Following the Wh1t3 Rabbit - Practical Enterprise Security

Enterprise Security organizations often find themselves caught between the ever-changing needs of the agile business, and the ever-present, ever-evolving threats to that business. At the same time – all too often we security professionals get caught up in “shiny object syndrome” which leads us to spend poorly, allocate resources unwisely, and generally de-couple from the organization we’re chartered to defend. Knowing how to defend begins with knowing what you’ll be defending, why it is worth defending, and who you’ll be defending from… and therein lies the trick. This blog takes the issue of enterprise security head-on, challenging outdated thinking and bringing a pragmatic, business-aligned, beyond the tools perspective … so follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit and remember that tools alone don’t solve problems, strategic thinkers are the key.

Rafal (Principal, Strategic Security Services)

The FireSheep Dilemma - "Encrypt Everything"?

The super-hype around FireSheep has died down a little now, and I think it's time to write about some of the things that stay behind in the wake of such a revelation

 

If the release of FireSheep has done nothing else - it has certainly demonstrated to people that HTTP (encryption) is necessary well beyond the login page. Sounds easy enough right?  Just "SSL the whole site"?

 

Actually, no.  It's not that simple.  So to quote my favorite British show and Jeremy Clarkson "...but there's a problem".

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