Another Successful Information Security Summit

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Jun 2015

Once again, the Information Security Summit hosted by Towerwall and MassBay was a resounding success. Hundreds of attendees and vendors participated in  diverse data security panels and networked with industry leaders and peers. The Summit opened with Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, and Shamsi Moussav, Computer Science Professor at MassBay Community College, presenting scholarships to … Continue reading Another Successful Information Security Summit

Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Dec 2014

by Mark Stockley This quick fix will show you how to clear out cookies and the cookie-like things that can be used to track you online. If you already know what cookies are all about then you can skip the next bit and go straight to the instructions. Why cookies are important Cookies are very small … Continue reading Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

Build security into your app development

By Michelle Drolet . 17 Nov 2014

Integrate security testing into your dev process now or else face cyber-attacks later The way we develop software has been radically transformed in the last few years. Agility and speed are vital components for any company that wants to compete in the market. In order to achieve that it has proven necessary to break down … Continue reading Build security into your app development

Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2014

3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer by John Hawes   Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here’s a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes for users of Microsoft’s Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail and, for a while, Windows Live Hotmail). Controls affecting Outlook.com security are mainly found … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

Shellshock , The Latest Mac OSX and Linux Vulnerabilty—

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Sep 2014

By: Solange_Desc1 Security researchers have discovered a new software bug known as the “Bash Bug” or “Shellshock,” or to those more technically “in-the-know” as GNU Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271)(link is external). This bug, more correctly termed, ‘vulnerability’, potentially allows attackers to gain control over targeted computers. The bug is present in a piece of computer … Continue reading Shellshock , The Latest Mac OSX and Linux Vulnerabilty—

Firefox 32.0 fixes holes, shakes out some old SSL certs, introduces certificate pinning

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2014

by Paul Ducklin on September 3, 2014   Yesterday was Firefox’s most recent Fortytwosday(updates come out every 42 days, on Tuesdays, in a nod to Douglas Adams), bringing us to Firefox 32.0. For those who like to keep their feature set behind the leading edge, yet stay on top of security fixes, there’s also ESR 24.8 and ESR 31.1. ESR is short for Extended Support … Continue reading Firefox 32.0 fixes holes, shakes out some old SSL certs, introduces certificate pinning

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Aug 2014

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do   Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men … Continue reading Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jul 2014

GameOver Zeus P2P Malware Original release date: June 02, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012 Overview GameOver Zeus (GOZ), a peer-to-peer (P2P) variant of the Zeus family of bank credential-stealing malware identified in September 2011, [1] … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

Towerwall and MassBay Host Another Successful Information Security Summit

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Jun 2014

Towerwall teamed up with MassBay Community College on May 29 to present the second annual Information Security Summit at MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 250 individuals attended the Summit where they interacted with industry experts and participated in various security panel discussions. After a presentation on the “Anatomy of a … Continue reading Towerwall and MassBay Host Another Successful Information Security Summit

10 things I know about preventing ID theft

By Michelle Drolet . 10 Jun 2014

10. Use cash or gift cards The threat of identity theft is reduced dramatically if you don’t use your credit card for all your purchases, so consider using cash or even gift cards to pay your way. 9. PCI compliance is important The payment card industry has a set of security standards for a reason: … Continue reading 10 things I know about preventing ID theft

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