Opinion

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Antivirus Software is dying. What will replace it?

In this industry perspective, Dan Larson of the firm CrowdStrike argues that antivirus software is becoming less effective at stopping damaging cyber attacks, but that companies need to look before they leap when replacing it. 

Five years ago today we posted our first blog entry! A lot has changed...

Security Ledger Turns 5!

I’m not much of one for milestones and the record will show that I’ve rarely taken the occasion to note significant Security Ledger dates. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve never noted them. But October 2nd marks what I consider an important one: the fifth anniversary of our first blog post. On October 2, 2012, this blog went live with a post on the VOHO watering hole attacks. That makes today – October 2, 2017, Security Ledger’s 5th birthday! So much has happened in the intervening years – and much remains the same. Sadly, we haven’t beat watering hole attacks, though maybe we talk about them less than we used to. The last five years have seen this blog focus more and more on the security of our physical world and the many, intelligent devices that inhabit it.  That has proven to be a very rich seam […]

Susan Mauldin, who retired as Equifax's Chief Security Officer, has come under fire for her undergraduate and graduate music degrees. But is that really the issue?

Opinion: when they say your major is a problem, what they mean is your gender is a problem

In-brief: Talking about Susan Mauldin’s music degree is a socially acceptable way for men to vent about a woman who they don’t feel belongs in their workplace – especially not in a senior role.

Equifax said the breach of its network and theft of data on 140 million individuals has cost the company $87 million so far.

Inside the Equifax Hack, Facebook’s Problem with Authoritarianism & ASPertise harnesses Asperger’s Syndrome

In-brief: In this week’s podcast, Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts talks with noted security researcher Robert “RSnake” Hansen about the data breach at Equifax and why the company’s response to it was so lacking. Also: Chris Sumner of the Online Privacy Foundation talks about why Facebook is a killer app for information operations and we talk to the president of ASPertise: a consulting firm by and of professionals with Aspergers and Autism spectrum disorders. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More

The Spectrum of Mobile Risk: Protecting Your Corporate Data

The Spectrum of Mobile Risk: Protecting Your Corporate Data

In-brief: organizations need to better understand mobile risks if they want to protect critical data, writes Aaron Cockerill of the firm Lookout.