This week we’ve published two new white papers for security professionals: The first, a fascinating look at the question of “counterhacking” as a defensive measure, examines whether hacking back in self-defense is a practical option. If so, what legal issues might come along with such a course of action?
Our second security white paper reviews the most essential updates to the CompTIA Security+ exam and certification, updated last year for the first time since 2008. There are several important shifts in focus associated with the updated certification, and security professionals who currently hold or are seeking the Security+ designation will find this white paper to be a great resource for staying on top of the updated exam.
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White Paper # 1:
Hacking Back in Self-Defense: Is it Legal? Should it Be?
We don’t need to remind anyone of numerous statistics to prove hackers seem to have an upper hand these days. But consider these: of 500+ companies recently surveyed, 90% admit being hacked with an average loss of $500,000 and higher. 2) Most cyber security experts agree that getting hacked is no longer a matter of if, but when. One hundred percent security is a myth. So what can you do? Standard responses are slow and, in many cases, not very effective. Nations can legally defend themselves but what about businesses? In this hard-hitting white paper, we examine the feasibility and legality of responsibly mounting an independent defense strategy that beats hackers and internet thieves at their own game. In a world where your enterprise is probably fair game and there’s no reliable public defense structure, this is a conversation every technical leader should have.
White Paper #2: Ten New Topics on Security+ 2011
CompTIA’s technology certifications are widely respected and adopted in technology profession. (A side note: our own president David Mantica was one of the early players in establishing several of these important certifications). We came across this great white paper dealing specifically with Security+, and the new updates to the exam made last year. Before that, the last update was 2008. This revamped exam focuses more on risk, operational security, and mobile device security. It also clearly emphasizes security in three main areas: application, data, and host. In preparing to take the SY0-301 exam, you should pay special attention to the new topics and issues added to this latest revision. In this white paper, we break down ten of the most important additions for you.