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February 17, 2010  2:58 AM

Beware the “Smoker Door!”



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Adventures in Auditing, Data Center, Eigen's Rules of Thumb, Hardware & InfoSec, information security policy, Penetration testing, Physical Security, Start Laughing Now, Tools & Tricks of the Trade

When doing a physical security audit, there's always the "security by walking around" phase. I find PCs with no screensavers, passwords under keyboards and keys labeled "server room." Consider the cigarette smoker. Every company has them. (Better, by far, than the cigar smokers, in my opinion.)...

July 22, 2009  3:09 PM

Adventures in Auditing #2



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Compliance, data security, Physical Security

While doing a PCI exam not long ago, I visited a company that was very proud of it's security measures, and rightly so. They had done a lot of work to secure their environment. Sometimes it's the smallest things that we are so used to seeing that we stop "seeing" them. They become part of the...


June 29, 2009  8:19 PM

Remember the Lowest Common Denominator



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Incident Response, IRT, Physical Security

I recently attended a seminar at a well known southwestern school on building an Incident Response Team. During the discussion about Team membership, management oversight of the Team and related responsibilities, I noticed that the membership of the Team and the Oversight Committee was lacking...


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