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Exploring the Digital Forensic Challenges that Come with Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is considered a game changer in terms of how organizations plan, implement, and execute their IT strategies. The flexibility to add more resources and applications at a reasonable price seems unbeatable. While cloud computing offers so many benefits to businesses, its security and trustworthiness has always been in question. Security is an extremely […]

Protecting Yourself from the Heartbleed Security Bug

In my last post, we examined the ins and outs of the HeartBleed security vulnerability in OpenSSL that has affected about half a million websites and client-side software. This bug being considered as one of the biggest threats the Internet has ever seen. Many popular websites like Yahoo, Flickr, NASA, and OKCupid are vulnerable to […]

“Heartbleed” Security Flaw Affects Millions of Users and Sends Internet into Panic Mode

A major security bug, “Heartbleed”, has been making major headlines recently. The security vulnerability has infiltrated many well-known websites, and affected millions of users. It was discovered in some versions of OpenSSL, utilized by thousands of websites. OpenSSL is an encryption technology that uses TLS/ to secure communication over the Internet, and protect sensitive user […]

The Impact of Internet of Things on Enterprise Security

The  “Internet Of Things” (IoT)  was once an emerging term in the technology market, but it’s safe to say we’ve reached a point in which many, households and businesses are significantly affected by this concept. IoT gives you the power to control anything in your home or office from anywhere. Whether adjusting the light or […]

Protection Against Phishing Attacks in the Cloud

With the growth in Internet, there has been an increase in security attacks. It is almost safe to say that these days nothing is secure in the electronic medium. “Phishing attacks” are one of the major security issues that lead to massive data breaches. In a phishing attack the attacker attempts to gather sensitive user […]

Newly Discovered Vulnerability in Microsoft Word May Allow for Remote Cyber Attacks

Microsoft Word is a widely used application. For many of us, a day does not go by without typing in something in the word document. Whether we are working on a school project or developing a report for office presentation, we tend to use this popular word processing program. Just imagine if the security of […]

Access Control Issues in a Cloud Computing Environment

Cloud computing allows enterprises to scale resources up and down as their needs require. The “pay-as-you-go” model of computing has made it very popular among businesses. However, one of the biggest hurdles in the widespread adoption of cloud computing is security. The multi-tenant nature of the cloud is vulnerable to data leaks, threats, and malicious […]

The Ploutus Predicament: New ATM Malware Allows Hackers to Remotely Access Cash

The recent major data breach at Target has been an eye-opener that showed how malware infected Point-Of-Sale (PoS) devices can be exploited to gather huge amounts of credit and debit card data. Malware attacks are on the rise these days. The reason why most of these attacks are successful is because most of the malware […]

Cloud Security: Efficient and Reliable Encryption Key Management Crucial for Data Protection

In our modern day and age, many enterprises are embracing cloud computing. However, one of the major concerns regarding cloud computing has always been security. Encryption in cloud computing is still in a state of flux and infancy. Some vendors provide encryption, while others don’t. There are different kinds of encryption schemes for securing data in […]

Snowden’s Take on the Value of End-to-End Encryption

The PRISM revelations have made us more aware and proactive regarding maintaining our privacy in the electronic medium. The NSA has left no stone unturned to monitor and gather millions of user data. They have circumvented almost every security control on the Internet for bulk data collection. When it is not possible for them to […]