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Common Network Security Assessment Oversights

Network security assessments are one of the most critical exercises performed for minimizing business risks. Your time is limited. You’ve got pressure from management to get things done. There’s so much to do and not enough time to do it. … [+]

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Making Web Security Part of your IT Governance Program

Moving past IT compliance, IT “governance” is becoming the new area of focus in enterprises today. With compliance often being a more tactical business function, IT governance tends to operate at a higher level, especially in larger organizations. Internal audit, … [+]

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How to Take Your Network Security Assessments to the Next Level

There’s always a point in every IT professional’s career where he thinks he has everything figured out. We can get so caught up in our ways that we often overlook the fact that there are so many things we do … [+]

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Top Network Security Flaws You’re Likely Overlooking

There’s no doubt you know your network better than anyone else. The real question is, do you know whether you’ve checked for all relevant security flaws on all of your critical systems? Odds are you haven’t but that’s okay to … [+]

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What You Need to Know About Performing Authenticated Network Security Scans

Are you scanning your network hosts for security vulnerabilities while logged in as a user? If not, you should be. Authenticated testing can add a lot of value to your overall security assessment results. You’ll find a lot more missing … [+]

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Network Vulnerability Assessment Gotchas to Avoid

There’s a saying that experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. It’s so true, especially in the context of information security and, specifically, network security testing. If you have any experience running vulnerability scans, you’ve … [+]

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Five Web Security Issues Present in Your Business Today

Web security is very complex – with a lot of unknowns. As an executive running a business with a lot of moving parts, I’m sure you can relate. There are numerous areas – both operational and technical – where web … [+]

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Getting Back to Basics with Web Security

It’s usually the simple things in life that create the most problems – we’ve all learned this universal law the hard way. Be it slick tires when driving in the rain, that extra decimal point when doing our taxes, or … [+]

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Taking Politics out of the Web Security Equation in your Business

Web security is complicated enough. Adding a healthy dose of politics, like what exists in most organizations, often proves to be more than IT professionals can handle. Most problems in life are either financial, health, or people-related. It’s the people … [+]

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Core Causes of Web Security Risks and What You Can do About Them

Samuel Johnson, an 18th century lexicographer, once said “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” That’s precisely what we’re seeing with web security today. We get caught up in … [+]