Posts Tagged "Security"

We Phish Yahoo! a Merry Christmas :-)

Can your "backup address" make it easier for hackers to target you? Yes, yes it can!

How Police Agencies and Schools Can Make Campuses Safer

Here are some of the programs schools have implemented and law enforcement’s role within them With the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre upon us, it’s important to consider what steps schools have taken – and should take – to help keep their students safer. Here are some of the programs schools have […]

I’m Not Your Sheepdog – Jeff Knox

Jeff Knox's wife is neither “sheep” nor “sheepdog,” and she certainly is no “wolf.” She is a “porcupine;” harmless and docile if left alone, but ferocious and dangerous if threatened – even more so if her progeny are threatened. She would choose flight over fight every time, if flight is a viable option. But if flight is not an option, she has the tools, training, and mindset to win the fight.

Infiltrate, Exfiltrate, and… Inject?

This is a blog about spying in the Internet era. While activists would have you believe that it’s all about online personas, there is still a lot of cloak-and-dagger up close and personal spying going on. When Edward Snowden dumped his files, many Western spy agencies had to pull back agents because their covers were blown. […]

If You Want a Sandbox, Why Not Hit the Beach?

Why are my security engineers asking me for money to buy a sandbox? Can't they just go to the beach like everyone else?

The Invasion Of The Biometric Identity Snatchers

What happens when someone copies your fingerprints or makes a contact lens with a copy of your iris? If someone steals your biometrics, they may be able to prove that they’re you. If you like being “you” – and you’d rather not share that distinction with anyone else – the new world of biometrics is definitely worth thinking about.

Co-worker stops Workplace Murder

Vaughan Food's COO Mark Vaughan shoots a coworker who beheaded one woman and was attacking another. Do you have enough trained sheepdogs guarding your flock?

Would Encryption Have Prevented The Target Hack?

Security professionals need to be performing the same kinds of risk analysis and business impact analysis that business continuity professionals have been doing for dozens of years. As part of that risk analysis you need to determine your most important information, its lifetime, and whether or not you are properly protecting it.

Is There a Target On My Back?

Target didn't know they were hacked until they learned about it from a third-party forensics firm. How could Target not know that its own systems were hacked? You might be surprised how many companies have no clue...

Protecting Our Kids From Active Slaughter

There are many ways to make your school or organization more friendly to first responders that will help them help you when it hits the fan. Here are some of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's more recent recommendations.