April, 2010


April 26, 2010  4:29 PM

Paying Attention To Statistics

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, Database security

We get a lot of information about what security issues are important from various sources on the Internet. Most of them we know about from one source or another. But here's one that jumped right out at me: According to the Privacy Rights Organization, of the top 10 data breaches in 2009,...

April 20, 2010  3:26 PM

The Only Way Out is Through

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Admins and Auditors, data security

Nobody "likes" government regulations. But imagine what it would be like to live without them. What if there were no banking regulations - who would check to see if my money was safe? The bank? I've worked in banks. The answer would be "no." Not without oversight. Banks have internal auditors,...

April 15, 2010  6:49 PM

Adobe Reader at the Forefront of Malware Delivery

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, data security, information security, malware management

Statistics from a new study by F-Secure indicate that Adobe Reader has surpassed Microsoft Office products as a vector for malware delivery 2009. F-Secure has also pointed out that you can embed movies and songs, JavaScript, and...

April 7, 2010  3:16 PM

A Free Tool Both Admins and Auditors Will Like

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Admins and Auditors, data security, free tools, information security

For an admin, making the auditor happy is NOT the goal in life. It's to keep things running, squeeze in improvements, implement new products and do it with a work force that is always too small. For an auditor, getting information to build a complete report, with all the test information, means...


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