Month: January 2018

A Look at Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre have been predictably making waves in the industry, and the vendor responses have been scattered and, in some cases, haphazard. The latest patches from Intel cause increased system reboots; Microsoft had to halt patches for AMD systems, as systems were rendered unbootable. Ubuntu Linux has also had a patch reverted due to systems being unbootable. The overall fix is changing the processor architecture, which likely won’t happen for a number of years. As a brief introduction…


Happy Streams - Paul's Security Weekly #543

Diana Kelley and Ed Moyle of Security Curve join us for an interview! Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Infosec and Senior Instructor at the SANS Institute joins us for another interview! In the news, fingerprinting digital documents, Skype finally getting end-to-end encryption, Apple set to patch yet another macOS password security flaw, and more on this episode of Paul's Security Weekly! Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/Episode543 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for…


We Rock This Thing - Enterprise Security Weekly #75

This week, Matt Alderman joins Paul to interview Marci McCarthy, CEO and President of T.E.N. & CEO and Chairman of ISE®! Marci has over 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience! In the news, we have updates from Bitglass, WhiteHat, and Twistlock! Matt Alderman talks container security with Paul, and more on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly!   Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/ES_Episode75   Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the…


Firewall, Protected?

We have a firewall, we're protected, right?   Network security breaches are grabbing headlines routinely. In my dialogs with executives on the subject, they are predictably on high alert, increasingly worried about the financial impact of an attack and worried about incident exposure in the media while struggling to find skilled security personnel.  I hear this question often, "we have a firewall and we bought market leading technology; we're protected, right?"  I think the answer lies within…