Posts Tagged ‘security’

Top 10 Security Threats

February 26th, 2011 Leave a comment
Top 10 Security Threats

The Internet is not a safe place. It is a war-torn wasteland; a landscape of viruses, script kiddies, hackers, and corporate spies out to gain access to the little oasis known only as your network. What’s a sysadmin to do? They say the first step to nullifying a threat is knowing it; let’s take a look at the top ten security threats facing sysadmins today! 1. Outdated Software By far one of the most dangerous threats to your network is outdated software. No matter how good your security policies are, or how well-informed your users are (though well-informed users will update their… View full post »

OWASP – the Open Web Application Security Project

November 9th, 2010 Leave a comment
OWASP - the Open Web Application Security Project

Web applications are difficult to secure. This is a well known fact. Hardly a day goes by that we do not hear a media story about a data security breach at some commercial site. Part of the challenge of securing web applications is that platforms can differ so much and the typical web application functions on multiple levels, protocols and software stacks. To help companies and developers with the tremendous task of securing web applications, OWASP was formed. OWASP or the Open Web Application Security Project is a global 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to making the… View full post »