The Small Business Guide to Information Security


Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year.

Is Information Security the Right Profession for Me?

Linux Academy

Wondering if information security is the right profession for you? I’ve been working in information security for many years and have had the opportunity to fill a variety of roles. In this post, I’ll fill you in about some of the available jobs in information security and what it takes to succeed in each one. First off, there are many different jobs within information security. Security Analyst (Blue Teamer).


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How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach


Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management ( OPM ) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. This includes highly sensitive records about individuals with clearances and even information that could expose those living undercover.

Information Risk: How to Manage the Company’s Demand for Your Services


Information security teams face an unprecedented level of demand for their services right now. The strain on the time and resources of information security teams is understandable ( as Yahoo can attest ), and even though their companies are stumping up money, information security budget growth is slowing. Automating operations and governance activities offers the best chance to meet information security demands.

InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world


Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. An information security policy provides management direction and support for information security across the organization. Policies can be enforced by implementing security controls.

How Microsoft Word “Protected View” Stops Information Leaks

Perficient Data & Analytics

When you click on an ad, the ad server knows who you are by information added to the URL of the ad. In our web tracker example, we’ll see that nothing happens until the user clicks the Microsoft Word “Enable Editing” button, and at that time the tracking image is fetched with the tracker information embedded in the URL. Instead of a normal filename, provide the HTTP URL that will download the image, including the tracking information appended to it (i.e.,

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Home Depot Data Breach Settlement: 5 Things It Must Do Now

SecureWorld News

The data breach compromised payment card information of roughly 40 million customers. It has also agreed to strengthen its information security program through a series of steps, which must be done within 180 days of the agreement.

5 Critical Regulations for Cyber Security Compliance

Doctor Chaos

Cyber security compliance is more important than ever. With new technologies and digital connections happening every day, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must properly comply with cyber security regulations across the board.

How To Use The AWS API With S3 Buckets In Your Pen Test


In the AWS Management Console, look for the “IAM” link in the Security, Identity, & Compliance section as seen above. Review the information seen on the review page, then complete the “create user” operation by clicking on the “Create user” button. If you forget to write them down or otherwise store them securely, you’ll need to generate another set of keys as described on the page.

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Network World

Security is a top priority at the Bank of Labor , but the financial institution updates its formal information security policy only once a year, maybe twice, regardless of what's happening in the ever-changing threat landscape. That's not to say that the union bank ignores emerging threats such as new malware variants or phishing schemes, says Shaun Miller, the bank's information security officer.

Digital Risk Management Leader RiskIQ Raises New Funding To Expand Platform Ecosystem, Sales and Digital Risk Applications


Threats outside the firewall are vast and dynamic. RiskIQ provides organizations access to the widest range of security intelligence and applications necessary to understand exposures and take action - all without leaving the platform. Since 2009, RiskIQ has enabled security staff to reduce the time needed to understand new threats, speed up investigations, and more effectively prevent and remediate incidents. Bob Gourley.

How to survive in the CISO hot-seat

Network World

After all, information security is no longer solely about managing firewalls and patch management, but rather a varied role encompassing business and technical skills. Indeed, Deloitte says that the CISO today must have four ‘faces’ ; the strategist, the adviser, the guardian (protecting business assets by understanding the threat landscape and maintaining security programs) and the technologist. The CISO is a precarious job.

Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014


Recognized as a pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. As an information security trailblazer, Mr. Bigman participated in developing security measures for Government computers well before commercial industry found the Internet. Mr. Bigman is now an independent cyber security consultant and president of 2BSecure LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.

Mobile Security should be your top concern

Doctor Chaos

However, as users have become more mobile and carry more information on their devices, the security risks and potential vulnerabilities this introduces to an organization have increased dramatically. In the past, organizations had a clear security perimeter.

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Self-Audits | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

However, in information security, I believe we should embrace audits and advocate for them. Now, before you think I’m crazy — hear me out, because it’s important and here’s why: Security Audits Find Red Flags. Security audits are the same thing. They aim to find problems that need resolving to ensure our infrastructures run securely. Regulatory Information Security Audit Requirements. Auditing Information Security Controls.

Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Linux Desktop Security 2017


Having Linux as your operating system is one of the better decisions you can make concerning your computer’s security. Having this OS on your desktop allows you to relax a little bit when it comes to many forms of security breaches, which would probably inflict serious damage to less security-oriented systems. Even though Linux prides in protecting its clients more than its other competitors do, it is still susceptible to security issues if you’re not careful.

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The Endpoint Imperative: The Perimeter is Dead; Long Live the Perimeter!

Cloud Musings

The result: Higher productivity, but bigger challenges for security, data protection, and mobile device management. Jackson and Intel’s Yasser Rasheed explore the new normal for security, with a focus on the end users. With me is Yasser Rasheed Director of Business Client Security with Intel. Kevin: This time, however, I'd like to really talk to you about this security perimeter thing.

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Can 5G Cybersecurity Be a Market Differentiator? Verizon Is Betting on It

SecureWorld News

Can your organization's information security program become a market differentiator for your brand? This week, the company made a significant announcement about the 5G network it is rolling out, and that announcement focused on security. 4 steps to future-proof 5G security.

What Does It Take To Become a Computer Security Specialist


Every day new businesses and organizations that use systems to store important information are formed. This information is vulnerable to hacks and attacks from outside users. The attacks happen in all types of industries, such as financial, military, healthcare, retailers, education, and even in small businesses that keep secure information such as employee or client’s confidential information. This is where the computer security specialist comes in.

5 Tips to Start a Lucrative Career in Cyber Security

Doctor Chaos

Information Security professionals are akin to our policemen. They are equipped with advanced firewalls and porn filters, secure email and web traffic gateways, encryption keys, IPS signatures, security policies, and intrusion detection systems. The best of them are adept at using advanced threat prevention tools such as sandboxes, do a forensic analysis of a breach, […]. Cyber infosec training

A new era of Enterprise Content Management (ECM)


Faced with the demands for process management, enterprise search, access beyond the firewall, mobile device support, social interaction, and cloud deployment, enterprises have been sold add-on modules and product integrations to enable wall-to-wall content management across the enterprise and outside its walls. In addition, 75% of enterprises see ECM/RM playing a major role in their information security strategy.

Global Supply Chain Cyberattack Underway via IT Monitoring Software

SecureWorld News

Government and prominent security researchers, this type of attack is playing out right now on a global scale. Security researchers say there are ways to detect the attack but only if you know what to look for and are actively looking for those things.

The 7 Step to Develop and Deploy Data Loss Prevention Strategy


Information Technology Blog - - The 7 Step to Develop and Deploy Data Loss Prevention Strategy - Information Technology Blog. Hackercombat aims to guide the user with this guide to inform what’s new in data loss prevention systems, including cloud access security brokers. Earlier the focus was on the secure the physical documents, which can be easily stolen by the criminals during transit. Information Technology Blog - Featured Security

How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites?


Information Technology Blog - - How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites? Information Technology Blog. So, if you want to make sure your website is clean get a website scan for security vulnerabilities with the following tools. SUCURI is one of the most popular website security services which help to clean the hacked website including the following. This free tool would help you check website for malicious code or do free website security check.

Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment


Information Technology Blog - - Steps for Performing a Cyber Security Assessment - Information Technology Blog. In every company’s risk management strategy, it is crucial that cyber-security risk assessment performed right; otherwise, the level of vulnerability to potential threat would be significantly high. A chief information security officer for reviewing network architecture. Marketing to discuss collected and stored information.

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

To ensure ongoing security site reliability engineers must work hand-in-hand with the CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officer) office to implement Kubernetes security. It is important to use security tooling such as OpenSCAP, the open source version of the Security Content Automation Protocol, to harden virtual machine images prior to their deployment in virtual private clouds. Implement Pod Security Policy. Linux Academy kubernetes security

How to Develop an IT Vulnerability Assessment


Information Technology Blog - - How to Develop an IT Vulnerability Assessment - Information Technology Blog. In terms of information security, vulnerability is a weakness that is found in an asset or a control and that can be exploited by one or more threats, which becomes a security risk. One way to protect the information is through the identification, assessment, prioritization and correction of the weaknesses identified in the assets.

Five Things Your Startup Has to Do, Even After Your App Is Built


Information Technology Blog - - Five Things Your Startup Has to Do, Even After Your App Is Built - Information Technology Blog. Security. Security is a big deal. Security is a big concern for mobile apps, and you’ll pay for firewalls, encryptions, and compliance,” according to BuildFire. They drive home the importance of security by adding, “A data leak can leave you fined in the millions in court.”.

How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business


Information Technology Blog - - How to Choose the Best Vulnerability Scanning Tool for Your Business - Information Technology Blog. The information that’s found during the scan is compared against known vulnerabilities in the scanner’s database or a third-party database (like CVE, OVAL, OSVDB or the SANS Institute/FBI Top 20), thereby aiding the process of identifying vulnerabilities. After all, it’s all for the security of your business! Networking Security

When Big Data Changed Security - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

An IT industry insiders perspective on information, technology and customer challenges. When Big Data Changed Security. This morning, EMC announced a new landmark product: RSA Security Analytics. While there's a lot to appreciate in the specifics of the product itself, I think the real story is how this announcement evidences a substantial shift in how we think about information security. Information has quickly become the most critical enterprise asset. 

Cybersecurity: Is AI Ready for Primetime In Cyber Defense?


The 2016 GAO Information Security Report(x) stated quite emphatically that signature based intrusion doesn’t work. BlueVector is now available as a compact security appliance with 48 virtual cores and FPGAs to accelerate packet collection. The appliance is placed inside the firewall and can scan network traffic in near real-time. It can even send information directly to Cisco Intelligence Threat Service. Nate Crocker. Is AI ready for primetime?

7 web application development challenges you can’t ignore

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

It’s all about speed and security. You must create secure applications efficiently, in hours/days rather than days/weeks. Developers are under more pressure to deliver solutions quickly–without sacrificing function or security. Challenge #3: Security.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking Healthcare


Microsoft, for example, stopped patching Windows XP for security vulnerabilities in 2014. I’m Robert Vamosi and this episode about best practices in information security, and how critical life services, in particular, remain at risk today -- in the middle of a global pandemic.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

There are a handful of go-to online communities where software architects learn and share information such as Meetup , IBM Community , Code Project , and Stack Overflow. . This blog provides in-depth information about what Data Science is and how to hire a data scientist. Companies are facing security breaches at an alarming rate, putting every web user’s data at risk. Additionally, cybersecurity specialists handle the clean up after cyber attacks and security breaches.

- Cyber City Armageddon?

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

and Loose Laptops Sink Cyber (Security). Constituents depend upon the Internet, web, e-mail , cell phones to communicate with their government for information and services. But, gee, how secure and reliable are these systems, these networks and these communication? I recently had a non-classified meeting with some fedgov Department of Homeland Security cyber folks, and DHS contractors about potential cyber security tools. Watch firewall logs.

Hardest tech roles to fill (+ solutions!)

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

There are a handful of go-to online communities where software architects learn and share information such as Meetup , IBM Community , Code Project , and Stack Overflow. . This blog provides in-depth information about what Data Science is and how to hire a data scientist. Companies are facing security breaches at an alarming rate, putting every web user’s data at risk. Additionally, cybersecurity specialists handle the clean up after cyber attacks and security breaches.