Establishing Security Goals

By Michelle Drolet . 8 Jan 2014

Implementing security practices in your organization’s employees’ daily work habits, and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of information security, the goals of the Security Awareness Program are: Put information security and its importance into the forefront of your staff’s minds. Spread information security policy and awareness throughout corporate ranks. Build security awareness into the technical … Continue reading Establishing Security Goals

10 Things I Know About … Passwords

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Jan 2014

10. Be clever Create passwords from easy-to-remember sentences, such as < Patriots Win the Super Bowl>, using the first letter of each word and adding numbers and special characters at the beginning or end. (e.g., <12=PwtSB!>) 9. Create a management system Consider creating one, very strong password and appending it with identifiers, such as <!Kr0y-W3n$TOM> … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About … Passwords

How Can you Expose Targeted Attacks and Combat APTs?

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Oct 2013

Cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated techniques all the time and far too many companies and organizations still don’t have the protection they really need to safeguard their systems. The prevalence of targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) is disturbing. The risk is that security is breached, typically through manipulation of employees using a technique … Continue reading How Can you Expose Targeted Attacks and Combat APTs?

10 Things I Know About… Mobile Security

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Aug 2013

10. Malware Is On The Rise The threat of malware on mobile platforms is growing steadily as more cybercriminals target mobile devices in increasingly sophisticated ways. 9. BYOD Is A Challenge There are obvious benefits to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend, but it also creates IT challenges and exposes your company to new … Continue reading 10 Things I Know About… Mobile Security

First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Jul 2013

Researchers have spotted the first in-the-wild apps to exploit a critical Android vulnerability allowing attackers to inject malicious code into legitimate programs without invalidating their digital signature. The two apps, distributed on unofficial Android marketplaces in China, help people find doctors and make appointments, according to a blog post published Tuesday by researchers from security … Continue reading First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild

Towerwall and the Information Security Summit highlighted in SearchSecurity.com Article

By Michelle Drolet . 7 Jun 2013

Check out Search Security’s article – “HIPAA Omnibus Rule, PPACA challenge enterprise compliance management”, where our own Natalie Kmit and the Information Security Summit 2013 are highlighted:   HIPAA Omnibus Rule, PPACA challenge enterprise compliance management WELLESLEY, Mass. — For information security professionals, compliance-related tasks have often proved to be a trying yet necessary part of the … Continue reading Towerwall and the Information Security Summit highlighted in SearchSecurity.com Article

Are mobile apps truly enterprise-secure?

By Michelle Drolet . 9 May 2013

Many companies have embraced the BYOD trend. They may even have developed applications that enable employees to have 24/7 access to business data and tools. The benefits can be counted in productivity boosts and flexibility, but there is a real and present danger that is being ignored all too often. How many of these enterprise … Continue reading Are mobile apps truly enterprise-secure?

A case for the Growing Need for Application Security.

By Michelle Drolet . 9 May 2013

Islamist Element in Attacks. A pro-Islamic, anti-American hacking campaign appears to have jumped the gun and started early with hundreds of sites being compromised today. Set to take place on May 7 this month – thought to be US time – and targeting government sites in the US, Israel and India, the campaign is called … Continue reading A case for the Growing Need for Application Security.

Free Security Tools, Apps, and Widgets

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Apr 2013

Our friends at Trend Micro offer a range of free tools, apps and widgets to protect your devices and help you manage your online activity. You can check them out and download them for free on our Security Tools, Apps, and Widgets Page.

Top Ten Malicious Lists

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Apr 2013

Top Ten Malicious URLs Top 10 malicious URLs blocked by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure in 2012 Top Ten Malicious URLs Top 10 malicious URLs blocked by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure in 2012.   Top Ten Spammers Top 10 spam-sending countries in 2012. Rank Country 1 India 2 Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Top Ten Malicious Lists

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