I know everyone is writing, talking, and tweeting about COVID-19 these days. Please bear with me while I ramble a bit, sharing some thoughts and predictions of my own.
“Hardening” is a term used by IT professionals to describe various processes used to make computer systems more secure against different kinds of attacks.
In 2009 something happened that had never been done before in the history of computer malware. A digital weapon was released with the express purpose of attacking specific machines and causing them to fail, sometimes spectacularly.
RC4 is a stream cipher and variable length key algorithm, and it was once the go-to cipher suite for web encryption. Then someone figured out how to break it.
Some people think shopping online means retail stores will become a thing of the past. I have a dissenting opinion.
In 2019, the operating system market is valued at around $36B USD. That includes desktop, mobile, and enterprise OSs.
Most people don’t think twice about copy/pasting a ginormous web link into an email or social media post.
But they should!
As a SANS Subject Matter Expert, I often get asked for tips on how to pass GIAC certification exams. Here are some tips I have learned.