A recent data breach scare highlights the importance of carefully evaluating news reports of data breaches before reacting. Reuters (followed by many others) broke a story relating how 272 million account credentials – including Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo! Email – had been exposed. “Change your password now!” read the headlines. Time to react, right? Or […]
About Keith Salustro
Keith Salustro, based near Boston, MA, has been working in Information Security since 1997 where he began integrating firewall solutions. Today Keith provides IT security support, implements the latest defenses including firewalls and Intrusion Protection solutions, and conducts network assessments and penetration testing.
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Often in social situations, when people ask what I do for living, I have to pause for a moment. If I want to deflect the conversation, I just say “computer security” and their eyes usually glaze over and we move on to other topics. However, if I’m honest and say “ethical hacking,” this invariably arouses […]
For those old enough to remember, the controversy surrounding shadow IT in the cloud computing world recalls a time when personal computers and spreadsheets first threatened the IT mini and mainframe priesthood. The motivations seem very much the same: business users want solutions quickly, and want to try different tools and methods now instead of […]
Conventional wisdom seems to be that Apple is secure from hackers and malware. But the reality of the situation isn’t very reassuring. In the relatively short lifespan of the iPhone, users have felt fairly safe using them, because almost all the malware seemed to be focused upon the more widely used Android devices. However, with […]
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