Marriott & the Ad Injection Brouhaha

April 11, 2012
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Marriott & the Ad Injection Brouhaha

As most of you have probably already heard Marriott has been found injecting ads (or at least space where ads could be injected) into their free wifi. I first read about this story in the New York Times but the blog-/twitter-sphere has been full of follow-up commentary. Since then Marriott’s ISP ensured that the...
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Meetup Reminder

April 11, 2012
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Meetup Reminder

Since I did not put out the where you want to be this week post earlier, I decided to put out a meetup reminder so that you know there is a meetup tonight in our area and also if you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, contact us or mention it...
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The Death of Mr. Norton Has Been Greatly Over Exaggerated (aka: Antivirus Is Not Dead)

April 10, 2012
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The Death of Mr. Norton Has Been Greatly Over Exaggerated (aka: Antivirus Is Not Dead)

Over the past few months I had the opportunity to attend several awesome conferences and meetups. One concept that keeps rearing its head is that “antivirus is dead.” I’m guessing this comes up a lot because of it’s reliance on a reactive signature-based approach. As most of us probably know this method doesn’t work...
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Are You an Experienced IT Pro & Looking to Get that First Infosec Job?

April 10, 2012
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Are You an Experienced IT Pro & Looking to Get that First Infosec Job?

As most of you know I like talking about all this fun infosec career stuff. And so I continue with an article that I came across last night that I thought I’d pass along. InformationWeek.com’s Cindy Waxer conducted an interview with Brian Duckering of Symantec and provided “4 Tips: How To Land An IT...
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PHPIDS Slides from AppSecDC Presentation

April 9, 2012
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PHPIDS Slides from AppSecDC Presentation

Last Thursday had the opportunity to give a talk on the PHPIDS install I’ve been running on several blogs for awhile. This was the first time I gave it. There’s still a lot of additional research I need to do here and I’m looking forward to updating this talk in the near future. Anyway,...
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Poll: Where Does SharePoint Stand from a Security Perspective?

April 9, 2012
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Poll: Where Does SharePoint Stand from a Security Perspective?

I’ve written about SharePoint before and felt that it’s ok security-wise if you configure it right. But then last week I saw a talk at AppSecDC titled “SharePoint Security 101″ and am … very scared to say the least. See my summary of the SharePoint talk here. So I pass the question on to...
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, New CNIP Cert, AppSecDC, & More

April 6, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, New CNIP Cert, AppSecDC, & More

If you missed anything or happened to be offline this past week, we hope you find this post useful as a quick reference. For those readers that may not have noticed, I actually tack on a bit of commentary to some the industry articles – so check out my italicized/bolded opinions and let me...
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