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5 Ways to Improve Your Defenses Against Attack

This article at CIO Magazines lists 5 ways to improve your defences, including:

The lessons from Guy Kawaski's twitter attack

The lessons are sadly the same.  Static passwords are weak and DNS is weak.  The answer is two-factor authentication and either mutual https authentication or better DNS.  Since DNS is unlikely to be fixed any time soon...

Cost savings WiKID vs Hardware tokens

Needless to say, we've done a lot of analysis on how much an enterprise can save by switching from hardware tokens to WiKID.  It occurred to me that security folk are suspicious people by nature, they like to see how the sausage is made and check the sources.  So, I have uploaded a copy of the spreadsheet we use to google spreadsheets. Now you can see the formulas, get your own quotes from strong authentication vendors and compare yourself.  

IRC web interface fixed

I noticed that some visitors were trying to get to #wikid using the web interface but that no one was actually joining.  I've switched the web interface to the official freenode tool and it appears that everything is working.  So if you trying to chat about two-factor authentication on #wikid, please try again!

PCI hullabaloo

So there's been a whole lot of hullabaloo on the Internet and in twitterville about PCI because of the Savvis lawsuit.

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