Audio Blog Post: Defensive Fuzzing and MSI’s Patent

What goes into getting a patent? The answer would be: a lot of work! Brent Huston, CEO and Founder of MicroSolved, Inc., talks with Chris Lay, Account Executive, about MSI’s first patent for HoneyPoint’s defensive fuzzing capability. In this audio blog post, you’ll learn:

  • What is the patent about?
  • What is defensive fuzzing?
  • What went into the patent process?

Grab a drink and take a listen. As always, let us know what you think!

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And don’t forget, you can follow Brent Huston on Twitter at @lbhuston and Chris Lay at @getinfosechere!

Audio Blog Post: MicroSolved Inc. Labs

Brent Huston, CEO and Founder of MicroSolved, Inc., talks with Chris Lay, Account Executive, about MicroSolved’s lab. In this audio blog post, you’ll learn:

  • Some of the things we’re testing now
  • The types of operating systems we’re testing
  • Brent’s favorite “testing” story

Grab a drink and take a listen. As always, let us know what you think!

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And don’t forget, you can follow Brent Huston on Twitter at @lbhuston and Chris Lay at @getinfosechere!

Audio Blog Post: Malware Trends

Brent Huston, CEO and Founder of MicroSolved, Inc., discusses with Chris Lay, Account Executive, the new malware trends and a new perspective needed in dealing with attacks. In this audio blog post, you’ll learn:

  • How language is making a difference
  • How the attackers are getting more clever
  • What infected USB keys are now doing
  • What is ‘Flame’?
  • What to do when you identify malware in your organization

Grab a drink and take a listen. As always, let us know what you think!

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And don’t forget, you can follow Brent Huston on Twitter at @lbhuston and Chris Lay at @getinfosechere!

Audio Blog Post: Spear Phishing

Brent Huston, CEO and Founder of MicroSolved, Inc., discusses with Chris Lay, Account Executive, the new trends with spear phishing. In this audio blog post, you’ll learn:

  • How traditional spear phishing has changed
  • The new approach attackers are now using
  • The LinkedIn password breach and how it could be used in phishing attacks
  • Some non-traditional spear phishing campaigns

Grab a drink and take a listen. As always, let us know what you think!

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Audio Blog Post: Twitter Favorites

We’re kicking off the week by talking about some of our favorite feeds on Twitter!

Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist for Microsolved, Inc., interviews Chris Lay, Account Executive and Mary Rose Maguire, Marketing Communication Specialist, about their favorite kinds of tweets. 

We like Twitter to keep up with other security professionals to discover what’s trending. It’s a great way to exchange quick information and alert others when a security issue arises. Plus, our #HITME stream through our MSI HoneyPoint Feed Twitter account has already helped other organizations by alerting them to suspicious activity caught on various ports.

If you’d like to follow the MSI crew, here we are:

Here are a few of our favorites we mentioned:

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Audio Blog Post: Moving Toward Detection in Depth

Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist for MicroSolved, Inc., explains how organizations need to move from a focus on prevention to detection.

Joined by MSI’s Account Executive Chris Lay and Marketing Communication Specialist Mary Rose Maguire, Brent maps out how an organization can get detective controls closer to the data and shows that IT departments can have a “payoff” if they pursue nuanced detection.

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Audio Blog Post: How to Safeguard Your Data From Credit Card Theft

Cybercriminals continue to seek new opportunities to steal credit card data, highlighted recently in the largest credit card theft seen in two years — a 1.5 million loss from Global Payments, a third-party processor of transactions for Visa and Mastercard.

What can companies do? Also, what can you do to protect your credit card data?

I sat down with Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist with MicroSolved, Inc. to discuss such questions. In this audio blog post, you’ll hear:

  1. The current state of identity theft
  2. Two primary ways credit cards get stolen
  3. Skimming as a preferred model for theft and how to prevent it
  4. Why being PCI-compliant is not a silver bullet

And more!

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Take a listen to this informative 15-minute interview and learn how you can protect your organization from data theft!

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Audio Interview with a CIO: Dual Control of Computers for Security

Recently, Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist for MicroSolved, had the opportunity to sit down with Dave, a CIO who has been working with dual control for network security. 

Brent and Dave talk about intrusion detection, dual control, and a few other information security topics, including these questions:

  • What is collusion and how can it pay off?
  • How does it work with dual control?
  • What are some dual control failures?

Click here to listen in and let us know what you think. Are you using dual control?

Audio Blog Post: How to Choose the Best Security Partner

In this audio post, Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist, interviews MSI’s Constance Matthews and Chris Lay about choosing the right security partner. Also discussed is MicroSolved’s backstory with the State of Ohio’s voting system and how clients benefit from MSI’s partnership philosophy.

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Audio Blog Post: Surface Mapping and Security

Brent Huston, CEO and Security Evangelist for MicroSolved, Inc. interviews Phil Grimes, Security Analyst.

Surface mapping is a highly useful strategy for evaluating a security environment. In this audio blog post, we talk about:

    • What Surface Mapping is
    • How MSI does it
    • Mobile platforms and the similarities and differences with testing them vs. other platforms
    • How to avoid becomeing complacent with your environment

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