Tag Archives: IDS

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR SECURITY DEVICES ARE HIPAA COMPLIANT

By Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor, Partner Would you be surprised to learn that there is no HIPAA requirement that tells organizations to use a firewall? How about an intrusion detection system (IDS)? Nope. And no requirements for a data loss prevention tool (DLP) either, or a proxy server, or even a security information and event […]

9 QUICK TIPS TO IMPROVE WEAK AUTHENTICATION

Over years of penetration testing, HALOCK has seen some enduring security vulnerabilities. They are so common, in fact, that we have come to expect to see them in the field. Many information security breaches occur because authentication vulnerabilities permit unauthorized access to applications, systems and data. If you were to follow these tips, our penetration […]

NEXT-GEN MALWARE DEFENSE

‘Malware’ has come a long way. 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 such Advanced Malware […]