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I’ve often written on this blog that employees are the first line of defense against attack and that they should be treated accordingly. But the sad truth is that a significant proportion of security incidents are the result of insider threats. Insiders have access to sensitive data more easily than external threat actors, and — […]

Enterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Nov 17, 2015, 12:19 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

A couple of months ago we published an article suggesting that one of the best ways to approach online security is to focus on making it expensive for cybercriminals. Recent research from Google reconfirms the efficacy of this approach. Cybercrime is a multibillion-dollar business that depends on many different working parts. Cybercriminals approach their enterprise […]

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Oct 20, 2015, 10:03 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Security often conflicts with short-term business objectives. When given the choice to build a feature that provides benefit to customers or developers, but that conflicts with security best practices, startups in particular are likely to take the less secure route.

Enterprise ITSecuritySystem Administration
Sep 30, 2015, 10:26 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In a recently released paper by Florian Adamsky et al., it was revealed that the Bittorrent protocol can — in theory at least — be leveraged to perform devastating distributed denial of service attacks. Over the last couple of years, security researchers have seen a huge increase in the size of DDOS attacks, which regularly […]

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Sep 24, 2015, 5:07 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Online crime is big business. Billions of dollars are at stake and earning those dollars depends on not being caught. Obviously, criminals don’t want to be caught after the crime, but in this case I mean that the most remunerative attacks depend on secrecy. If attackers are discovered by system administrators, the game is up […]

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Sep 22, 2015, 9:52 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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