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Apple’s iOS 7 is a Significant Step Forward

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 14, 2013

From a security perspective, I’ve been keeping a close eye on iOS and Android. From what I’ve seen so far, iOS 7 is a significant step forward. To get deeper...

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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: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/technology/chinese-hackers-infiltrate-new-york-times-computers.html 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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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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Next-gen Context Aware Intrusion Prevention

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 13, 2011

Context-aware security is the use of supplemental information to improve security decisions at the time the decision is made. The goal? More-accurate security decisions capable of supporting more-dynamic business and...

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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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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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Full Drive Encryption is not just for Laptops

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 22, 2011

I’ve had two discussions with clients today already on the role of full drive encryption ( FDE technologies such as Microsoft’s BitLocker, McAfee Total Protection, Sophos/Utimaco, Symantec PGP, Check Point,...

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