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SANS "Security Difference Makers in 2013" Awards

Over my 13 years working with enterprises at Gartner, I noticed that the companies with the fewest security incidents were rarely the ones with the biggest budgets. Almost invariably, the common denominator was the quality of their information security team, and in particular some person or small group of people that took the initiative to … Continue reading SANS "Security Difference Makers in 2013" Awards


Twelve Word Tuesday: All I Want for Christmas Is a Meaningful SSL Certificate

SSL certificates today are to security as balsa wood is to strength. (New Microsoft advisory forunauthorized SSL certificate issuance reported yesterday by Google.) Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: All I Want for Christmas Is a Meaningful SSL Certificate


Twelve Word Tuesday: December is Test Your Backup/Recovery and DDoS Mitigation Approaches Month

Akamai acquires Prolexic - do you know if your DDoS mitigation approach works? Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: December is Test Your Backup/Recovery and DDoS Mitigation Approaches Month


Twelve Word Tuesday: Details at 11: NSA Menace Cancels China Threat, Vulnerabilities Could Care Less

China, NSA, cybercriminals, Kardashians - protect business by focusing on vulnerabilities not threateners. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Details at 11: NSA Menace Cancels China Threat, Vulnerabilities Could Care Less


Has There Been Anything to Be Thankful For, Security-wise, In 2013?

This week the US will celebrate Thanksgiving, which historically means drastic increases in cranberry consumption, football (US-style) viewing, Friday morning shopping related trampling of little old ladies in the rush to grab $99 tablet computers - and some actual giving of thanks. 2013 has not been one of your better security years. The year started … Continue reading Has There Been Anything to Be Thankful For, Security-wise, In 2013?