Category Archives: Cloud Security

Recently, I was talking to a system administrator who said “We’re moving to the cloud. They’ll be responsible for security.” I was a bit startled to hear this. Not because of the first sentence; because of the second.

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It may surprise a few people, but I’m just not worried about my credit card being stolen. In fact, I refuse to worry about it. That may sound like heresy for someone who is supposed to know a little bit … Continue reading

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A hot debate over the inherent security benefits of open source software — or lack thereof — has been raging (again) since the “heartbleed” bug came to light last spring. So…..from a security expert’s point of view (yes, mine!), is … Continue reading

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Or…How a security expert can fall for a phishing scheme Think no one will target your business with phishing attacks?  Think again… This confession is a bit hard for me. Just recently I was the target of a phishing attack.  … Continue reading

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Recently I’ve written several blog posts about biometric authentication in IT Shops (see “Target Attack Leads to Discussion of Biometric Authentication“, “IT Shop Requirements for Exploiting Biometrics“, “Biometrics and SSO“).  This post discusses a couple of secondary factors.

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In a recent post I noted that the Target breach once again raised the idea of biometric authentication as means of improving the protection of corporate data. Yet for all of its benefits, adoption of biometric authentication within the IT … Continue reading

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You’ll notice that the title of this post is “Biometrics And SSO”; not Biometrics for SSO. This is an important distinction. Most IT shops don’t realize that they can use standard SSO along with biometric authentication to implement unobtrusive two-factor … Continue reading

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“Former Hostgator employee arrested, charged with rooting 2,700 servers” was the headline of an April 19, 2013 article published by Ars Technica website.  Rooting refers to providing the attacker a way to gain superuser access on a computer system. Doing … Continue reading

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Evernote had its share of stress last week. Proactively resetting 50 million users’ passwords may be the best way to handle a security breach once it happens, but why did it happen at all? Read the backstory here and learn … Continue reading

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DarkReading.com usually has good information and this one is no different. Being in the SSO business (among other security related areas), you might think I would avoid an article like this that warns people to be realistic about what they … Continue reading

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