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  1. Why Home Network Security Is Important

    The Internet of Things began as a concept of the future of connected technology and is now a reality. The average home has multiple connected devices, following in the footsteps of technologically savvy enterprises and businesses. However, more than half of consumers don’t actually believe that IoT devices have the necessary security in place to…


  2. Creating a Secure BYOD Enterprise

    Whether your company has intended to be a BYOD or not, it’s likely that employees are bringing their own devices to work anyway. In the era of smartphones, tablets, and other personal technology devices, it’s difficult to imagine any workplace where BYOD is not occurring on a daily basis. This article from CSO Online reveals…


  3. How to Remove an Expired Intermediate from the SSL Certificate Chain

    On September 30, 2015, at 12:15 pm, a legacy and long unused DigiCert cross-signed certificate expired, causing some users to experience untrusted certificate errors. The problem is generally related to a locally installed legacy intermediate certificate that is no longer used and no longer required. The problem may affect any client platform with a locally cached…


  4. Dangers of Visual Hacking

    A recent experiment by Ponemon Institute showed that hacking techniques go beyond the typical digital realm. Visual hacking is one method that is easier than brute-forcing passwords or exploiting vulnerabilities. Visual hacking is straightforward to understand; it relies on visually observing and remembering information found on computer screens, phone screens, on desks, sticky notes, paper, etc. This…


  5. Benefits of Public Key Pinning

    HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) was first introduced in May 2011 by Google. HPKP is a way for a host to tell a web browser what keys to accept from the host in the future. When Google first introduced HPKP, they meant for it to be used alongside HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). However, it…