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Forbes Interview: How can small business protect themselves from a cyber attack

A while back I was contacted by Karsten Strauss, a journalist with Forbes.com, He was looking for information for an article he was working on. The topic was how can small businesses protect themselves from a cyber attack and data breach. He was hoping to get some insight on what a new business should do - first thing - to protect its data, its transactions, and customers' info from cyber threats.

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Vulnerability Scanning from AWS

At Aeris Secure, we really enjoy Amazon's infrastructure, AWS. Like most organizations, we went from having a sense of pride in our nice physical servers to eventually resenting the trips to the collocation that cloud providers make unnecessary. We enjoy all of the services that one can access with the flip of a switch, most of which require little configuration and monitoring overhead to keep running.

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Passwords & Underpants

I don't know how I missed it before, but I stumbled upon a little InfoSec analogy that has been floating around for a while now. It goes a little something like this: "Passwords are like underpants...". They then proceed to list all the things that passwords and underwear have in common.

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Web Application Session Auditing Part 1: Intro

Web application session handling is one of the most difficult things to do right. As we move more and more towards standard web frameworks (djangorails, etc.) to handle the basic functionality of a custom web application, this becomes a smaller issue. Unfortunately, there are engineers and developers that insist on going it alone in this realm. There are also legacy applications that require backward compatibility and then there are just plain old out of date applications that still serve publicly.

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