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Vanish: Email that Disappears After Sending - A Review
By A. Lizard
Oct 1, 2009
Technology expert A. Lizard offers a how-to on Vanish, software the makes your files disappear forever.
Software [In]security: BSIMM Begin
By Gary McGraw, Sammy Migues
Sep 24, 2009
Gary McGraw introduces BSIMM Begin, a Web-based study focused on 40 of the 110 activities covered in the full Building Security In Maturity Model.
Locking Down a Shared or Public PC with SteadyState
By Eric Geier
Aug 28, 2009
Eric Geier helps you discover how the free Microsoft SteadyState utility can help secure and manage a multiuser PC.
Software [In]security: Attack Categories and History Prediction
By Gary McGraw
Aug 25, 2009
Software security expert Gary McGraw describes how to divide attacks into four categories — and predict the attacks of tomorrow.
What Is Surreptitious Software?
By Christian Collberg, Jasvir Nagra
Aug 11, 2009
Christian Collberg and Jasvir Nagra discuss the basic techniques used to protect secrets stored in software.
Software [In]security: Moving U.S. Cybersecurity Beyond Cyberplatitudes
By Gary McGraw
Jul 16, 2009
Gary McGraw discusses how the current U.S. administration needs to make some important progress on cybersecurity rather than simply offering more platitudes.
Tips to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network
By Eric Geier
Jul 10, 2009
Eric Geier points out important steps beyond encryption to secure your home Wi-Fi network.
Top 10 Social Engineering Tactics
By Andrew Whitaker
Jun 11, 2009
Andrew Whitaker explains some of these common social engineering tactics used today to gain unauthorized access or acquire confidential information.
Online Security: A Quest to Be One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys
By Linda Leung, Jamey Heary
May 29, 2009
Linda Leung interviews security expert Jamey Heary about network security and the world of "white hats" versus "black hats."
Deploying Disney: How Social Engineers Take Advantage of Childhood Lessons
By Chris Nickerson
May 20, 2009
Security consultant Chris Nickerson points out that teaching from animated characters may make it easier for social attackers to get at your mind.
Information Security Bookshelf, Part 2 (2009 Edition)
By Ed Tittel
May 18, 2009
Ed Tittel compiles a collection of pointers to useful and informative books on information security, part 2 of 2.
Information Security Bookshelf, Part 1 (2009 Edition)
By Ed Tittel
May 8, 2009
Ed Tittel compiles a collection of pointers to useful and informative books on information security.
Passwords: So Important, Yet So Misused
By John Traenkenschuh
May 1, 2009
Microsoft MVP and CISSP-ISSAP John Traenkenschuh illustrates basic password best practices.
Software [In]security: Software Security Comes of Age
By Gary McGraw
Apr 16, 2009
Gary McGraw details the continued growth of the software security industry, even in the face of worldwide recession.
Advertising and Embedded Content
By Greg Conti
Apr 14, 2009
Greg Conti explores the risks associated with embedded content by focusing on Google’s advertising network and Google Analytics.
Chained Exploits: Discover What Your Boss Is Looking At
By Andrew Whitaker, Keatron Evans, Jack B. Voth
Apr 10, 2009
Learn how to spy on your boss' net surfing habits — and protect yourself and your network from similar exploits.
Are Private-Sector Organizations Responsible for Failing to Plan for Natural Disasters? (Part 1 of 3)
By Leo Wrobel, Sharon Wrobel
Mar 16, 2009
If you're the company's disaster-recovery planner, and you're caught unprepared for a natural disaster, are you at fault?
Top 5 Security Resolutions for New PCs
By Randy Nash
Jan 28, 2009
Randy Nash discusses common security practices we should all follow when setting up new gear.
Wherever You Go, There They Are: The Perils of Cross-Site Tracking
By Greg Conti
Jan 23, 2009
Greg Conti examines the practice of cross-site tracking and offers ways to block, or at least minimize, it.
Software [In]security: Top 11 Reasons Why Top 10 (or Top 25) Lists Don’t Work
By Gary McGraw
Jan 13, 2009
Gary McGraw explains why there’s more to software security than watching the bug parade march by.

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