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Security companies shouldn’t be this thin-skinned

FireEye, like all companies, wants to protect its intellectual property. But it needs to realize that security companies aren’t perceived like other companies.

Written by Evan Schuman06 Oct. 15 15:00

The perils of single sign-on

SSO will bring several benefits, but our manager has to be prepared to address any security lapses that could accompany it.

Written by By Mathias Thurman05 Oct. 15 20:35

We can still ‘Nail’ security in the IoT

It’s a matter of getting product developers to overcome their naïveté, ignorance and laziness. Harsh? Yeah, but the truth hurts.

Written by By Kenneth van Wyk14 Sept. 15 23:45

The sharks of the Internet

That’s what hackers are — they should be feared, but our fears are completely out of proportion.

Written by By J.F. Rice04 Sept. 15 17:39

Of Black Hat and security awareness

The annual security conference was a chance to go deep. But back in the office, how do you get 100% of the company’s employees to complete the security awareness training?

Written by By Mathias Thurman02 Sept. 15 18:13

Adobe Flash: Kill it now

It’s time to put Flash out of our misery once and for all. And, thanks to Google, it may finally happen.

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols01 Sept. 15 00:23

Why we love last-millennium password policies

IT pilot fish goes to work at a large retailer's distribution center, where the policy is that passwords must be changed every 90 days -- which turns out to have unexpected consequences.

Written by Sharky27 Aug. 15 13:00

Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its CSO has some wrongheaded notions about her own area of expertise?

Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols25 Aug. 15 19:49

The security and risk management of shadow IT

Shadow IT brings many security issues, but since these systems are not on IT's radar, they do not get factored into overall risk management strategy. Here are some practical suggestions.

Written by Robert C. Covington24 Aug. 15 20:00

Why every business needs a WISP

Non-compliance is a risk, and the Attorney General's office carries a big stick for those who don't follow the rules.

Written by Michelle Drolet19 Aug. 15 21:55

Forgot your password? Good luck, chum

This retired pilot fish notices that nothing has shown up in his email in-box in almost 12 hours, which almost never happens. And when he tries his broadband provider's web mail access, he's got another problem.

Written by Sharky19 Aug. 15 13:00

Selling IT on getting the most out of a new firewall

We bought a next-generation firewall, as I had hoped we would. The real trick, though, was getting the IT department to take full advantage of all of its advanced functionality.

Written by By Mathias Thurman18 Aug. 15 02:33

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