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We will soon officially announce a new set of services called TeamSecurity. What are these services, you may ask? They are a collection of three service levels whereby the Botz team partners with your IT team to varying degrees to … Continue reading

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Verizon’s “Data breach digest. Scenarios from the field.” document includes a description of a successful attack on a water utility running on an “AS/400” (a.k.a. IBM i.)  It describes how a suspected Syrian “hacktivist” group broke into an IBM i … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again. Budgeting for next year means that you need to figure out how much you’re going to spend on security projects and products.  Of course, in order to determine how much money you need to … Continue reading

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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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I recently read an article called The Enemies of Data Security: Convenience and Collaboration, posted by Carl S. Young on the Harvard Business Review website. My experience with academic papers on information security is that most of them don’t deal … Continue reading

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It’s a simple fact. Good security doesn’t just happen. You need to have a very specific set of knowledge to effectively secure your information assets. The knowledge you need falls into five discrete categories: policies, data, people, systems, and events.

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I didn’t come up with the idea for a managed single sign-on (SSO) service. A customer did. When Botz & Associates started security consulting, only infrequently would companies request help implementing SSO. I always wondered why more companies weren’t using … 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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From the title you might be thinking that the theme of this article is something like “information security is war.” But that’s not it.

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