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Is Ethical Hacking Legal

While ethical hacking is widely seen as a useful technique to test the security controls of an approving company or client, some in Australia disagree.   Police there have spoken out strongly against ethical hacking in the wake of some of … Continue reading

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CASP Exam Tips

CompTIA has updated the requirements for the CASP exam. They have added some equipment and vendor specific products. The CASP exam is going to cover a lot of advanced security topics.  Exam candidates will need to have basic knowledge of … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing offers many benefits, but, it also changes the security equation. Historically, companies kept critical data behind firewalls.  Cloud computing is having a huge impact on the de-perimiterization of network boundaries.  It’s a game changer in that assets are … Continue reading

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Should Anti-virus be Mandatory – South Korea Thinks So!

South Korea is now contemplating a new law that would require computer users to have anti-virus installed on their computers.  The law is called the “Zombie PC Prevention Bill.”  The South Korea law would 1.    Impose a statutory duty on … Continue reading

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The New CompTIA CASP Certification

Later this year, CompTIA will be releasing the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification.   It is time for this certification. It’s targeted directly at individuals that have worked in security for a number of years in “hands-on” security.  We are … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Risks for Online Users

Did you know that a report by Sophos in 2009 found that a malicious web site is detected about every 5 seconds? Since then, the pace has only increased.  Internet users must implement basic protections to stay safe while surfing … Continue reading

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Security+ SY0-301 2011 Certification Update

2011 starts a new year for CompTIA and Security+.  CompTIA certifications will no longer be awarded for a lifetime.  Starting in 2011, all CompTIA certification exams will be valid for three years from the date the test candidate passes the … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Malware Continues To Spread

While Android users may have previously felt secure, attacks against these devices continue to grow.  A new Android Trojan known as Geinimi  is quickly spreading in China. Security researchers have reverse engineered the malicious code and discovered that Geinimi has … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Exposure Points to Bigger Data Security Problems in 2011

I was in DC recently and was looking at some WWII memorabilia that was used during the 1940’s to reinforce the importance of information security. While there were no modern computers, cell phones, or even Internet during this time, the … Continue reading

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CISSP Study Tips – Movies with CISSP Exam Concepts

Studying for and passing the CISSP exam is not an easy task.  It requires a combination of CISSP training, reviewing, studying, and practice tests.  Many test candidates invest in a good study guide such as the CISSP Exam Cram by … Continue reading

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