Situational Awareness For Cyber Threat Defense

Aamir Lakhani did a great post on Situational Awareness. The original post ca be found HERE

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Cisco Systems in their Cyber Security Threat Defense white papers outlines how the network security threat landscape is evolving. They describe how modern attacks are stealthy and evade traditional security perimeter defenses. Continue reading

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Cisco’s Cyber Solutions – What Is Happening In Your Network

Watching Cisco’s Cyber Solutions – What Is Happening In Your NetworkToday’s threat landscape is loaded with malicious websites, malware and other risks that attack users every nanosecond of the day.  There isn’t a single product available that can guarantee protection from cyber threats. Older solutions leveraging static technologies such as signatures are not good enough. The best approach for dealing with advanced threats is continuously monitoring the entire network through layering security technologies. Continue reading

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Defending Against Google Hacking : Know What Can Be Found On Search Engines

Its shocking how organizations are compromised due to administration carelessness such as using default passwords or advertising sensitive information on public sources. Many companies purchase top dollar security solutions however fail at addressing the most common security weakness; enforcing thorough security policies. One popular reconnaissance technic known as Google Hacking (however can use other search engines) can expose confidential information, vulnerabilities and login credentials using Internet search engines. Here are some tips to avoid being abused by Google Hacking or other reconnaissance techniques. Continue reading

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What To Look For In A Mobile Device Management MDM Solution

 What To Look For In A Mobile Device Management MDM SolutionIT administrators are being asked to come up with ways to permit mobile devices onto the corporate network in a secure fashion (via MDM Solution or other technology) . This subject touches a few technology areas such as access control, secure wireless, data protection and secure management of mobile devices however the focus for this piece will be mobile device management. Members of my team have tested the MDM leaders such as Mobile Iron, Airwatch, Zenprise, Good Technology, McAfee, Symantec, etc. and summed up the following as things to consider when evaluating a Mobile Device Management solution. Continue reading

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The Anti-Malware / Anti-Virus Vendor Apocalypse: What Security Solution Is Right For You?

 The Anti Malware / Anti Virus Vendor Apocalypse: What Security Solution Is Right For You?
If you search the Internet for anti-malware/Virus or attend security conferences, you will find billions of vendors. Which solution is best? There are endpoint and server solutions, network appliances and embedded upgrades for existing applications. What separates the gazillion anti-whatever solutions outside of price? Many claim reaction time however what separates “X Faster Than Y” when most attacks do damage in milliseconds? It’s best to step away from vendors and understand the DATA you are protecting before considering a solution. Continue reading

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