Data Security Review Issue 2: Know the Threats

By Michelle Drolet . 4 May 2014

Welcome to Issue 2 of the Data Security Review It seems that every time you turn around there is a new data security threat in the news, like Cryptolocker and Heartbleed. Our customers are always asking us how to identify the next “big” threat. Our answer is that you cannot keep up with the hackers, … Continue reading Data Security Review Issue 2: Know the Threats

Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Apr 2014

Good Afternoon: The IT infrastructure your organization may use for day-to-day business may be vulnerable because of the Heartbleed vulnerability. Sophos a Towerwall partner has prepared a podcast of the Heartbleed vulnerability, which addresses who is likely affected, workarounds and an offer to help determine if you are vulnerable. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/04/10/sscc-142-heartbleed-explained-patches-evaluated-apple-chastised-podcast/ If you think you may … Continue reading Towerwall Heartbleed Vulnerability Alert

Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Mar 2014

Zeus, also known as Zbot, is a malware family that we have written about many times on Naked Security. We’ve covered it as plain old Zbot. We’ve covered the Citadel variant, which appeared when the original Zbot code was leaked online. We’ve even written about the time it pretended to be a Microsoft fix for CryptoLocker, a completely different … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

Internet Explorer, .NET, IPv6 and Shockwave top the February 2014 Patch Tuesday list

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Feb 2014

For today’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released seven bulletins (a surprise after only announcing five last week) and Adobe released one. There are four critical advisories, to me the most important of which is MS14-010 affecting Internet Explorer versions 6 through 10. This patch fixes 24 vulnerabilities, one of which has been publicly disclosed. Considering that … Continue reading Internet Explorer, .NET, IPv6 and Shockwave top the February 2014 Patch Tuesday list

Why wasn’t healthcare.gov security properly tested?

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Jan 2014

When the healthcare.gov website was launched on Oct. 1 it didn’t take long for technical issues to hit the headlines. Americans trying to register for health care found the website unusable. There were glitches, extremely long loading times, and serious errors, but most worrying of all for anyone entrusting sensitive data to the system was the lack … Continue reading Why wasn’t healthcare.gov security properly tested?

Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jan 2014

I am excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter, the Data Security Review. Each quarter I will be sharing with you what I am hearing from customers, colleagues and data security experts to keep you aware and protected. As we enter 2014, human risk is on everyone’s mind. Even with the most sophisticated … Continue reading Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Jan 2014

Please save the date and plan to  join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!   May 29, 2014  8:00AM – 1:00PM MassBay Community College 50 Oakland Street  | Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Early Bird Special: … Continue reading Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

Towerwall Security Patch Alert Vol 13.63

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Jan 2014

Patch Tuesday January 2014 – Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle by Chester Wisniewski As expected Microsoft delivered four patches on patch Tuesday covering Windows XP, 2003, 7, 2008 R2, Word and Dynamics. All four patches are rated important, the first time in memory that none of the fixes were critical. The Word fix applies to all … Continue reading Towerwall Security Patch Alert Vol 13.63

Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.62

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Jan 2014

Recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available compiled by the Qualys Vulnerability Research Team. This is a list of recent vulnerabilities for which exploits are available. System administrators can use this list to help in prioritization of their remediation activities. The Qualys Vulnerability Research Team compiles this information based on various exploit frameworks, exploit databases, … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Vulnerability Alert Vol 13.62

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

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