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 This blog takes the issue of enterprise security head-on, challenging outdated thinking and bringing a pragmatic, business-aligned, beyond the tools perspective … so follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit and remember that tools alone don’t solve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)

WebMail + HTTPS - How Difficult Can It Be?

Given the extreme hyper-focus on session theft through packet capture and replay (ahem, FireSheep!) in sites like Twitter and FaceBook, it's interesting to see how difficult it is (or if its even possible) to enable HTTPS throughout a popular, high-traffic site that we use every day.  I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised that the "big 3" (Microsoft Live Hotmail, Yahoo Webmail, and Google GMail) had implemented (or at least had published easy-to-do instructions for) HTTPS encryption throughout the site ...not just at the landing or login page.

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