Symantec Password Survey

Symantec published the results of a survey regarding password habits of people who read their Security Response Weblog. Nearly 450 readers responded. As you readers of a security blog, their responses probably are far from the norm. Links: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/password-survey-results Not surprisingly, the respondents have a lot of passwords. 66 percent report having more than 10 …

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Telecommuting Security

After the February snow storms in the DC area there was a plethora of articles advocating the expansion of telecommuting in the Federal Government. The contractors that support the government didn’t close doors. They continued to work because many of their employees already work remotely in structured and unstructured telecommuting. Telecommuting brings new security risks. …

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SEPM Upgrade Travails

Last night I started upgrading Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.4 to 11.0.5. I’ve been doing these upgrades since 7.0.1 and they rarely go smoothly this one did not disappoint. As with most of these debacles, the development server upgraded without an issue. The production server looked like it installed cleanly until I went to start the …

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Mozy and Flight 1549

We’re all familiar with the story of Flight 1549’s landing in the Hudson River. This week’s Mozy newsletter told a story of two sets of Jones (sorry, obscure Big Tent Revival reference). One man performed backups by copying files from one computer to another. He also used USB drives. The second man used online backup …

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Shmoocon 2009 Day 1

The next three posts will contain my notes from Shmoocon. This post contains notes from each session I attended on day 1. I’m not trying to necessarily reconstruct the notes into a coherent thought. Hopefully it will be somewhat readable. Opening Remarks by Bruce Potter People are getting owned a lot. Trends Increased success in …

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Get Healthy Plan for Small Business

Greg Playle’s article “The Seven Week Get Healthy Plan for Small Business” in this months ISSA Journal (ISSA Membership Required) outlines 7 security steps for small businesses to consider. One of my friends recently received a telephone call from his doctor asking if he had an appointment. An upgrade of the appointment system had gone …

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