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Getting Ready for a Pen Test: Step 3

In the first blog post of our three-part penetration (pen) test series, we discussed the five common ways an attacker can gain access to your corporate network that you should address immediately before bringing in a penetration tester. In the second blog post, we discussed taking inventory of systems, assets and critical data on your [...] Read more

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Getting Ready for a Pen Test: Step 2

In the first blog post of our three-part pen test series, we discussed the five common ways an attacker can gain access to your corporate network that you should address immediately before bringing in a pen tester. The next critical step focuses on asset identification and network segmentation. During this process, it’s important to take inventory [...] Read more

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Getting Ready for a Pen Test: Step 1

The mainstream media coverage of the recent Heartbleed Bug certainly caught the attention of people around the world. More consumers quickly discovered how easily their personal and confidential data could be stolen because of a long-overlooked security flaw. And businesses were scrambling to determine how this vulnerability could impact their corporate networks. This recent scare may [...] Read more

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So Many Breaches…What’s Being Done?

It seems that every day we’re hearing news of a new vulnerability or breach that is compromising data. Will this ever end? Unfortunately, no – it’s the nature of security. Attackers will always try to acquire sensitive information, increasingly for financial gain. Many information security professionals are working behind the scenes to protect this data, but [...] Read more

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Leveraging Policy and Procedure to Get the Most Out of Cyber Defense Technology

Why Policy and Procedure is Critical to Effective Technology Countermeasure Deployment Technology countermeasures have come a long way since the dawn of information technology security. Just over a decade ago, IT security technology could be loosely categorized into endpoint and network security. With these broad categories one would have covered the vast majority of technology countermeasures [...] Read more

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Physical Security: Are You Doing Enough?

My team and I have completed physical security engagements for large, global clients in practically every vertical industry and in locations all around the world – Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe. With permission, we’ve successfully broken into office buildings, warehouses, things under maritime law (with wire fences, too). We’ve used social engineering to gain [...] Read more

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Three "E"s of Modern Email Security for Phishing: #2 Employee Focus

The first "E" of modern email security for phishing is Enhanced technology that works to limit the delivery of phishing emails to users within your organization. The second component of the three-pronged approach to mitigate phishing attacks is Employee focus. It is important that your employees are educated, aware and engaged in preventing a phishing attack. Relying [...] Read more

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Android Hacker’s Handbook Crowd Sourced Q & A Session

Recently I participated in a live crowd sourced question and answer session on a popular user-submitted content website. Along with my fellow authors of “Android Hacker’s Handbook”, we fielded questions from users about everything from our writing process to the most interesting mobile bug we’ve come across in our research. Because threats are constantly changing, [...] Read more

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