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Content posted in September 2017
Friday Haiku: The Quantum Future
Curt Franklin  
9/29/2017   3 comments
The Friday Haiku reflects on a week in Orlando's heat.
Authentication Tackles Forests at Microsoft Ignite
Curt Franklin  
9/29/2017   2 comments
Authentication is an issue on a personal computer. It's a complex problem in AD forest management.
Three Reasons Facial Recognition Will Win
Curt Franklin  
9/27/2017   40 comments
Facial recognition technology is coming to a device near you. Here are three reasons it's inevitable.
Microsoft Ignite: 9 Things to Know
Curt Franklin  
9/26/2017   1 comment
Microsoft's largest annual conference, Ignite, is underway in Orlando, Fla. Security Now is there – and here's what we're seeing.
Splunk Ups Machine IQ in Software Updates
Curt Franklin  
9/26/2017   1 comment
Splunk has increased machine intelligence and analytics capabilities in a series of software updates.
Microsoft's Nadella Shares the Future at Ignite
Curt Franklin  
9/25/2017   3 comments
Satya Nadella's keynote address can be boiled down to four phrases or words. Here's what you need to know to get ready for the Microsoft future.
Encryption: 6 Ways to Make It Matter
Curt Franklin  
9/25/2017   7 comments
A Security Now special report provides best practice notes for encryption in the enterprise.
Right & Wrong Lessons From the Equifax Breach
Curt Franklin  
9/22/2017   12 comments
There are lots of lessons to learn from the Equifax breach. Just make sure you're learning the right ones.
Friday Haiku: Gem or Not?
Curt Franklin  
9/22/2017   4 comments
How will CISOs respond to the pressure of recent breaches? The Friday haiku asks the question.
A New, Invisible Threat Jumps the Air Gap
Curt Franklin  
9/21/2017   4 comments
The infrared capabilities of security cameras provide a new way for attackers to reach systems that have no connection to the Internet.
CISOs Under Fire: New Poll Shows Progress & Peril
Curt Franklin  
9/20/2017   2 comments
A new report by F5 and Ponemon looks at the state of the CISO in modern enterprises.
Survey Finds Companies Don't Know Cloud Security
Curt Franklin  
9/20/2017   2 comments
Companies are worried about security in the public cloud, but a new survey shows they don't understand the basics.
Intent-Based Security Is New Path for Vendors
Curt Franklin  
9/19/2017   2 comments
A growing number of security and networking vendors are talking about intent-based security as a next-gen solution.
Protect DNS: A Conversation With Dave Dufour of Webroot
Curt Franklin  
9/15/2017   Post a comment
DNS is vulnerable and must be protected. An interview with Dave Dufour explains the vulnerabilities and some of the protection.
Friday Haiku: No Safety in Bluetooth
Curt Franklin  
9/15/2017   42 comments
Bluetooth's vulnerability might be the biggest security story of the year.
AWS Elasticsearch Servers Host Malware
Curt Franklin  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Two strains of POS malware have been using Elasticsearch servers on AWS as hiding places.
BlueBorne Threatens 5 Billion Bluetooth Devices
Curt Franklin  
9/13/2017   1 comment
More than 5 billion devices are vulnerable to a set of eight Bluetooth flaws, even if they aren't in discoverable mode.
Equifax Breach Won't Be the Last or Worst
Curt Franklin  
9/13/2017   22 comments
The Equifax breach shows that a major change in personal records is required, according to a senior Gartner analyst.
Friday Haiku: A Cat 5 Credit Hack
Curt Franklin  
9/8/2017   5 comments
An Equifax hack is an ill wind for the credit world.
SANS Study Says Reputation Is a Cyber-Casualty
Curt Franklin  
9/7/2017   1 comment
The latest security study says that you've probably been attacked and your reputation has taken the biggest hit.
BroadSoft Error Exposes TWC PII on AWS S3
Curt Franklin  
9/6/2017   Post a comment
A mis-configured Amazon Web Storage (AWS) instance has once again exposed millions of private customer records to the public Internet. Is it time for companies to re-think the way they're building their AWS buckets?
Qadium Gets $40M Series B for Internet Visibility
Curt Franklin  
9/5/2017   1 comment
Qadium indexes every device on the public Internet, a technology that's attracted some big-time Silicon Valley investors.
Friday Haiku: I Authenticate, Therefore, I Am
Curt Franklin  
9/1/2017   6 comments
Are we more than our authentication factors?
New Malware Builder Makes Hacking Easier
Curt Franklin  
9/1/2017   4 comments
A free new builder for trojans makes it easier than ever to be a criminal hacker.




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