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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.
07
Dec
2015

BCDR Series: Retail Resilience – Retailers Suffer Major Outages Ahead of Holiday Season

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This year, major retailers will undoubtedly find themselves in the crosshairs of cyber-attacks as online shopping continues to rise. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects online sales in November and December to increase between 6-8% over last year with projections as high as $105 billion.[1] On top of that, 46% of consumers say they intend

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03
Nov
2015

Your Data’s Your Data: Managing Third Party Risk

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Your Vendors Are a Risk, Here is What You Can Do It is likely your organization relies on third parties to sustain day to day business operations; two-thirds of companies do. Outsourcing has more than doubled between 2000 and 2012 from $45 billion to $99 billion respectively.[i] But how secure is your supply chain? Of

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26
Oct
2015

AWS re:Invent 2015 recap

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Despite returning from AWS re:Invent over two weeks ago, many of us are still recovering from a fun but exhausting conference. With half our team green to re:Invent and the other half veterans of the conference, the shock and awe of an intensive schedule of boot camps, technical and marketing sessions, networking, manning our booth,

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15
Oct
2015

Privilege Escalation via Group Policy Preferences (GPP)

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While this is not a new topic in the penetration testing world by any means [Chris Gates (@carnal0wnage) and others were speaking about this way back in 2012], it is still prevalent across many networks today. It is important enough to talk about because it is “low-hanging fruit” for pentesters (and hackers) and it is

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05
Oct
2015

The AWS Shared Responsibility Model: Part 1 – Security in the Cloud

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Cloud Service Providers (CSP) offer a range of infrastructure, platforms, and software for customers to consume. Whether you are looking to move infrastructure and applications wholesale to the cloud or simply consume service offerings, cloud adoption has many benefits. While those most often touted include reduced total cost of ownership, scalability, availability, and agility; you

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