The Network Security Trident – Going Beyond Compliance

First and foremost, I am not a big fan of “compliance.”  I say that with some reluctance because there are certainly some positive aspects of the notion.  The PCI/DSS standard provides an effective and comprehensive framework that organizations can use to help shape...

12/2/14 Cyber Threat Update

The Associated Press confirmed that the FBI is investigating an attack on Sony Pictures’ website, which caused major disruption of corporate email service for a week and problems with other internal systems. Sony employees reported seeing an image of a red skull on...

Password Management and Physical Authentication

There is no longer any validity to the belief that you can “set-and-forget” anything, especially usernames and passwords.  When the New York Times broke the story of a Russian crime syndicate that collected 1.2 billion username and password combination by...

Free WiFi – A Potentially Dangerous Amenity

If you’re like most people, you don’t think twice when you go into a public place like Starbucks with your laptop and jump on to the free wireless connection to do a little work.  Free WiFi is a godsend when you’re waiting for your flight at the...

E-Mail Security Eye Opener

Just as all U.S. citizens are called upon to help make our airports secure, we are all responsible for contributing to keeping our cyber infrastructure secure. Record-breaking attacks on financial, healthcare and educational institutions, businesses and manufacturers...