Poor Information Security Practices Lead to Massive Data Leak

June 20, 2017 / by Fornetix

A Republican National Committee data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics, disclosed that as many as 198 million U.S. citizens’ names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, and other identifiable information were exposed to the internet due to a database misconfiguration. Many firms are hastily moving to the cloud without fully understanding the security implications of doing so. By rolling new cloud implementations, data collection and analysis problems become simpler tasks. However, without a proper security framework around it, data is accessible to the internet and more likely to be retrieved.

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Guest Post: The Whos and Whats of WannaCry

June 08, 2017 / by Fornetix

Perry Holdsworth, our Sales & Marketing intern at Fornetix, gives us a primer on the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that has wreaked havoc on global networks.

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The Critical Need for Key Management Beyond Storage

June 02, 2017 / by Chuck White

The need for Key Management beyond storage is effectively the need to provide security controls that reduce risk when authority is separated from responsibility. The published leak of National Geospatial Agency data onto Amazon S3 by a defense contractor shines a spotlight on both the problem and the solution.

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A Primer on FIPS 140-2 Certifications

May 25, 2017 / by Fornetix

Last week, Fornetix attended the International Cryptographic Module Conference outside of Washington D.C. A recurring topic of interest to those in attendance was FIPS 140-2. There were a lot of questions around the topic, so we thought it beneficial to explain the basics of FIPS 140-2 certifications.

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