Security Tools

November 15, 2018

The value in vulnerability assessments: closing gaps to improve security

Vulnerability assessments usually involve using automated tools such as Nessus or Qualys to carry out a passive scan of an organisation’s systems. The process produces a […]
May 23, 2018

The answer’s in the question: risk assurance that’s ready-made for a regulator

Regulators and auditors expect us to have all kinds of controls in place to manage information security. Standards like ISO 27001 or frameworks like the CIS […]
September 8, 2014

Passwords: Microsoft Likes Them Easy, Google Prefers Them Pronounceable

Back in July Microsoft researchers suggested that simple passwords may be suitable for the majority of user accounts, based around their studies which showed the majority […]
June 9, 2008

Security Checklists

One of the problems many systems administrators face when securing their networks, systems and/or applications is knowing how to make them secure.  Below are two useful resources […]
February 20, 2008

Secunia PSI Vulnerability Tool- Spotting the Weakest Link

One of the key challenges facing us in protecting our systems is ensuring they are patched to the latest levels to prevent exploitation using new vulnerabilities.  […]
November 6, 2007

Free Web Application Security Testing Tool from Microsoft

One of the highlights of the RSA Europe Conference was meeting with a very interesting gentleman who works for Microsoft.  Simon Rose Femerling works with the Microsoft […]