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  • How to defend against the OpenSSL Heartbleed flaw

    By Antone Gonsalves | 10 April, 2014 22:41

    CSOs need to take a number of steps as soon as possible to protect their organizations against the OpenSSL vulnerability that has shaken the tech industry, experts say.

  • One tweak can make your Windows PC virtually invulnerable

    By Tony Bradley | 19 February, 2014 21:55

    Microsoft published 147 vulnerabilities in 2013 that were rated as Critical. Critical, however, is a relative term, and there is one simple thing anyone can do that would guard against almost every single Critical vulnerability according to a new report from Avecto.

  • Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

    By Susie Ochs | 03 January, 2014 13:40

    Even if you don't do New Year's resolutions, flipping the calendar to a fresh year is a great time to take stock of your tech habits and brush them up as needed. Unlike resolutions you have to keep all year, like working out every day, most of these technology pledges are set-it-and-forget-it. We know you're a super-smart person and you're probably doing all this stuff already, but it never hurts to double-check.

  • Switch to Mac: Security basics

    By Rich Mogull | 05 July, 2013 14:54

    When it comes to your security, the latest versions of Windows and OS X are comparable, but you still have a few key differences and settings to become familiar with.

  • How to encrypt your email

    By Christopher Breen | 10 June, 2013 17:39

    Reader Jack Burns is a bit disconcerted by some recent news. He writes:

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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!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

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.