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A cautionary tale

Recently,  A Small Orange, a web-hosting company was attacked and their server taken down.  I hadn't heard of them, despite the fact that they are based in Atlanta.  Here are the details of the attack:  http://forums.asmallorange.com/index.php?showtopic=12908.

Virtualization and Two-factor Authentication

There's been lots of discussion about cloud risks recently and how to improve cloud security. I want to point out that two-factor authentication will be a key piece of securing the cloud. From improving the security of the tunnel:  

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.  

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