The Importance of International Collaboration–Even in Exercises

One of the biggest challenges in Critical Infrastructure Protection or Incident Response is collaboration. Collaboration between the public and the private sector as the private sector is most often running the critical infrastructure; collaboration between different governments as well as incidents do not tend to stop at a country’s border. Now, planning for such a…

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Should the Government be able to enforce security updates?

This is actually an interesting question. A lot of governments enforce rules and regulations on how you have to run your car, how often you have to check it, in which condition you have to keep your tires etc. The same is true for a lot of other devices we are using. Now, it seems…

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We Need Solid and Strong Transparent Processes for the Cloud

This morning I was reading an article called Google seeks to assure customers on cloud security practices on ComputerWeekly. I had to read this – obviously :-). It references a paper written by the Google Security Officer called Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products. So, I read through it and to me it…

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Hacking the Human Body

Years ago I was sitting in a healthcare event, when a researcher was talking (very excited) about the idea of having a pacemaker with Bluetooth access to fine-tune the system and read information from the sensors. Even though this might medically be a great idea, I would be fairly reluctant having such a thing in…

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Customer Stories: Why it is not THAT easy to move to the Cloud

Ait ss you know from my postings on Cloud and security and the paper on the Cloud Security Considerations we wrote, I am convinced that there are five areas you should look at, when you try to migrate to the Cloud: Compliance and Risk Management Identity and Access Management Service Integrity Endpoint Integrity Information Protection…

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Update on the Khobe “vulnerability”

Just an update on my recent post  on The “KHOBE – 8.0 earthquake” – What’s behind it. In the meantime we worked with Matousec and confirmed that neither Microsoft Security Essentials nor Forefront Client Security are affected by this “vulnerability”. So, to me it is as I stated above: Make noise but for sure not…

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report – What it means for EMEA

“Unfortunately” I have been on vacation when we released the Security Intelligence Report last week. Nevertheless I would like to take the opportunity and look at it more from a EMEA perspective. One of the interesting data points we always publish is the Malware Infection Rate. Remember, there is a huge amount of data we…

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