Category Archives: Security

What Is A Good Security Program?

What distinguishes a good security program? One of the hardest questions to answer in the Information Security field is whether our security program is good, or not. It’s a question we want to answer for many reasons, not least of … Continue reading

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Vulnerability Management Re-Visited

I know, boring topic. Just part of IT and Security operations. Nothing sexy here. It’s way more fun to think about how to beat those nasty, mean APT’s, how to detect malware actively on your network, how to do fancy … Continue reading

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You Can’t Defend Without Intelligence

Imagine you are an Army General. And you have been given responsibility to defend a town that is the key to the local road network. You have a specific set of units under your command and several days to prepare … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Stop Being a Victim

I was recently asked what I thought should be the most important resolution for consumers going in to 2014. A resolution in the context of improving the individual consumers personal and financial security. Since the request was for publication in … Continue reading

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2013: A Roller Coaster

Or, as my wife put it, Random Ramblings of a Security Executive. Yes, it’s that time. Writing a blog post to wrap up the year, just all the rest of you do. I decided I’d cover my personal and professional … Continue reading

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Thinking About Healthcare.gov’s Security

Now that the Information Technology and Security communities have had time to digest what’s going on with Healthcare.gov, they are starting to think about what the “glitches” mean from a security perspective. For example, here’s some coverage in eWeek. And … Continue reading

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The Adobe Breach: Initial Lessons

Now that we’ve had a little time to absorb the impact of the Adobe breach, there’s a few lessons we can learn already. First, a link for those who have been living in a cave and don’t know what I … Continue reading

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