I faced a strange feeling a few days ago… I received a notification from a colleague about a scheduled upgrade of the SSL VPN solution deployed by my company. As I’m a mobile user, I use this SSL VPN daily (and often more than 8 hours a day!). The upgrade
A news coming from Australia became a hot topic in lot of security forums and mailing lists today. The Australian authorities brainstormed about new ways to fight the cyber crime. One of the submitted project is forcing people to install (and activate!) an anti-virus software to be able to access
It was discussed during the last edition of BlackHat Europe: Maltego v3 was almost ready to be released. Today is the D-day: The latest version is out! A quick reminder for those who still not know the product: “Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It will offer
A few days ago, an article was posted on the (ISC)2 blog about the idea of a new CBK to cover “human factors” in security? (ISC)2 means (take a deep breath) “International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium“. This is a not-for-profit organization which maintains, amongst others, the CISSP certification.The current
Security awareness messages must target the right persons. But they need to target them using the right words! Be sure to adapt your messages to keep them understandable by all your audience.
Today, I was busy to transfor money to a CBC bank account. The bank account number was 192-xxxxx (‘192’ prefix is officially assigned to CBC). Mechanically I typed 192-168… Help! 😉
According to a study, only one percent of data breaches are caused by hackers! On first position of data breaches causes: negligent team members! Source: Data News.
In Germany, data retention is already in place for communication channels such phone calls, Internet access and e-mails. A recent survey (German document) demonstrated that German citizens are aware about the way there private data are logged and changed their behavior in this way. Read comments about this survey here.
The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affaires, Maxime Bernier was forced to resign due to a scandal in his country: Sensitive information were disclosed. The problem was the Minister himself! He forgot documents classified “secret defense” in his girlfriend apartment. This is a big mistake but, unluckily for him, his girlfriend