Category Archives: Security Training, Awareness and Reports

Security related awareness, training and reports, including learning sources and events etc.

OpenWrt, an alternative for improving network security at home with firewall and web proxy

Introduction OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be loaded into many wireless routers by replacing the original firmware with OpenWrt firmware. The picture below shows 2 such routers, together with Raspberry Pi on the right for comparison. My interest … Continue reading

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Reference sources for privacy laws

There are at least 3 freely available books that provide information about privacy laws in different countries. These are good references in pdf format. Baker & McKenzie’s Global Privacy Handbook (800p) (online version) see also related online tool Global Privacy … Continue reading

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Test: ONVIF IP Camera

ONVIF is recent standard for security IP cameras. Due to the standard, it should be easier to integrate these cameras into a surveillance solution. From ONVIF site: The ONVIF specification defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between … Continue reading

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Android 6 and new privacy related settings

Android version 6, Marshmellow, has adopted a new run-time permission system that is available to the users. Permissions are divided into permission groups and users can modify permissions per application. It is possible to see how many applications are allowed … Continue reading

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Insider Threat Report, 2015 by Vormetric

Vormetric has published a set of documents as part of the Vormetric 2015 Insider Threat Report. The research has been conducted by Harris Poll and analyzed by Ovum. Some short extracts are shown below. Worth to have a look. The … Continue reading

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2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, reports conducted by Ponemon and sponsored by IBM

From IBM X-Force Research page IBM is proud to sponsor the tenth annual Cost of Data Breach Study, the industry’s gold-standard benchmark research independently conducted by Ponemon Institute. This is another interesting source of information when comparing your organization to … Continue reading

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Cloud Information Governance: Data Security Study, by Ponemon

Safenet has sponsored a survey called “The Challenges of Cloud Information Governance: A Global Data Security Study“. The purpose of the survey is very interesting: The purpose of this research is to focus on how organizations are putting confidential information … Continue reading

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