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Current State of Security in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are a prime target for many malicious individuals and organizations in the information age. Identity thieves, blackmailers, and even the curious public are attracted to the intense amounts of personal information a healthcare organization must collect to provide adequate levels of care. Understanding the current state of security in healthcare is paramount to …

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Professionally Evil Web Application Security Class Live in Charlotte NC

Are you a developer who wants to better understand web application security?  Are you a security practitioner who needs to delve into web app penetration testing? Well now you have your chance!  Come and learn how to hack web applications and services from our Professionally Evil experts! Secure Ideas is excited to announce the latest in our course …

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Security Concerns around Remote Employees

In the cloud-based economy, businesses of every size are hiring remote employees. Remote employees may decrease their capital costs, free the business from location limitations, and provide many of the intangible benefits of remote working. The increased number of employees working from diverse locations on a growing number of devices create several issues a business …

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Equifax Breach: Why I am not surprised

The Equifax breach, announced in September 2017, is said to potentially impact some 143 million Americans.  At this point in time Equifax has not shared many details about the breach except the numbers and that the information was extracted through a web application vulnerability.  Despite the lack of details, we can make some educated guesses …

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Statement by Nick Selby on Bishop Fox / Muddy Waters Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement by Secure Ideas Response Team Director Nick Selby on the Report Issued Today by Security Consultancy Bishop Fox Media Contact: Ben Singleton JACKSONVILLE, FL, OCT 24. Today, a technical report was released by the technology consultancy Bishop Fox, that was based on research  conducted by a team of which I was …

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Cloud-Base Host Discovery Is Easier Than You Think!

During a recent conversation at DerbyCon it occurred to me that some security folks who are just dipping their toes into AWS are struggling a lot with the idea that cloud (EC2) instances keep popping up spontaneously. Developers and their agile / devops / continuous deployment methodologies are creating a chaotic mess of the network that has …

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Burp Repeater

As a consultant for Secure Ideas there are many tools I use often in my daily tasks.  One of the many great tools I use in web application testing is Burp Suite. Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications.  Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire …

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Hours After The Penetration Test, This CSO Revealed Something That Will Leave You In Tears

We all recognize clickbait when we see it. And yet thousands still click on the links. In today’s world of social media and ad-funded news, a range of techniques are utilized to grab your attention, some with more success than others. One of these, used in the title of this post, is to create a …

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Announcing Tactical Sec Ops: Cloud Edition Online

2016 is shaping up to be an interesting and exciting time at Secure Ideas. We have always done training in one form or another. Many of you may have first heard of Secure Ideas through the training that we have done for organizations such as SANS, DerbyCon, Blackhat, OWASP, MISTI, Princeton University, Columbia University, and …

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