Category: Infrastructure Management

Keep living in a fantasy world…

It will never happen to us. We know what we are doing. We are too small to be a target. Besides, we have a firewall, intrusion detection system and some really talented people in place to protect us from these so-called hackers....

/ July 11, 2011

The Softer Side of Information Security…

I recently went to a presentation at Norwich University in Vermont. Tom Peters was the speaker. For those of you that don’t know or recall Tom Peters, he is the guy that wrote a book back in 1982 called “In Search of...

/ June 30, 2011

The Black Hats Get It. Do you?

Billions of dollars and countless person hours have been spent on securing everything from the data center to the “endpoint.” And now we hear about the new “endpoints” entering organizations due to Consumerization in the form of tablets, Smartphones, etc. While the...

/ June 30, 2011

Advances and Limitations of Windows DHCP/DNS Services

Windows Server has offered DNS and DHCP as native services from the days of Windows NT 3.x. These services in Windows Server have evolved over the last decade and improved with additional features in every newer version of Windows. This blog provides...

/ June 21, 2011

Don’t Panic Yet

The recent Lockheed Martin disclosure that it had thwarted a tenacious cyber-attack was an interesting headline, primarily because publicizing a failed attack is highly unusual.  More importantly, the “unauthorized” articles and leaks that appeared and pointed back to the theft of RSA...

/ June 7, 2011

RSA SecurID Breach: Are Your Tokens Safe?

The news of a security breach at one of the world’s trusted security firms has raised concerns among companies across the globe. While RSA is not releasing the details around the breach at this time, which they have categorized as an “advanced...

/ March 21, 2011

P3 Cubed: Focus on the Basics Part III

From my previous discussions on the three P’s – Passwords, Patching and Ports, let’s talk finally about Ports. The Third P – Ports: Open TCP and UDP ports, especially open ports that are not required for business purposes, continue to be something...

/ January 21, 2011

P3 Cubed: Focus on the Basics Part II

Continuing from the previous discussion on the most significant areas of technical concern in the area of information security and assurance and the three P’s – Passwords, Patching and Ports, let’s talk next about Patching. 

/ January 21, 2011

P3 Cubed: Focus on the Basics

One of the most significant areas of technical concern in the area of information security and assurance is what we have come to call the three P’s – Passwords, Patching and Ports.? Default and weak passwords continue to impact organizations, especially on...

/ January 1, 2011
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