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Old Flaws R the Flaw

TrustWave Inc. analyzed data gathered from over 1900 penetration tests and over 200 data breach investigations and concluded that the top 3 ways to sneak into a network in 2009 were via:

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IT Security Pioneers

SC Magazine had a good article back in November (I am a bit behind in my reading and my blogging) about industry pioneers in IT security. Listed below are quotes by a select few of the people the mag profiled. If you find their quotes interesting, or you are not familiar with them, I suggest you check out the article and perhaps do some extra reading about some of them.

I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people…” – Whitfield Diffie

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Security Awareness Perfect 7

Audry Agle, a former CISO, offers 7 practical ideas for increasing security awareness below. I’ve summarized some of the points and added comments of my own in italics:

1. Appeal to personal lives – Helping people deal with security issues at home tells them you care about THEM, not just company systems and data.

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