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CLEVELAND, Nov. 15, 2011 — Hurricane Labs, a leading network security provider, has announced their first of a series of...Read More
Splunk’ing Check Point By: Bill Mathews, Steve McMaster, and Patrick Sayler Alright, so you already know how great Splunk and...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .007 – The Really Slow News Week Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Steve McMaster...Read More
Log Industry Remains Unaffected During Recession By: Christopher Crane I am almost 42 years old. I have worked honestly and...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .006 – ISS Hangover Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster), Patrick Sayler...Read More
2011 Hackademic Challenge Wrap Up By: Bill Mathews At this year’s Information Security Summit, Hurricane Labs was proud to co-sponsor...Read More
Reviewing Security Incidents: 12 Easy Steps to Ease the Pain By: Joe Gedeon After a “Security Incident” there are always...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .005 – Information Security Summit Edition Hosts: Bill Mathews (@billford), Matt Yonchak (@mattyonchak), Patrick...Read More
We’re currently in the process of setting up for the Hackademic Challenge at the Information Security Summit. This will be...Read More
Hurricane Labs Beacon Podcast Episode Number: .004 – THE Matt Yonchak Edition Hosts: Steve McMaster (@iamthemcmaster), Patrick Sayler (@psayler), Bill...Read More
I want to make something very clear: I’m a big fan of Android. I’ve been using it since Verizon debut a few years ago, and I love the versatility and freedom that the platform provides. I don’t think mobile devices … Continue reading →
I want to make something very clear: I’m a big fan of Android. I’ve been using it since Verizon debut...Read More
In today’s edition of the Beacon Podcast: - Mobile device encryption - iOS 5 - Bill loves Samsung - Microsoft - Privacy - App and Hacks of the Week If you have any suggestions or comments, we’re open to feedback.
In today’s edition of the Beacon Podcast: - Mobile device encryption - iOS 5 - Bill loves Samsung - Microsoft...Read More
When the Cloud Breaks or How You Still Shouldn’t Whine So Much By: Bill Mathews This is the follow up to my award-winning post “Why the Cloud Matters” (okay so it hasn’t won any awards yet but it did win … Continue reading →
This is the follow up to my award-winning post “Why the Cloud Matters” (okay so it hasn’t won any awards yet but it did win some enemies). This post is dedicated to all the DMs I received via Twitter (runs on the cloud) about that article. Many folks seemed to think that I was singi...
Why The Cloud Matters or “What Can You Can Do to Stop Whining and Join The Cloud” By: Bill Mathews Disclaimer: I work, live, and play with whiners and I’m one of them. It’s that group of geeks that just … Continue reading →
Recently I’ve undergone quite a dramatic shift in my thinking. I’ve started actually trying new things and I have to say I’m probably a better (or maybe less bad person) for it. I’ve gone all in for the Amazon cloud stuff and Google’s SaaS stuff is making me really happy lately. In fac...
Welcome to our second entry into the podcast world. It’s a little longer than our previous broadcast, but there’s also some big news this week. We got into iTunes finally, so feel free to check us out there too. - … Continue reading →
Welcome to our second entry into the podcast world. It’s a little longer than our previous broadcast, but there’s also...Read More
Well folks, you’re in for a treat. Due to popular demand (or rather, demand from Bill) we have a Beacon podcast. We’re still working out the details, but the plan is to go over the week in news and throw … Continue reading →
Well folks, you’re in for a treat. Due to popular demand (or rather, demand from Bill) we have a Beacon...Read More
I’ve got a few tips for companies using live chat to support their customers, especially technical customers: 1. Be Extra...Read More
I’ve got a few tips for companies using live chat to support their customers, especially technical customers: 1. Be Extra Verbose I don’t want to stare at a blank screen wondering if you’re even there. If you need to transfer … Continue reading →
By: Bill Mathews In response to: Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites Alright, if I need to explain what SSL is to you then please go ahead and take a look at http://hlurl.com/8hm for a quick explanation, … Continue reading →
By: Bill Mathews In response to: Hackers break SSL encryption used by millions of sites Alright, if I need to...Read More
By: Bill Mathews A rebuttal to: Compliance Is Not Security – Busted! by ‘PCI Guru’ A colleague of mine pointed...Read More
By: Bill Mathews A rebuttal to: Compliance Is Not Security – Busted! by ‘PCI Guru’ A colleague of mine pointed out this post to me this morning mainly out of anger. “We should write a counter-blog, this is stupid! Compliance … Continue reading →
I’d like to redress a viewpoint I noticed making rounds on the Internet. Recently I came across a blog post...Read More
I’d like to redress a viewpoint I noticed making rounds on the Internet. Recently I came across a blog post that seems to indicate that cloud-related security concerns are at best unfounded, and at worst, a silly pursuit that luddites … Continue reading →
We at Hurricane Labs are huge fans of monitoring anything and everything. We’ve even had discussions about projects to monitor our plants water levels (if you look around our office, you’ll notice that project never took off, and the office … Continue reading →
Hurricane Labs has become aware of a new Internet worm, discovered by F-Secure, which is being referred to as “Morto“. Morto is an unique worm in that it uses MS-RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) as its spreading vector. Once a host … Continue reading →
Have you heard? You probably haven’t, I suppose it’s not entirely obvious. We have a Facebook! You know what that means, right? You can express your gratitude by clicking that little, blue Like button.
No time for Twitter? Do RSS feeds overwhelm you? Don’t feel like typing in a URL? Well you sound like the perfect candidate for our brand new Beacon app! Catch up on the daily tech news right from the convenience … Continue reading →
Splunk is quite useful for dealing with a large volume of log data from various devices and presenting the information in a easy-to-use interface that makes both searching and generating charts, graphs, and other trending data quite easy. Like all … Continue reading →
This is an answer to my favorite age-old anti-security argument, “we don’t need security, we’re too small to be a target.” Really? Who is more likely to be a target? Is it the big guy walking down Main Street with … Continue reading →
Written by: Kyle Capatosto Over the past few days we have seen an increase in Cefyns showing its nasty face on the network mirror port. Anytime this happens, I feel that it is helpful to provide a closer look into … Continue reading →
IPv6 is the “new” way to connect to the Internet. For years we’ve been using version 4 of the Internet Protocol, but have since run out of IP addresses, which are your business computers’ unique address on the Internet. IPv6 … Continue reading →
Bill Mathews of Hurricane Labs is a self-described “gadget geek.” “It’s one of my many flaws as a human being. If someone releases a gadget or some piece of cool, new technology, I’m usually the first one to buy it … Continue reading →
If you’re well versed in the tech world (and if you’re reading this then you probably are), you’ve undoubtedly heard that today is World IPv6 Day. I won’t sit here and give you the same tired spiel, you know that … Continue reading →