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Virtualization, Containers and Other Sandboxing Techniques Should be on Your Radar Screen

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 16, 2013

  The idea of “sandboxing” potentially malicious content and applications isn’t new but interest in this type of approach on Windows desktops is growing. Further, the increasing variety of virtualization...

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This Just In: Signature-based Protection Ineffective Against Targeted Attacks

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 31, 2013

  Seriously, is anyone surprised? I’m sure you’ve seen the news about Chinese infiltration at the New York Times: According to the article: Over the course of three months,...

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Is Antivirus Obsolete?

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 13, 2012

I blogged about this question years ago, but a recent blog on CSO got me thinking once again. Has anything changed? Thoughts: 1) The question “Has antivirus outlived its value?”...

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Information Security and Big Data–Hype or Hope?

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 22, 2012

I been a proponent of the use of big data analytics techniques being applied to the next-generation of information security problems. Is there bound to be hype? Absolutely. That’s why...

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Getting Ready for Gartner’s 2012 Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Summits

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 21, 2012

I’ve been absent from my typical blogging routine getting my material finalized for two Gartner upcoming US-based summits in June 2012. The first is Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit...

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Intrusion Prevention Systems? We Need Intrusion Resilient Systems

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 3, 2012

I’ve blogged before about advanced threats that easily bypass our traditional protection mechanisms and reside undetected for extended periods of time on our systems. On one of the panels I...

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US Symposium Summary from a Security Perspective

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 24, 2011

Last week I attended Gartner’s US Symposium conference in Orlando. With 8,000+ attendees (25% of which were CIOs) and at least 1,000 more analysts, vendors and support staff, you can...

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Does Protecting Desktops Require a Different Vendor/Product than Protecting Servers?

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 29, 2011

I’ve made it a point over the past 6 months to ask clients if they are combining their endpoint protection platform contracts across desktops, laptops and servers. In most cases...

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Windows 8 Raises the Bar for Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 28, 2011

I’ve been out the past two weeks visiting with clients and have been meaning to summarize my impression of the upcoming Windows 8 (expected mid 2012) from a security point...

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The Single Most Important Way to Improve Endpoint Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 23, 2011

Run more of your Windows users without administrator rights. I’ve talked about this several times before – including here, here and here. While it may not be feasible to remove...

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