What Are the Odds of a Security Breach at Your Institution?

If your home has ever been burglarized, you know the unnerving feeling of being violated and how the experience can haunt you for a long time. Obviously, locks and bolts are only as strong as the door and the frame they’re fitted to. This is also true of the security posture of financial institutions. Outdated software applications, misconfigured devices, and ineffective security policies are much like the weak or rotten woodwork framing the door of your home ...

By | March 31st, 2009
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How Does Your Security Strategy Rate?

Much to the chagrin of IT professionals who face the constant onslaught of threats and problems, security tests can never prove that you are secure. That’s because security is a process, not a final destination. As such, security testing should be applied with a well thought-out strategy...

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What Are the Top Security Threats for 2009?

Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach to stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers. Security threats are propagating more rapidly, becoming increasingly difficult to detect, and are exploiting technological and human vulnerabilities. Learn about the top security threats for 2009.

By | March 26th, 2009
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Don’t Let Development Pressures Cut Security Testing Short

There are more than 5,000 known security vulnerabilities and the number is growing. In 2008, there were 11.5% more internet security vulnerabilities disclosed than in 2007. That’s because we’re getting better at identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities. But all the progress made can be thrown out the window, if you’re in a hurry to roll out the latest and greatest software upgrade. Don’t cut security testing short just to meet deadlines...

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