Month: March 2015

Luck isn’t a Cyber Security Strategy

March 17, 2015

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day that conjures up images of leprechauns and four-leaf clovers, which legend says can bring good fortune to those who find them. So today might be a good day to ask yourself this question: Are you relying on the luck of the Irish to keep your organization safe from…

Host Based Risk Scoring (Part 1): How do you calculate Risk?

March 9, 2015

Hey all! This is the first post in a series about the concepts of a Host Based Risk Scoring System. This is an idea I had a few years ago (Spring 2012), while doing a lot of testing of McAfee and Symantec host products. The work involved trying to determine how effective the products were against…

Cloud Security (Part 1): Passive Security Monitoring in RackSpace

March 9, 2015

This is Part 1 of our “Cloud Security” series, with a goal of setting up a simple passive security monitoring capability in the cloud. Future posts will show how to enable out-of-band management, as well as setting up the monitoring services themselves. Enjoy!