We are facing a continuous stream of ransomware, wipers, and related attacks. I had a client ask recently, somewhat in exasperation after being hit with one, about why all their investment in security wasn’t enough to keep them safe, and what they could do to deal with the next one more effectively. It’s a complex […]
As part of my day job, I get to talk with a wide range of organizations across many different industries, and annual budget time is just kicking off. This year I’ve seen two intersecting trends: a growing willingness (resignation?) from business owners that they have to pay much more attention to security and pay more […]
In the past couple of weeks, there’s been a number of stories breathlessly proclaiming that one state endured 150,000 ‘hack attempts’ on election day, that another was hit five times per second, 24 hours per day prior to the election, and so forth. But notice how none of the articles talk about how many ‘hack […]
Java and Flash are two of the most celebrated and reviled web technologies – they enabled active content on the early Internet, and both far outlived their useful, and insecure, lives. Now at last we have a sunset date for Flash. It’s longer than IT and security folks would like, and too soon for the […]
Tasmania is one of those places we all hear about (usually from Bugs Bunny and friends), but never think we’ll actually visit. We decided to change that a few years ago, and spent a vacation down under, down under as one local put it. The Tasmanian Devil population is being hurt badly by a cancer […]
Go to any talk or read almost any blog post on ‘keeping safe online’ and you’ll see a recommendation to use a password manager. But now 1Password is making changes that change the risk of using their solution.