Are you part of the DDOS Problem?


Yes, your network, your service provider, and your government can be actively contributing to the global Denial of Service (DoS) epidemic! DoS attacks come in two “families.” The first DoS family are from tools which are launched from infected, violated, and penetrated devices on the Internet. There “remote controlled” by the attackers to hit a Read More

Preparing for the next DDOS Wave


This week I was helping with a top 10 list to prepare for DDOS attacks. I did it without reviewing the industry to see the marketing overload of “prepare for DDOS steps.” These all seem to lead the one conclusion … “buy my product.” Steve Zurier (Dark Reading) and I pulled together these ten steps to Read More

DoS Attacks? Reporting DoS Attacks are the Key to Fighting Back!


Are you prepared for the next DoS Extortion attack? Armada Collective “like” DoS extrusion attacks are picking up. It is time to review those “DoS” preparation checklist. This white paper explore the data that would need to be collected to successfully push back on DoS attacks. It includes information your “DoS Defense Allies” will need to help you mitigate, remediate, and potentially whack down the DoS attack.

Demand Security from your Vendors


Demand Security from your Vendors

Demande Security from your Vendors. Ask the right “Security Questions.” This provides a list of questions that anyone can use with their vendors to get a better understanding of their security capabilities. Start meaningful “Security Conversations.”

5 Principles to Vulnerability Disclosure


What is the best time for a vendor to Disclose a Vulnerability? Vulnerability disclosure is the most painful activity for any software/hardware company. Conversely, receiving vulnerability notifications from any vendor is one of the most disruptive events any organization can encounter. Rapid and unexpected vulnerability patches are a massive operational disruption. What follows are some Read More

The “Practical Security Checklist” – Part 2.1


This is part “2.1” of a multipart post to help organizations take security action. Stay tuned for next week’s practical security checklist item. Board members, CxOs, and professionals are saturated with security advice. This security advice is often confusing, contradictory, and always biased toward “buying something.” “Good security advice saturation” results in paralysis of action. Read More

Are you ready for the next attack? (Part 1)


As many of my colleagues know, I’m constantly on the look out for tools that would help my peers in all networks find ways to mitigate the security risk in their operations. At MYNOG 5 (www.mynog.org) I reviewed the latest tool, a checklist operators can use to prepare their network for before the next security Read More

Security Workshop in Jakarta: Understanding the Real Cyber Security Threat


This is the first in a series of Security Workshops that I will be teaching in the region. Most will be in Indonesia and other parts of ASEAN. Stay tuned or connected to me via Linkedin to get updates. Understanding the Real Cyber Security Threat Where: @ America Pacific Place Mapp – Level 3 – Jakarta Indonesia. Read More

Weekend Read – Lessons from Heartbeed


IMHO “The Matter of Heartbleed” is a mandatory paper for all security professionals! It points out the dynamics of a critical Internet vulnerability and how organizations respond. As a minimum, read the conclusion. Some items to note: This work focused on web sites. There are a lot of embedded devices that are NOT getting patched. Read More

Questions to ask vendors to gauge their commitment to “secure products”


The Bloomberg article, “How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq,” is a sobering insight into today’s risk. It should be a wake up call for all organizations in all parts of the world to understand that even the best security teams are facing an overwhelming threat. The focused expertise used by today’s cyber-criminals is often beyond the capabilities Read More