Researchers have proven the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug can be used to extract private keys from a vulnerable web server, giving affected services concrete evidence they do need to revoke and reissue private SSL certificates.
Specialist recruitment giant Peoplebank is seeing significant time savings after implementing a digital signature system that has significantly improved its everyday work processes.
A three-year, $15 million managed security services (MSS) contract under which the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will outsource its security monitoring and management to Verizon marks a significant milestone in the federal government’s significant security gateway reduction program, Verizon senior security manager Jason White has pointed out.
2012 has been a tough year for IT security and the trend seems to be continuing into 2013. We have now become accustomed to groups such as Anonymous that have wreaked havoc on a number of large government and corporate organisations. A new frontier in cyber threats has opened. The driver for cyber intrusion is no longer fame, but theft of intellectual property, financial information, blueprints and other classified information for financial gain.
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Unixpac now represents LockPath,a Kansas US based solution vendor, provider of the most innovative governance risk and compliance applications (GRC).
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.