Musings - Geek speak elucidations

Security Breach: the human factor

02/15/2010 13:51
A few weeks ago, it was reported that one of our local school districts was the victim of a security breach. This breach resulted in wire transfers totaling almost $3 million from their bank accounts to various foreign banks; reportedly 20% of the school's annual budget. While the school district...

Defensive Depths

02/01/2010 13:17
With the new year, it's time to get back to basics and review some key concepts in the security field. One term we often bandy about is "defense in depth" as a means to secure your information and it has nothing to do with deep sea warfare. The term is taken from military parlance and can be traced...

Budgeting for Disaster

12/01/2009 11:49
As the year winds to a close, thoughts are turning to the coming holidays: turkey, pies, snow shoveling, and perhaps a new budget. So how exactly does one plan for the unexpected, or budget for disasters? By definition disasters are very bad: bad enough that we should be insured against them....
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Rants - Tech savvey explications

IE 0 Day Exploit

12/12/2008 19:27
Microsoft reported a new "zero-day exploit" that affects most versions of the Internet Explorer browser. A zero-day exploit is a security vulnerability that is being exploited before the software vendor or public know that the issue exists. This particular exploit attacks flaws within Internet...

Spoofed NDR issues

04/14/2008 13:05
We've seen a rash of NDR (non-Delivery Response) floods happening to our clients. In all cases, it appears that the spam being NDRed is spoofed, but we are receiving reports from these users that they are being black listed on spam filters. Is anyone else seeing this problem? Thanks, -J-

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