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Survey results: 2016 Cloud Security Spotlight report

On Tuesday we announced results of the 2016 Cloud Security Spotlight report, which gathered intel from more than 300,000 members of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn. Participants in the survey were professionals from a broad range of organizations and questions…

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How Halo can help with the ImageMagick vulnerability

Last week, a serious vulnerability, CVE-2016-3714, was announced in ImageMagick, software commonly used on websites to manipulate images. The vulnerability was discovered on *NIX-based operating systems. The vulnerability, nicknamed ImageTragick, could potentially allow Remote Code Execution (RCE) if the server…

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Why Old FIM Tools Fail In Agile IT Models

File integrity monitoring (or FIM) tools can be an important part of intrusion detection and configuration security. When combined with other tools, FIM gives you vital information about your servers for compliance and security. But too often these tools fall…

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U.S. Universities Get “F” For Cybersecurity Education

In recent remarks by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at Montgomery College, she noted that there are an “estimated 210,000 open and unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States today.” This is a remarkable statistic, but not all that surprising since most…

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Why a Network Appliance-Only Defense is a Costly Failure (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “The less segmentation you have the easier you’re giving the path of least resistance to the malicious hacker,” said Bill Brenner(@billbrenner70), Senior Tech Writer, Akamai Technologies, in our conversation at the 2016…

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Reacting Fast is Not Enough (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “Companies go to the cloud not because the security person tells them to. They go to the cloud because the business person tells them to. Because the economics of doing it is…

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