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  • The top infosec issues of 2014

    There is still time for any list of the "top information security issues of 2014" to be rendered obsolete. The holiday shopping season is just getting into high gear, after all, and everybody knows it was from late November to mid-December last year when the catastrophic Target breach occurred.

    Taylor Armerding | 18 Nov | Read more

  • Privacy is the new killer app

    A funny thing is happening in the wake of the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2490179/security0/security0-the-snowden-leaks-a-timeline.html">Edward Snowden NSA revelations</a>, the infamous <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2601905/apple-icloud-take-reputation-hits-after-photo-scandal.html">iCloud hack of celebrity nude photos</a>, and the hit parade of customer data breaches at <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2490637/security0/target-finally-gets-its-first-ciso.html">Target</a>, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2844491/home-depot-attackers-broke-in-using-a-vendors-stolen-credentials.html">Home Depot</a> and the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2845621/government/us-postal-service-suffers-breach-of-employee-customer-data.html">U.S. Postal Service</a>. If it's not the government looking at your data, it's bored, lonely teenagers from the Internet or credit card fraudsters.

    Matt Weinberger | 15 Nov | Read more

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  • Defending against application Denial of Service attacks

    This whitepaper digs into application DoS attacks, offering both an overview of common attack tactics and possible mitigations for each. By the end of the paper you should have a guide and an understanding of how your application availability will be attacked, and what you can do about it. •Attackers increasingly leverage availability-impacting attacks, both to cause downtime and to mask other kinds of attacks — usually involving data theft. •Adversaries exploit weaknesses in application stack components to knock infrastructure over, but the application itself can be targeted •Defending against AppDoS attacks requires a multi-faceted approach that typically starts with a mechanism to filter attack traffic

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