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Fri
01
Apr

Understanding USB Flash Drives as Portable Infrastructure

Contributed by Ray Chance

The purpose of this white paper is to briefly discuss seven important topics everyone in business needs to know about USB flash drives. More importantly, this white paper is meant to challenge current business thinking that treats small portable devices as big security problems disguised as toys or high-tech gadgets. USB flash drives provide many valuable and productive functions in business. Managers need to look beyond short term concerns, rollup their sleeves, and make USB flash drives apart of their IT landscape. Just like wireless networking, managers must consider USB flash drives as the driving force behind a new, portable infrastructure.

This document is in PDF format. To view it click here.

Tue
01
Mar

Social Media Vulnerabilities and Considerations for the Corporate Environment

Contributed by Rob Hornbuckle

Mon
22
Feb

Security Synergy

Contributed by David Balaban

Unity is power. It's a simple lesson, power and strength come from unity. But for information security, we haven't quite learned this lesson yet. It's not that we're not trying, we've made a real progress over the years, but there's something fundamentally still missing. Maybe it's time for unity.

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Wed
03
Feb

Five Mistakes of Incident Response

Contributed by Dr. Anton Chuvakin

All organizations have to care about security incident response! Unlike detection and prevention, the response is impossible to avoid. While it is not uncommon for the organizations to have weak prevention and detection capabilities, response will have to be there since the organization will often be forced into response mode by the attackers (be it the internal abuser, omnipresent ‘script kiddy’ or the elusive ‘uber-hacker’). The organization will likely be made to respond in some way after the incident has occurred.

This article presents five mistakes that companies make regarding security incident response.

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Wed
03
Feb

Check Your Digital Baggage

Contributed by Eric A. Simmons

These days one would be hard pressed to find lucrative employment with a company that is not, to some extent, international. In order to maintain connections and communications, travel is inevitable. Living in the digital age requires much more planning than that of a 1970's business professional. Computers, cellular phones, and other mobile devices are more than just common place, they are somewhat essential. According to a study conducted by Flurry Analytics using data collected between January and March of 2014, the average American spent two hours and 45 minutes per day on a mobile device (Khalaf, 2014). With everyone leaning toward computers and mobile devices to pay bills, shop, and work on business projects, securing these devices and the information saved on them is paramount.

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