The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.

IT Security Professionals: Beware the Heartbleed Security Vulnerability!

First of all, kudos to┬áNeel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to Adam Langley <agl@chromium.org> and Bodo Moeller <bmoeller@acm.org> for preparing the fix. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used…

2015 – Ten Signs of a Great Penetration Tester

I have had the privilege of working with some great IT auditors, penetration testers (pen-testers), ethical hackers and social engineering experts. I have worked for them, worked with them and many have worked for me. Here are ten personality factors, skill assets, behavioral nuances and simple things to look for in beefing up your security…

This IT Security Tester Has To Eat – Especially Great Mexican Food in Manchester, NH circa 2014

“The ONLY good Mexican food in NH. Moved here from AZ (where Mexican foods on every corner) & this is the only place that reminds me of the food at home!”

Hackers accelerate their efforts and morph their techniques - what we can do. A short list of things to consider.

IT security, aka, protecting your company from hackers, has morphed rapidly.

As the world has changed and new technology has emerged there are newer concepts and terms that business owners and managers need to intimately understand. IT security threats have never been more prolific and advanced. While the days of hard drives and desktop computers is hardly over there has been quite the paradigm shift in…