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May 31, 2011  10:38 PM

Security Made Simple



Posted by: Ken Harthun
physical security, Security, security awareness, Security best practice

With the official start of the summer season in the U.S. (Memorial Day holiday), I want to give everyone a few tips for staying secure. No, this isn't the typical use-strong-passwords-and-don't-click-email-links lecture. When favorable weather conditions prevail, our thoughts turn to getting...

May 22, 2011  4:56 PM

How Long Should a Strong Password Be These Days?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
password manager, passwords, SANS, Security, security awareness, Security best practice

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May 7, 2011  3:32 PM

LastPass Experiences Network Anomaly, Forces Users to Change Master Passwords



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, LastPass, security awareness, Security best practice

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April 30, 2011  3:32 PM

New York Yankees Leaks Personal Info of 21,000 Season Ticket Holders



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data Leak, Identity Theft, insecure, Privacy, Security, security awareness

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October 20, 2010  11:50 PM

Seven Ways to Detect System Intrusions



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, Intrusion detection, security awareness, Security practice

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August 25, 2010  11:59 PM

Forty-Six Percent of SMBs Have Been Infected by Internet Threats



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Panda Security, Security, security awareness

Panda's PR department sent me the following yesterday:

Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced the...


July 29, 2010  5:57 PM

Why People Are Complacent About Security



Posted by: Ken Harthun
insecure, Security, security awareness, Vulnerabilities

Every day I see another example of an insecure system. When I inquire about it, I'm told things like "Oh we used to keep up with it, but we haven't had any problems" or "We don't use that program anyway." I've always wondered: Why are they so complacent? I think I've finally figured it out: The...


June 18, 2010  1:12 AM

Physical Security: Kwikset SmartKey Lock



Posted by: Ken Harthun
locks, physical security, security awareness, Security best practice

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May 29, 2010  1:39 PM

FTC Investigates Photocopier Data Security Risks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, FTC, Privacy, security awareness

My April 26, 2010 post, "Security Risk of Digital Copiers," I reported on the issue of permanent storage of images on copier hard drives and the potentially serious security risks associated....


May 12, 2010  1:22 AM

Why Bother Giving Password Advice?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Opinion, Password, Security, security awareness, Security Faux Pas

I'm miffed. I went to visit one of my clients yesterday - one that I've carefully educated in password selection and security - and saw a sticky note on the wall with all his passwords written down on it. I asked him why. He just went on and told me that it was just too much trouble to think about...


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