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What’s happening with OpenSSL?

I recently attended the 4th International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC) in Ottawa, Canada. Tim Hudson from CryptSoft gave a talk about the OpenSSL community, what’s changed given recent, widely publicized bugs such as Heartbleed and Poodle, and where the organization is going. There are 15 developers who are spread across 8 different countries. Only 2 […]

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The password is dead! Long live the password!

Donald E. Malloy from LSExperts gave a fascinating talk at ICMC 2016 about passwords and technology that exists and is being developed to replace them. This blog covers some of the topics he covered together with my own analysis. As time goes by we continue to hear about major data breaches and end customers are […]

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Infosec Europe 2016 – Stand A105 – HyTrust will be there

Once again this year, June 7-9, Infosec Europe is happening in London and this year’s show promises to be the best one yet. Last year the show had over 12,000 visitors from 80 countries. This year, we anticipate an even bigger and better turnout. We invite you to drop by for a shot or two […]

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The Latest from the 2016 HyTrust Cloud and SDDC Study

For those who have been following we have been releasing some of the findings from our 2016 Cloud and Software Defined Data Center study. Part One, released a couple weeks ago on April 21, in broad terms revealed a largely optimistic outlook with roughly 2/3 of the C-Level IT professionals we talked to indicating that […]

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Multi-factor & Other Changes in PCI-DSS 3.2

Once again PCI-DSS is being rev’ed, this time to PCI-DSS 3.2. PCI-DSS 3.1 will retire in October, 2016. The good news is that PCI is mature and the basics have not changed. The fundamental ideas are to build and maintain secure network and systems, protect cardholder data, maintain a vulnerability management program, implement strong access […]

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The Future of Defense Innovation

The world of defense has certainly changed over the past 40 years. We have shifted paradigms – it used to be all about fielding as many pieces of armor as possible in preparation for a nuclear Ragnarok on the plains of Europe. With efforts directed at taking and holding the highest ground, space, Reagan’s SDI […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield “not acceptable.” What Now?

When the US-EU Safe Harbor arrangement was struck down last October, primarily due to concerns with the arrangement’s lack of protection for information belonging to European nationals, organizations doing business in both the US and the EU realized that they had a potentially massive problem on their hands. Under the old arrangement, data resident upon […]

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Cloud Security Myths with David Spark of CIO.com

“The biggest myth, which refuses to die, is that your data is not safe in the cloud,” argued Orlando Scott-Cowley (@orlando_sc), cyber-security specialist, Mimecast. “We’re still dealing with the legions of server huggers who claim their data is safer on their own networks, where they can feel the cold embrace of the tin of their servers […]

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Encryption – What if it was about more than just money?

Sure, money is pretty important to many of us, but there are at least some things that to at least some people that are at least sometimes more important. Things like family, life, freedom and the like. One of the latest infosec scandals, the Panama Papers, 11.5 million documents, 2.6 terabytes of data, are a […]

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Is it Possible to Protect My Personal Information Online

Recently I was on San Francisco’s KTVU Tech Tuesday dealing with the question of whether or not a regular consumer can protect their personal data online. The short answer is that you can take certain steps to make things more secure, but that in the end there is no 100% way of keeping uploaded data […]

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