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Mar 1st 2011, 14:15

The Art of PCI Compliance - Risk Assessment

Posted by Steven Fox
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), is “a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security.”  In other words, PCI provides a set of tactics to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data.  Great place to start – but it’s only part of the picture.  Applying them appropriately requires situational awareness and knowledge of the company’s core values and strategy.
This series explores Sun Tzu’s approach to assessing an army’s readiness for battle as applied to compliance requirements in support of business strategies.
Assess the Risk
“Regulations are not designed to handle the kinds of

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Feb 21st 2011, 13:31

Former U.S. President Clinton at RSA

Posted by Curtis Blount
At the close of RSA, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton closed the conference with his talk entitled “Embracing Our Common Humanity”. Unfortunately the speech wasn’t so much about Embracing Humanity (which we seem to have lost) and more about our responsibility as Security Professionals to be the Internet Police of the world ensuring that the Internet remain free. As we have all seen with the recent events in Egypt and now other parts of the Middle East, information must be allowed to flow freely. That freedom, however, does come with responsibility as President Clinton repeatedly stated “we must get back to reading and understanding the facts and not fall into Ideology”.
Overall the speech focused on the importance of making sure

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Feb 21st 2011, 11:00

RSA in a Nutshell

Posted by Curtis Blount
RSA 2011. Another rainy cold week in San Francisco. Being from the East Coast, I typically do not come west of the Mississippi for a Security Conference. With the CISO Summit in Orlando and INTEROP in New York, it’s basically same show, just a longer plane ride.
Being a 30 year veteran of the Information Security industry you become rather slighted to the “been there done that” mentality. So in attending RSA I had no preset expectations on the event in general. As I’ve transitioned more into a Strategy roll within Information Security I am more interested in “What’s Innovative”.
 The RSA Conference
If you are a veteran of the industry like me the vast majority of the topics and discussions were

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Feb 14th 2011, 18:33

Passwords Matter

Posted by Glenn Moore
Day 1 of RSA is in full swing, and I've already learned some great information.  One of my favorite topics these days is best practices for passwords.  Last year I was a victim of password theft.  My personal Gmail account was hacked.  After a day of having my friends and acquaintances bombed with spam from my account, I vowed to do a better job with my passwords.
During a session this morning, I heard a great suggestion for creating a complex password that's difficult to hack and easy to remember.  There are three elements as follows:
1.  Pick a unique phrase that's memorable to you only.  Something like, "Bill's girlfriend is from Spain".  Now, take the first letter from each

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Jul 13th 2010, 15:03

Twitter, OAuth, Contests and More

Posted by Barry Chapman
So it has been a little while since I talked about anything website related, so I figured I would take this chance to do so and fill you in on some changes that have happened around here - along with some things that are in the works!
First and foremost, we have launched our new and improved Media section. To start with, this section will be supplying you with podcasts and webinars that are presented by ANX. It will be expanded in the future to accomodate related downloads (such as slides/powerpoints and the likes). There are also RSS feeds associated with these either as a combination, just webinars or just podcasts.
We have also opened this media up to anyone. You are not required to create an account on to download/subscribe to/view this media. However, by doing so, you

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