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This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
26
Sep
2018

VMware Provisioning and Automation with Ansible

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All, in just a week I am going to be at AnsibleFest in Austin, TX to give a talk and see what others are doing. As part of Fest this year, Ansible wants people to share their automation stories. I wanted to give a quick look at mine as a way of introducing the VMWare

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18
Jul
2018

A Tale Of Two Tools: When Splunk met SecurityCenter

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Co-Authors:  Keith Rhea and Alex Nanthavong It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of technological advancements, it was the age of attack, it was the epoch of cybercrime, it was the epoch of opportunity, it was the season of Remediation, it was the season of Exploitation,

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05
Jul
2018

Hardware Vulnerability: Understanding Spectre, Meltdown and the Price of Unchecked Modernization

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Firewalls, encryption, antivirus software, armed security guards, dual authentication and every other added security mechanism that exists to secure data, do so to protect data from unauthorized access. Most bugs and viruses exploit weaknesses through a lapse in software or by targeting a specific operating system. However, less than a week into 2018, a different

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09
May
2018

Conducting and Detecting Data Exfiltration

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Is your organization taking proactive measures to prevent a data breach?  From 2016 to 2017, the number of data breaches in the U.S. increased by 45%. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, more than 1,500 data breach incidents occurred in 2017, of which 53% exposed social security numbers and 19% exposed credit card numbers.

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06
Sep
2017

Improving Provisioning in VMware with Ansible

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This coming Thursday, September 7th, MindPoint Group VP for Information Security and Privacy Matt Shepherd will be presenting “Where to Start with Automation” at Ansible Fest San Francisco. Here is a brief synopsis of his talk: AWS and OpenStack get a lot of attention as the cool platforms to build on, and with good reason.

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