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

Test All Apps to Keep Hackers from Penetrating Castle Walls

By Michelle Drolet . 23 Jul 2014

Four major challenges when protecting apps and how to solve them Despite all the news about hackers infiltrating major corporations, most businesses continue to leave themselves woefully unprotected. Some surveys estimate more than 70% of businesses perform vulnerability tests on less than 10% of their cloud, mobile and web applications. A majority also confess they … Continue reading Test All Apps to Keep Hackers from Penetrating Castle Walls

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

Towerwall listed among “20 Most Promising Security Consulting Companies”

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Jun 2014

Also named to CRN’s “Women in the Channel” and “The Power 50”     BOSTON – May 12, 2014 – Towerwall (www.towerwall.com), an IT security services provider for small to mid-size businesses, today announced it was selected for inclusion in a list of the 20 “Most Promising Enterprise Security Consulting Companies.” The list was compiled … Continue reading Towerwall listed among “20 Most Promising Security Consulting Companies”

Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

By Michelle Drolet . 8 May 2014

My clients often confuse scanning and penetration testing. Organisations should be conducting both external vulnerability scans and penetration tests. If you are storing or transmitting data on the Internet, particularly sensitive data such as credit card details, then quarterly scanning is required to validate your PCI compliance. You also need to conduct a penetration test … Continue reading Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing

Reminder: Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

By Michelle Drolet . 7 May 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 Reminder: Please join us at the Information Security Summit 2014

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Endpoint Security

By Michelle Drolet . 2 May 2014

The cloud computing revolution is well underway and there are lots of benefits to be realized. According to Awesome Cloud research the industry will be worth more than $150 billion this year, compared to $46 billion just six years ago. Mirroring the general trend for SaaS solutions, cloud-based IT security systems can be an ideal fit for … Continue reading The Benefits of Cloud-Based Endpoint Security

Why security professionals need to get more creative with penetration testing (and how to do it)

By Michelle Drolet . 25 Apr 2014

Criminals are evolving with their techniques for hacking and breaching corporate assets, so security managers need to as well. Here are some ways companies are going beyond standard pen testing in order to increase awareness By Maria Korolov  Security professionals have long been running penetration tests against their firewalls and other security systems to find … Continue reading Why security professionals need to get more creative with penetration testing (and how to do it)

Is Blind Trust Making You Unsafe?

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Apr 2014

Personal and business relationships rely on trust to function, but blind trust in the digital world is downright dangerous. We’re asked to trust companies all the time. We trust them with personal details and they promise to keep them safe. It’s the same story in the enterprise. One company will entrust another to backup and … Continue reading Is Blind Trust Making You Unsafe?

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