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Balancing Web Security with your Compliance Requirements

As an executive responsible for many aspects of running your business, it can be difficult and downright confusing trying to understand the balance between Web security and compliance. Your IT, information security, and internal audit teams may be telling you … [+]

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Danger: Open Ports – Remote Access Trojans (RATs) vs Worms

Having a good antivirus solution gives a warm, fuzzy feeling of safety: you know that your assets are virus free and that your network is secure. However, most antivirus solutions cannot detect Remote Administration Tools (aka Remote Access Trojans  or … [+]

Help Net Security

How important is website security?

In an interview on Help Net Security, Acunetix’ Product Manager Nicholas Sciberras, illustrates why website security should be a priority in any organization. He talks about the challenges involved in auditing website security, illustrates the pros and cons of using remote … [+]

POS security

POS Security: Are my POS terminal credentials up for sale?

There is a black market for stolen credit card information: you can shop online for credit card data for prices between 20$ and 100$ per item. Underground websites like Silk Road (today Silk Road 2.0) offer the possibility to acquire … [+]

Identify the Heartbleed Bug with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

Heartbleed Used to Steal Credentials and Breach Community Health Systems

Last Monday, Community Health Systems (CHS) filed an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, confirming a security breach which occurred in April and June, 2014. CHS blamed the breach on a group of Chinese hackers. The 8-K … [+]

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WordPress Security Revisited

Starting as just a good blogging system in 2003, WordPress has grown to be the most popular Content Management System (CMS), used in over 22% of the top 1 million web sites. It is the CMS that can be installed … [+]

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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 … [+]