Hospitals and Passwords – Three Essentials for Securing Critical Equipment
Sep 19, 2014
I would have thought the safest and most-protected computer hardware in the world would be in hospitals. Seriously, if someone could hack an artificial heart, the consequences could be disastrous. Imagine my shock, then, when I read a Wired article about how easy it was to hack medical equipment found in hospitals! Perhaps I shouldn’t […]
Why Your Company Needs a Cyber Security Awareness Program.
Unawares (adv.: without being aware of a situation) I think every organization needs some sort of cyber security awareness program. There, I said it. I know some folks don’t think they help, but even if they help a little bit they are a valuable part of an organization’s overall cyber security strategy. Besides, you can’t […]
Droning On About Drones
I love the idea of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. They can be much safer than having a human on board in some situations (e.g. military combat). They are generally smaller than manned aircraft so they can be harder to detect. They are generally more fuel efficient. Also, as a kid I wanted a […]
NTP Reflection and DDoS
Sep 18, 2014
Let’s say a company runs a promotion for a free can of soup. And let’s say that 1000 of your friends decide to send the soup company your address instead of theirs. You would likely get 1000 cans of soup! Now consider that 10,000 people decided to use your address for their free soup… Unless […]
Is Your Wi-Fi Router a Chameleon?
Sep 17, 2014
Most of us have some kind of anti-virus and intrusion detection system on our home and business computers. (If you don’t, you should!) These systems work to prevent intrusions on our systems. We run them on workstations and servers and trust them to protect our networks against certain types of threats. But our embedded systems […]