Security Information and Event Management – Really the Way Forward?

When we are looking at solutions like SIEMs (Security information and event management), they are following a promising approach: You are collecting events from different systems and are trying to correlate the events to figure out what is happening and to find anomalies. Actually a good idea. There are a few “howevers”, however. It definitely…

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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…

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Security in Code – Learnings from Ashley Madison

It seems that the whole Ashley Madison case is used in a lot of areas as a learning exercise. We all were surprised (at least I hope) that people were stupid enough to use their business mail addresses to register – well, you cannot use your private one, can you? We – once again –…

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Police develop MAC-sniffing software to track stolen devices

Is there still somebody saying that the police is not innovative? Clever idea (if you know the MAC address of your stolen phone): Police develop MAC-sniffing software to track stolen devices Roger Related articles US policeman goes war-driving to find stolen kit by MAC address (go.theregister.com) Cops Wardriving To Find MACs Of Stolen Gear (packetstormsecurity.com)…

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