Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "system-administration"

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

The economic impact of cybercrime is enormous and grows greater every year. As ever more of our economy moves online, combatting cybercrime has become a significant concern for web hosting companies, internet giants like Google and Twitter, and the government. CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) is intended to go some way toward fighting the criminals, […]

CISASecuritySystem Administration
Nov 3, 2015, 4:04 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

SSL certificates are one of the most important tools for securing online infrastructure. They’re also one of the easiest to forget about. As long as they are doing their job, they tend to be left alone. And since the period between renewals can be a year or more, unless companies have a process in place […]

SecuritySSLSystem Administration
Oct 27, 2015, 3:42 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Security researchers have shed more light on the way that browsers’ lack of integrity checking for cookies puts web users at risk of attacks that can extract information from encrypted connections.

SecurityServersSystem Administration
Oct 22, 2015, 4:03 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

We all know that passwords aren’t a good authentication strategy. We use them because they’re what we know, they’re convenient, and they require next to no setup and management. But, one would think system administrators and Linux experts would understand the limitations of passwords and at least choose long and random passwords. If the recent […]

authentication.SSHSystem Administration
Oct 16, 2015, 9:41 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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