June 4, 2008
Never make the mistake of thinking you have “solved” your security problem. Security is not a problem to solve, it’s a battle to fight each and every day. Hackers don’t take days off, and your security can’t either.
Thanks to ComputerWorld for 10 Essential (and Free!) Security Downloads for Windows that Read the rest of this entry »
May 9, 2008
At least someone loves your small business, right? Too bad it’s a hacker.
So says Enterprise Security Today in their article “Small Business Means Big Business for Hackers.” If big businesses have problems, do small businesses have any hope? Read the rest of this entry »
May 5, 2008
Datamation just did a great roundup they call The Top 75 Open Source Security Apps. Five pages of applications include all areas of computer and network security utilities, from anti-virus to remote administration to password generation and many points in between.
Open Source doesn’t always mean free, but it appears Read the rest of this entry »
April 30, 2008
One of the quick hits from the Symantec Internet Threat Report told me by the Symantec spokesperson was that “hackers are now spending less time attacking holes in your system and more time attacking holes in your judgment.” In other words, they’re trying to trick you rather than trick your computer.
That’s why so many more phishing attacks are hitting your inbox. Read the rest of this entry »
April 24, 2008
We had a full house at our first Laptop Safety Seminar on Wednesday in Indianapolis. Thanks to the law firm of Baker & Daniels for hosting the event, and thanks to the vendors who sent information and door prizes, including Absolute.com and their LoJack for Laptops, Carbonite online backup service, and the Staples Business Advantage program.
Kim Brand, CEO of FileEngine, teamed up with me Read the rest of this entry »
April 21, 2008
Indiana just updated their laws concerning personal information loss by businesses. We’re lucky enough to have one of Baker & Daniels leading attorneys, Kevin Erdman, at our Laptop Safety Seminar to talk about the requirements for companies to report the loss of personal information to the Attorney General.
Most references agree that about half of all data breaches Read the rest of this entry »
March 12, 2008
I had the pleasure of speaking to Rick Dakin, President and CEO of Coalfire Systems, Inc., the other day for a story about PCI (Payment Card Industry) audits and compliance. That story will be in my Network World Small Business Technology column in another week or so.
What really scared me were his comments Read the rest of this entry »
March 11, 2008
My friend John reminded me of a security warning I’d seen last fall but had forgotten about. Hackers leave a few USB drives laying around, often in parking lots of large companies. Employees walking into the building find the USB drives and think, “cool, a free USB drive.”
Guess what really happens? The clueless user Read the rest of this entry »
March 10, 2008
IronPort just released their Internet Security Trends for 2008 white paper. I haven’t read it all, but the big headline in the summary says spammers send over 120 billion (with a b) messages per day. Yep, 20 spam messages for every living person on this planet.
Remember that IronPort sells spam control products, Read the rest of this entry »