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  • The Best Offense is a Great Defense

    Written by Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:05  Hits: 454

    I’ve been a sports fan all my life. If you’re into sports tactics at all, you know a common offensive scheme in virtually any sport is to spatially spread out the opposing team’s defense. Why? It creates space to maneuver, opening up options for attack that just aren’t there when…
  • The IRS Gets Something Worse than an Audit for Using Knowledge Based Authentication

    Written by Friday, 29 May 2015 10:55  Hits: 222

    The IRS Get Transcript data leak is evidence of just how complex security at large scales can be. By now I’m sure you’ve heard that at least 100,000 US tax payer’s IRS transcript data has been stolen, and up to 200,000 (possibly many more) were attempted to be stolen. With…
  • The Importance of Good Data in #BigData & #DataScience

    Written by Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:45  Hits: 190

    Last week I was lucky enough to attend a small room presentation by Joshua S. Bloom. He went through a tour de force in data science. He had to figure out a lot of this not because of the trendy big data problems and approaches that we see in just…
  • Current Trends in the APT World

    Written by Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:26  Hits: 183

    In recent times, cybercriminals have been responsible for a number of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks. This type of cyberattack often comes from well-coordinated and funded individuals having very specific objectives; in fact, they are often directed at business and political targets. What makes APT attacks different from any other…
  • Are Security Pros Getting Serious About Security?

    Written by Friday, 15 May 2015 08:42  Hits: 216

    I feel better when I exercise. I’d probably do it even if it weren’t really good for my health. Really. But, a nice by-product of my “indulging” in a good Stairmaster workout is improved health. My desire to feel better drives me to exercise, not because I know it’s good…
  • Hierarchical Analytics

    Written by Tuesday, 12 May 2015 13:18  Hits: 259

    The Analytics Buzz It’s an exciting time! The IT security industry is buzzing with vendors talking analytics as the solution to a never ending cat-and-mouse game of “catch the bad guy.” The idea is that analytics puts a combination of the brains and horsepower in the box. Massive amounts of…
    Tags: SIEM Analytics
  • The #RSAC Show Is As Big As The Data Set #Security Pros Are Dealing With

    Written by Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:01  Hits: 363

    If you didn’t make it to the RSA Conference this year, you missed the largest, maddest security event I’ve ever seen. With reports of 33,000 attendees and nearly 40,000 people including exhibitors and others, the Moscone center was bursting at the seams with security professionals. I kept up my streak…
  • Files, Files, Files

    Written by Friday, 01 May 2015 09:01  Hits: 350

    It seems like everyone I talk to right now is wondering what in the world they're going to do about their file problem. I was working with a small hospital group, they've merged together 6 or 7 hospitals and they're looking to acquire more. Their biggest challenge: "Where are all…
  • StealthAUDIT Version 7.0 is Now Available!

    Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:56  Hits: 715

    We’re constantly working with our customers and partners to improve our products, and today we’re very excited to announce our newest major release, version 7.0 of the StealthAUDIT Management Platform. Version 7.0 brings a variety of new features and functionality, including broader platform support, improved intelligence and analysis, more and…
  • Ramping up for #RSAC 2015

    Written by Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:42  Hits: 521

    Though the RSA Conference is a little later this year than past ones, it still feels like a rush now that we’re almost there. We’ve got a lot of things to do and we’re planning on literally the biggest presence we’ve ever had. Yes, I know how to use the…

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