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42 Post(s) By: Matt Shepherd

22
Apr
2011

Do We Need to Choose Between Safety and Security?

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When you work in security, you get used to working with regulations.  A lot of what we do is mandated by regulations at either the state or federal level.  Obviously, federal agencies are concerned about FISMA, but even the commercial sector may be concerned with PCI, HIPAA, SOX, or other regs. Within the health care

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04
Apr
2011

Epsilon Interactive: A Data Breach That Probably Impacts You

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Over the weekend a family member emailed me.  They had received an email from their bank saying that some company named Epsilon Interactive had been hacked placing their email at risk.  I sent back an emailing explaining who Epsilon Interactive was (after a little digging), and explaining the potential impact of the attack as well

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01
Apr
2011

Cloud and Application Security

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Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting hosted by Senator Mark Warner on the topic of health IT.  After the meeting I stayed to discuss some of the current technology policy we’re seeing from Congress and the administration with one of the legislative aides who had been leading the discussion.  I decided

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23
Mar
2011

Facebook and Privacy

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The other day I read an interesting article on FaceBook and privacy from F-Secure’s blog.  The key point that I wanted to address is the quote from Zuckerberg in The Facebook Effect that having more than one identity represents a “lack of integrity.”  To me, the statement is ridiculous.  As Sean points out, many people have

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28
Feb
2011

Tweet of the Year for 2011: What’s Wrong With Information Security

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Last week, I read what I expect to be the most intelligent tweet of 2011.  A member of the OWASP board with the handle EoinKeary tweeted the following: “Let’s be very clear, #owasp is about secure dev , testing is second fiddle, IMHO.” It’s funny because it’s been months now that I’ve intended to publish a post

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