Fintech & Cyber Showcase 2016

Startups in the Fintech and Cyber area have the potential to really disrupt the business and the way we do security. Therefore, we decided to support the Fintech & Cyber Showcase 2016 – Israel Innovation Effect intensively and out came a great event with interesting startups in these sector. So, if you are interested and…

Time for Adobe Flash is more than over

The initial security discussion was all about browsers: Which one shows less vulnerabilities, which one is more secure? There were even government agencies in Europe recommending the use of a different browser every other week based on the “vulnerability de jour”. This changed a bit and modern browsers are more or less out of focus…

Top 15 Security Predictions for 2016

No, they are still not coming from me but this article is actually really interesting: Top 15 security predictions for 2016. A few of them are remarkable: At your criminal service (Kaspersky/Seculert) The profitability of cyber-attacks means sophisticated criminal gangs with modern organizational models and tools will replace common cyber criminals as the primary threat.…

Securing WordPress

Currently, I am running two WordPress sites. One is my blog and the other one is the website of our bicycle/mountain bike club (www.vcvolketswil.ch). Securing them is part of the story for somebody like me, I guess. Normally you keep them just updated. Part of my responsibility is WordPress, all the plugins and the Themes.…

Is „Encrypt Everything“ Really the Only Solution?

When I look at the recent events and data exfiltration cases, it really looks like we are at the losing end of a battle. It seems to be fairly simple to compromise a network and exfiltrate data nowadays. Now you may claim that you deployed all kinds of cool technology like hardened clients, data loss…

Security Focus

When I look at security organizations, I often seem them doing everything but mainly focusing on governance and compliance. The key question from my point of view is often: Where does security add value? Why should the business (besides compliance to laws, regulations, policies and common sense) even focus on security. If we try to…