Many business principals find the whole issue of organizational security rather esoteric and are generally reluctant to allocate resources to it unless they can see a return on their investment. At the same time, technical staff charged with managing organizational security often find themselves fighting an uphill battle because, without the appropriate resources, they can’t do their jobs. As a result, both parties fall into a reactive rather than a proactive role, responding to incidents only when they affect critical operations.
Given the serious Heartbleed bug discovered in OpenSSL, you may wonder if your OpenSSH installation is safe. Fortunately, despite the similar name and the fact that OpenSSH uses some portions of OpenSSL, the Heartbleed bug is not directly affected by Heartbleed, as it does not use any functions related to the TLS protocol.
A Problematic Shortage
It seems like there is a new cyberthreat announced every day, and that may actually be the case. According to security services provider Symantec, last year saw a 62 percent increase in data breaches, and 2.5 billion records have been exposed in malicious incidents over the past five years. This may be due to the worsening shortage of IT security professionals which, according to estimates from Cisco, has reached one million people.
Spam and Malware are so prevalent in email these days that some sort of filtering is usually necessary for enterprise email. Services such as Google's Postini simplify this task by offloading it to the cloud.
In a Microsoft-sponsored skills gap study, IDC examined the correlation between the growth of cloud computing and the need for certified, trained, "cloud-ready" professionals to provide support for a rapidly changing technology environment.
If you often have to use your mouse or keyboard to scroll though long documents looking for one particular section, then you know how tedious it can be to continuously move your document’s scroll bar up and down, or to page up and down using the keyboard’s arrow keys. However, if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can page through documents automatically and hands-free. Here’s how to do it.
Congratulations to Pete Cortez of New Horizons San Antonio on being named one of EC Council's Instructors of the Year for 2011! The EC Council is a leading international certification body in information security and e-business.