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Understanding and Fixing the Heartbleed Vulnerability »

Now that you know that Heartbleed is potentially exposing your secure systems to malicious hackers, you need to know what to do about it. Not only does that mean you need to secure your systems (even the ones you don’t yet know use Open SSL), but you also need to be able to understand … Read More »


Universities Remain a Rich Target for Hackers »

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April 9, 2014:  In 2013, HALOCK Security Labs noted information security vulnerabilities at colleges and universities along with numerous challenges that plague these institutions across the United States.  More breaches may come to light if higher education institutions do not rethink their security measures.
Just this year, hackers have been successful in … Read More »


“The Walking Dead” and Windows XP »

The IT world is preparing for one of its highest profile deaths on April 8th, 2014. Microsoft will be discontinuing security updates and technical support for Windows XP and its variants. Microsoft will not mourn, as their call to action is to migrate off of one of its most popular consumer operating systems in … Read More »


Network Penetration Testing: What’s the Ideal Frequency to Conduct Pen Tests? »

Some companies test once a year.  Some test several times a year.  So what frequency is correct for your organization?  Well that all depends on how frequently your environment changes and other unique factors affecting your organization. When determining how often to conduct network penetration tests, consider the following:

Does the environment change … Read More »


The Security Agent »

If you work in the information security industry go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. In 2012 information security professionals enjoyed one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. In my line of work I often come … Read More »

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