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Category Archives: Data Loss

News and posts relating to data loss events

Share prices and data breaches

May 9, 2011  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Data Loss   |   4 Comments

Hi everyone, I’m sure by now you are all aware of the Sony data breach so I won’t go into the details of the data breach here but I do want to look at the way security professionals have reacted to this data breach. To be specific I want to quickly discuss the use of a companies share price to try and show a financial impact related to the data breach. I’ve seen a lot … Read more >

Virtual patching with mod security

December 3, 2010  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Data Loss   |   5 Comments

Hi everyone, As someone who is responsible for operational security I think that one of the biggest challenge I have to deal with is how to keep the systems and applications up to date with no service interruptions. It is not only a question of having good patching polices or procedures that dictate how you have to patch after a vulnerability is found in your platform. The time required to analyse the vulnerability, develop a … Read more >

Security weaknesses in airport internet kiosks

September 21, 2010  |  Written by admin  |   Data Loss, Hacking   |   4 Comments

Hi everyone, When asked about information security and defense in depth many people only think about technical controls, they will talk about technical controls such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS devices, network segregation and so on but physical security is a critical step often overlooked by many information security professionals. No matter how well you segregate your network, how you harden your systems or what authentication methods you have implemented if physical security controls fail or don’t … Read more >

Giving information security a KISS!

April 8, 2010  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Data Loss   |   2 Comments

Hi everyone, I get the feeling that the title of this week’s blog might get a few peoples attention for the wrong reasons! The KISS I’m talking about giving to information security is the KISS principle: Keep It Short and Simple (or Keep It Simple Stupid) I read whitepapers and view presentations on a daily basis which detail new types of vulnerabilities and I always wonder why most of these whitepapers and presentations fail to … Read more >

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