Step-By-Step Instructions to Implement DMARC in Your Organization, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork

A few weeks ago I wrote about a way to reduce the likelihood of having your company’s email domain abused by phishers. Alec Peterson of Message Systems and Sam Masiello of Groupon provided good information and advice for deploying the Domain-based Messaging, Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) standard for your...

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Next on the IT Security Horizon: Security Analytics

John Pescatore recently joined the SANS Institute as the Director of Emerging Security Trends. His entire 30+ year career has focused on IT security, which gives him a pretty interesting perspective on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. I talked to him recently about what’s on the horizon for IT security. Linda: ...

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So, You Wanna Be a Penetration Tester?

Tips for Entering the Penetration Testing Field It’s an exciting time to be a professional penetration tester.  As malicious computer attackers amp up the number and magnitude of their breaches, the information security industry needs an enormous amount of help in proactively finding and resolving vulnerabilities.  Penetration...

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Phishing Increased Nearly 90% Last Year, Kaspersky Says

The number of internet users worldwide reporting phishing attacks increased an astonishing 87 percent in the year ending April 30,  Kaspersky Lab said in a survey report.  It said 37.3 users reported phishing in the period, compared with 19.9 million in the previous 12 months. “For some time, phishing remained relatively...

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Microsoft Launches Bounty Program To Fix Security Flaws

Microsoft this week announced that it would for the first time pay cash rewards directly to hackers who can demonstrate vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer – with “truly novel” techniques earning a possible $150,000. Katie Moussouris, a senior security strategist at the software giant, said the bounties were a...

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