D3tm4r's Blog – June 2011 Archive (3)

Local Government Blocks Anonymizing Services

Maybe you already have read the news: the local authority of the state of Niedersachsen in Germany seems to have blocked various anonymizing services such as Tor from accessing the state's websites.

The state office for statistics and communications technology stated that they have blacklisted several anonymizing services for security reasons, to better…

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Added by d3tm4r on June 20, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Infosec Sales Practices - the Good the Bad and the Ridiculous

I think I am a polite and forthcoming person. Most of the time.

So when a sales representative of a reputable and well-known security vendor calls me, I will most of the time listen to what they are offering, although I really don't appreciate cold-calling. I will first see if I can somehow verify the identity of the caller before even continue talking to him or her. Since the person already managed to get my phone number, I will allow him to send me an email with his contact…

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Added by d3tm4r on June 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Logging vs. Privacy, Data Protection Laws & Codetermination Regulations

Are you keeping track of how many organizations have been breached and their data stolen this week?

I stopped counting.

But it is very interesting to see how different organizations react to data breaches. Those who obviously don't have proper incident handling & response procedures mostly are hit much harder, detect the breach much later and in addition to that get very bad public reputation for it after the breach becomes public.

Those organizations who detect…

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Added by d3tm4r on June 16, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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