Secret Services Issues Warning to Hospitality Industry, Now What?
July 25, 2014, Dan Fritsche, Practice Director, Coalfire Labs
The U.S. Secret Service has issued an advisory to the hospitality industry to be on alert for keyloggers on the computers in the business center. Whether your hotel received this advice or not, this is something that will undoubtedly affect your business in the near future. We’ve put together this brief guide on reacting to the advisory.
Please make sure you have offline backups
June 11, 2014, Adam Sarote, Director, Coalfire
This ransomware has hit not only personal computers, but also organizations, including a town in New Hampshire. This particular attack was carried out when an employee opened a seemingly legitimate email attachment, once again reminding us of the ever-present danger of social engineering. Read more
The Top 3 Security Issues in Federal Cloud Computing
April 17, 2014, Rob Barnes, Director, Federal Practice
A journalist recently asked me for my top three pressing concerns related to Federal cloud security. Here are a few points I had to offer up.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark
April 01, 2014, Craig Billado, Forensic Analyst, Coalfire Labs
This month movie-goers around the world will flock (possibly two-by-two) to see Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’—a silver-screen adaptation of the timeless biblical story, starring Russell Crow and Jennifer Connelly . Whether one interprets the flood narrative literally or figuratively, this fact remains: the time to prepare for disaster is not after the fact but beforehand. This is true whether the calamity is divine or human in origin.
War on Passwords? Check with Your QSA First!
March 14, 2013, Matt Getzelman, PCI Practice Director
Passwords have long been the workhorse of user authentication schemes, and many security experts are speaking out on the need for more effective controls. It seems like hardly a week goes by when we don’t see a password breach in the news.