OWASP Top Ten 2013 Updates

When an industry leader updates their flagship product, the technology community pays attention.  Any time Apple updates the iPhone, the tech media buzzes for months.  When Microsoft announced plans to update the Xbox, the gaming world debated ad nausum what could...

All Your SCADA Are Belong to Us

War is beginning.  Not in a galaxy far away, but to the industrial controls that make our life here on earth bearable.  Inside every electric utility, sewage processing site, nuclear plant, and other industrial sites there is a whole army of SCADA devices controlling...

Intrusion Prevention Endgame

All good things must come to an end.  In the late 90’s I was fortunate to be involved with the development of one of the first intrusion prevention systems (BlackICE).  It was a defining job for me since I learned so much working with the NetworkICE people, notably...
UTM v NGFW: A Single Shade of Gray

UTM v NGFW: A Single Shade of Gray

One of the things I enjoy is analyzing the language of the security industry. Language not only communicates ideas, but also intentions, aspirations, and fears. One of those words that I find fascinating “Next Generation Firewalls,” (NGFW). This blog first addressed...