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United States Health Department Updates HIPAA Guidelines

It comes as no surprise to information technology security professionals that data leaks and privacy issues can occur at virtually any level of an organization including business associates, contractors, subs-contractors and outsourced firms like payroll and billing. With this, it is has been a long time coming that the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Post by Morey Haber January 25, 2013
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Most Versions of Android have SMiShing Vulnerability

Researchers at NC State University have discovered a vulnerability that allows a zero-permission App to fake SMS messages and thus lead to potential SMS Phishing (or SMiShing).   By creating fake SMS messages from legitimate looking sources, a mal-ware app could fool a user into clicking on a link to a rogue site with the intension of…

Post by Bobby DeSimone and Scott Ellis November 5, 2012
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Privilege Identity Management – A Help Desk Perspective

Help desk technicians within a company are the first line of defensive for a new project or system problem. Most of the time, they are informed and trained that users will be getting a new piece of security software. The solution, in this case, is called Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and is designed to manage authenticated permissions…

Post by Morey Haber October 12, 2012
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How important is Android 4 to BYOD?

Android 4 (so far dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich for 4.0.x or Jelly Bean for 4.1.x) is a significant upgrade to the user experience adding in many refinement and features.  For enterprises dealing with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, some of these upgrades can be a double-edged sword.

Post by Scott Ellis September 19, 2012
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New Integration of Retina CS & PowerBroker Windows to Provide Context-Aware Privilege Management

Every day there are new vulnerabilities being discovered that can be used to compromise your organizations computing environment.

Post by Peter McCalister September 16, 2012
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Retina Now Offers Custom Audits for Android Devices

When a marketing buzz word sticks like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), it is inevitable to see it everywhere in an effort to capitalize on the momentum; blogs, literature, SEO, social media, etc. In the past, we have seen great terms like “ecosystem”, “framework”, and my personal favorite “distributed computing”, rise and fall in marketing….

Post by Morey Haber May 16, 2012
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Android Handset Makers – Adding Value or Vulnerabilities?

So many things in life can cause perception to over take reality and one great example of that is as it relates to Google’s Android security. Android itself is a very robust and security minded operating system backed by one of the best security research teams in the business. One of the big things that…

Post by The eEye Research Team October 10, 2011
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