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Browsing Month 'October, 2015'

Despite billions being spent on security, many organizations continue to fail miserably in preventing information leakage through their corporate proxy servers and web gateways.  In most cases, the reason is that people are unaware of how the underlying technology and protocols operate nor which features should be enabled or disabled. Below you will find guidance […]

It’s not every day that you get to play the role of the chief information officer (CIO) of a Fortune 100 company.  However, in light of recent high-profile cybersecurity breaches, let’s imagine for a moment that you are a CIO who is busy preparing to deliver a rather sobering cybersecurity briefing. This is the first […]

So which is it: Cyber Security, Cyber-Security or Cybersecurity?  Is this the next reincarnation of datacentre vs. data center or ciphertext vs. cipher text?  The security industry still hasn’t made any concerted effort to close on the cyber?security anomaly.  And with about 15 million search results each, not even Google is able to raise a […]

For many people within the corporate security community, Google’s January 2010 disclosure that it had been targeted by a sophisticated attack, marked the beginning of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) era.  Although Google’s disclosure put APT into the spotlight, law enforcement, intelligence and counterintelligence communities had already been using the term for a number of […]