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Q&A Monday: What is CVSS?

Q&A Monday: What is CVSS?

Question: I am a recent graduate, who just got a job working in IT at a company. During a meeting today, someone mentioned a CVSS score on a system that needed to be patched. I was afraid to ask during the meeting, but what is CVSS? Kenneth M. PonceWashington DC Answer: Before I get to the answer to your question, if this is your [...]

Rise of the BISO and what it says about IT Security

Rise of the BISO and what it says about IT Security

I have to admit, until very recently, I have never heard of a BISO (Business Information Security Officer), and the first time I came across this title, I was a little confused. I at first thought that it had something to do with physical security or maybe keeping business' financially secure...and I was wrong. If (like me), you weren't aware of [...]

Q&A Monday: To Anti-Virus or Not to Anti-Virus, that is the question!

Q&A Monday: To Anti-Virus or Not to Anti-Virus, that is the question!

Question: I will be in the process of renewing my AntiVirus software at the end of this month, I'm currently using Norton, should I stay with them or should I go to another software company for my AntiVirus?Marcela NowickiCanyonville, OR Answer: I love this question, for the fact that no matter how I answer it, in some people's eyes I'll [...]

Protect the Executives

Protect the Executives

For years, I've advocated spending extra attention to accounts on a network that once compromised, can cause devastation to the environment. Depending on what industry your work in, these are Executives, VIPs, Politicians, or even the C-Suite, whatever you call them, these are accounts, you may not have considered dangerous, but they can be. The [...]

How to Improve your enterprise E-mail Security

How to Improve your enterprise E-mail Security

One of the things that I've noticed during my time is that phishing emails, ebb and flow like the waves of the ocean. It seems like nothing significant for a few weeks, then the flood gates open and a bunch all come in a short period of time. The security, mail and support teams get flooded with what may or may not be legitimate emails. Now [...]

Upgrade BackTrack 5 R1 to the new R2

Upgrade BackTrack 5 R1 to the new R2

If you are anything like me, you hate to wait for things and here's a time you can get the information before the release.  BackTrack R2 will be released on March 1st 2012, but there are directions to make all the upgrades today, all you need to do is follow the directions below, and you'll get the newest kernel, security updates and tools [...]

WARNING: Facebook Malware Attack

WARNING: Facebook Malware Attack

A Facebook phishing attack is on the loose this weekend. The attack attempts to steal your Facebook login credentials, install malware on your computer, and even get your home address. The attack is spread via a “hilarious video” posted to Facebook walls, via a report on WebSense, when the wall post is clicked, a form appears requesting your [...]