Vulnerability Management Solutions are Flawed
Many organizations are unknowingly at risk of a devastating security breach.
Why? A false sense of security and misplaced faith in highly touted continuous scanning and monitoring tools. Today’s Enterprise organizations are being misled with regard to their security risk exposure, and are in serious danger of becoming victims of security breach events. The vulnerability management (VM) solutions and products that are central to every Enterprise information security program, and which are essential in gauging network security information risk, contain a serious “hidden” flaw which is now beginning to come to light.
Gordon MacKay, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) Chief Technology Officer, has released the white paper, Vulnerability Management Solutions are Flawed, Leaving your Enterprise at High Risk, that shows how the lack of proper advanced network endpoint correlation technology (reconciliation) may generate an inaccurate view of the organization’s security posture and create the opportunity for a devastating breach. Read Report
Mark Bell, Executive Vice President, Operations for Digital Defense, shares his insight into inconsistencies discovered in recent Microsoft patch releases and the impact it could have on the security of your organization.Read More
Digital Defense Named a “Leader” in Gartner’s Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Magic Quadrant
San Antonio, TX – October 20, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc. today announced that it has been named as a “Leader” for its SecurED® solution in Gartner’s recent research report, “Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors.”1 Gartner evaluated computer-based security training vendors and solutions using a proprietary scoring model based on their ability to execute, as well as the completeness of their vision.
Digital Defense Earns Center for Internet Security Certification
San Antonio, TX – October 16, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc. today announced that its Frontline 6.0 platform has received security software certification from the Center for Internet Security. Certification from CIS verifies that Frontline 6.0’s vulnerability management capabilities meet industry-accepted, internationally recognized secure configuration standards.
DDI Named Cool Appliance of the month by MBX Systems
MBX Systems, one of the fastest growing manufacturers of servicer appliances and embedded systems just named Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) as Cool Appliance of the Month. Read More.
Digital Defense Supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Free Resource Released to Help Organizations Bolster Security
The Dirty Dozen- Information Security Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
San Antonio, TX – October 01, 2014 – Recognizing the importance of information security and the need for increased awareness of security threats, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed security risk assessments, proudly supports October 2014 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. For this observance and to help businesses build a culture of security, DDI is kicking off their awareness campaign by offering a free guide detailing the “Dirty Dozen,” pairing common information security mistakes with actionable recommendations for addressing them to bolster organizational security. Covering issues such as garnering executive support and incorrectly equating compliance with security, the guide aims to help curtail the potential financial and reputational impact associated with a security breach.
Test Your Risk for the Shellshock Vulnerability
Are you vulnerable to a breach due to the “Shellshock" bug?
The “Shellshock" Bash vulnerability is a serious information security issue . It is a powerful attack affecting businesses of all sizes and industries. Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) has teams of vulnerability researchers and personal security analysts addressing concerns, mitigating risk and answering commonly asked questions.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of only 44 institutions in the nation designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Defense (CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Read More
Phishing Tops Lists of Concerns
Digital Defense, Inc., (DDI), a leading provider of managed information security risk assessments, announced the publication of the 2014 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices. Published for the consecutive second year, the report will also be available at the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) 37th Annual Educational Conference on Aug. 17–21. Read More
Phishing/Vishing tops list of highly ranked concerns
San Antonio, TX – August 13, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc., (DDI), a leading provider of managed information security risk assessments, announced the publication of the 2014 Study of the Legal Industry’s Information Security Assessment Practices. Published for the consecutive second year, the report will also be available at theInternational Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) 37th Annual Educational Conference on Aug. 17–21.
Digital Defense Vulnerability Data Refinery Capabilities Deemed Positive
Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a global security risk assessment provider, has released the final report of a Ponemon Institute commissioned study, Vulnerability Data Refinery Validation Study, that evaluates the market receptiveness to the company’s new security technology. The report follows the June release of the study’s preliminary findings which were disseminated during the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit and includes deeper context surrounding the findings.
Digital Defense, Inc.'s EVP/Chief Information Officer, Tom DeSot, shares his insight into the Google announcement that it will give higher priority to websites that use encrypted connections to keep their online visitors secure. Read More
With the release of the critical OpenSSL Heartbleed flaw and the impact it had on organizations and industries of all sizes, DDI’s Vulnerability Research Team is providing an examination of commonly seen critical security issues that could post a threat by affecting servers and damaging the overall security posture of the targeted organization. Download the Report Today
Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce website hacked and defaced by someone purporting to represent ‘Anonymous.’ Authorities doubt the hackers are who they claim to be. Read more:
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, Inc., shares his insight with the Houston Chronicle regarding theories on how Ground Control was hacked. Read More
...San Antonio security company Digital Defense. DeSot referred to unauthorized entry into credit unions and banks on assignments where Digital Defense was contracted to attempt to get in. The hiring organization... Read Full Article
Vulnerability Data Refinery perceived as positive in Ponemon Research study
San Antonio, TX – Monday, June 23, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a global security risk assessment provider, is exhibiting Vulnerability Data Refinery (VDR) capabilities at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit this week. DDI’s new VDR offering refines data from a variety of assessment sources producing higher quality guidance to remediation teams to more efficiently address findings. Through integration via application programming interfaces, the VDR also provides more intelligent guidance to enforcement technologies to protect information assets on a more proactive basis.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro confirmed a credit card data breach impacting all 211 of its restaurants and indicated that digital forensics investigators are still determining the scope of the attack. Read the full story.
A study that estimated the global cost of cybercrime at $400 billion also revealed information security market trend data from research firm IDC showing a burgeoning market for products associated with identifying threats, data protection and incident response activities. Read Full Article.
San Antonio, Texas – May 28, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) Security Analyst Sam Shapiro took home top honors from the “Hackenger Hunt” competition held at the recent BSides SATX 2014 conference in San Antonio. The annual information security event provides a venue for information security professionals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration.
San Antonio, TX – May 21, 2014 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) today announced that it has elevated Chief Security Architect, Mike Cotton, to a new role as Vice President of Research and Development.
To a financial institution that holds nearly $3 billion dollars in assets, information security is more than just a goal. It’s a promise to every one of its customers that their funds and information are protected from those with malicious intent. When Broadway Bank sought to take a step further in fortifying their information security efforts, they turned to Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI).
Are you Vulnerable to a breach due to the “Heartbleed” Bug?
The “Heartbleed” Bug is a serious information security issue sweeping the globe. It is a powerful attack affecting businesses of all sizes and industries. Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) has teams of vulnerability researchers and personal security analysts addressing concerns, mitigating risk and answering commonly asked questions.
SAN FRANCISCO - Not all security problems are caused by zero-day vulnerabilities; some are created accidentally.
Data centers are not immune to this reality. According to Michael Cotton, chief security architect at Digital Defense, common configuration and network architecture issues not normally viewed as problematic could be abused by a skilled attacker to wreak havoc. He presented his findings on the issue at the RSA conference this week in San Francisco. Read the Full Article on www.SecurityWeek.com
The Ponemon Institute, an independent research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policy, selects all distinguished Fellow candidates based on nominations from top privacy and security strategists around the world. Together with the Ponemon Institute, Fellows contribute their experience, thinking and best practices to educate organizations and advance data protection initiatives.
Michael Cotton, DDI Chief Security Architect, to Present at RSA
With the recent rash of high-profile data breaches, many companies are looking to patch even the most obscure data security holes, ripe for exploitation. Under great scrutiny, we ask the question "Is it possible that a common vulnerability existing in large data centers is flying under the radar?" According to Cotton, it is not only possible, it is happening. Cotton will share his expertise on how organizations can fight back and mitigate risks.
Mark Bell, Executive Vice President of Operations at Digital Defense shares his theories regarding the Target security breach with Softedia. Read the Full Article Here.