Is Whitelisting a Good Security Practice?

Whitelisting has been for sure a relatively standard and sometimes as a hardening security measure but it depends how we implement and maintain it and where it is initially enforced.  Whitelisting could be against you if setup at the wrong spot or with inadequate supportive elements. I highly recommend whitelisting behavior rather than whitelisting elements […]

Vendor Risk Assessment: Hassle or Blessing?!

A Security Questionnaire, RFI, VRA (Vendor Risk Assessment), VR Management…helps customers identify and evaluate the risks of using a vendor’s product or service. Performing such a review is sometimes mandatory based on the industry (e.g. healthcare). During this standard business process, customer collects written information about security capabilities of a supplier and you could barely […]

The Only Reason A System Has Not Been Hacked!

Real hackers do not randomly find a flaw in a system. There is a systematic approach to hack a system! Regardless of size and type of an online entity and its online presence, a giant company with ten thousand of employee, or a home user of the Net, the only reason a system (may) have […]

One Strategy to Win the Cyber-security Battle: Change the Focus!

Sales pitch force us to worry about things that are not so important; Change your mindset to win the battle!   “Battle” would not be the right term if we didn’t have a market full of competition to sell cybersecurity products rather than focusing on the right and real way of defense. In other words, focusing […]

Tools vs. Techniques

Operations fail by focusing on tool rather than technique! In context of information technology, with all primary operations like Systems administration, Patching and updating, Backup and replication, Malware protection…and all related sub-tasks, focus on Tools is an enemy of the process! Defining, developing or choosing a technique in advance is crucial to an IT operation. […]