CSID found that amongst U.S. consumers, 61% reused the same password across mult

CSID found that amongst U.S. consumers, 61% reused the same password across multiple sites and 46% of them had 5 or more passwords to remember. You can, of course, use a federated system, which is used by platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Papal, and Amazon as an alternative to a username and password. See:… Continue reading CSID found that amongst U.S. consumers, 61% reused the same password across mult

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Evaluating The Implementation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1) As

Evaluating The Implementation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1) As part of the University’s implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, an organization-wide security assessment resulted in a prioritized data security mitigation and remediation plan –which became a launch point for an ongoing dialogue on a more holistic approach to security issues in general. Situation: The… Continue reading Evaluating The Implementation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1)
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Based on market trends, Gartner predicted security spending worldwide would have

Based on market trends, Gartner predicted security spending worldwide would have reached approx. $86 billion in 2016 and exceed this amount by 2020. However, there has been no evidence that this increase in spending has led to better security for many organizations. Maybe the real problem might be too much focus on investments in security… Continue reading Based on market trends, Gartner predicted security spending worldwide would have

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Historically, there has been a range of well-structured attacks on many embedded

Historically, there has been a range of well-structured attacks on many embedded systems, ranging from HVAC to vehicle control systems. Many embedded systems are mainly secured by strong password protection and encryption protocols such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Secure Shell (SSH). While IP networks employed firewalls, embedded systems do not commonly employ these… Continue reading Historically, there has been a range of well-structured attacks on many embedded

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Legal Issues with Cryptography The use of cryptography has traditionally been as

Legal Issues with Cryptography The use of cryptography has traditionally been associated with military intelligence gathering and its use by criminals and terrorists has the potential to make law enforcement harder. The legal issues with cryptography fall into the following three categories: export Control Issues, import control issues, and patent related issues. In your initial… Continue reading Legal Issues with Cryptography
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Proper network design is critical for the security of your network, servers, and

Proper network design is critical for the security of your network, servers, and client computers. However, for some business owners and management, when it comes to beating competitors in the marketplace, network security for enterprises is less of a priority than business performance. Should network security supersede business performance? Discuss three reasons why network security… Continue reading Proper network design is critical for the security of your network, servers, and

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The CISO of the organization reaches out to you, the senior information security

The CISO of the organization reaches out to you, the senior information security officer, and tasks you with creating an agency-wide security awareness program. He states that he will give you all of his support to complete this project (remember, this is the first component of security awareness program). He hands you a security gap… Continue reading The CISO of the organization reaches out to you, the senior information security

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Many organizations have not established basic account policies which control how

Many organizations have not established basic account policies which control how to handle credentials or grant third parties access to their internal networks directly. For example, the security breach experienced by retailer Target. Target eventually proposed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its massive 2013 data breach, according to court documents… Continue reading Many organizations have not established basic account policies which control how

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With Continuous Delivery, your software is always release-ready to deploy and au

With Continuous Delivery, your software is always release-ready to deploy and automatically pushed to the next environment. Discuss three reasons in agreement or disagreement with the following statements. Using automatic deployments for Production environment is dangerous and can lead to unexpected results. Furthermore, automatic deployments make your Production environment very vulnerable. Should deployment to production… Continue reading With Continuous Delivery, your software is always release-ready to deploy and au

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U.S Federal regulators lifted all uncertainty when they announced it was lawful

U.S Federal regulators lifted all uncertainty when they announced it was lawful to hack or “jailbreak” an iPhone, and declared that there was “no basis for copyright law to assist Apple in protecting its restrictive business model.” By hacking your device, you can potentially open security holes that may have not been readily apparent, or… Continue reading U.S Federal regulators lifted all uncertainty when they announced it was lawful

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