President Obama has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” As a result, the President directed a top-to-b
We hear this question from time to time, so we might as well address it at the start of this section on Access Controls. While a password is considered similar to your ATM card PIN number since it’s something you know, the implications run a bit deeper. Many organizations, thinking to
What’s in store in Information Security for 2013? If we continue the trends of 2012, the good news is that Security will improve for larger or well-funded organizations. Here some of the main issues of Information Security that I predict for 2013… Clouds for Enterprise and
Mobile Risk Management in the Age of 4G When Marconi invented wireless back in 1896, he probably did not predict the new trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and security headaches. According to Gartner Group, the world is expected to have over 1.8 billion smartphones by 2013, more d
Cloud Security Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted… Security work is always in demand! I will cover Android and PCI Assessments in future blogs, but I would like to start a short series on a hot [and hyped] topic: Cloud Computing Security… First, lets def
I was reading Frank Hayes Opinion column in ComputerWorld this week about some of the recent cyber security incidents, some of them affecting security companies. His theme was that that security occasionally becomes the joke. Yes, TSA gets on our nerves, the antivirus 2011 malware cau
Megamind Security Blog, by Adrian Mikeliunas, CISSP, CISA, PCI-QSA This is an interactive “discussion board” where we can share our thoughts, rants, pet peeves or frustrations… in a fun and informal manner. Let’s discuss security, from the top! Unless your organization (whether you wo
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