Monthly Archives: January 2016

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The Importance of Finding All Vulnerabilities on Your Web Applications

Many businesses understand that it’s important to properly manage their web application security. But in truth, it goes far beyond the need to simply “avoid being hacked”. There are often serious liabilities associated with the failure to properly manage your security. Unfortunately, many of those liabilities are an afterthought. Until of course, there is a

Latest Report Points to a 45% Increase in Web Application Attacks

A few weeks back Alert Logic released their latest cloud security report. The report highlights the current rise in web application attacks. In short it states “‘Businesses with a large volume of online customer interactions are targeted for web application attacks in order to gain access to sensitive customer & financial data". This 45% increase

Identifying open ports – An important step to securing your perimeter

Locking the doors and windows to your house won’t stop someone from getting in if they are really determined. However, it is still a lot harder than opening an unlocked door or window. Breaking into a locked house, takes a lot more time and typically when someone forces their way in, they are bound to

January 11th, 2016|Network Security|

Vulnerabilities in the headlines: 2015

Linux Kernel Vulnerability and how to fix it A flaw in the Linux Kernel has made big news lately, labelled as a local privilege escalation vulnerability. In fact, the company ‘Perception Point’ which released news of the flaw is under criticism as after reporting it to the Linux kernel maintainers, who were then developing a

January 8th, 2016|Cyber Security|

Security Scorecard Survey Shows Retail Seriously Under performing in Web Application Security

While not being in the worst performing sector for security, retail is one of the biggest targets for attackers and a number of breaches hit the headlines in 2015, the most well known being chain store Target. As retailers process a large volume of payments, they are an obvious target for the theft of financial