BYOD Survey Results: Employees are not playing it safe with company data
August, 2012, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Employers are seeing a drastic increase in the number of employees using personal smartphones and tablets in the office. This “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is causing headaches for the IT department and there is no stopping this trend. Due to the sensitive nature of company information often accessed on those devices, it has become a growing concern for small and large businesses alike.
Password Management: How many do you need to remember?
February, 2012, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
In today’s online world, the proliferation of usernames and passwords has resulted in a cottage industry springing up to meet the need to keep track of them in a secure manner. Software and hardware providers have developed a number of unique approaches to deal with this problem, but they all achieve the end goal of being a single credential that grants access to all your passwords.
Exercise your Incident Response Plan
November, 2011, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
So you’ve finally completed your Incident Response Plan. You’ve named your team, defined roles, documented standard operating procedures, and establishing escalation processes. Heck, you’ve even got training material. So now what?
Phishing Season: Spam on the rise
September, 2011, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Within the past two weeks there have been several reports on the increase in email spam, which can be directly correlated to an increase in phishing schemes and malware attacks. These attacks are frequently being delivered under the guise of legitimate business: they come in the form of shipment confirmations, credit card statements, and IRS alerts. They all request swift action to click a link or to read an attachment to address some pressing issue.