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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

It’s no secret that Google has big plans for the future of the mobile web. And really, why shouldn’t it? Even a brief look at the numbers is enough to make it clear that smartphones and tablets are the future of Internet browsing – possibly even of general computing. To that end, the company’s launched […]

Nov 12, 2015, 3:48 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In a new twist on an old problem, online criminals have been found leveraging SQL injection vulnerabilities to insert UDFs into MySQL servers. The UDFs are used to install malware which allows attackers to use the typically large amounts of bandwidth available on database servers to launch distributed denial of service attacks.

Nov 6, 2015, 2:26 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

If you read the tech, startup, or data center media, you can’t escape a constant barrage of articles proclaiming big data, analytics, and the data-driven business as the greatest thing to happen to the world since the invention of the clay tablet and the pointy stick.

Big Data
Oct 29, 2015, 1:56 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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