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What does the name “Panama Papers” bring to your mind? Outed tax evaders? Exposed grafters? Money launderers? Or like me, does your mind go straight to the risk and prevention of insider security breaches? For those of you who don’t habitually pore over the financial or security press, the Panama Papers refers to a massive…

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Travis Greene
Jul 14, 2016
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With over 40,000 attendees, 500 exhibitors, and hundreds of sessions, this year’s RSA Security Conference was the place to be for anyone interested in keeping their networks, systems, and information safe from threats, including insider threats; which in turn got me thinking about least privilege. According to a survey done at the conference by Bromium,…

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By: rlapedis
Apr 21, 2016
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Recruiting is the life-blood of American college football. Although the word “compliance” may not first come to your mind when you think college football, compliance to recruiting regulations is critical to successful programs. College football is an immensely competitive sport, so getting the best recruits is essential. However, if a college doesn’t comply with recruiting…

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Travis Greene
Aug 13, 2015
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Having spent the early part of my career as a Naval Officer, I’m sometimes struck by parallels between the mechanical and digital worlds. There was a time when a majority of ships relied on steam to drive turbines for propulsion. Tremendous pressure and power was governed by a very simple device. The centrifugal governor worked…

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Travis Greene
Jan 20, 2015
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If you follow me on Twitter, you probably noticed a heightened volume of Tweets from me during the RSA Conference in San Francisco. It was great catching up with many of you based stateside that I rarely get to see in person. I was also fortunate enough to be allowed to attend sessions and live-Tweeted…

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ianyip
By: ianyip
Mar 19, 2014
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It’s prediction season again and I’ve written a piece for CSO Australia. Here’s how it starts…    “2013 was the year of Edward Snowden and the NSA spying revelations. We also faced a deluge of data breaches with an increasingly large amount of information compromised. The emerging trends that appeared on the radar in 2012…

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ianyip
By: ianyip
Dec 20, 2013
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I recently read a Gartner article, Hiring, Wiring and Firing: Protecting Your Organization from Errant System Administrators and it got me thinking about a topic that I’ve often talked about on this blog – administrative privileges – but haven’t discussed in a while. Jay Heiser, Ant Allen, and Andrew Walls make great recommendations in this…

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erinkavery
Mar 30, 2010
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