Security Intelligence

June 06, 2013

In the last year or so, we’ve seen significant growth in attacks on web servers, as opposed to the more traditional attacks on individual users. The instigators of these attacks use the higher levels of available bandwidth and processor power to unleash particularly effective DDoS attacks against banks and other... Read More

May 30, 2013

It won’t come as breaking news I’m sure, but technology marketing professionals have an insatiable appetite for hot buzzwords and trendy terms. It’s easy to understand, I suppose - when a particular concept starts breaking out of tech forums and into mainstream editorial, it’s a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on... Read More

May 17, 2013

For those interested in Information Security, there is a LOT of information out there. In addition to the shows, conferences and seminars, there are vendor briefings and webinars, analyst White Papers, industry studies like those from Verizon and Mandiant, websites like Ars Technica and Dark Reading, dozens of blogs by... Read More

May 02, 2013

Insider attacks aren’t new. The very first sysadmin probably didn’t go rogue, but it wasn’t very long after him that the first one did. The reason these are among the most problematic attacks are obvious - these are the most trusted users, who, in order to be able to do... Read More

April 02, 2013

Recent events have caused IT security professionals to reevaluate the way they think about the threat environment.  First, DDoS attacks can go from a minor annoyance to an existential threat, given sufficient compute resources and bandwidth.  Second, state sponsored hacking and espionage is going to be a huge ongoing problem... Read More

March 29, 2013

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War Despite all the facile metaphors in common usage, the “battle” between information security professionals and their various opponents, hackers and thieves in particular, can not in... Read More