“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.
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 got asked for tips on how to pass GIAC certification exams. Here are some tips and tricks I have learned.
Cybersecurity folks claim to be better about their online hygiene than “normal” people… Ha!