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What is Physical Security?

What’s Physical Security? Ok, I’m just going to say it,  I’m a physical security guy in a IT security world.  So why physical security for IT? Easy, you can not have a secure network without a secure environment around it.  After all Physical Security is part of the CISSP isn’t it? I have conducted many …

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Current State of Security in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are a prime target for many malicious individuals and organizations in the information age. Identity thieves, blackmailers, and even the curious public are attracted to the intense amounts of personal information a healthcare organization must collect to provide adequate levels of care. Understanding the current state of security in healthcare is paramount to …

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Ransomware Intelligence Briefing

Ransomware Intelligence Briefing Media reporting on the WannaCry ransomware campaign has contained exaggeration, bad information, and fear tactics. This Bulletin seeks to provide Secure Ideas partners situational awareness about malware, ransomware, and phishing campaigns in the wild, and to provide a basic plan for businesses. The Secure Ideas Perspective Coverage of the WannaCry ransomware campaign has …

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The ABC’s of ASV’s & PCI

Secure Ideas’ prides itself on providing the highest level of service to our customers. We are tirelessly searching for new tools, and methods to use in strengthening security for our clients.  With that in mind, it is with great pleasure that we announce the unveiling of PCIScout.  After undergoing a thorough vetting, and testing process, …

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Logging Like a Lumber Jack

Turn on any news outlet or visit any news site and you will most likely see an announcement of yet another data breach.  On the DTR podcast we discuss breaches in the news during almost every episode.  There is a push to put more of an emphasis on identifying and reacting to a breach or …

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Ebay Falls Victim to Breach: Source Forge Updates Password Storage

 It was just recently announced that eBay suffered a breach that led to the compromise of user details including: username encrypted password email address physical address date of birth phone number  Their announcement indicates that there was no other data (financial or otherwise) that was compromised.  Financial data is believed to be stored separately.  The …

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