Podcast: What Is Virtual Patching and How Can It Enhance Security

Posted on by cody woods

Virtual patching is a way of implementing a security policy to eliminate or mitigate a vulnerability. It is not actually patching, but is a way to do something quick and external to the application. Why not just use a patch? Sometimes there is no patch available and other times speed is of the essence. And, […]

Podcast: What Are SQL Injection Attacks?

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SQL Injection Attacks are a method for taking advantage of flaws in the way an application is written. In particular, they exploit application vulnerabilities that offer direct access to databases. Mike Shinn, CEO of Atomicorp, has employed SQL injections in cyber security Red Team exercises and built countermeasures that defend against them. In this week’s […]

Podcast: What the Equifax Hack Tells Us About Cybersecurity

Posted on by Charles Gold

The Equifax data breach quickly arose to become one of the most notorious in history. It was large. Over 147 million people had their financial records exposed to hackers. At least as of March 2018 that was the number. It has been revised upward a number of times and there could be more. The data […]

Podcast: What is a WAF and How Are They Different from Firewalls

Posted on by Charles Gold

Web application firewalls (WAFs) have become ubiquitous in our always connected, cloud-driven world. Any device that is exposed to the internet is vulnerable and WAFs can eliminate the risk of entire classes of attacks and vulnerabilities from ever threatening system security. However, not all WAFs and configurations are created equal. Good WAFs block what you […]