

How the Trump administration could ‘ban’ TikTok

The Verge

That’s the approach taken by China’s Great Firewall, and it’s how India enforces its recently implemented TikTok ban. CFIUS opened a national security investigation into TikTok last year, citing similar concerns to Pompeo, and there’s enough evidence against the company to build a plausible case. To really take TikTok off Americans’ phones, the government would have to do something like make Apple and Google sever their ties with ByteDance (along with any other Chinese app makers).

- Tech Terror List 2010

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Yup, here’s your BlackBerry connected to Outlook and locked down from installing any dangerous applications which present a security threat. Stop and Think, before Connecting (and also have a good firewall and anti-virus program!). Apple, at least, reviews and tests Apps before allowing them into the iTunes store. Tech Terror 2010. [tech]: How to use your Home Server as an AirPrint.

Sean Daniel

I’m also not a big fan of Jail-Breaking (I guess I know too much about security to allow a hacker full access to my device). Enabling Multicast on my router First, I discovered that my DLink DIR-655 router wasn’t allowing Apple’s discovery service, Bonjour. To do this I simply: Logged into the Home Server Clicked Start , then Run , and ran the wf.msc firewall configuration utility I clicked on New Rule In the wizard that opened, I selected Port , and clicked Next.

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The antitrust case against Google is gathering steam

The Verge

There are investigations related to competition underway against most of the biggest tech giants – Apple, Facebook, and Amazon face similar inquiries, and their CEOS are scheduled to join Sundar Pichai for a virtual hearing with the House of Representatives later this month. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security have rescinded a policy that would require international students to take in-person classes in order to remain in the US.

TikTok’s success has made it a big target for regulators

The Verge

TikTok has made several moves designed to promote the idea that the app is firewalled off from ByteDance proper and will not share user data with the Chinese government. The company says it never has and never will, though security experts remain skeptical ByteDance could resist a serious challenge from the Chinese Communist Party.) The CEOs of Amazon , Apple , Google , and Facebook will appear before a US House of Representatives panel on July 27th.

Everything that the big social networks banned this week, ranked

The Verge

It also serves as a warning to China’s tech giants that have thrived behind a government-imposed Great Firewall that kept out many of America’s best-known tech companies. TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps, was banned due to security and privacy concerns. People in Hong Kong are self-censoring in anticipation of Beijing’s new national security laws, which outlaw activities related to “separatism, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference” in Hong Kong.