Author Archives: HALOCK Security Labs


‘Malware’ has come a long way – next-gen malware. From merely annoyance applications coded by bored engineering students for notoriety all the way to professionally developed stealth applications for financial gains and stealing state secrets. According to Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, 69% of the breaches were attributed to malware infections. The business impact of […]

Password Facts & Tips for Secure Online Presences

Understand the importance of password safety. Every time Americans tune into the Nightly News and hear about the latest cyber attack, it sends millions of us to our computers to check and change our passwords.  That’s because while most of us know we should use a unique username and password combination for each and every […]

FUD in Information Security Employment

Security people sure have it good. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that in 2012, self-described information security professionals experienced 0.9% unemployment – a sliver of the roughly 8% national average. The Bureau projects 22% job growth in InfoSec by 2020. Granted, even the BLS admits their numbers aren’t to be taken as gospel, […]

So you’ve been hacked… now what?

The other day I met with an executive whose company had recently been hacked. He looks me in the eye and says, “It’s like I paid someone to punch me in the face…Repeatedly!” Getting breached is a huge pain that costs a lot of money, productivity, time and your reputation can suffer as well. The […]

4 Tips for Hiring the Best Information Security Talent

“How can we recruit and interview candidates, all of which state they are interested on the phone, yet astonishingly, call to cancel the face-to-face interview before it takes place? One by one, they explain that they have accepted another position. What is it with these information security people?! I have never seen anything like it.”

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