Posts Tagged ‘vulnerabilities’

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 Outdated Software By far one of the most dangerous threats to your network is outdated software.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 »

Understanding Database Vulnerabilities

March 11th, 2010 Leave a comment
Understanding Database Vulnerabilities

Database is one of the most integral components of any system, and keeping data both secure and accessible is a demanding task every business is facing today. One of the more recent trends in enterprise security has been the movement away from protecting the perimeter of the network to protecting data at its source. Today’s corporate environment must provide access to data not only to its employees, but also to partners and customers located on separate networks, potentially thousands of miles away. In order to protect the database system, one must first understand its vulnerabilities. In general, database… View full post »