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Tag Archives: vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity—Eliminating Vulnerabilities and Weaknesses at the Source: A Comparison with Malaria … and Ebola

– It has always bothered me that infosec professionals spend so much of their time chasing around after threats and vulnerabilities, many of which could have been avoided if only suitable requirements, design and hygiene had been observed at the outset. While this might seem like a simple concept,…

Cybersecurity from the Safety Engineer’s Perspective

– The February 2014 issue of CACM (Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery) has a thought-provoking “Inside Risks” column by William Young and Nancy G. Leveson with the title “An Integrated Approach to Safety and Security Based on Systems Theory – Applying a more powerful…

Sharkbots, InfoSec and Paranoia

– From time to time, you read an article and come across a phrase or sentence or two that strikes you as very a propos information security even though the phrase or sentences are describing a completely different situation. So it was when I read Michael Kaplan’s article “Sharkbot: The machine…

PCI DSS Position on Patching May Be Unjustified

– Verizon Business recently posted an excellent article on their blog about security patching. As someone who just read The New School of Information Security (an important book that all information security professionals should read), I thought it was refreshing to see someone take an…