Tag Archives: Security

Stay Secure: POODLE Vulnerability Update

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Google announced in a blog post on Tuesday a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0 (CVE-2014-3566), nicknamed POODLE.  The SSLv3 protocol is used in OpenSSL and other commercial products.  This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker and has an overall CVSS severity rating […]

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IT Pros Concerned Colleagues Don’t Get Compliance

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In our second post on a recent Osterman Research survey, we reveal IT’s biggest concerns with other department leaders and their roles in compliance. Of the 153 members of the Osterman Research panel surveyed, the majority of senior IT decision makers  lack confidence in their own ability to properly manage […]

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Cloud: What is your risk tolerance?

As companies continue to include the cloud in their overall IT initiatives – taking advantage of elasticity, scalability, interoperability and mobility – concerns around management, governance and control of data are preventing some organizations from fully embracing cloud services. In fact, according to the recent Ponemon cloud survey, over 30% […]

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Data Breach Primer – What Does it all Mean?

Hey SEC, it’s Frank Kenney at Ipswitch. I don’t mean to rock the boat but I had a few quick questions regarding your recent announcement that you are requiring companies to notify their customers of a breach or risk of breach. What’s a “breach”? Does it mean the bad guys […]

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You must protect the security AND privacy of confidential information

Here’s a great article by Brian O’Connell of CPA Site Solutions on how to deal with email security difficulties.  The context of the article is from the perspective of the accounting industry, but I’d say it’s an extremely universal topic that actually impacts almost every kind of company today. The […]

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Cloud security is the new great debate

Last week I ranted a bit about the importance of governing your cloud vendors.  At about the same time, Ipswitch’s Frank Kenney participated in a panel discussion on cloud security at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. As you know, there is great debate over whether cloud services are secure […]

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A Security Hole – is Dropbox Dropping the Ball?

Security researcher Derek Newton and a few Dropbox users have found a significant security hole in Dropbox. They published their results and Dropbox responded. Dropbox’s response is not adequate.  It’s not enough for them to bury their head in the sand and to say that this security gap is not […]

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