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As the internet has changed, so have our lives. We no longer just dial up to find that “you’ve got mail,” instead we stay constantly connected through our phones, tablets, and computers. We are now in the age of never leaving home without a device, and being connected to the internet at all times. Some can’t even imagine going out of range.
These devices that are with us at all times are our own personal Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices can be baby monitors, home entertainments systems, home security systems, or even a refrigerator fully equipped with a video camera so we can check whether we have milk or not.
Vance Baker presented us with Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) Security earlier this year that provides some really good advice for creating a safe IoT environment. I know what you may be saying: “If I follow the advice given,... read more >
The age old problem of determining how to identify and mitigate risk has certainly been something organizations have struggled with for many years.
How do you protect your organization? What tools are the best in the marketplace? What tools are good enough and work with my budget? What is my long term plan and how do I get there?
All the above questions are something we deal with every day, but there is also another constant that we often overlook, our people — education about threats and how to address them on the front line.
Let’s face it, people are vulnerable and will always be. So much so, that the National Cyber Security Alliance dedicated a whole week to educating everyone on the culture of cyber security in the workplace during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
We need to invest in technologies to help overcome our compulsive... read more >
Another Wednesday, another war story. As a Senior Security Consultant here at NTT Security, I am constantly performing assessments on-site for our clients. At a recent on-site social engineering and physical security assessment, we exploited some vulnerabilities that could easily have been avoided with the right security measures in place.
Also, as many of you are aware, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The theme for this week is STOP. THINK. CONNECT, however, I’d like to change it to fit the theme of my blog: STOP. THINK. FACT CHECK. As I’ve said in previous war stories, always ask questions and check that the person is who they say they are. And no matter how nice someone may look or act, always fact check. Use your instincts and don’t let someone with seemingly legitimate credentials fool you.Assessment Background
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Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016! NTT Security is very excited to celebrate this year as an official NCSAM Champion. NCSAM is celebrated every October by raising awareness and ensuring safe practices online. The month is dedicated to continuing cyber education and keeping the digital world secure, which NTT Security takes very seriously with our employees and clients. NTT Security has very educational blogs discussing every day security such as social media, travel, IoT, smartphones and more. These blogs can help protect and keep your family, friends and co-workers, yourself and your devices safe online.
NCSAM is not only for personal education and... read more >
Tips to keep your family safe and secure online
I can say without a doubt that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the feeling of fall, the pumpkin carving, the apple cider, the delicious candy, the crazy costumes and the ability to really scare someone for one night a year.
I used to love being scared, and scaring those in return. Although, that all changed this year. My two kids, who are 7 and 8, are now getting to the age where they are starting to use computers, apps, and the dreaded Internet. My son is exceptionally advanced when it comes to technology as well, which doesn’t help. This is the scariest thing I have experienced in quite some time — knowing what it is like in cyberspace and all the... read more >