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Alien Harry Solomon (AKA French Stewart) experienced minor convulsions whenever the chip implanted in his brain started to transmit an "Incoming message from the Great Big Head" in the TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun. How 1990s! The March 2012 South by... Read More
| Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Information Assurance Blog

This week we are taking a slight diversion from our DevOp series and focusing instead on the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  Verizon recently published its 2015 Compliance Report.  While the report...
Security breaches continue to be on the rise and it’s costing businesses in a big way. Last year alone, we saw several massive breaches; including Target, Home Depot and UPS, indicating that IT security is still a huge...
  This is the second in a multi-part blog series regarding DevOps and the tools typically used to achieve its objectives.  As the DevOps methodology has gained significant traction in the IT industry, it is crucial that...
  Over the past year, Qualys (where I’m employed as the CISO) discovered serious weaknesses in the Schneider Electric ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway, an administrative interface used to manage industrial controls systems,...
  "Learning is experience; everything else is just information." (Albert Einstein) The gap between the number of cybersecurity professionals required by all organizations, and the number with the multiple years of experience...
  While attending a security conference, one of the presenters was asked what certifications he held. After answering, he then asked, “What does it really matter? Where is the value in certifications?” Before I provide the...