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Fast Incident Response Expected

Posted by Martin Zinaich on October 8, 2016

From time to time, I like to compare and contrast the nascent Information Security profession with more traditional and established occupations. For example when I had lunch with a police officer friend and gave it some food for thought. I had such occasion the other day in a breakout session on the topic of Incident […]

Responding to Incidents and Preventing Crises

Posted by Kevin on October 28, 2015

The gradual realization that we cannot keep hackers out of our networks has led to the evolution of a new security concept: incident response. This states that equal emphasis should be placed on the response to a breach (or incident) as is currently placed on trying to prevent that breach. Part of this response can […]

Do It Yourself Incident Response

Posted by Kevin on February 4, 2015

4 February, 2015 There’s a growing perception that security teams need to accept (or assume) that they have already been breached (the counter argument that this is a dangerous assumption is a separate matter that we’ll come back to in a later post). So let’s assume for now that they’re here already. The question is […]

Is the Age of Consolidation in the security market over?

Posted by Kevin on November 24, 2014

When Symantec recently separated into two companies, one to handle the anti-virus part of the business and the other to handle the Veritas information management side, I wrote a blog for High-Tech Bridge and spoke to its founder and CEO Ilia Kolochenko. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of security firm High-Tech Bridge, is not surprised […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/08/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 8, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 8, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Home Depot hit by same attackers/malware as Target Brian Krebs argues […]

Daily ITsecurity Briefings: 08/12/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 12, 2014

(This is a pilot for what will hopefully become a daily service. All thoughts and opinions, advice and criticisms on content, length and design would be gratefully received – either here in the comments or by email to kevtownsend at gmail.com. Blatant trolling will simply be ignored.)   WHITEPAPERS & REPORTS BlackHat USA 2014 – […]