Network Design and Planning

Stuxnet: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

2018-04-18T10:40:39+00:00

Remember that time when the Iranian nuclear program was flummoxed by the speeding up or slowing down of their centrifuges? Though the actors have never been formally identified, the special sauce to that enterprise was Stuxnet, and the secret ingredient of that sauce was counterfeit cryptographic certificates from known companies that greased the skids for [...]

Stuxnet: The Gift That Keeps On Giving2018-04-18T10:40:39+00:00

This Is Only A Test

2018-04-11T10:30:47+00:00

Imagine a scenario in which one of your employees — Madge in accounting, or Skip in sales, for instance — selects an incorrect option from a drop-down menu and opens your network and data to the world. Working with that set of menu options is part of his daily routine, but for some reason the [...]

This Is Only A Test2018-04-11T10:30:47+00:00

Got Your Head In The Clouds?

2018-04-04T10:25:36+00:00

A recent cloud security report, as you might expect, had some good news and some bad. Somewhere in the middle is the news that’s just that: news. The cases you hear the most about, like the ransomware attacks, make up only about 2% of the overall picture, while web applications represent about 75% of the [...]

Got Your Head In The Clouds?2018-04-04T10:25:36+00:00

The Most Interesting IT Guy In The World

2018-03-28T10:20:35+00:00

You’ve seen him at conferences, sporting an ascot and a pocket protector and making it look good. He works the vendor pit like he owns the place, collecting cards and envy from everyone he meets, and connecting demand with supply in subtle but glamorous ways. He walks into a seminar like he was walking onto [...]

The Most Interesting IT Guy In The World2018-03-28T10:20:35+00:00

The Cure For What Ails You

2018-03-21T10:20:56+00:00

History is rife with examples of enterprising salesmen rushing into lucrative markets to fill a void, real or perceived. Contractors and roofers who work the hurricane and tornado circuits, lawyers pitching the massive settlements they’ve secured for their clients, and even gameshow hosts selling reverse mortgages and arthritis balms. Like the Wizard in Oz, when [...]

The Cure For What Ails You2018-03-21T10:20:56+00:00

From Oslo With Love

2017-11-22T09:49:02+00:00

Let’s say you’re in the widget business. You studied widgets in college, made Lego widgets as a child, even named your dog Widget. If there’s anything you know a thing or two about, it’s widgets. And you’ve built a great business building widgets. Those in the know call you the Widget King. You’ve put three [...]

From Oslo With Love2017-11-22T09:49:02+00:00

Camp Songs For IT Professionals

2017-07-19T10:29:45+00:00

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high. If you’re lucky, the old memories from summer camp return to the fore, as nostalgia delivers you from the daily stress of network security and constant threats. […]

Camp Songs For IT Professionals2017-07-19T10:29:45+00:00

Introverted Social Media

2017-05-24T10:48:03+00:00

Even if we could isolate the recent activity of Russian hackers, imagine a mainstream marketplace for nefarious services provided by invisible people paid in Bitcoin.The information you seek is mined from the personal profiles and accounts of your target audience, whether that audience is a cheating spouse or a rebellious teenager with a hidden social [...]

Introverted Social Media2017-05-24T10:48:03+00:00

Bundle Up To Avoid The Cold

2017-04-19T11:44:04+00:00

With every passing week, it seems, cyberthreats and hacks inundate the news cycle and bring home the absolute insecurity that most of us experience (or should) when we take even the smallest of baby steps with our digital footprints. Of late, it’s the Russians who seem to take center stage, hacking our politics and manipulating [...]

Bundle Up To Avoid The Cold2017-04-19T11:44:04+00:00

Breach is a Heartbeat Away

2019-05-28T21:24:42+00:00

OpenSSL, the vehicle through which the Secure Sockets Layer protocol protects most websites that encrypt data, has reminded us again of both the vulnerability and security of open source development. The Heartbleed bug, an accidental code addition about two years ago, exploits the heartbeat option within OpenSSL, a mechanism that allows fluid connectivity between user [...]

Breach is a Heartbeat Away2019-05-28T21:24:42+00:00

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