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Breakdown of the Common Criteria (and How It Applies to WAFs)

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation, or more commonly known as Common Criteria, are a set of guidelines for validating the quality of security of Information Technology (IT) products. As a globally recognized set of “standards,” it helps give buyers assurance of the strict levels of integrity applied in the specification, implementation, and […]

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TrickBot: The Picky Malware

It’s often assumed that malware is created to spread to as many recipients, as quickly as possible. With email and social media being the main channels for the spread, you might think that malware infects its victims randomly. However, that’s not always the case. Some malware go after the big fish, targeting only a specific […]

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Biometrics in Action: Where Are Popular Forms of Authentication Being Used?

We’ve discussed the differences between two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) in a blog post over at Cloudbric, and one of the differentiating factors discussed was inherence factors. Inherence factors are criteria that relate to “something you are,” and therefore include identifiable biometric characteristics — iris scans, fingerprints, voice authentication all fall under this […]

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The Limitations of Website Security Plugins

If you’re a website owner, you’re probably using a myriad of plugins either to add additional functionalities to your website or simply enhance its aesthetics. You might even be using a security plugin on your site. However, though affordable and convenient, website security plugins may cause complications and may not even be protecting your site […]

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Why You Should Care About IoT Security

You might not be one of the two-thirds of Americans currently owning and utilizing IoT (Internet of Things) devices, so news on IoT security may not pique your interest or alarm you, but it should. IoT security affects you in more ways than you realize. With IoT quickly progressing, it’s not just the number of […]

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The Flaws with Detect and Respond

There has been a lot of discussion around Detect and Respond but there remains a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about this particular cyber security framework. Many companies hold the notion that perfect security isn’t achievable, and perhaps they’ve given up hope on blocking cyber attacks through preventive measures. Therefore, most flock to Detect and […]

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