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Cyber Security Tip Sheet By: Leigh Goldie For National Cyber Security Awareness Month, www.staysafeonline.org has created a Cybersecurity Awareness Resource...Read More
For National Cyber Security Awareness Month, www.staysafeonline.org has created a Cybersecurity Awareness Resource tip sheet to help everyone at home, school, and work stay safe. While they list it as a tip sheet, I would refer to it as a … Continue reading →The post Cyber ...
Stop-Think-Connect: Cyber Security Month 2012 By: Leigh Goldie October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal is to...Read More
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal is to raise awareness, with everyone from the top down in your organization, of steps you must take to stay safe online. The National Cyber Security Alliance promotes this annually. … Continue reading →The...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .037 – I’m Lost in Apple Maps Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Ian Gillespie...Read More
Adobe is the New Microsoft: Maintaining Multi-Platform Security in 2012 By: Bill Mathews I distinctly remember writing an article for...Read More
I distinctly remember writing an article for a local journal back in the 90’s. In it, I discussed Microsoft’s special responsibilities concerning software security. If I recall correctly, my point was that since they were the dominant player in the … Continue reading →The p...
DerbyCon 2.0 – The Reunion By: Tristan Jones I recently got back from Louisville, Kentucky where I attended Derbycon 2.0....Read More
I recently got back from Louisville, Kentucky where I attended Derbycon 2.0. Background Derbycon is an information security conference based in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded by Martin Bos, Adrian Crenshaw, and Dave Kennedy in 2011. The topics that are covered during the conference can ...
Ohio LinuxFest 2012 – Reflecting on Fun By: Dru Streicher Another Ohio LinuxFest has come and gone, yet the level...Read More
A coworker and I put a couple pieces of open source software (OSSEC and Snort) together to respond to certain types of automated attacks we were seeing in our IDS (we use Snort in this case). Prior to this, an engineer would manually respond to alerts by logging into our firewall and b...
Another Ohio LinuxFest has come and gone, yet the level of ingenuity I witness every year never ceases to amaze me. There were two presentations that stood out as the highlights of my weekend. The first presenter, Daniel Thau, demonstrated … Continue reading →The post Ohio ...
7 Steps to Effective User Education By: Bill Mathews There has been a lot of debate recently over the merits...Read More
There has been a lot of debate recently over the merits of user education, specifically in the security awareness arena. The questions range from, “is it worth it?” to “why aren’t we doing more of it?” and everything in between. … Continue reading →The post 7 Steps to Effec...
This past weekend, I presented the idea of a self-defending network at Ohio LinuxFest 2012. The accompanying slides are now available here. So let’s talk about network security. You’ve got a firewall and a DMZ, you’re all set, right? Not … Continue reading →The post Creatin...
The Failure of Antivirus By: Tom Kopchak A few months back, I read an article written by Bruce Schneier calling...Read More
A few months back, I read an article written by Bruce Schneier calling out antivirus companies for their failure to detect military grade malware. Since my boss, Bill Mathews, is a strong supporter of antivirus software and companies (you can … Continue reading →The post Th...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .036 – Splunk .conf Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Ian Gillespie...Read More
LogSup – Secure Upload for Your Logs (And Other Files Too) By: Bill Mathews A long time ago, we had...Read More
A long time ago, we had a need to backup a large amount of our log files onto Amazon’s S3 storage service and, more importantly, to encrypt them. Of course, one month later Amazon announced their encryption services for S3. … Continue reading →The post LogSup – Secure...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .035 – Tom’s Friends Edition Hosts: Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Ian Gillespie (@ianisgood), Patrick Sayler...Read More
More Social Media “Suspicions” By: Steve McMaster Last week, Hurricane Labs published a response to a Forbes article debating the...Read More
Last week, Hurricane Labs published a response to a Forbes article debating the “suspiciousness” of Internet users without a Facebook account. I would like to go on the record and state that I do not agree with Leigh’s response. My … Continue reading →The post More Social M...
For the last few months, security breaches have been on the rise (or let’s just say have been receiving more news coverage). We have seen countless stories of large, popular websites being compromised by unknown, or later identified, hackers. The quest, it seems, is to determine how ea...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .034 – Something Something Something Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Ian Gillespie (@ianisgood), Patrick...Read More
Not-So-Suspicious Individuals By: Leigh Goldie Today a coworker forwarded an article from Forbes.com stating that people without Facebook accounts are...Read More
Today a coworker forwarded an article from Forbes.com stating that people without Facebook accounts are suspicious. According to the article, because they don’t have a wall defining them these nonusers are automatically questionable. Well, here we go again class. Today, … Continu...
For the last few months, security breaches have been on the rise (or let’s just say have been receiving more news coverage). We have seen countless stories of large, popular websites being compromised by unknown, or later identified, hackers. The … Continue reading →The pos...
Hurricane Labs and Information Security Summit are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new Corporate Training Center located at 4401 Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio. Featuring state of the art classroom technology, a large classroom for up to 30 students, 2 breakout room...
Government Hackers – Party in the NSA By: Tristan Jones Last week in Las Vegas, the hacker convention Defcon 20...Read More
Hurricane Labs and Information Security Summit are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new Corporate Training Center located at 4401 Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio. Featuring state of the art classroom technology, a large classroom for up to … Continue reading ...
Last week in Las Vegas, the hacker convention Defcon 20 had a bit of a high profile speaker. The aforementioned speaker was none other than General Keith Alexander, of the National Security agency (read: in charge of US cyber command). … Continue reading →The post Governmen...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .033 – Mountain Lion Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Ian Gillespie (@ianisgood), Patrick Sayler...Read More
You may have heard recently that Facebook will be implementing SPDY. In that light I’d like to give you a basic understanding of the upcoming improvements to HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol). As you probably know, this is the protocol that moves most of the HTML documents and images ...
Corporate Forensics: Security, Not Law Enforcement By: Tom Kopchak The term forensics stirs up vivid images: Crime scenes littered with...Read More
The term forensics stirs up vivid images: Crime scenes littered with obvious and equally less obvious evidence. Investigators toiling to bring a heartless criminal to justice. Video game consoles covertly storing secret files. A perfectly detailed account of the exact … Continue ...
You may have heard recently that Facebook will be implementing SPDY. In that light I’d like to give you a basic understanding of the upcoming improvements to HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol). As you probably know, this is the protocol that … Continue reading →The po...
Sunscreen and Security By: Leigh Goldie Last weekend, my family went to the community pool for a swim – we...Read More
Last weekend, my family went to the community pool for a swim – we packed our bags with supplies for the day and were quickly on our way. But when we got there, I realized I forgot to grab a … Continue reading →The post Sunscreen and Security appeared first on Hurrica...
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .032 – Nexus 7 Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick Sayler...Read More