Posts Tagged ‘Security’

What to Log for Authentication and Access Control

Authentication and access control plays a critical role in web application security.  Mostly for logging, all authentication and access control events should be logged which includes but not limited to successes and failures. If  we are logging only the successful events, someone may brute force attack the passwords without any detection or notice. On the […]

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vsRisk – The Cyber Security Risk Assessment Tool

vsRisk – The Cyber Security Risk Assessment Tool It is extremely difficult to carry out a risk assessment that will meet the requirements of ISO27001 without using a specialist information security risk assessment tool. While there are a wide range of products on the market that claim to meet these requirements, the reality is that […]

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Controls against industrial Malware

Malicious software is called a malware and malware may include viruses, worms and trojans. A virus is a piece of code which is capable of replicating itself and mainly it depends on a host file (a document) to reach its target. However worm does not rely on the host file to reach the target but […]

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10 reasons to ponder before using your smartphone for banking

  Mobile Payment Security 01) There is no clear legislation that sets out your rights to receive a refund if your bank account is fraudulently emptied due to mobile bank app insecurity. The burden of proof seems to be on the user to protect their handset, operating system, software, mobile operator infrastructure and everything else […]

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The Rise of Malicious Traffic on Networks and how it Infect

  Sophisticated malicious attacks can go largely undetected by most antivirus software.  Defense in depth approach requires organizations to monitor for malicious activity, malware (bot traffic) at various levels of the network, perimeter layer, application level and subsequently at critical data level. How an end user might become infected, the obvious scenario being possibly our […]

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Make October YOUR Cyber Security Month

The US Government has declared this October is the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The aim of this campaign is to: • Promote cyber security awareness amongst citizens and businesses • Educate individuals and businesses through a series of events and initiatives • Raise cyber awareness and increase the resilience of the nation in […]

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5 Reasons Why Patch Management Is Vital To Your Information Security

Related Patch Management titles Patching is a critical part of systems administration. I don’t think anyone would argue that. But if your patching regimen consists of turning on Automatic Updates and calling it a day, or staying up until the middle of a Saturday night logging on to each server at a time to apply […]

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Citi credit card security breach discovered

“Citigroup says it has discovered a security breach in which a hacker accessed personal information from hundreds of thousands of accounts. Citigroup said the breach occurred last month and affected about 200,000 customers.” “During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s account online,” said Citigroup, in a prepared statement. “A limited number — […]

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Google blaming Chinese hackers for security breach

For the second time in 17 months, Google is pointing its finger at China for a security breach in one of its systems. This time, Google says Chinese hackers were responsible for breaking into the personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people _ including those of senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists. […]

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NSA publish list of recommendations for Keeping Networks Secure

‘Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure’ is a new guide published by the National Security Agency. This document provides home users directions for keeping their systems secure and protected. Users are faceing lots of security issues now a days, and trying to apply all the required security measures is complicated due to the […]

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Does hacker insurance make your business a bigger liability?

by Davey Winder It’s a scenario that every small online business fears: site security is compromised, hackers steal customer data including credit-card details, and your brand and your reputation are left in ruins. No wonder then, that many small online businesses are looking to insure against hackers and the resulting financial impact of a security […]

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Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

  Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade Identify real security risks and skip the hype. After years of focusing on IT security, we find that hackers are as active and effective as ever. This book gives application developers, networking and security professionals, those that create standards, and CIOs a straightforward look at the reality […]

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New virus threatens phones using Android

Image via Wikipedia Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense WASHINGTON (AFP) – A virus infecting mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data, US security experts said. A report this week from Lookout Mobile Security said the new Trojan affecting Android devices […]

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Incidence Of Cybertheft Surpasses Incidence Of Physical Theft

Image by mie_journal via Flickr Fraud-related losses rose 20 percent to $1.7 billion in the past year, Kroll study says Incidence of theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, according to a study released yesterday. According to the latest edition of the Kroll Annual Global […]

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ArcSight offers $49.00 entry-level audit logging package

Image via CrunchBase Security Log Management: Identifying Patterns in the Chaos Arcsight offer $49 entry level logging solution – a monumental change from the SIEM vendors, since they were trouncing their clients at price of 200K and up. Data security and compliance specialist ArcSight has taken the wraps off a slew of product updates – […]

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