Network Security Has Fundamental Problems

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A breach has many looks… THE fundamental problem is highlighted in this article: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/15mn-affected-medical-information/ Besides the obvious headline grabber “1.5mil records stolen by hackers.” I am going to compile a few sentences from the article and then discuss: {He added, “Every healthcare firm, large and small, that stores patient data is at risk of a […]

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One Cyber Mistake Causes Problem$

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All it takes is one patch is missed, One computer not taken care of. Computers must be patched so that Zero-day exploits have minimal affects.  We discussed this on July 20th http://oversitesentry.com/why-security-news-scrutinized-to-nth-degree/ Let’s review:   After a vulnerability is introduced, an exploit hits the “wild” and then the clock starts ticking, the attackers(criminal hackers) and defenders(software […]

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State-of-the-Art Security: Obscure your Network

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Richard Bejtlich has a new post (as of May 10) http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/ He set out a few excerpts of a 1978 book “Computer Capers” by Thomas Whiteside. To me the most interesting excerpt(2nd): “The difficulties of catching up with the people who have committed computer crimes is compounded by the reluctance of corporations to talk about the […]

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