Tales From the Road: Got Critical Infrastructure?

Avoid these three pitfalls that are inherent to most SCADA systems that manage critical infrastructure. A multinational corporation enlisted the services of DirectDefense to perform a security assessment of the organization’s newly-developed battery energy storage control (BESS) that would enable the company’s vendors and integrators to manage the voltage and power output for massive batteries.… Read more »

Planning PCI in the Cloud

What PCI Compliance for Cloud Data Looks Like: Challenges and Maintenance Moving to the Cloud is not as simple as “Just put it in the Cloud and we won’t have to do PCI.” The Cloud can reduce PCI Scope but it can also add to the complexity of maintaining PCI compliance. As we will discuss,… Read more »

A Look Ahead at the Security Threats Looming in 2022

What to Know, How to Prepare, and How We Got Here When 2021 began, everything from the pandemic to the economy felt uncertain. Security threats increased both as a result of those uncertainties and the ever-growing sophistication of the threat landscape.  In this post, we’ll review the events that created security threats in 2021 and… Read more »

Why Mobile Device Security Matters More Than Most Think

Mobile devices are often one of the most overlooked assets from a security perspective. Many people are under the false assumption that mobile devices “can’t get viruses”, “aren’t important”, or that they can ignore mobile updates, when in fact, these devices often store more critical data than people realize, yet statistically are barely more secure… Read more »

2023 Security Operations Threat Report

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