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August, 2011

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August 17, 2011  8:52 PM

Most Companies Ignore Security Best Practices



Posted by: Tony Bradley
knowbe4, security best practices

Security best practices aren't generally elite, bulletproof security measures. On the contrary, security best practices is sort of a polite way of saying...

August 17, 2011  8:29 PM

Study Finds Users Naive and Complacent about Sharing Info Online



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BullGuard, identity theft, sensitive data, social network

How careful are you about the information you share online? Do you take steps to protect confidential data like your Social Security Number or date of birth? Do you restrict access to sensitive personal information? If so, consider yourself lucky...or smart...or both. A research study by


August 16, 2011  5:20 PM

IE9 Best at Protecting Against Socially-Engineered Malware



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Application Reputation, IE9, Internet Explorer, NSS Labs, SEM, SmartScree Filter, socially engineered malware

NSS Labs recently tested all of the current (or at least current at the time) Web browsers to see how well each detects and prevents socially engineered malware attacks. The NSS Labs press release about the study explains:


August 8, 2011  10:04 AM

Modern Security Threats are More Like a War Than an Attack



Posted by: Tony Bradley
advanced persistent threat, APT, cyber-attack, Fidelis Security Systems, malware

The key to understanding how to deal with a modern security threat is to stop thinking about it as an attack.  An attack is a short-lived event with a clear beginning and end....


August 4, 2011  11:27 AM

Penetration Testing for Mobile Phones with Core Impact v12



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Core Impact, mobile malware, mobile phones, mobile security, penetration test, smartphones

Threats are everywhere, and increasingly so are the users. Notebooks and netbooks already started a trend toward a more mobile workforce, and smartphones and tablets are taking the trend to the next level. The...


August 1, 2011  1:16 PM

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) Progress Report



Posted by: Tony Bradley
exploitability index, MAPP, Microsoft, Microsoft Security Response Center, MSRC, security

Microsoft released the annual Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) progress...

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