Author: Jim Broome

The Security Attacks of 2019: A Year in Review

Revisiting the Security Threats That Marked 2019 and How They Were Managed Wow, what a year it has been! Security attacks in 2019 were marked by a resurgence of Ransomware attacks, business email compromise (BEC) attacks, and the discovery of painful blind spots in existing security programs for our new, and in some cases older,… Read more »

Information Security Predictions for 2019

Assessing the Successes (and Failures) of Organizations’ Implementations of Security Orchestration and Automation Response Solutions As 2018 comes to a close, we must look at the information security and managed services trends already established this year, and those on deck for 2019. To get things going ahead of the new year, we thought we would… Read more »

Processor Bugs Ring in the New Year

New System Vulnerabilities You Need to Know About Researchers have disclosed vulnerabilities in the way processors are handling memory management while data is traversing the central processing unit of your system. The latest update on these vulnerabilities can be found at this post from Project Zero. Vulnerability Details: What You Need to Know There are… Read more »

Harvesting Cb Response Data Leaks for fun and profit

Carbon Black’s Cb Response product is one of the more popular endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools available in an ever-growing marketspace. However, as a function of how the tool is architected, it is also a prolific data leaker. This threat report blog will help security organizations understand how our vulnerability assessment experts harvested data… Read more »

Finding Gaps Within Your Endpoint Protection Solution

With CIA Hacking Methods Leaked, Should You Worry?

The news that WikiLeaks released hundreds of documents revealing the CIA’s methods for hacking into smartphones and other Internet-connected devices has received global attention. So, what does the average person need to do to protect themselves if they are an Apple, Android or smart home gadget user? Some vendors have been proactive in publicly disclosing… Read more »

Passwords, The Need to Do Better

With today’s announcement of the FriendFinder Network website hack and the announcement that over 412 Million passwords were cracked, there is and will be a lot of discussion about the need for better protection of passwords at rest. While this is true, we caution that one of the most common issues that get lost in this discussion… Read more »

Information Security Challenges for 2017

So, as we come to the end of 2016, it is time to start looking ahead to the security challenges our customers will face in 2017. 2016 was full of security events from the hacking successes that made the news during the election year, to the deluge of ransomware that everyone is facing, to the… Read more »