IT Security


August 3, 2010  4:54 PM

Studying Google and Twitter for Malware

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
information security, IT Security, malware management, social networking, Web Security

The folks from Barracuda Labs have issued a midyear report with some riveting data about the connection between Twitter and Google as venues for malware. You can see the summary and download the report

January 21, 2010  5:36 PM

The Chinese Hack, Nasty Exploit & What You Can Do

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, information security, IT Security

I'm sure you've heard about the Chinese hack into Google, and there's some interesting goings-on behind the scenes to identify and fix the hack,...

July 24, 2009  3:26 PM

Adventures in Auditing #3, or “Why Do you Need to See That?”

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Admins and Auditors, Compliance, IT Compliance - Policies, IT Security

It always pains me when I get this question from a client's IT staff. It usually means that auditing has never penetrated to that level, and people are used to doing pretty much what they please around the network. It usually goes with: "This is a development shop. Those are not production...


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